Award-winning producer and actor Kevin Spacey serves as executive producer and stars as Frank Underwood, the beguiling, charismatic and ruthless politician, in the Netflix original series House of Cards. In 2015, he received both the Golden Globe Award® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Series for season two, as well as the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
Spacey has won Academy Awards® for his performances in The Usual Suspects as Best Supporting Actor and as Best Actor forAmerican Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes (which also garnered him a BAFTA Award as Best Actor). Additionally, he has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award® seven times and has starred in dozens of acclaimed films, from Swimming with Sharks, Beyond the Sea, LA Confidential and Glengarry Glen Ross. He most recently completed shooting Elvis/Nixon, starring as President Richard Nixon opposite Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley. He has served as executive producer on the films The Social Network and Captain Phillips.
Spacey won the Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best Actor for his role in The Iceman Cometh, as well as a Tony Award®for Best Supporting Actor in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers. Spacey has also starred in the Broadway and West End productions ofLong Day’s Journey into Night, opposite his mentor Jack Lemmon; as well as the title role in the Sam Mendes production ofRichard III. For the past 12 years he has served as the Artisitc Director at London's famed Old Vic Theatre. He was made a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to theatre.