Jack Huston

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Jack Huston
Jack Huston - Berlinale - 2013.jpg
Jack Huston at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2013
Born Jack Alexander Huston
(1982-12-07) 7 December 1982 (age 31)
London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Partner(s) Shannan Click (2011–present)
Children Sage Lavinia (b. 2013)
Parents Walter Antony "Tony" Huston
Lady Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley
Relatives Anjelica Huston (aunt)
Danny Huston (uncle)
Allegra Huston (aunt)
David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley (uncle)

Jack Alexander Huston[1] (born 7 December 1982) is an English actor. Huston is best known for his role as Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire.

Early life[edit]

Huston was born in London, the son of Lady Margot Lavinia (Cholmondeley) and Walter Anthony (Tony) Huston.[1] Huston decided to become an actor at the age of six, after playing the title role in a school production of Peter Pan.[2] He later attended the famed dramatic institute Hurtwood House.[3]


Huston started his film career with a small screen adaptation of Spartacus, where he played Flavius. He then went on to having more prominent roles in such films as Factory Girl, playing the American poet Gerard Malanga, the horror film Shrooms, Outlander and Shrink.

In 2010, he had a small role in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as Royce King.

Huston also appears in HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Richard Harrow, a severely disfigured World War I marksman turned gangster. On 16 December 2010, it was announced Huston would be made a series regular after appearing in five episodes of the first season.[4]

After this he went on to be directed by Al Pacino in the 2011 film Wilde Salome and to having a starring roles in Not Fade Away, Two Jacks and Night Train to Lisbon.

In 2012, he played the part of narrator on avant-garde musician John Zorn's album A Vision in Blakelight, an homage to William Blake.

In 2013, Huston appeared in David O. Russell's comedy-drama American Hustle, as Pete Musane.[5] Later that year, Huston played Charles Bruno[6] in Strangers on a Train at London's Gielgud Theatre.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His paternal aunt is actress Anjelica Huston and his paternal half-uncle is actor Danny Huston.[8] His mother is English and his father is American. His paternal grandparents were director John Huston and Enrica (Soma), and his maternal grandparents were Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Lavinia Margaret (Leslie).[1] Huston is the nephew of David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. On his father's side, he has Italian, Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry, and is a great-grandson of actor Walter Huston.[9][10] Through his maternal grandfather's father, Huston is descended from Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain, and through his maternal grandfather's mother, Sybil Sassoon, he is descended from both David Sassoon, the Treasurer of Baghdad, and Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who founded the Rothschild family international banking dynasty.[11][12]

Huston began dating American model Shannan Click in 2011.[13] Huston and Click have one daughter, Sage Lavinia Huston, born on 6 April 2013 in New York City.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Spartacus Flavius TV Movie
2005 Neighborhood Watch Bob aka Deadly End
2006 Factory Girl Gerard Malanga
2007 Shrooms Jake
2008 Miss Austen Regrets Dr. Charles Haden TV Movie
The Garden of Eden David Bourne
Outlander Wulfric
2009 Boogie Woogie Joe
Shrink Shamus
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Royce King II
Mr. Nice Graham Plinson
2011 The Hot Potato Danny
Wilde Salome Lord Alfred
2012 Two Jacks Jack Hussar Junior
Not Fade Away Eugene
2013 Kill Your Darlings Jack Kerouac
Night Train to Lisbon Amadeu
American Hustle Pete Musane Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2014 Posthumous Liam Price Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Eastwick Jamie 8 episodes
2010–2013 Boardwalk Empire Richard Harrow 33 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2013, 2014)
2012 Parade's End Gerald 3 episodes
TRON: Uprising Rasket Voice
Episode: "Tagged"


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