Jeremy Strong (actor)

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Jeremy Strong
Jeremy Strong 2014.jpg
Born (1978-12-25) December 25, 1978 (age 42)
Alma materYale University[1]
Years active2008–present
Emma Wall
(m. 2016)

Jeremy Strong (born December 25, 1978) is an American actor.[2] He is best known for his role as Kendall Roy on the HBO television series Succession (2018–present), for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2020.[3] Strong has also appeared in a number of films, including Lincoln (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Selma (2014), The Big Short (2015), Molly's Game (2017), The Gentlemen (2019), and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020).

Early life[edit]

Strong was born in Boston, to a hospice nurse mother and a father who works in juvenile justice, and attended public schools in Boston and Sudbury.[4] He graduated from Yale University, where he starred in a number of plays, with a degree in English.[5] He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He made his Broadway debut in 2008.[1]

Strong was chosen as the 2008/2009 Leonore Annenberg Fellow by Lincoln Center Theater. He was nominated for best off-Broadway performance twice within a three-year period.[6][7] He appeared on Broadway in A Man for All Seasons and starred in numerous Off-Broadway productions.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Strong married Emma Wall, a Danish psychiatrist, in 2016. They have two daughters: Ingrid (born April 2018 in Copenhagen) and Clara (born November 2019 in New York).[4][9][10][11] Strong and his family live in Copenhagen.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Humboldt County Peter
The Happening Private Auster
2009 The Messenger Return soldier
Kill Daddy Good Night Bruce
Contact High Carlos
2010 The Romantics Pete
Yes Man Short film
2011 Love Is Like Life But Longer Blind man Short film
2012 Lincoln John George Nicolay
Robot and Frank Jake
Please, Alfonso Alfonso Short film
See Girl Run Brandon
Zero Dark Thirty Thomas
2013 Parkland Lee Harvey Oswald
2014 The Judge Dale Palmer
Time Out of Mind Jack
Selma James Reeb
2015 Black Mass Josh Bond
The Big Short Vinny
2017 Detroit Attorney Lang
Molly's Game Dean Keith
2019 Serenity Reid Miller
The Gentlemen Matthew Berger
2020 The Trial of the Chicago 7 Jerry Rubin


Year Title Role Notes
2011–2013 The Good Wife Matt Becker 5 episodes
2013 Mob City Mike Hendry 4 episodes
2016 Masters of Sex Art Dreesen 9 episodes
2018–present Succession Kendall Roy 20 episodes


Year Production Role Venue
2004 Haroun and the Sea of Stories Mr. Sengupta / Khattam-Shud / Walrus Williamstown Theatre Festival
2005 Defiance P.F.C. Evan Davis Hallie Flanagan Davis Powerhouse Theater
2006 Manhattan Theatre Club
Frank's Home William Playwrights Horizons
2007 New Jerusalem Baruch de Spinoza Classic Stage Company
2008 A Man for All Seasons Master Richard Rich American Airlines Theatre
2009 Our House Merv Playwrights Horizons
2010 The Coward Lucidus Culling The Duke on 42nd Street
2011 The Hallway Trilogy Lucas Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
2012 A Month in the Country Mikhail Alexandrovitch Rakitin Williamstown Theatre Festival
The Great God Pan Jamie Playwrights Horizons

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Lucille Lortel Awards Outstanding Lead Actor New Jerusalem Nominated
2011 The Coward Nominated
2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Big Short Nominated
2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast Award Won
2020 Critics' Choice Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Succession Won
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Won
Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Won
2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Trial of the Chicago 7 Won


  1. ^ a b Rochlin, Margy (December 23, 2015). "Jeremy Strong of 'The Big Short,' Acting and Chewing Gum at the Same Time". The New York Times. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jeremy Strong goes from 'Humboldt' to 'Seasons'". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  3. ^ "72nd Emmy Awards Complete Nomination List" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b McGovern, Kyle (August 8, 2019). "For Succession's Jeremy Strong, Acting Isn't About Having Fun". GQ. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Feinberg, Scott (May 11, 2020). "Jeremy Strong - 'Succession'" (Podcast). THR Awards Chatter. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  6. ^ "2008 Nominees — The Lucille Lortel Awards". Lucille Lortel Awards. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "2011 Nominees — The Lucille Lortel Awards". Lucille Lortel Awards. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  8. ^ "The Leonore Annenberg Scholarship, Fellowship, and School Funds >> Jeremy Strong, Actor". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  9. ^ Mulkerrins, Jane (August 3, 2019). "Who wants to be a billionaire? Succession star Jeremy Strong on playing the ultimate anti-hero". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  10. ^ Nicholson, Rebecca (December 24, 2019). "'They're damaged': Succession's Jeremy Strong on sibling hell – and that cringey rap". The Guardian. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  11. ^ Renard, David (August 5, 2018). "'Succession' Finale: Jeremy Strong on Kendall's Struggles and What Comes Next". The New York Times. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  12. ^ Bjerge, Rikke (February 29, 2020). "Hollywood-stjerne har bosat sig i Danmark: 'Det er kommet til at føles som mit hjem'". DR (in Danish). Retrieved May 27, 2020.

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