Perhaps no one in Hollywood works harder to defend the value and integrity of the arts quite like Kevin Spacey. A lifelong artist, Spacey began his acting career in Jr. High School and High School drama classes. He later attended the Juilliard School of Drama and began his professional career on the New York stage, which eventually propelled his career into film.
Spacey has won Academy Awards for his performances in The Usual Suspects and American Beauty, which also garnered him a BAFTA Award. Additionally, he has been nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards. Spacey’s illustrious film credits include Swimming with Sharks, Se7en, LA Confidential, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Negotiator, K-Pax, The Shipping News, Superman Returns, Beyond the Sea, Shrink, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Horrible Bosses and Margin Call.
Spacey’s production company Trigger Street Productions, which he runs with his producing partner Dana Brunetti, has produced multiple award-winning movies for film and television. Their films include The Social Network, which won a Golden Globe for Best Picture and received multiple Academy Award nominations. They also produced the Sony Picture’s film, 21, and the independent features The United States of Leland, The Big Kahuna and Fanboys. Trigger Street’s most recent film was Captain Phillips, which starred Tom Hanks and was released in October 2013.
For television, Trigger Street produced two films for HBO, Recount and Bernard & Doris, both of which garnered double-digit Emmy Award nominations and a Best Film of the Year Emmy for Recount.
Since 2004 Spacey has served as the Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company in London. He directed its inaugural production Cloaca, before appearing in National Anthems, The Philadelphia Story, Richard II, A Moon for the Misbegotten, which subsequently transferred to Broadway, Speed-the-Plow with Jeff Goldblum, and Inherit The Wind. Spacey most recently toured all over the world with the Sam Mendes production of Richard III, which was part of the third year of the Bridge Project between the Old Vic and BAM.
Spacey currently serves as executive producer and stars as ‘Francis Underwood,’ the beguiling, charismatic and ruthless President, in the Netflix original series House of Cards. For this work, he received the two Golden Globe nominations, including one win, and six Emmy nominations and five Screen Actors Guild Awards, including two wins. The series is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, in association with Media Rights Capital, and has received 33 Emmy Awards nominations; winning four of those awards.
In 2014, Spacey was named one of Forbes “Most Powerful Celebrities,” and was the first online-only television series star to make the list.
"It was an absolute phenomenal success with the media, fans and Indian film industry absolutely loving every moment of him being here and they just cannot stop talking about it. Kevin and team were great throughout the day and also told us how much they enjoyed it. It was both our honor and pleasure having him here with us and working with your talent. We hope to do so again for next year in an even bigger way. "- International Indian Film Academy
"He was great, terrific onstage and off. His speech was very well received. It was funny and tied-in to the content beautifully. Everyone loved the customization. He got a standing ovation when he was done. The backstage Meet & Greet, was also great. He was very chatty to everyone and probably took 50-60 photos. We loved him. It was a total home run."- IBM
"Mr. Spacey was the perfect fit for our event. It went great and he did a terrific job. He was very engaging with the crowd and the group that came for the meet and greet. Our guests were thrilled to have him."- Content Marketing World
"He was awesome, speech was on point, he was great during Q&A and was very gracious during the meet-and-greet. Lots of great compliments from students and parents!"- Villanova University
"Kevin and team were a dream to work with. The speech was fantastic and the school was absolutely thrilled with the entire event. Nearly a sellout crowd of 4,000. Thanks so much for making it happen and your work throughout the process."- Northeastern University