Jeremy Strong (born December 25, 1978) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Kendall Roy in the HBO television series Succession (2018–2023), for which he has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2020 and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2022. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022.
Strong started his acting career at Yale School of Drama. After briefly studying at both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago he acted in various plays at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. His first off-Broadway performance was in John Patrick Shanley's Defiance in 2006. His Broadway debut came portraying Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich in 2008 revival of A Man for All Seasons. That same year Strong made his film debut in Humboldt County.
Strong has since appeared in a number of acclaimed films portraying real life people such as John George Nicolay in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012), Lee Harvey Oswald in Peter Landesman's Parkland (2013), James Reeb in Ava DuVernay's Selma (2014), and Jerry Rubin in Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020). He has also appeared in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Adam McKay's The Big Short (2015), Sorkin's Molly's Game (2017) and Armageddon Time (2022).
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