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Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" as President Abraham Lincoln.

From his earliest roles, Academy Award — winner Daniel Day-Lewis impressed audiences and critics alike, moving easily from a working-class punk in "My Beautiful Laundrette" to a foppish Victorian suitor in Merchant Ivory's "A Room with a View." Together, these performances earned him 1986's New York Film Critics Circle Award as Best Supporting Actor, the first of a string of accolades, including two Academy Awards for Best Actor, three BAFTA Awards for Best Actor and a Golden Globe for Best Actor. Day-Lewis also won the Screen Actors Guild Award twice, the New York Critics Circle Award four times and three Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.

Though Day-Lewis has continued to turn in one highly-praised performance after another, it was his role as writer, artist and cerebral palsy sufferer Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" for director Jim Sheridan that won him his first Academy Award for Best Actor. He received his second Academy Award nomination for "In the Name of the Father," his second collaboration with Sheridan — the true story of a man unjustly imprisoned for 15 years — and his third for his portrayal of Bill the Butcher, in Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York." In 2008, Day-Lewis earned his second Academy Award for Best Actor as oil prospector Daniel Plainview, in Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood." His other wide-ranging roles include the early American adventurer Hawkeye in "The Last of the Mohicans" and the aristocratic Newland Archer in his first collaboration with Martin Scorsese, "The Age of Innocence."

Born in London (but now an Irish citizen), Day-Lewis was first introduced to acting when he was at school in Kent, England. His acting debut was in "Cry, the Beloved Country" and his film debut was at the age of 14 in "Sunday Bloody Sunday," in which he played a vandal in an uncredited role. He later applied and was accepted to the renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which he attended for three years, eventually performing at the Bristol Old Vic itself. In the 1970s and early 1980s, he worked on stage, appearing with the Bristol Old Vic Theater Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theater, turning in notable performances in "Another Country," "Dracula," "Futurists" and "Hamlet," in which he played the title role.

Day-Lewis' additional film credits include Philip Kaufman's film version of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," in which he won praise for his memorable performance in the leading role, and the Arthur Miller classic "The Crucible," in which he portrayed Puritan John Proctor opposite Winona Ryder, directed by Nicholas Hytner. He joined up with Jim Sheridan once again for the lead role in "The Boxer" and was later seen in Rebecca Miller's powerful and poetic "The Ballad of Jack and Rose." In 2009, Day-Lewis starred in Rob Marshall's film adaptation of the Broadway musical hit, "Nine," opposite Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and Kate Hudson.

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Age: 59 years old
Birthday: April 29, 1957
Height: 6' 1 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis
Birthplace: Greenwich, London, England, UK
Wife: Rebecca Miller (11/13/1996, 2 children)

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