Richard Dale Jenkins Celebrity Life and Background Check

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Richard Dale Jenkins Celebrity Life

Richard Dale Jenkins, an American theater, film, and television actor was born May 4, 1947, in DeKalb, Illinois. His father, Dale Stephen Jenkins, worked as a dentist, and his mother, Mary Elizabeth, was a housewife. The acting was something not in mind of Young Richard right from his childhood. It is known that for some time he even worked as a truck driver for the father of then-popular actor John Reilly.  However, then he managed to get himself admitted to the acting department of the University of Illinois, after which he went to live in Rhode Island. There he managed to join the cast of the Trinity Repertory Company, which was located in Providence. At that time, Richard Jenkins participated in many performances and played several dozen roles.

One of the plays with his participation - “Feasts with Panthers” - was even put on television. This role was the first appearance of the actor on the screen. Subsequently, fate favored him and in the early 90s, Jenkins even worked as the art director of the very theater in which he began his career.

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Professional Bio

Richard Jenkins has acted in more than 100 different roles in film and television. After his debut on the screen, he also played several minor roles. In 1986, he starred with Woody Allen in the cult film “Hannah and Her Sisters,” and in 1987, he played in the film “The Witches of Eastwick” with Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Susan Sarandon.

Between the late 1980s and early 2000s, Richard Jenkins appeared in films and television in more than 30 roles, but worldwide recognition came to him when he appeared in the famous series “The Client is Always Dead”, where he played the father of the family, Nathaniel Samuel Fisher- senior. The series was released from 2001 to 2005 and still enjoys immense popularity.


Among the most famous movies in which Richard Jenkins took part include“Intolerable Cruelty”, “Wholesale Cheaper”, “Heartbreakers”, “Let's Dance”, “Scammers Dick and Jane” and “Burn After Reading”.

Richard Jenkins - “The Visitor”

In 2007, the movie “The Visitor” by Tom McCarthy was released where Richard Jenkins played the lead role. The picture tells the story of economics professor Walter, who is hard on the death of his wife. But his life and attitude change when a couple of refugees appear in his life, turning everything upside down. For his role in this film, Richard received nominations for prestigious awards, including an Oscar.

After that, he continued to appear on the big screen just as often, playing in famous films such as “Dear John”, “Eat. Pray. Love”, “Rum diary ”,“ Cabin in the forest ”and many others.

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Richard Jenkins - “The Shape of Water”

In 2017, Guillermo del Toro’s new film, “The Shape of Water,” starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins was released. The picture tells the story of a mute cleaning lady who works in a secret laboratory, where she discovers a mysterious creature. Richard Jenkins played the best friend of the main character, for which he was awarded the second Oscar nomination in his life. The film became one of the main triumphs of the award season and received positive reviews.

Richard Jenkins - Personal Life

In 1969, Richard Jenkins married Sharon Rain Friedrick. The couple has two children: Sarah Pamela and Andrew Kenneth.


Richard Jenkins had a glorious career spanning many decades. He was nominated as many as 59 times for many prestigious awards and went on to win 15 of these.

He was nominated twice for Oscars. One for the movie “The Visitor” and the second for “The shape of water”

In the year 2014, Jenkins and his wife were awarded the Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement from Trinity Repertory Company in Providence.

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