Daniel Day-Lewis Facts
English actor and son of actress Jill Balcon
- Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English film actor.
- He was born on 29 April 1957.
- He has both British and Irish citizenship.
- He grew up in London.
- He is the son of actress Jill Balcon and Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis.
- His mother was Jewish, and his maternal grandparents' families had emigrated to Britain from Latvia and Poland.
- He took training in the classical presentational acting style at the Bristol Old Vi.
- He is known to remain completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedule of his films
- He has twice won the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007).
- He also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and the Screen Actors' Guild Award for his role as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002).
- He won his fourth BAFTA Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012).
- He is also nominated for the 85th Academy Award for Best Actor.