Alan Cumming - Famous Film Score Composer

Alan Cumming Net Worth

$5,000,000

Famous Scottish actor of stage and screen, Alan Cumming has a net worth of $5 million. Known for his roles in popular movies such as ‘Spy Kids Trilogy’, ‘GoldenEye’ and his stage performances in award-winning productions like ‘Cabaret’ for which he won the coveted Tony Award.

Key facts:

  • Alan Cumming is a Scottish actor, born in Aberfeldy, Scotland in 1965.
  • He had his breakthrough on television with the BBC television film 'Bernard and the Genie' in 1991, followed by a main role in the BBC sitcom 'The High Life', which he also wrote. Later he worked on television in the US and played Eli Gold on the CBS series 'The Good Wife' from 201 to 2016, for which he was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • In film, he made his feature film debut in 1992 with the lead role in the British drama 'Prague' and had notable roles in 'Circle of Friends' and the James Bond film 'GoldenEye' in 1995. Later he appeared in films such as 'X2,' 'Emma,' 'The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas,' and the 'Spy Kids' trilogy.
  • As a stage actor, Cumming has acted in everything from 'Hamlet' to 'Bent' to 'Cabaret,' winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as the Emcee in 'Cabaret'.
  • Cumming has also hosted various programs including the documentary series 'My Brilliant Britain' and the reality game show 'The Traitors', and directed and co-starred in the film 'The Anniversary Party' with Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Basic Information About Alan Cumming

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Singer, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Entrepreneur, Voice Actor, Film Score Composer
Net worth$5,000,000
Date of birth1965-01-27 (58 years old)
Place of birthAberfeldy
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksHis ability to flawlessly change his voice and appearance for each role
SpouseGrant Shaffer - (7 JanuaryΒ 2007 - present)
Hilary Lyon - (1985 - 1993)Β (divorced)
GenderMale
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Alan Cumming awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
MTV Movie Award - Best Dance SequenceNomineeRomy and Michele's High School Reunion1998
NBR Award - Best Acting by an EnsembleWinnerNicholas Nickleby2002

Alan Cumming roles

Movie / Series Role
BurlesqueAlexis
Eyes Wide ShutDesk Clerk
Spy KidsFegan Floop
Spy Kids 3: Game OverFegan Floop
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost DreamsFegan Floop
EmmaMr Elton
Battle of the SexesCuthbert 'Ted' Tinling
X2Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
GoldenEyeBoris Grishenko
It's ComplicatedTV Actor (uncredited)
The Flintstones in Viva Rock VegasGazoo / Mick Jagged
Son of the MaskLoki
Josie and the PussycatsWyatt Frame
Romy and Michele's High School ReunionSandy Frink
The SmurfsGutsy (voice)
GarfieldPersnikitty (voice)
TitusSaturninus
Spice WorldPiers
LoserSelf / Emcee (uncredited)
The Smurfs 2Gutsy Smurf (voice)
Strange MagicBog King (voice)
Get CarterJeremy Kinnear
Nicholas NicklebyMr. Folair
Circle of FriendsSean
The TempestSebastian
Black BeautyBlack Beauty (voice)
Foyle's WarSelf - Host 1 episode, 2013
Doctor WhoKing James 1 episode, 2018
Have I Got News for YouSelf 1 episode, 1995
Prodigal SonSimon Hoxley 2 episodes, 2021
3rd Rock from the SunAngus 'The Hole' McDuff 1 episode, 2000
Web TherapyAusten Clarke 4 episodes, 2009-2013
Gargoyles: The Goliath ChroniclesJohn Castaway 1 episode, 1996
Made in HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2011
Who Do You Think You Are?Self 1 episode, 2010
The Electric CompanySelf 3 episodes, 2011
The L WordBillie Blaikie 6 episodes, 2006
Dora the ExplorerWhite Rabbit 1 episode, 2014
Saturday Night LiveSelf - Host 1 episode, 2000
Broad CityAlan Cumming 1 episode, 2019
FrasierAhmrit 1 episode, 2003
Sex and the CityOscar 1 episode, 2001
Courage the Cowardly DogRumpledkiltskin 13 episodes, 2002
Schmigadoon!Mayor Menlove 2 episodes, 2021
Web TherapyAusten Clarke 11 episodes, 2011-2015
The TalkSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2014-2018
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 2016-2018
The Late Late Show with James CordenSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2016
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2012-2018
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest / ... 5 episodes, 2014-2019

Alan Cumming's Quotes

  • Sometimes people get really sniffy about the films you choose if you've done more dramatic projects or you're classically trained.
  • I love a film where I get squished by two Dumpsters or I fly through the air.
  • Kids are more genuine. When they come up and want to talk to you, they don't have an agenda. It's more endearing and less piercing to your aura.
  • [on therapy] It's like a workout for the mind.
  • I think directing in a team is a really good idea because it stops the cult of the director as God straight away, and also you're discussing things on set so it opens it out to everyone and it becomes a totally collaborative thing. And you have someone who supports you when you're feeling a bit insecure.

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The Many Talents of Scottish Actor, Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming is a Scottish actor, singer, comedian, director, and author who has earned $5 million net worth through his various successful roles in TV shows, films, and theater. Born in 1965 in Aberfeldy, Scotland to Mary and Johstone Cumming, the actor grew up in a beautiful country house on the east coast of Scotland with his brother Tom.

Early Life and Education

Cumming started his education in Monikie Primary School and later moved to Carnoustie High School. After passing his high school graduation, he went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama located in Glasgow.

Television Career

Alan Cumming started his career as an actor in the UK with appearances in television series such as ‘Travelling Man’, ‘Taggart’, ‘Take The High Road’ and ‘Shadow of the Stone.’ However, he gained critical acclaim with his breakthrough role as Bernard on the BBC television movie ‘Bernard and the Genie’ where he co-starred alongside British actors Rowan Atkinson and Lenny Henry. In 1995, Cumming had a recurring role in the BBC sitcom called ‘The High Life’ which he also wrote.

His career soon took a turn towards US television, where he appeared briefly on an episode of ‘3rd Rock From the Sun’ in 1996. He continued making guest appearances on American television shows before landing bigger roles in miniseries such as ‘Tin Man’ and such popular shows as ‘The Good Wife’ for which he received three Emmy nominations. He has also voiced several characters on animated shows such as ‘Shoebox Zoo’ and in ‘God, The Devil, and Bob.’

Film Career

Cumming made his film debut in the British drama ‘Prague’ in 1992 and later gained international fame when he starred in Goldeneye with Pierce Brosnan. He has had lead roles in several movies such as Emma, which was based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, the James Bond movie ‘GoldenEye’, ‘X2’, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Beowulf and Grendel, among others.

His most notable filmmaking achievement happened in 2001 when he co-wrote, directed, co-starred, and co-produced ‘The Anniversary Party’ with Oscar-nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Stage Career

Cumming made his professional stage debut in the 198s and has since become both a sought-after performer and director on stage. He has played lead roles in Broadway productions like ‘Cabaret’, where he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and ‘Design for Living’. Additional stage credits include lead roles in ‘Macbeth’, ‘Jean Genet’s Elle’, ‘Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist’, ‘Bent’, among others.

Other Activities

‘Sappy Songs with Alan Canning’ is his latest cabaret act where he sings 14 great hits from artists including Adele, the Beatles, and Pink. Alan Cumming has also authored several books including β€” Tommy’s Tale, Not My Father’s Son: A Family Memoir, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures.

Personal Life

Cumming is an activist promoting LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS awareness which led him to be honoured with the Vito Russo Award by GLAAD. He married graphic illustrator Grant Shaffer in 2007 in London and after both spouses obtained dual citizenship, they renewed their vows in New York City six years later.

What is Alan Cumming’s Net Worth?

Alan Cumming who is one of the most respected actors of film, television and stage has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He continues to be a prolific artist exploring various forms of art including acting, singing, theatre directing, writing, and visual art.

Achievements

While he is known for Cabaret, Goldeneye and The Good Wife, it’s his versatility by taking up roles across various mediums that makes Cumming an acclaimed workhorse. Cumming has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award, twice for a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has won an Independent Spirit Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, and several honorary awards for his work in charity and the arts.

Despite his celebrity status, Alan Cumming has never sought roles for fame but rather for how they relate to the world around him. Through his various forms of artistic expression, Cumming continues to captivate audiences across the globe while leaving us to look forward to all that he still has yet to offer.

Interesting Facts about Alan Cumming

  1. Hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) in February 2000 when the expected host, Jon Stewart, had to back out at the last minute.
  2. Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a B.A. and also won the Gordon Bottomley Award for direction, and an award for the speaking of Scots verse in 1985.
  3. Was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award as Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in the production of "The Conquest of the South Pole" in 1988.
  4. Won a Laurence Olivier Award for Comedy Performance of the Year for "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" in 1991.
  5. Was nominated for an Olivier award as the Best Film Actor and was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA award as Best Film Actor for his role in Prague (1992) in 1992.
  6. He was nominated for the Richard Burton Award at the Shakespeare Globe Awards for his role as Hamlet in 1993.
  7. Was nominated for an Olivier award in the category of Comedy Perfomance of the Year for "La Bete" in 1993.
  8. Was nominated for an Lawrence Olivier award as Best Actor in a Musical category for "Cabaret" in 1994.
  9. Won Best Actor at the Martini Rossi/TMA awards for "Hamlet" in 1994.
  10. Won the Tony Drama desk award for his performance of the Emcee in "Cabaret" along with New York Free Press, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World and New York Public Advocate's awards.
  11. Was inducted into the Vanity Fair Hall of Fame for his work in "Cabaret".
  12. Named one of the 100 most creative people in the world in Entertainment Weekly in 1998.
  13. Came at number 18 in one of the 50 most eligible bachelors of Scotland in 2000.
  14. Was nominated for a GQ magazine Man of the Year award in 2001.
  15. Received the NY Immigrant Achievement Award. [2001]
  16. He was also honored by the Drama League for "Design For Living".
  17. For The Anniversary Party (2001), he received the National Board of Review Excellence in Filmmaking Award and was nominated for The Indie Spirit Award for Best First Feature and Screenplay.
  18. For Halloween 2002 in Vancouver, Cumming and his X-Men 2 (2003) costar, Ian McKellen, dressed as their characters Fegan Floop (from "Spy Kids") and Gandalf (from the Lord of the Rings trilogy) respectively. 'He carved me this great Nightcrawler pumpkin and helped answer the door so there were Gandalf and Floop handing out candies,' says Cumming.
  19. Received the Olivier Award in 1991 (1990 season) for Best Comedy Performance for Accidental Death of an Anarchist.
  20. On Sunday 7 January 2007, he registered his civil partnership with Grant Shaffer at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London.

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