Jack Huston

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Jack Huston
Jack Huston by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Jack Huston at the 2015 Comic-Con International
Born Jack Alexander Huston
(1982-12-07) 7 December 1982 (age 37)
Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Partner(s) Shannan Click (2011–present)
Children Sage Lavinia (b. 2013)
Parent(s) Walter Antony "Tony" Huston
Lady Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley
Relatives John Huston (grandfather)
Anjelica Huston (aunt)
Danny Huston (uncle)
Allegra Huston (aunt)
David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley (uncle)

Jack Alexander Huston[2] (born 7 December 1982) is an English actor. Huston is best known for his role as Richard Harrow in the HBO television drama series Boardwalk Empire. He also had a supporting role in the 2013 film American Hustle.


Huston started his film career with a small screen adaptation of Spartacus, where he played Flavius. He then went on to having more prominent roles in such films as Factory Girl, playing the American poet Gerard Malanga, the horror film Shrooms, Outlander and Shrink.

In 2010, he had a small role in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as Royce King.

Huston also appears in HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Richard Harrow, a severely disfigured World War I marksman turned gangster.[3] On 16 December 2010, it was announced Huston would be made a series regular after appearing in five episodes of the first season.[4]

After this he went on to be directed by Al Pacino in the 2011 film Wilde Salome and to having starring roles in Not Fade Away, Two Jacks and Night Train to Lisbon.

In 2012, he played the part of narrator on avant-garde musician John Zorn's album A Vision in Blakelight, an homage to William Blake.

In 2013, Huston appeared in David O. Russell's comedy-drama American Hustle, as Pete Musane.[5] Later that year, Huston played Charles Bruno[6] in Strangers on a Train at London's Gielgud Theatre.[7] In February 2015 was confirmed Huston was in talks for the role of Eric Draven in Corin Hardy's remake of The Crow but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.[8][9]

Family background and personal life

Jack Huston at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2013

Huston was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, the son of Lady Margot Lavinia (Cholmondeley) and Walter Anthony (Tony) Huston.[2] Huston decided to become an actor at the age of six, after playing the title role in a school production of Peter Pan.[10] He later attended the famed dramatic institute Hurtwood House.[11]

His paternal aunt is actress Anjelica Huston, and his paternal half-uncle is actor Danny Huston.[12] His mother is English and his father is American. His paternal grandparents were director John Huston and model/dancer Enrica Soma, and his maternal grandparents were Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Lavinia Margaret (Leslie).[2] Huston is the nephew of David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. On his father's side, he has Italian, Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry, and is a great-grandson of Canadian actor Walter Huston.[13][14] Through his maternal grandfather's father, Huston is descended from Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. Jack's maternal grandfather's mother, Sybil Sassoon, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, was from a Jewish family (from Iraq, India, and Germany);[15][16] through Sybil, Jack is descended from both David Sassoon, the Treasurer of Baghdad, and Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who founded the Rothschild family international banking dynasty.[17][18]

Huston began dating American model Shannan Click in 2011.[19] Huston and Click have one daughter, Sage Lavinia Huston, born on 6 April 2013 in New York City.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Spartacus Flavius Television film
2005 Neighborhood Watch Bob
2006 Factory Girl Gerard Malanga
2007 Shrooms Jake
2008 Miss Austen Regrets Dr. Charles Haden Television film
2008 The Garden of Eden David Bourne
2008 Outlander Wulfric
2009 Boogie Woogie Joe
2009 Shrink Shamus
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Royce King II
2010 Mr. Nice Graham Plinson
2011 The Hot Potato Danny
2011 Wilde Salome Lord Alfred
2012 Two Jacks Jack Hussar Junior
2012 Not Fade Away Eugene
2013 Kill Your Darlings Jack Kerouac
2013 Night Train to Lisbon Amadeu
2013 American Hustle Pete Musane Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
2014 Posthumous Liam Price
2015 The Longest Ride Young Ira
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Mr. Wickham Post-production
2016 Ben-Hur Judah Ben-Hur Filming
2016 The Yellow Birds Sergeant Sterling Filming
2016 Their Finest Hour and a Half Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Eastwick Jamie 8 episodes
2010–2013 Boardwalk Empire Richard Harrow 33 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2013–2014)
2012 Parade's End Gerald 3 episodes
2012 TRON: Uprising Rasket (voice) Episode: "Tagged"
2014 The Great Fire King Charles II of England 4 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2013–2014 Strangers on a Train Charles Bruno Gielgud Theatre

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Squadron 42 TBA Voice / Motion Capture



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  20. Jack Huston and Shannan Click Welcome Daughter Sage Lavinia, People, April 8, 2013

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