Alan Cumming

TV Actor

Alan Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom on January 27th, 1965 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 59, Alan Cumming biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
Alan
Date of Birth
January 27, 1965
Nationality
Scotland, United States
Place of Birth
Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age
59 years old
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
Networth
$5 Million
Profession
Actor, Character Actor, Comedian, Composer, Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Alan Cumming Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 59 years old, Alan Cumming has this physical status:

Height
175cm
Weight
68kg
Hair Color
Salt-and-Pepper
Eye Color
Hazel
Build
Slim
Measurements
Not Available
Alan Cumming Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Agnostic Atheism
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Monikie Primary School, Carnoustie High School
Alan Cumming Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Grant Shaffer
Children
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Marina Drujko, Hilary Lyon (1984, Saffron Burrows, Nick Philippou, Grant Shaffer (2005-Present)
Parents
Alex Cumming, Mary Cumming
Siblings
Tom Cumming (Older Brother) (Property Manager)
Other Family
Thomas ‘Tommy’ Darling (Maternal Grandfather), Margaret Nicol Noble (Maternal Grandmother). He has a niece and 2 nephews.
Alan Cumming Life

Alan Cumming (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish–American actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays.

His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (for which he received an Olivier Award), the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae.

On Broadway, he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret (for which he won a Tony Award), Design for Living and a one-man adaptation of Macbeth.

His best-known film roles include his performances in Emma, GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, Son of the Mask, and X2.

Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS and appeared on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Satellite Award.

A filming of his Las Vegas cabaret show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, aired on PBS stations in November 2016. Starting in March 2018, Cumming was starring in the CBS TV series Instinct (stylized as INSTI?CT) with Bojana Novakovic, which was cancelled in August 2019. Cumming has written a novel, Tommy's Tale, and an autobiography, Not My Father's Son: A Memoir, had a cable talk show called Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming, and produced a line of perfumed products labelled "Cumming".

He has also contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed cabaret shows, I Bought a Blue Car Today and Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.

Early life

Cumming was born on 27 January 1965 in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland. His mother, Mary Darling, was an insurance company secretary and his father, Alex Cumming, was the head forester of Panmure Estate, which is located near Carnoustie, on the east coast of Scotland, and is where Cumming grew up. He has described the environment as "feudal". He has a brother, Tom, who is six years older, and a niece and two nephews. His brother is a property manager in Southampton, England. Cumming attended Monikie Primary School and Carnoustie High School.

In his autobiography Not My Father's Son, Cumming describes the emotional and physical violence his father inflicted on him in his childhood. His mother found it impossible to obtain a divorce until she was financially independent. Cumming said that, after his early 20s, he did not have any communication with his father until just before the filming of his episode of the series Who Do You Think You Are? He then found out his father had believed that Cumming was not his biological son. Later, Cumming and his brother took DNA tests that proved they were indeed his biological children.

Cumming said that his difficult childhood taught him how to act by "needing to suppress my own emotions and feelings around him [his father] when I was a little boy".

Personal life

In March 2005, Cumming received the Vito Russo Award at the 16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia. In July of the same year, he was presented with the HRC's Humanitarian Award in San Francisco, also for his LGBT public stance. In November 2006, Cumming received a Doctor of Arts honorary degree from the University of Abertay Dundee. He also is a patron of the Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre "for and by" young people. Cumming was appointed an OBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to film, theatre and the arts, and activism for LGBT rights. Cumming has also been honored for his activism and humanitarian work by organizations such as the Trevor Project and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Cumming is bisexual. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, illustrator Grant Shaffer. The couple dated for two years before becoming civil partners at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, on 7 January 2007. Cumming and Shaffer legally married in New York on 7 January 2012, the fifth anniversary of their London union.

Previous relationships include an eight-year marriage to actress Hilary Lyon, a two-year relationship with actress Saffron Burrows and a six-year relationship with theatre director Nick Philippou. In 2006, Cumming stated that he "would dearly like to adopt a child", but that his life was "too hectic" for the rearing of children.

On 7 November 2008, Cumming became a dual-national and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States at a ceremony in New York City.

Cumming has promoted LGBT rights, MC-ing and attending fundraisers for organisations such as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and taking part in an Equality Network video campaign, from New York, promoting the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Scotland. Cumming also supports several AIDS charities, including the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and is also a patron of NORM-UK, an English-registered charity concerned with foreskin health and matters related to circumcision; he has condemned the practice of routine infant circumcision, particularly in the United States, where it is common.

Cumming has stated that since 2012 he has maintained a vegan lifestyle. PETA awarded him its Humanitarian Award in 2017.

He is a supporter of the Scottish National Party and Scottish independence. Cumming endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 US presidential election.

Cumming is an atheist.

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Ekin-Su Culculoglu claims The Traitors taught her 'who the real faithfuls are' in life as she takes swipe at ex Davide Sanclimenti after show wins at Critics Choice Real TV Awards

www.dailymail.co.uk, June 16, 2024
 Ekin-Su Culculoglu has claimed her time on the US's The Traitors has taught her 'who the real faithfuls are' in life in a thinly-veiled dig at ex Davide Sanclimenti - after branding their relationship 'toxic' following his alleged deceit with other women.  The 29-year-old, who won Love Island in 2022 with the Italian businessman before splitting for a second time earlier this year, joined her fellow cast members as the American reality show won four gongs at the 2024 Critics Choice Real TV Awards in LA on Saturday.  Telling MailOnline following the swanky ceremony: 'Ironically the show taught me that I have a terrible sense of who the Traitors and Faithfuls are in my real life!' 

King Charles' cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten who's joining the Traitors US is the first openly gay royal who married his 'gorgeous beast' husband with his ex-wife's blessing - and is selling his country estate amid rising costs

www.dailymail.co.uk, June 6, 2024
Lord Ivar Mountbatten, a cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II, is set to star on the third season of The Traitors US. His appearance on the programme, which is hosted by actor Alan Cumming, is not his first foray into reality television, having previously appeared on ITV productions Keeping Up with the Aristocrats in 2022, and The Queen and her Cousins in 2021. Lord Mountbatten, 61, who is the son of Janet Mercedes Bryce and the late David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven is a second cousin of King Charles. He was a first cousin once removed of the late Prince Philip and third cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II. Despite not being a working royal, the farmer, geologist, businessman is known as the 'first openly gay royal', as the first known member of the extended British Royal family to be in a same-sex marriage. (Pictured L-R: Lord Ivar and ex-wife Penny; with husband James Coyle; during Trooping the Colour in 2005; holidaying with members of the royal family. Inset: Bridwell Park, Lord Ivar's home).

The most shocking and gross 90s reality shows that are getting a new lease of life on social media: From gay men pretending to be straight to win cash to 'Fatties' from 'North Porkshire' on hardcore diets

www.dailymail.co.uk, May 9, 2024
The TikTok generation can't believe their eyes and ears. Barely born when reality TV first hit our screens like effluent from a fire hose, today's teens and twentysomethings are discovering the very worst of 1990s and Noughties television. Shows that held millions mesmerised in horror when they first aired two decades ago are experiencing a resurgence on social media.
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