Alan Cumming Bio, Age, Father, Husband, Children, Book, Movies, Net Worth

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming Biography

Alan Cumming is a Scottish-American actor, singer, comedian, director, producer, and author.

He is best known for his roles in the X-Men franchise, his one-man stage show, I Bought a Blue Car Today, and his Emmy-nominated role as Eli Gold on the CBS drama The Good Wife. 

He has also appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including Spy Kids, The Smurfs, and the Golden Globe-winning series Sex and the City. Cumming has won a number of awards, including a Tony Award and two Emmy Award nominations. He is also an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights.

Alan Cumming Age

Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland. He is 58 years old as of 2023.

Alan Cumming Brother

Cumming has an older brother named Tom. Tom is 6 years older than Alan.

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Alan Cumming Photo

Alan Cumming Father

Cumming’s relationship with his father, Alex, was often strained and he has spoken about it in interviews. Alex was a forester who served in the British Army during World War II and was born in Scotland.

He was often strict and hard on Alan and his brother, and his actions could be seen as cruel at times. Despite this, Alan has said that his father was an honest and hardworking man who was dedicated to providing for his family. After Alex passed away in 1991, Alan has said that he had a newfound appreciation for his father and the sacrifices he made for his family.

Alan Cumming Husband

Cumming is married to Grant Shaffer, an illustrator, and graphic designer. They first met through mutual friends in New York and were married in 2007. They celebrated their wedding in both London and New York. They are happily married and currently living in New York.

Alan  Cumming Children

Cumming does not have any biological children, but he is the legal guardian of his nephew, Tom, who is the son of his sister, Amy. He also has two godchildren, Rose and Robert.

Cumming and his husband Grant Shaffer have expressed their desire to adopt children. They have explored the process of adoption but have not been able to do so yet. Alan has also said that he would be open to fostering children if they cannot legally adopt children. He is an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights and has spoken out in favor of same-sex adoption. He has also taken part in charity work to help children in need.

Alan Cumming Book

Cumming has written several books, including his memoir, Not My Father’s Son, which was published in 2014 and won a National Book Critics Circle Award.

He has also written three children’s books, The Adventures of Honey and Leon, Tommy, and The Wrong Boy. He also wrote the play, “An Evening with Alan Cumming,” which he has performed in several cities across the United States.

Alan Cumming Spy Kids

Cumming appeared in the 2001 movie Spy Kids as the villainous Fegan Floop. It was his first major role in a Hollywood film. He received positive reviews for his performance and went on to reprise the role in the 2002 sequel, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams.

Alan Cumming Harry Potter

Cumming played a major role in the play adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  He played the role of Gellert Grindelwald in the production which opened in London in 2016 and ran until December 2019.

The play was written by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany, and produced by Sonia Friedman. The play follows the story of an adult Harry Potter, as well as his son Albus Severus. Cumming’s performance was highly praised, with many critics noting his ability to capture Grindelwald’s complex and dark nature.

Alan Cumming Cabaret

Cumming starred in a Broadway revival of the musical Cabaret in 1998, which earned him a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. The musical follows the story of a young American writer in Berlin during the rise of the Nazi party. Cumming played the role of the Emcee, an enigmatic and seductive master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. His performance was praised by critics, with The New York Times describing it as “extraordinary, powerful, and daring”.

Alan Cumming Net Worth

Cumming has an estimated net worth of $8 million, as of 2021. He made his fortune primarily through acting, but also through his work as a director, producer, author, and singer. 

Alan Cumming Movies and Television Shows

Movies

  • Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men – The Therapist
  • Run – Steve
  • MarloweLou Hendricks
  • My Father’s DragonCornelius the Crocodile (voice)
  • My Old SchoolBrian MacKinnon/”Brandon Lee”
  • They’ll Love Me When I’m DeadNarrator
  • Prague –  Alexander Novak
  • The Airzone SolutionMacNamara
  • Second BestBernard
  • Black BeautyBlack Beauty (voice)
  • Circle of FriendsSean Walsh
  • GoldenEyeBoris Grishenko
  • EmmaPhilip Elton
  • Romy and Michele’s High School ReunionSandy Frink
  • BuddyDick Croner
  • Spice WorldPiers Cuthbertson-Smyth
  • TitusSaturninus
  • Plunkett & MacleaneLord Rochester
  • Eyes Wide ShutHotel Desk Clerk
  • UrbaniaBrett
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock VegasThe Great Gazoo / Mick Jagged
  • Get CarterJeremy Kinnear
  • The Anniversary PartyJoe Therrian
  • Investigating SexSevy
  • Josie and the PussycatsWyatt Frame
  • Spy KidsFegan Floop
  • Company ManGeneral Batista
  • Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost DreamsFegan Floop
  • Nicholas NicklebyMr. Folair
  • X2Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over – Fegan Floop

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