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Biography: A Little About Walton Goggins!

Biography: A Little About Walton Goggins!

The biography will help you to know the main facts of a persons life. It is very necessary thing, if you want to find out required information about a public person as quick as possible, but you havent enough time to look through hundreds of website. We present Walton Goggins, an actor and the film producer!

Walton Goggins is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars. He was born in Birmingham Alabama on the 10th of Novemer in 1971 and raised in Lithia Springs, Georgia, before relocating to LA when he was nineteen.. He has lived in Los Angeles since he was 20 years old. Walton Goggins grew up in Georgia, and relocated to Los Angeles when he was in his early 20s. His professional career began on television in the early 90s, beginning with a role in the television film, "Murder in Mississippi". He went on to appear in other television films, such as "Alex Haley's Queen", as well as guest starring on multiple television programs, such as "In the Heat of the Night" and "JAG". He also began adding film work to his resume, appearing in such projects as, "Forever Young", "The Next Karate Kid", "The Apostle", and "Switchback". In 2002, he was cast in the role that would gain him widespread recognition, as Detective Shane Vendrell on "The Shield". Since then, he has also appeared in such film and television projects as, "Miracle at St. Anna", "Cowboys & Aliens", "Straw Dogs", "Criminal Minds", and "CSI: Miami". He currently co-stars on the series, "Justified", and appears in the upcoming film, "Lincoln".

Walton Sanders Goggins, Jr. is best known for his roles on the FX Networks series The Shield and Justified, portraying Detective Shane Vendrell and Boyd Crowder, respectively. He is also known for his character roles in the films Miracle at St. Anna and Predators.

He became also famous for his role of Detective Shane Vendrell in the FX series The Shield, a role he played from 2002 to the series' conclusion in 2008. In addition to his acting work, Goggins is also an award winning filmmaker. He has a production company Ginny Mule Pictures with his partner Ray McKinnon. Together they have made four films: a short, The Accountant (won the Academy Award in 2001), Chrystal (Sundance Dramatic Competition), Randy and the Mob and That Evening Sun (South By Southwest Special Jury Prize 2009).

Goggins co-produced and starred in the 2001 short film The Accountant, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Goggins accepted the award alongside Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount.

Goggins was the object of Georgia General Assembly House Resolution 1589, which stated that the members of the Georgia House commended him on his distinguished acting career and on his Academy Award on behalf of the residents of Lithia Springs, Douglas County, and the state of Georgia.

He worked with McKinnon on a new television show, Rectify. Goggins was set to play the lead and AMC Television had bought the pilot script, written by McKinnon. In May 2010, Goggins was promoted to series regular for Season 2 of Justified on FX. In July, he had a major supporting role as a deadly death row inmate being hunted by the titular antagonists in the film Predators.

In May 2011, Goggins appeared in "Code of the West", a commercial for Ram Truck's Guts & Glory campaign.

On July 14, 2011, Goggins received an Emmy Award nomination and two Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Boyd Crowder on Justified.

Goggins reprised his turn as the transgender escort 'Venus Van Dam' (a play on his character Shane's alias of 'Cletus Van Damme' on The Shield) on the highly-rated FX drama series Sons of Anarchy. The role reunites Goggins with series creator Kurt Sutter who was also a writer on The Shield.

Goggins completed production on writer/director William Monahan's Mojave with Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Issacs. He plays 'Jim,' an entertainment lawyer experiencing an existential crisis. He has also completed production on writer/director Ross Clarke's adaptation of Craig Clevenger's novel Dermaphoria. Goggins plays 'Eliah Blanc,' a wealthy New Orleanian whose pastimes include the funding of meth labs.

Goggins has had pivotal roles in films by two of Hollywood's most important auteurs: Quentin Tarantino, in Django Unchained; and Steven Spielberg in Lincoln. He also appeared in such diverse films as G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, Robert Rodriguez's Predators and Machete Kills, Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, and Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs.

Goggins previously garnered much acclaim for his complex and edgy portrayal of 'Detective Shane Vendrell' on FX's gritty, award-winning drama series The Shield. In 2009, he was nominated for a Television Critics Association (TCA) Award in the category of "Individual Achievement in Drama."

In the last ten years, Goggins has also taken his turn behind the camera. He recently collaborated with writer Adam Fierro ("The Shield") on the pilot "Gringo" which sold to FOX. Goggins' prior collaborations with his partners at Ginny Mule Pictures include winning an Academy Award for their short film, The Accountant, which he produced and starred in. The team produced, directed and starred in their first feature, Chrystal, starring Billy Bob Thornton, which was accepted into the 2005 Sundance Film Festival's Dramatic Competition. For their third collaboration, Goggins produced and starred in the feature Randy and the Mob, which won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2007 Nashville Film Festival.

Goggins and his Ginny Mule partners completed their fourth feature, That Evening Sun, starring Hal Holbrook and Goggins. The film made its world premiere at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, TX in March 2009, where it won the Narrative Feature Audience Award and received the Special Jury Award for "Best Ensemble Cast." The film continued winning awards at over 14 film festivals, culminating with the honor of the "Wyatt Award" from the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and two Independent Spirit Award nominations.

Goggins also takes time to lend a hand to various non-profit organizations and has joined forces with City Hearts, whose focus is bringing the arts to underfunded schools. He has also worked closely with Global Green USA, which is committed to sustainable development and the legislation to support it.

He enjoys traveling the world and has spent time in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Central America, Morocco and India last spring. Goggins is an avid photographer and has captured many of his journeys on film.

Short facts:

Date of BirthNovemer 10 ,1971
Full nameWalton Sanders Goggins, Jr.
NationalityAmerican
ProfessionActor, filmmaker
SpouseLeanne Goggins(div.), (2001 - 12 November 2004), Nadia Conners, (August 2011 present, 1 child)
EthnicityWhite
Hair colorBlack
Is Gay/LesbianNo
Divorced?Yes(once)
Net WorthOver $8 Million Dollars
Height5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m)
WeightN/A
Children/KidsAugustus Goggins
Trade markOften plays Police officers
TriviaHis wife Leanne owned a dog walking business; they had a dog called Beulah who is still with Walton.
Supports environmental and humanitarian causes. Is an active member of Global Green USA.
Is an avid photographer and traveler.
Passionate about scuba diving.
His two favorite authors are W. Somerset Maugham and Hermann Hesse.
Co-owner of "Ginny Mule Pictures", along with partner Ray McKinnon, a film and television production company.
Studied acting for 12 years under Harry Mastrogeorge and David Le Grand.
Good friends with his "Justified" co-star Timothy Olyphant.
Became a father of Augustus in 2011.
Leanne Goggins had Walton Goggins served with divorce papers immediately prior to jumping to her death.
Siblings: 1 younger brother, Sandy. Sandy is 15 years younger than him.
Personal QuotesThe life of a character doesn't just exist between action and cut.
My heroes are Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker, Ed Harris, Tommy Lee Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Sean Penn.
I don't take a scene or word for granted.