Jack Alexander Huston (born 7 December 1982) is an English actor. He appeared as Richard Harrow in the HBO television drama series Boardwalk Empire. He also had a supporting role in the 2013 film American Hustle, and played the title role in the 2016 historical drama Ben-Hur.
Early life and ancestry
Huston was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, the son of Lady Margot Lavinia (née Cholmondeley) and actor, writer, and assistant director Walter Anthony Huston, known as Tony Huston. Huston decided to become an actor at the age of six, after playing the title role in a school production of Peter Pan. He later attended Hurtwood House, a drama institute.
His mother is English and his father is American. His paternal aunt is actress Anjelica Huston, and his paternal uncle is actor Danny Huston. His paternal grandparents were American director John Huston (who became an Irish citizen) and model/dancer Enrica Soma, and his maternal grandparents were Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Lavinia Margaret (née Leslie). 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.
Through his maternal grandfather's father, George Cholmondeley, the 5th Marquess, 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); 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.
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. He appeared in HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Richard Harrow, a severely disfigured World War I marksman turned gangster. On 16 December 2010, it was announced Huston would be made a series regular after appearing in five episodes of the first season.
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, he appeared in David O. Russell's comedy-drama American Hustle, as Pete Musane. Later that year, Huston played Charles Bruno in Strangers on a Train at London's Gielgud Theatre.
Huston began dating American model Shannan Click in 2011. Huston and Click have one daughter, Sage Lavinia Huston, born on 6 April 2013 in New York City, and one son, Cypress Night Huston, born in January 2016.
|2006||Factory Girl||Gerard Malanga|
|2008||Miss Austen Regrets||Dr. Charles Haden||Television film|
|2008||The Garden of Eden||David Bourne|
|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
|2015||The Longest Ride||Young Ira Levinson|
|2016||Hail, Caesar!||Cad in Cab|
|2016||Pride and Prejudice and Zombies||Mr. Wickham|
|2016||Past Forward||Man #2||Short film|
|2017||The Yellow Birds||Sergeant Sterling|
|2017||Above Suspicion||Mark Putnam||Filming|
|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|
|2013–2014||Strangers on a Train||Charles Bruno||Gielgud Theatre|
|2016||Squadron 42||Cal Mason||Voice / Motion Capture|
|Ancestors of Jack Huston|