The Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series went to Jeremy Strong for his performance as Kendall Roy in the HBO series “Succession”. On this occasion, focus on his career.
The 79th Golden Globes ceremony, which took place that night without an audience, presenter and television broadcast, crowned Succession, with the trophy for Best Drama Series. Two of her performers were also honored: Sarah Snook (Best Supporting Actress) and Jeremy Strong (Best Actor).
Born in Boston in 1978, to a nursing mother and a father working in the legal field, Jeremy Strong developed a passion for the theater at an early age. After graduating from high school, he entered the prestigious Yale University, where he distinguished himself in several plays and obtained a diploma in English.
Wanting to continue in this direction, he went through the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago. In the 2000s, the actor plays in the plays Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Defiance, New Jerusalem or A Man for All Seasons (which marks his Broadway debut).
Also passing castings for the cinema, Jeremy Strong found his first role in the comedy-drama Humboldt County in 2008, that of a jaded medical student spending a summer in a farming community … He was then chosen to play several secondary characters. in important productions.
He thus rubs shoulders with big names, such as Mark Wahlberg (Phenomena), Ben Foster (The Messenger), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Robert Downey Jr. (The Judge), Ryan Gosling (The Big Short), Jessica Chastain (The Big game), Matthew McConaughey (Serenity and The Gentlemen) or Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Chicago Seven).
In parallel with his career on the big screen and on the boards, the native of Boston is illustrated on the side of the series, as evidenced by his performances in The Good Wife, Mob City and Masters of Sex, where he plays the benevolent doctor Art Dreesen. . But it is his character in Succession (since 2018) that reveals him to a wider audience.
In this brilliant series centered on a very wealthy media family in New York, Jeremy Strong plays Kendall Roy, second son of the ruthless patriarch Brian Cox. This top executive at war with his father and plagued by his drug and alcohol addictions earned him the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
To reinforce the quality of his performance, the actor inflicted the same tests on himself as those experienced by his character. With this in mind, he did not hesitate, during the filming of the third season, to sever all contact with the rest of the cast, refusing scene rehearsals and insisting not to cross any of his partners …
We will soon see Jeremy Strong alongside Bradley Cooper in Maestro, a Netflix musical biopic dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, legendary composer of West Side Story and On the Quays. He will also star in James Gray’s Armageddon Time, set in 1980s Queens, starring Anne Hathaway and Anthony Hopkins.