Monday, June 14, 2010

Michael Shanks Biography and images


Isn't he handsome and tall? I guess he is, I like his eyes and the shape of his face. Good for him he became an actor. I hope he is a good actor. A lot of news around the internet that actors and actresses are getting divorce in a small disagreement. Well, life has a challenge and if you know how to face and handle trials in life then you can have a better life. I hope you will the article I share here today.

Michael Garrett Shanks born on December 15, 1970, Vancouver, British Columbia. If I remember right is about 6ft tall over. He is a Canadian actor who achieved fame for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson on the long-running science fiction television series Stargate SG-1.

After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in 1994, Shanks appeared in several stage productions, serving a two-year apprenticeship with the prestigious Stratford Festival in Ontario. He made guest appearances on TV series like Highlander, University Hospital, and The Outer Limits, appeared in the TV movie A Family Divided and had a small role in The Call of the Wild, before winning the role of Daniel Jackson on Stargate SG-1.

Career - Shanks played archaeologist Dr. Daniel Jackson throughout the first five seasons of Star-gate SG-1 before leaving the show, citing creative differences concerning the under-use of his character and the direction of the show as a whole. He made several guest appearances throughout the sixth season playing his own character, as well as voicing the Asgard character Thor. Following an enthusiastic fan campaign (Save Daniel Jackson), Shanks returned for the seventh and subsequent seasons, winning the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series in 2004 for the seventh season episode "Lifeboat". He only signed up for 16 of the 20 episodes in the tenth season, taking some time off in March 2006 for the birth of his third child (second with wife and occasional co-star Lexa Doig).
He appeared in both direct-to-DVD Star-gate films released in 2008; Star-gate: The Ark of Truth and Star-gate: Continuum, and won the 2009 Leo Award for Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama for "Continuum".

In 2004, Shanks made a crossover appearance (as Daniel Jackson) in the Stargate Atlantis pilot, "Rising". He also appeared in the tenth and eleventh episodes of Atlantis' fifth and final season,and made a cameo appearance in the pilot of third Stargate series Stargate Universe.


On August 2, 2003, Shanks married actress Lexa Doig, whom he met in 2001 while guest-starring on the series Andromeda, in which Doig played the titular character. (They would also work together on Stargate SG-1, when Doig was cast as Dr. Carolyn Lam, a recurring character in seasons nine and ten.) They have two children together: daughter Mia Tabitha Shanks (b. September 13, 2004) and son Samuel David Shanks (b. March 19, 2006). Shanks' eldest child is daughter Tatiana (b. August 1998), from his relationship with model and actress Vaitiare Bandera, who portrayed Share, his character's wife, on Stargate SG-1.

Shanks enjoys playing ice hockey, and once considered playing professionally. He was on the Stargate SG-1 hockey team, competing against the teams of other Vancouver-based productions such as Smallville, and also displayed his aptitude for the sport in the 2006 TV movie Under the Mistletoe, in which he played the part of a school hockey coach.er.

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