Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) in South Orange, New Jersey, better known as Kevin Spacey, is arguably one of the greatest American actors of his generation. He has won two Oscars for his film acting, including Best Supporting Actor for The Usual Suspects in 1995, and Best Actor for American Beauty in 1999.
Spacey's first professional stage appearance was as a messenger in a New York Shakespeare Festival performance of Henry VI, part 1 in 1981. The following year he made his first Broadway appearance in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Although his interest soon turned to film, Spacey remains actively involved in the live theater community. In 1991, he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Uncle Louie in Neil Simon's Broadway hit Lost in Yonkers.
Spacey announced in February 2003 that he is moving to London, England to become the artistic director of the Old Vic, one of the city's oldest theatres. Spacey will direct a new Old Vic Theatre Company, which will stage shows eight months out of the year, starting in 2004. Spacey has agreed to star in two shows a season, in addition to directorial duties.