Michael Shanks Biography


Michael Shanks

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Birth Name: Michael Shanks
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Birth Country: Canada
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age: 47 Years
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Winner of Leo Awards for Best Lead Performance By A Male in a Television Movie, Michael Shanks is an actor and director from Canada. He is also known for being a writer. He is famous for playing the role of Dr. Daniel Jackson in the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. Tall and handsome, Michael Shanks was born as Michael Garrett Shanks at the end of 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was raised in Kamloops, British Columbia.

In the late 1990s while Michael was starring in the TV series Stargate SG-1, he fell in love with Vaitiare Bandera. Vaitiare Bandera is also an actress and she is famous for playing the role of Sha're/Sha're and Amonet in the TV series Stargate SG-1. Together they welcomed their only child a daughter named Tatiana.

With the turn of 21st century, Michael began dating Lexa Doig. Lexa Doig is an actress and she is popular for starring the lead role in the television series Andromeda. After several years of love life, they finally got married on 2nd of August 2003. As a husband and wife, they have been parents twice. His nationality is Canadian and he is of white ethnicity.

Though Michael was born in Vancouver, Canada, he spent his childhood days in Kamloops, BC, Canada. With the completion of his high school graduation, he joined University of British Columbia in 1990. He finally earned his BFA in Acting Program in 1994. In the mid 1990s, he appeared in several plays. He also worked as an apprenticeship at the prestigious Stratford Festival for about two years. In 1993, he played the role of Jesse Collins in an American fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series Highlander: The Series. In the mid 1990s, he appeared in the TV series like The Commish, Madison, University Hospital, Eye Level and so on. In 1995, she starred the role of Todd in the movie A Family Divided. In 1997, he appeared in the movie The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon. He has been earning the annual salary of $25,294,118 and his net worth is $215 million. He is now aged 45 years old.

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Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1970 15th of December

Tall and handsome, Michael Shanks was born as Michael Garrett Shanks at the end of 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was raised in Kamloops, British Columbia. His nationality is Canadian and he is of white ethnicity.

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Began his acting career

1993

In the mid 1990s, he appeared in several plays. He also worked as an apprenticeship at the prestigious Stratford Festival for about two years. In 1993, he played the role of Jesse Collins in an American fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series Highlander:

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Graduated from University of British Columbia

1994

Though Michael was born in Vancouver, Canada, he spent his childhood days in Kamloops, BC, Canada. With the completion of his high school graduation, he joined University of British Columbia in 1990. He finally earned his BFA in Acting Program in 1994.

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First movie, A Family Divided

1995

In 1995, she starred the role of Todd in the movie A Family Divided. In 1997, he appeared in the movie The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon. At the end of 1990s, he appeared in the movie Escape from Mars.

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Began dating Vaitiare Bandera

1997

In the late 1990s while Michael was starring in the TV series Stargate SG-1, he fell in love with Vaitiare Bandera. Vaitiare Bandera is also an actress and she is famous for playing the role of Sha're/Sha're and Amonet in the TV series Stargate SG-1.

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First child, Tatiana

1998 of August

He became father for the first time in his life at the end of 1990s. He and his ex partner Vaitiare Bandera welcomed their first child together in August 1998 and that time it was a daughter and they named her Tatiana.

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Married to Lexa Doig

2003 2nd of August

With the turn of 21st century, Michael began dating Lexa Doig. Lexa Doig is an actress and she is popular for starring the lead role in the television series Andromeda. After several years of love life, they finally got married on 2nd of August 2003.

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Second child, Mia Tabitha Shanks

2004 13th of September

He became father for the second time in his life at the end of 2004. He and his loving wife Lexa Doig welcomed their first child together on 13th of September and that time it was a daughter and they named her Mia Tabitha Shanks.

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Won Leo Awards

2004

In 2004, he was honored with Leo Awards for the first time in his life. He won this award that year for Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance by a Male. Half a decade later, he was honored with this award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama.

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Third child, Samuel David Shanks

2006 19th of March

He became father for the third time in his life in the early 2006. He and his loving wife Lexa Doig welcomed their second child together on 19th of March and that time it was a son and they named him Samuel David Shanks.

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