Michael Christopher Sheen, is an actor from Wales, who has appeared and given some memorable roles, both in the field of cinema and theater. Sheen was born to Irene and Mayrick on 5 February 1969 in Wales. Though he was offered a seat in Arsenal’s youth team just at the age of 12, he rejected it as his family was reluctant to move to London. He attended Blaenbaglan Primary School and Glan Afan Comprehensive School. He later studied at Neath Port Talbot College where he obtained A- grades in English, Drama and Sociology. His parents being involved in fields related to theatre, he developed a natural liking for acting. Sheen attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). His theatrical acts in RADA as well as in Broadway include that of Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger, and the titular characters in Henry V and Amadeus. He appeared on the small screen for the first time as a mentally disabled deserted child in the BBC show Gallowglass. His debut feature film was Othello, and he followed it up with a tiny role in
' Mary Reilly. However, his most celebrated role is that of Ross, the close friend of Oscar Wilde, in the autobiographical movie Wilde. Sheen has lent his voice by reading numerous Wilde's novels and various literary classics for Naxos Audio Books. He acted in the independent drama Heartlands also made a guest appearance on The Four Feathers. In 2003, he did the werewolf leader in the action fantasy show Underworld. He also starred in the sci-fi adventure Timeline, the period film Bright Young Things, and the rom-com Laws of Attraction. After working continuously for so many years, his breakout role came with his portrayal of Tony Blair in the film The Queen. Two years later he would play David Frost to Frank Langella's Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon, a part he played on stage as well. He nailed his role of football manager
in the sports based movie The Damned United and portrayed Tony Blair in the TV show The Special Relationship. After playing the character of Aro in New Moon, he became a permanent member of the Twilight series, sticking till the end.
He played a role of an intellectual in the Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris in 2011. In 2013, he grabbed a role of a human sexuality researcher named William Masters on Showtime's Masters of Sex. He became an Associate Member of RADA after graduating from there. He also ran a theater group known as Thin Language. He was conferred with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 Queen's New Year’s Honours List for his contribution in the field of dramatics. He also received the 2003 London Critics Circle Theatre Award and the Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Actor for his act in Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse. An ambassador for TREAT Trust Wales, and is the Welsh ambassador of Into Film, a charity aimed at improving literacy levels. He is also an ambassador of the environment concerned trust Keep Wales Tidy. He also backs various British charities including Scene & Heard, NSPCC's Child's Voice Appeal, Healing The Wounds, The Relationships Centre and WGCADA. He has a daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, born January 1999 with his former longtime girlfriend, . Lily lives with her mother. He was in a relationship with actress
from July 2010 until 2013. Currently, he is in a relationship with
since January 2014. His primary residence is in London, England. He also has an apartment in Los Angeles so that he can spend time with his daughter. He is one among the most versatile actors in the Hollywood film and theater circle.