Jeff Daniels is the founder of a nonprofit theater company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan for which he has written 15 plays, including APARTMENT 3A. He has performed in a number of stage productions, both on and off Broadway, and has been nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actor for the Broadway play GOD OF CARNAGE (2009). He has also received nominations by the Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and several others for his work in THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (London Critics Circle Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Gotham Awards). He most recently starred in THE NEWSROOM, for which he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.