Jeff Daniels wife and familyEdit
Kathleen Rosemary Treado (wife)
- Duration of marriage: July 13, 1979 - present time (42 years 6 months)
Kathleen was Jeff’s college sweetheart whom he espoused on July 13, 1979. They are now parents of three. As family was Daniels’ number one priority and he didn’t want to raise his kids in Hollywood, they settled in Michigan in 1986. Being a very supportive wife, Kathleen often accompanies Jeff to various events. For instance, the spouses attended 2016 Tony and 2018 SAG Awards together.
Jeff Daniels kids
Benjamin Daniels (son with Kathleen)
- Date of birth: 1984
Ben is a musician who performs with the self-titled band that combines rock-and-roll, blues, Americana and folk music. Being taught to play the guitar by his stellar dad, he composes music, writes lyrics and serves as an audio engineer. His band even toured with Jeff. Besides, Ben tried his hand at acting in 2008 film Fingers.
In 2015, Ben tied knots with his wife Amanda. And in 2018, they welcomed a baby girl.
Lucas Daniels (son with Kathleen)
- Date of birth: 1987
Lucas is a director of photography at 2188 Studio Daniels. Additionally, he dealt with logistics and staging at the tour of his father and brother. What’s interesting, Lucas got a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from Michigan State University but didn’t follow in his dad’s footsteps. As to his personal life, Lucas is married to Shannon Emmons, a registered nurse.
Nellie Daniels (daughter with Kathleen)
- Date of birth: November 16, 1990 (31 years)
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Being the actor’s only daughter, Nellie appeared alongside her brothers in Jeff’s directorial debut Escanaba in da Moonlight. However, she has had no acting credits since then. In 2020, Nellie planned to get hitched to her boyfriend Joe Norris, but the lovebirds had to postpone their wedding for 2021 due to Covid-19.
Robert Lee Daniels (father)
- Date of birth: March 10, 1929
- Date of death: September 1, 2012 (83 years)
- Zodiac sign: Pisces
Robert was a teacher and an owner of the Chelsea Lumber Company. The building materials from his company were used for the construction of Jeff’s Purple Rose Theater. Besides, Robert served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a respected personality in the city of Chelsea, MI, and even served as its mayor in 1961.
When Daniels embarked on a role of Atticus Finch in Broadway’s play To Kill a Mockingbird, he thought of his father as Robert had much in common with the character.
Marjorie J. Daniels (nee Ferguson) (mother)
- Date of birth: December 3, 1929 (92 years)
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Marjorie tied knots with Robert on December 21, 1950, and dedicated all her time to raising their three children. In 1989, she opened Uptown Antiques store in Chelsea, but had to close it in 2014.
Jodi Kay Novak (nee Daniels) (younger sister)
- Date of birth: June 6, 1957 (64 years)
- Zodiac sign: Gemini
Jodi resides in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and prefers to stay away from the limelight.
John Daniels (younger brother)
John is a president of his father’s lumber company. He is married to a woman named Jami.
Jeff Daniels reached international popularity thanks to his acting talent. His professional career started with theater and in 1981, he landed the debut movie role in Ragtime. Now, Jeff is most famed for playing in Checking Out, Arachnophobia, Love Hurts, Rain Without Thunder, Dumb and Dumber, Fly Away Home, 101 Dalmatians, Pleasantville, Chasing Sleep, Paper Man and Guest Artist films plus The Newsroom and The Looming Tower television series. Additionally, he is a music artist.