American actor Jeremy Strong was born in Boston, Massachusetts. While studying English at Yale University, Strong performed in some plays, and upon graduating, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He made his Broadway debut in 2008 as part of a production of "A Man for All Seasons." The same year, he debuted in film with the starring role in "Humboldt County" (2008) and an appearance in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" (2008). Strong made his television debut in 2011 as a recurring character on "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-2016), and reappeared through 2013. Strong began his string of roles in critically acclaimed films based on true stories as Abraham Lincoln's secretary and biographer in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2012). He also appeared in Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012) and played Lee Harvey Oswald in "Parkland" (2013). Strong acted opposite Robert Downey Jr. in "The Judge" (2014) and played James Reeb, a pastor and civil rights activist murdered by white segregationists during the Selma marches, in "Selma" (2014). In 2015, he appeared in the Boston-centric "Black Mass" (2015) in an uncredited role and landed a part in "The Big Short" (2015). As part of the cast of "The Big Short," Strong was nominated for a Screen Actor's Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. It also marked his fourth appearance in a film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in as many years, preceded by "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty," and "Selma." In 2016, Strong joined "Masters of Sex" (Showtime, 2013-16) as a recurring character for its final season, and the next year, reteamed with Kathryn Bigelow for "Detroit" (2017). He also appeared in Aaron Sorkin's "Molly's Game" (2017) and joined the main cast of drama series "Succession" (HBO, 2018), executive produced by comedy giants Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.