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Jeff Daniels married his college sweetheart, a fellow Michigander from the Upper Peninsula (Marquette) Kathleen Rosemary Treado, in 1979. In 1986, Daniels moved back to his native Chelsea, Michigan. The couple has three children: Benjamin (born 1984), Lucas (born 1987), and Nellie (born 1990). Daniels has appeared as the TV spokesman for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, promoting Michigan's effectiveness in bringing in new companies, featured on CNBC. He was inducted into the Michigan Walk of Fame on May 25, 2006, in Lansing, Michigan, and delivered the winter commencement address at the University of Michigan on December 20, 2009, at which he was granted an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts (AP Photo)

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Kathleen Turner, from left, Jim Carrey, and Jeff Daniels in a scene from "Dumb and Dumber To." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Hopper Stone)

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"This isn't a right or left message. I wish people would understand that. It's not about politics," Jeff Daniels said of his role as news anchor Will McAvoy. (Associated Press)

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Actor Jeff Daniels (above) performs at the Gibson Guitar Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in 2009. Jim Carrey (left) and Jeff Daniels arrive at the premiere of "Dumb and Dumber To" in Los Angeles. While many speculate about what movie roles Mr. Daniels may accept in the next year or two, he said he's quite content at this point to play and record music with the band founded by his son — The Ben Daniels' Band. (Associated Press photographs)

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jim Carrey, left, and Jeff Daniels in a scene from the upcoming sequel to "Dumb and Dumber," called "Dumb and Dumber To." The comedy is scheduled for release on November 14 of this year. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Hopper Stone)

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Jeff Daniels portrayed George Washington in AE's The Crossing.

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Jeff Daniels introduces University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman at a reception honoring her 12 years as president at the Michigan Union in Ann Arbor, Mich. Friday, March 14. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Brianne Bowen)

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Jeff Daniels introduces University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman at a reception honoring her 12 years as president at the Michigan Union in Ann Arbor, Mich. Friday, March 14. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Brianne Bowen)

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Jeff Daniels plays anchor Will McAvoy on the HBO series “The Newsroom,” which will be getting several new writers for the show’s second season. (HBO via Associated Press)

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Jeff Daniels plays anchor Will McAvoy on the HBO series “The Newsroom,” which will be getting several new writers for the show’s second season. (HBO via Associated Press)