After two years with Jeff Daniels in ‘The Newsroom,’ Emily Mortimer went on her career with a role in ‘The New Look’ series, while her former co-star appeared in the new season of ‘American Rust,’ set for release in 2023-2024.
Before the two artists joined these new projects, though, the Will McAvoy actor took part in many TV shows and films, including ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and ‘The Martian.’ Meanwhile, the MacKenzie McHale actress went beyond acting with her directorial debut in ‘The Pursuit of Love.’
Daniels’ filmography also consisted of high-grossing movies before and after ‘The Newsroom.’ He, for example, co-starred with Jim Carrey in the original ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ which grossed $350.4 million at the box office, and played Roger Dearly in the $320.7 million movie ‘101 Dalmatians‘ in the ’90s.
Around the same years, off-screen, the actor founded his own theater company called the Purple Rose, gathering himself a fortune of $45 million by 2023.
On the other hand, Mortimer shifted toward screenwriting with projects like 2014’s ‘Doll & Em’ and 2021’s ‘The Pursuit of Love.’ In addition, she took a role in ‘Don’t Look Deeper’ as the main character and became one of the producers in the 2018 film ‘To Dust,’ ending up with a net worth of $8 million in the last two decades.
Currently, the actress is working on the production of the new ‘Paddington’ film, playing Mary Brown, while Daniels has a role in the limited series called ‘A Man in Full,’ which will be released on Netflix in the upcoming months.