Media Advisory: ‘House of Cards’ star Kevin Spacey to speak at UB

Release Date: April 27, 2016 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in Alumni Arena, UB North Campus, as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Executive producer and star of the Netflix original series “House of Cards,” Spacey has won Academy Awards for his performances in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty.” Other film credits include “LA Confidential,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats” and “Horrible Bosses.”

From 2004 to May 2015, Spacey served as artistic director of The Old Vic Theatre Company in London, and in 2014, he was named one of Forbes magazine’s Most Powerful Celebrities, the first online-only television star to make the list.

He is the UB Graduate and Undergraduate Student Choice speaker.

During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of his lecture. Spacey is expected to begin speaking at approximately 8:10 p.m.

Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4607 or no later than noon on Wednesday, April 27. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the program.

Media Contact Information

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