Described by Time magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, Alan Cumming is an award-winning stage, television, and film actor, as well as an artist, writer, activist, photographer, and raconteur.
In You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life is Stories and Pictures, the man-about-town shares forty-five wildly entertaining real-life stories of late-night parties, backstage anecdotes, life in LA and New York, cross-country road trips with his beloved dog, Honey, and poignant memories of his life, loves, family, fellow actors, and friends.
This volume, illustrated by Cumming's own photographs, relates encounters that only Cumming could experience, from awkwardly entertaining Elizabeth Taylor at Carrie Fisher's birthday party to discussing love and sex with Gore Vidal.
Cumming has won an Olivier award for his work on the London stage, and a Tony for his work on Broadway; he appeared in all seven seasons of CBS' The Good Wife for which he received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He is currently touring a cabaret show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, and recently released an album of the same name. He is the author of the novel Tommy's Tale and the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir, Not My Father's Son. In conversation with Ari Shapiro, a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine.
Alan Cumming is a Scottish film and stage actor, perhaps best known for his supporting roles as Boris Grishenko in the James Bond film GoldenEye, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United and on the stage with his Tony Award-winning lead performance as the Emcee in the highly successful revival of Cabaret. He has directed, produced, and written films, TV series and plays, voiced several soundtracks, written a book, developed a stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and formed his own production company.
In 2015, Shapiro joined Kelly McEvers, Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel as a weekday co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine.
Shapiro was previously NPR's International Correspondent based in London, from where he traveled the world covering a wide range of topics for NPR's national news programs.
Shapiro joined NPR's international desk in 2014 after four years as White House Correspondent during President Barack Obama's first and second terms. In 2012, Shapiro embedded with the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney. He was NPR Justice Correspondent for five years during the George W. Bush Administration, covering one of the most tumultuous periods in the Department's history.