How tall is Shea Whigham

Shea Whigham's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films like American Hustle, Splinter, Tigerland, Silver Linings Playbook. On TV he is well known for playing Elias 'Eli' Thompson on Boardwalk Empire and Roger Dooley on Agent Carter.

How tall is Shea Whigham
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Average Guess (11 Votes)
5ft 7.8in (172.2cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/May/22
A shocking scene from the second season of Boardwalk Empire:

An ageing gangster guy comes to see Shea’s Eli Thompson. Eli isn’t in the best of moods, having fought with his brother, Nucky, and hits the old fellow in the head with an implement, probably one used for heavy duty gardening, over a trivial disagreement. The guy starts fitting almost, and bleeding from his mouth, but Eli decides to finish him off completely, the heartless gangster. 😤 He smashes his head to a pulp and later buries the man with a mate of his.

This deed was TERRIBLE in the manner of its cruelty and his callous and nonchalant attitude to the taking of another’s life.
Furthermore, this took place in the greenhouse where he
entertains his children.

Truly a violent series, but happily, there are touching moments. It forces us to realise how lucky we are to live in relatively safe times, albeit only one century later. Mind you, when you’re in at the deep end and gangster life is all you’ve known, I have no doubt that today’s gangsters aren’t free to live a life free from NOT looking over their shoulders wheresoever they may go.

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Feb/21
Shea appears in an episode of 'Medium' in Season 6.

At first, you think he's a brave bomb disposal expert, but there's a rather bent, manipulative side to him under the surface. Creepy....!

5ft8. 💣😏
Nik Ashton said on 16/Jan/20
Shea can have 5’8”!
khaled taban said on 29/Aug/19
I see him closer to 5'7" , but not as short as 5'6" also !
berta said on 9/May/18
it hink robs 173 listing is to high and mr R listings of 168 is to low. i bielve the guy is 170-171 range. this is to hutch for him really. looks like a really small guy and he wouldnt look like that if he was 173.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Mar/18
I'm going to give Shea 5ft8!

Playing Nucky Thompson's brother, Eli, in 'Boardwalk Empire', played by 5ft8.25 Steve Buscemi, they chose well in the height similarily stakes! One moment I think one is taller, the next, the other 'boy'! However, my overall conclusion was that Shea was the taller of the two, so I really think this must be down to his having a better posture!

If I'm truly honest, I expected to find this actor to be just under 5ft9! He stands well - and confidently.

🙌 🔫😝
Adamz said on 14/Sep/17
172.0cm at mid-day maybe?

5-6 or anything below 5-7 flat (170cm) is just illegitimate downgrading, in my opinion.
Balrog said on 14/Sep/15
Farrell has like 3in over this guy. Can't be 5'8", 5'7" could be.
Sam said on 1/Oct/14
On one of the more recent Boardwalk Empire episode, he did not, I'd admit, look 5'8" standing on an elevator with Michael Shannon, since Shannon seems to tower him by a full head.
Mr. R said on 24/Sep/14
Shea is only 5-6. He walked right past me. Much shorter than he seems on tv.

cole: I did see David O Russell, but he was not standing up straight.
Sam said on 23/Sep/14
This listing works, Whigham is about 4-5 inches shorter than Bradley Cooper and similar range to Steve Buscemi.
cole said on 21/May/14
@Mr. R: I can't see 5'6, but 5'7 range isn't impossible. Did you have a chance to see David O. Russell in person? How tall do you think he is? I get a 5'9ish impression.
Sam said on 8/Apr/14
He may not be a strong 5'8" but I just don't see Shea as low as 5'6".
Mr. R said on 31/Mar/14
I met Shea at an event honoring David O. Russell. He is much shorter than he looks. He is 5-6. Steve B is always a little taller than he is.
Sam said on 25/Mar/14
I might add The Wolf of Wall Street and True Detective to his credits, both small roles but memorable.
cole said on 24/Mar/14
I was just about to request a page for him, good actor! I don't know about 5'8 solid, but he's probably closer to that than 5'7.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
Looked about right in Silver Linings and A. Hustler.
Sam said on 24/Mar/14
Thanks for the addition, Rob. 5'8" is a pretty good shout. Sometimes both Buscemi and Whigham can seem to edge the other out but are similar. Michael Shannon (compared in Take Shelter, although both are also in BE) looks nearly a head taller than Whingham.

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