David Strathairn | Biography

Posted On: 23 Feb, 2015

David Strathairn | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 26, 1949
Age 72 Years 2 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Logan Goodman
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $8 Million Dollars
Height 6 feet 0 inches(183 cm)
Weight 170 lbs(approx)
Children/Kids Tay Strathairn, Ebberly Strathaim

David Russell Strathairn is an American actor who was born on the 26th of January, 1949 and is currently 67 years in age. He was born in San Francisco, California as the second out of five children to mother Mary Frances, who also worked as a nurse and father Thomas Scott Strathairn Jr. who was a physician. His parents had mixed ancestry as his father’s father was of Scottish decent while his mother’s side was from Hawaii. His parents who had fallen in love after working together married and settled in California were particularly busy and so their children were raised by their parents who were still alive despite their old age. Born in a religious family, Davis is also a Christian by religion and an American citizen by nationality, belonging to white ethnicity.

As a child, he had a particularly good time growing around his siblings who were all about the same age group. He studies at the Redwood High School in Larkspur where he was described as a shy kid. Not very open to everyone, he would rather sit in his place and read but it wasn’t books that interested him by the pictures. “I always wandered into the pictures they had in our books as well as in the cities and walls. I was so fantasized by those that I’d sit and watch them and literally memorize a picture. But then again, I couldn’t make one and I always felt bad that I couldn’t draw” he said in an interview. Having particular problems with pronunciation, he was helped by his voice instructor till he was in 3rd grade. Graduating from his high school, Davis entered into Williams College in Massachusetts, and left from there in 1970. Having developed a short but strong interest into acting, he then trained himself at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in Florida, where he chose clowning, strangely. He even worked as a clown in travelling circus and enjoyed being around children.

Not a very fat or chubby person, David has a height of about 182 cm, which is about 6 feet tall. His last recorded body weight was about 78 kg, which is good for someone his built and age. He is a fair man, good- looking and with good behaviors. However, he wasn’t always this good as he describes himself as arrogant in his young days. With not much to reveal about his past dating life and affairs, we know that he is a married man and has been in about 35 year long relationship with his wife Logan Goodman. He is not sexually gay as he has got two children with his wife; Tay Strathairn and Ebberly Strathaim. His wife, who is also an actress of the TV used to work in the Sopranos and still has a powerful voice.

With appearances in more than 45 different movies as well as some TV shows, David has been a very influential figure. His works in movies like Lincoln, The Bourne Series, The Firm, We are Marshall, Sneakers and many more have made him an icon and also won him awards like: Academy Award for Best Actor,  Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role with plenty more. His fans and followers stay close to him by following him on Twitter and Facebook. You can also see his posts and pictures on his Instagram page, and might as well read his biography in sites like IMDB and Wikipedia. By 2015, his estimated net worth was about $8 million US dollars.