James Spader | Biography

Posted On: 22 Jun, 2014

James Spader | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth February 07, 1960
Age 61 Years 2 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Victoria Spader(divorced)
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Partner Leslie Stefanson
Divorced? Yes(once)
Married Not Now
Net Worth $10 Million Dollars
Height 178 cm
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Sebastian Spader, Elijah Spader, Nathaneal Spader

James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 (his age is 54 years old) in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America to mother Jean and father Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. As a child, he attended The Pike School, where his mother taught art. The shortly, he was enrolled in Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts for one year, where his father used to teach.  Later he attended Phillips Academy but did not complete his studies as he dropped out to earn acting at Michael Chekhov School in New York City. Before his acting career kicked off, he used to earn money performing a number of jobs such as yoga instructor, busboy, truck driver, stable boy, and railroad-car loader.

His acting career started when he got his first major role in Endless Love (1981), alongside Robert Downey Jr. But his first noticeable role came in 1986 movie Pretty in Pink, where he portrayed the role of a rich arrogant boy. Apart from lead roles, he appeared in a supporting role in different movies like Baby Boom, Wall Street etc. His first breakthrough movie was 1989’s Sex, Lies and Videotape. His role of a sexual spy received wide critics and appreciation as well, and earned him Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. From 2004, he played the lead role of advocate Alan Shore, in series Boston Legal which was similar to his TV series role in The Practice. For that role, he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He won the Emmy awards again in 2005 and 2007 too, for his role in Boston Legal, becoming the only few celebrities for winning the Emmy while playing the same character in two different series. Some of the other movies that he has tasted success with are: crash (1996), China Revealed (2006), Race (2009), By Virtue Fall (2011), The Office (season 7 in 2011) etc. He is also reported to join the crew of Marvel’s The Avengers: age of Ultron which is to be released in 2015. Currently, he is playing as a fugitive in TV series The Blacklist, which started from 2013.

Back when he was working as a yoga instructor, he met his future wife named Victoria Kheel, who was a decorator. They two got married in 1987 and had two children together. The kids were both boys. But sometime later, James filed for a divorce with Victoria back in 2004. As of now, he married his girlfriend/ partner, Leslie Stefanson. With her, he already had a son in 2008. James is a 5 feet 10 inches tall man. Although his height is not the greatest, but it suits his physique and he carries himself out very well. He is 178 cm tall, and at the half way of his life, doesn’t have a very great physique. His great tummy can be seen is some of his shirtless pictures. But when young, he used to have a good, fit body. Although there were some speculations about him being gay, I think all that is just rumor as he is doing well with his second married life.

To stay close to him and get updated with his facts and latest news, you can follow him on twitter in this link twitter.com/JamesSpader. You can also read about him in his biography in Wikipedia. His estimated net worth in 2013 was around 10 million USD.