William Hurt | Biography

Posted On: 12 Sep, 2014

William Hurt | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth March 20, 1950
Age 71 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Film actor
Wife/Spouse Mary Beth Hurt(div.), Heidi Henderson(div.)
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Yes(twice)
Married Single
Net Worth $15 Million Dollars
Height 6 feet 2 inches
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt, Alexander Devon Hurt, Samuel Hurt, William Hurt

William McChord Hurt was born on 20th March, 1950 (his age is 64 years old) in Washington D.C, U.S.A. He was born to mother Claire Isabel and father Alfed McChord Hurt. He was raised by his mother and step father after his parents got a divorce, while he was very young.

Harm used the early years of his vocation on the stage between show school, summer stock, local repertory and off-Broadway, showing up in more than fifty creations and a lot more movies including "Henry V", "fifth of July", "Villa", "Uncle Vanya", "Richard II", "Hurlyburly" (for which he was selected for a Tony Award), "My Life" (winning an Obie Award for Best Actor), "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" and "Great". For radio, Hurt read Paul Theroux's "The Grand Railway Bazaar", for the BBC Radio Four and "The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx. He has recorded "The Polar Express", "The Boy Who Drew Cats", "The Sun Also Rises" and portrayed the documentaries, "Scanning for America: The Odyssey of John Dos Passos", "Einstein-How I See the World" and the English portrayal of Elie Wiesel's "To Speak the Unspeakable", a narrative coordinated and created by Pierre Marmiesse. In 1988, Hurt was granted the first Spencer Tracy Award from UCLA.  He also started in The Dune, a classic TV series whose story revolves around politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. This series was based on a classic science fiction novel, written by Frank Herbert. Likewise he also started in Murray Chapman’s The Doctor (1991), and also in Game of Thrones (2014).

Will was a tall man. He was a 188 cm tall man, which is about 6 feet and 2 inches. He also had a very professional body, not very athletic. But that height and that body made him look a giant man in front of some of his coworkers, who weren’t very tall at the time. Some of his co-stars into that list are Pierce Brosnan, Ciarán Hinds, Kathy Baker, Tim Blake Nelson, Sigourney Weaver, Demi Moore, Michael Gambon, Maria Bello, Christopher Plummer and more.

William Hurt has been in a number of relationships. He has been married and divorced on more than once occasion. His first wife was Mary Beth Hurt. But within sometime of this marriage, he had started a secret affair with Sandra Jennings since 1981. Later, Sandra flashed this news out after she got pregnant of Hurt’s child, which resulted in his first divorce. He took Sandra to South Carolina and started living there, but the two never got married. Things got pretty bad between them and it ended in an ugly manner. After Sandra, Will was with Marlee Matlin for a couple of years. His other relationships are with his ex-wife Heidi Henderson in the 90s with whom he had two sons. Erstwhile later, Heidi died and Hurt moved on. Then he met the beautiful actress Sandrine Bonnaire and started dating. Sometime later, the two got married and had a daughter together. He broke up with Sandrine some time ago. He has got 4 children altogether.

His recent estimated net worth is about 15 million US dollars. That comes from all his hard work and years he spend acting in different roles and levels. There is only one official twitter account for William Hurt. Thus, in order to stay updated with his latest news and views, you can follow him at https://twitter.com/williamhurt. To know more about his work, career and personal details, you can read his biography in different online sites like IMDB or Wikipedia.