James Spader is a fantastic award-winning American actor and dubbing artist; best known for his appearances in blockbuster movies like The Blacklist, Boston Legal, and Stargate, among others. After his brilliant performance in the 1989 film titled Sex, Lies, and Videotape, he moved into the spotlight. Since then, the actor has continued to achieve fame through his extraordinary acting skills. He has also received several awards on his behalf. Read on as we take you below through James Spader’s biography, family, fortune, size, and other interesting facts.
The talented actor was born as James Todd Spader in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States, on February 7, 1960. He is apparently the youngest child of his parents and grew up with his two older sisters. His parents Stoddard Greenwood Spader and Jean Spader were both teachers. Spader attended Pike School, where his mother was working at the time, and later he moved to Brooks School to be with his father. Since he couldn’t stay, Spader went to the Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, before finally leaving school before he could graduate to pursue an acting career.
Soon after leaving school, Spader moved to New York City where he began his acting career. To make ends meet, he worked in various professions, including a yoga teacher, a stable boy, and a bartender. He received his first major role as an actor in 1981 in the film Endless Love. After that, he played the leading role in the movie called Tuff Turf in 1985 as well as Prety in Pink. After that, he played the role of a supporting actor in 1987 in movies like Baby Boom and Wall Street.
James Spader’s breakthrough came in 1989 after his appearance in Steven Soderbergh’s drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989. His role as a sex spy earned him his first prize as best actor at the Cannes Film Festival, putting Spader in the spotlight. Spader’s next project was the romantic drama White Palace in 1990, in which he played the leading role opposite Susan Sarandon; in the same year, he also appeared in Bad Influence.
From 1992 to 2000, Spader appeared in a number of films, including True Colors, The Music of Chance, Stargate, Crash, 2 Days in the Valley, Seinfeld, and The Watcher. In the early 2000s, he starred in Boston Legal and The Practice, for which he received Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actors in 2004, 2005, and 2007.
In 2009, Spader starred in David Mamet’s play Race, entitled Race; in the same year, he also played Mr. Black in Shorts. He then joined the cast of the NBC sitcom The Office, in which he played the role of Robert California from 2011 to 2012. Since 2013 Spader has played the role of Raymond Reddington in the NBC crime thriller entitled The Blacklist. His outstanding performance in the series has earned the talented actor several nominations for awards.
His other films include Alien Hunter, The Homesman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Hitmen for Hire, to name a few. He also played the role of a voice actor in Discovery Atlas and Frasier. Spader has also appeared in several commercials for top brands like Acura.
The award-winning actor has acted in several films and has acquired great wealth. James Spader currently has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He earns his fortune through his films, television series, and other business ventures. Among other things, he reportedly earned $125,000 per episode of the NBC series called The Blacklist.
James Spader’s Wife And Children
The brilliant actor is also successful in his love life and is the proud father of three children. Spader is said to have met his first wife, Victoria Kheel when he worked as a yoga trainer in New York City many years ago. The couple formed a covenant in 1987 and were blessed with two sons named Elijah and Sebastian Spader.
However, for unknown reasons, the two separated after seventeen years together. Their divorce was finalized in 2004, and both share equal custody of their children. Before their divorce, Spader began another relationship with his Alien Hunter colleague, Leslie Stefanson, and after his divorce, he made his relationship with Leslie public.
Although the couple never made it to the altar, they have been together for over fifteen years. In August 2008 they welcomed their symbol of love, a son named Nathaneal. Spader and Leslie enjoy a blissful relationship and there are no signs of problems.
Height: How Tall Is James Spader?
The talented actor is a very tall and handsome guy, he stands at a height of 1.20 m and weighs 73 kg (161 pounds). His distinctive look is his light brown bald hair. He also has blue eyes and wears a size 9 (US) shoe.