Kevin Spacey is regarded as one of the biggest players of this generation. His roles in American Beauty, The Usual Suspect, House Of Cards, and L.A. Confidential made him a respected name in the entertainment industry. From film to television to theatre, there is no form of entertainment or media in which he has not made a name for himself.
He is known for his theatrical roles as Theodore ‘Hickey’ Hickman in The Iceman Cometh, Richard II in Richard II; he also happens to have played Richard III in Richard III, Henry Drummond in Inherit The Wind, and Clarence Darrow in Darrow – a one-man show.
Biography and Early Life
Kevin Spacey was born on 26 July 1959 in South Orange, New Jersey. His father – Thomas Geoffrey Fowler was a data consultant and technical writer, while his mother Kathleen Ann Fowler (née Knutson) was a secretary. His family later moved to Southern California when he was just four years old. His older brother described their father as a racist and Nazi supporter who was physically and sexually abused; which led Kevin Spacey to become very smart and devious to avoid beatings and abuse.
For his 10th and 11th grades, Kevin attended Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School. In 1977 he graduated as a Co-Valedictorian alongside actress Mare Winningham at Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California. During his time in Chatsworth, Kevin Spacey played the role of Captain Georg von Trapp and the aforementioned Mare Winningham played the role of Maria von Trapp in her school’s senior production of The Sound Of Music.
Later Kevin Spacey – his middle name – began to use as his professional surname. The name ‘Spacey’ was also the maiden name of his paternal grandmother.
He tried to be successful as a comedian for years before he was accepted into the ‘Julliard’ in New York as a member of ‘Group 12’. During his time at Julliard, between 1979 and 1981, he studied acting. During this time he continued to perform as a stand-up comedian at talent contests.
Is Kevin Spacey married? Wife, brother, daughter, family
Kevin Spacey is not married, as such he has neither a wife nor any other significant person. He also has no children, daughters or sons. He has an older brother, Randy, who is a Rod Stewart impersonator and a limo driver; he also has a sister – Julie Ann Fowler Keir, who is an office worker. Kevin and his brother have an estranged relationship.
Kevin has made strenuous efforts to keep his personal and family life private; therefore the current state of his relationship with his family is unknown, but it can be assumed that he is on good terms with most of them.
Is Kevin Spacey gay? boyfriend/girlfriend
From 1976-1977 April Winchell was the girlfriend of Kevin Spacey. From 1992-2000 Kevin Spacey was with Dianne Dreyer for eight years. Dianne is an American screenwriter born on August 8, 1956, in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York. It has also been speculated that Kevin was at some point in a relationship with Jennifer Jason Leigh and in 2014 there was a rumor that he was dating Ashleigh Banfield.
Despite his relationships with women, many people still speculated that Kevin Spacey was gay. Many have given various reasons for their speculation, but the most popular was his unwillingness to marry, even well into his late fifties.
But in October 2017, amidst accusations of sexual abuse, Kevin Spacey turned out to be gay. In the same statement, he apologized to Anthony Rapp, an American actor, who was the first to accuse him of sexual abuse.
Kevin Spacey’s Net Worth
Kevin Spacey’s current net worth is $100 million, which is a pretty impressive sum. But it’s also understandable when you consider that he has been in the entertainment industry since 1981. It’s understandable that he has worked hard for his money.
As an A-actor in Hollywood, he was paid very well for every project he worked on – which explains why his net worth is so great.
He was also featured in the Netflix show House Of Cards from 2013-2017. While he was on the show, he earned an impressive $500,000 per episode, which also contributed to his substantial net worth.
Height, Weight & other facts
- Full Name: Kevin Spacey Fowler
- Profession: Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, and Singer
- Height: 177 cm (5 ft 8)
- Weight: 86 kg (189 pounds)
- Race: Caucasian
- Nationality: American
- Date of Birth: 26 July 1959
- Place of Birth: South Orange, New Jersey, United States Of America
- Hair Color: Brown
- Eye Color: Light Brown
- Education: The Julliard School
- Marital status: Single
- Astrological sign: Leo