James Spader is an American actor who has said that he has strong issues of obsessive-compulsive. Further, the actor is best known for appearing in the eccentric characters in several series and films. It includes series and films like 1989 ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’, 1994 ‘Stargate’, and 2002 ‘Secretary’. In addition, he also voiced the character Ultron in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
Moreover, he had won three Emmy Awards for his role in drama ‘The Practice’ and its spin-off ‘Boston Legal’. He currently stars in the NBC crime drama ‘The Blacklist’ as a high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant, Raymond “Red” Reddington. For his role in the series, he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations. Stay tuned to know more about the actor on his personal life, career, and net worth.
Caption: The American actor James Spader from the series ‘The Blacklist’.
James Spader: Bio, Family, Education
The versatile actor was born on 7 February 1960 as James Todd Spader. He was born as the youngest of three children to the parents Jean and Stoddard Greenwood Spader. He was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts along with his teacher parents and siblings. As growing up, he had been surrounded by dominant and influenced women who had left him a great impression.
Regarding his education, he attended many private schools including The Pike School and the Brooks School. At the age of seventeen, he dropped out of the school Phillips Academy to pursue his acting career in New York City. During his struggling time, he did several minor jobs like a yoga teacher, bartending, railroad car loader, and many more to help him financially.
James Spader: Career & Life Achievements
He started his career officially from the role of Keith Butterfield in the film ‘Endless Love’ in 1981. But he already appeared as Jimmy in the film ‘Team-Mates’. However, he came in prominence after appearing in the American teen romantic comedy film ‘Pretty in Pink’ in 1987. After working in a supporting role in films like ‘Baby Boom’ and ‘Wall Street’, he got his breakthrough role in ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’. In the film, he appeared as a sexual voyeur complicating the life of three residents of Baton Rouge.
After that, he has appeared in movies like 1990 ‘Bad Influence’, 1991 ‘True Colors’, 1993 ‘Dream Lovers’, 1996 ‘Crash’, 2000 ‘The Watcher’, and 2003 ‘Alien Hunter’, amongst others. His television credit includes 1983 ‘The Family Tree’, 1984 ‘Family Secrets’, 1997 ‘Seinfield’, and 2th011 ‘The Office’, many more. However, he added more popularity in his career after appearing in 2013 ‘The Blacklist’ where actress like Susan Blommaert for 27 episodes.
James Spader: Personal Life & Wife
Speaking about the personal life of 60-old years active actor, then he is in a relationship with former Alien Hunter (2003) co-star, Leslie Stefanson. They started dating in 2002 but there is not much information on their first meeting or dating history. However, they together produced one son, Nathaneal in August 2008. Also, Spader has not revealed whether the couple has married yet or not.
Previously, he was married to his first wife, Victoria Kheel, a decorator in 1987. They first met her while he worked in a yoga studio after he moved to New York City during 1980. Together, they had welcomed two sons: Elijah and Sebastian, however, their relationship didn’t last long. Therefore, their divorce finalized in 2004 and parted their ways.
Caption: James Spader with his girlfriend Leslie Stefanson.
James Spader: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Moving towards his earning, since 1981, he has been working in the entertainment industry. He has mostly earned income from his acting career. Therefore, the net worth of James has an estimation of around $10 million. Apart from, it is not clear whether he spends his time in other ventures or not.
He is highly active over different social media platforms with personal but unverified accounts. On Twitter, he has an account @Spaderisland with 23.5k followers. He has a Facebook account with more than 17.6k followers. On Instagram, he has an account @james_spader_ with 88.6k followers.
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James Spader: Body Measurements
He has a fit and well-maintained body that has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 74 kg. Other than this, there is no information on his body measurements like chest, hips, and biceps. He has a blue eye color with light brown hair color.
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