In Hollywood, most actors either find fame on the small screens or on the big screens. It’s often rare to find actors who are equally successful in both mediums. However, if there is one person who has achieved this feat, it is James Spader. Spader has appeared in several critically acclaimed films, including the 1989 Palm D’Or winner – Sex, Lies and Videotape . He has also acted in many TV series including Boston Legal and has received multiple awards. Want to learn more about this accomplished actor? Then read on.
James Spader’s Bio (Age)
James Todd Spader was born on February 7th , 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts. He comes from a family of five. His mother’s name is Jean Spader (née Fraser) while his father’s name is Stoddard. The actor also has two older sisters; Libby and Annie. Spader grew up in Boston and attended several private schools, including The Pike School, Brooks School, and Philips Academy. However, he aspired to be an actor from an early age. As such, he dropped out of school in his sophomore year and moved to New York City to pursue his passion.
In The Big Apple, James Spader took acting classes at the Michael Chekhov School. He also did various odd jobs (bartender, stable boy, truck driver, and yoga instructor) while waiting for acting opportunities. Spader eventually landed his debut role in the 1981 romantic drama, Endless Love . He then amassed appearances in several films including Tuff Turf, Pretty in Pink, Mannequin, Less than Zero, Baby Boom and Wall Street . The Boston native finally burst into the limelight in 1989 thanks to the film. Sex, lies and videotape. The film revolved around a troubled man,Graham, who videotaped women talking about their lives and sexuality. Spader played the role of the troubled but sexy voyeur, and his performance earned him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival.
wife and children
The Boston Legal star was previously married to Hollywood set decorator, Victoria Spader (née Kheel). The two first met in the ’70s when Spader was working as a yoga teacher in New York. They were married for more than a decade before tying the knot in 1987. Their marriage lasted almost 17 years and they divorced in 2004. The marriage produced two sons, Sebastian and Elijah.
Since his divorce, Spader has had to marry again. However, he is in a long-term relationship with Leslie Stefanson. Stefanson is a former model/actress turned sculptor. During her prime, she acted in several films and television series, including The General’s Daughter . Today she is an artist specializing in bronze and terracotta sculptures. Spader and Stefanson first met on the set of the film, Alien Hunter , in which they both starred. They started a relationship in 2002 and have been together ever since. The couple is yet to tie the knot, but they have a son together. His name is Nathaneal and he was born in 2008 Boston LegalStar has announced that Nathaneal will be his last child as he doesn’t want any other children.
James Spader Net Worth (Income and Earnings)
Spader has an estimated net worth of $10 million. His significant net worth is not surprising considering the illustrious career he has enjoyed. Since his breakthrough in 1989, the actor has appeared in other films such as White Palace, Bad Influence, True Colors, Secretary, The Watcher, Crash, 2 Days in the Valley, Alien Hunter, Shorts, Slow Burn, Supernova, Wolf, Stargate and Avangers : Age of Ultron .
A Boston native, she has also appeared in several television series, including The Black List, Boston Legal, The Practice, Frasier, and The Family Tree . Working Out is a legal drama about the partners and associates of a Boston law firm. The series ran for eight seasons and spurned a hugely successful offshoot called Boston Legal . James Spader has appeared in both series, playing the role of Alan Shore, a morally conscious lawyer who is not afraid to bend the law to get justice. His performance on both shows earned him at least three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Series.
James Spader is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and his weight is reported at 73 kg. His hair color is light brown while his eye color is blue. Regarding the actor’s eyes, Spader has very poor eyesight and cannot wear contacts. He relies on glasses and can hardly see without them. As a result, most of his television and film characters wear glasses to enable him to work effectively.