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James Spader Biography

Updated On 31 Jan, 2024 Published On 22 Dec, 2017
James Spader
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Facts of James Spader

Date of Birth :
Age : 64 years old
Family Name : Spader
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Aquarius
Height : 5 Feet 10 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of James Spader

What is James Spader marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): In Relation
How many children does James Spader have ? (name): 3 Children
Is James Spader having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is James Spader Gay ? No

American actor, James Spader is best known for portraying the eccentric character of 'Graham Dalton' in the film, "Sex, Lies, and Videotape". He won three Emmy's Awards and earned two Golden Globe Award nominations. Currently, he is busy with his crime drama series, The Blacklist. His other work includes Mannequin, The Homesman, Lincoln, Wolf, etc. He voiced the role character Ultron in the MCU's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Early Life of James Spader

Born on February 7, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, James Spader was born as James Todd Spader. He is the youngest child of Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. He is American and belongs to the White ethnicity. 

Spader has English, as well as smaller amounts of Scottish, French, Dutch, German, and Swiss-German, ancestry. He was raised along with his two sisters in a liberal and progressive surrounding.

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James Spader attended The Pike School, where his mother taught art, and later joined Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, where his father taught. He went to Phillips Academy but left in 11th grade to pursue his career in acting and he joined  New York’s ‘Michael Chekhov School'.

James Spader's Career 

James Spader started his acting career in 1981 with the major role in Endless Love. His first starring role was in Tuff Turf (1985) but he rose to stardom with his 1986 movie, Pretty in Pink where he portrays the character of Steff, a wealthy and arrogant playboy.

Spader appeared in various movies, Mannequin (1987),  Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989),  Bad Influence (1990), Stargate (1994), Supernova (2000), The Stickup (2002), Shorts (2009), and many more. He also lends his voice to ‘Acura’ in several of its television commercials.

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He won three  Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his character as Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal.  He also succeeds in winning the  Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, Comedy, or Musical for the same role. 

Spader is part of the NBC series The Blacklist since 2013 where he played the role of the FBI's most wanted fugitive Raymond "Red" Reddington for which he earned two Golden Globe nominations.

In 2015, he was cast in the superhero action blockbuster film ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ as Ultron a villainous robot.

James Spader's Personal Life; Who's His Wife? Does He Have Children?

James Spader is in a romantic relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Leslie Stefanson, an American actress best known for Alien Hunter. The duo has been together since 2002 and shared a son, Nathaneal Spader (born in August 2008). Together with his partner and child, he lives in New York City. 

James Spader with his girlfriend Leslie Stefanson. SOURCE: Country Living Magazine

Previously, Spader was married to decorator Victoria Kheel in 1987. The duo first met in a yoga studio while working there as a yoga instructor. The pair have two sons, Elijah (born in 1992) and Sebastian (born in 1989). 

However, the couple couldn't handle their married life and in 2004, Spader filed for divorce which was finalized in 2005.

Spader loves cooking and utilizes his spare time to make food for his wife and kids. Spare shared a good bond with actors Christian Clemenson, John Kennedy Jr., Eric Stoltz, and Jason Alexander.

James Spader's Net Worth

James Spader has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He charged an impressive sum for his appearance in movies and TV series. He earns $300,000 per episode for, The Blacklist

His movies have won the audience's hearts, and as a result, the movies have a big hit at the box office. In 1989, his film, Spader impressively collected $24.7 million at the box office. The film was made under a budget of $1.2 million and became the highest-grossing movie of 1989.

Besides, his other hit movies include The Watcher ($47.27), Stargate ($196.6 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion), and Lincoln ($275.3 million).

In 2016, Spader sold his Los Angeles Home for $4 Million which was built in 1992 at 3,700 square feet area.

Body Measurements

  • Age: He is 58 years old (as of 2019)
  • Height: He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77m) tall.
  • Weight: He weighs 74 kg or 163 lbs.
  • Shoe/Feet size: 10 (US)
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: White

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James Spader Affairs

  1. Affair with Leslie Stefanson

    Leslie Stefanson is an American model, actress, and artist who is best known for playing the title role as Capt.

James Spader Married

First Marriage with Victoria Kheel

Victoria Kheel is a popular decorator and yoga instructor. She is also known as the ex-wife of James Spader.

James Spader Children

SON : Sebastian Spader

Mother: Victoria Kheel

Sebastian Spader is the first son of James Spader and Victoria Kheel.

SON : Elijah Spader

Mother: Victoria Kheel

Elijah Spader is the second son of James Spader and Victoria Kheel.

SON : Nathaneal Spader

Mother: Leslie Stefanson

Nathaneal Spader is the youngest son of James Spader with Leslie Stefanson.

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