American actor, James Spader is best known for portraying the eccentric character of 'Graham Dalton' in film, "Sex, Lies, and Videotape". He won three Emmy's Awards and earned two Golden Globe Award nomination. Currently, he is busy with his crime drama series, The Blacklist. also.
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 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 attends 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 in order 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 for ‘Acura’ in several of its television commercials.
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He won three Emmy Award 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 to win the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical for the same role.
Spader is the part of NBC series The Blacklist since 2013 where he played the role of FBI's most wanted fugitives Raymond "Red" Reddington for which he earned two Golden Globe nomination.
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
James Spader is in a romantic relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Leslie Stefanson, an American actress best known for Alien Hunter. The duo is together since 2002 and shared a son, Nathaneal Spader (born on August 2008).
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 has two sons, Elijah (born on 1992) and Sebastian (born on 1989).
However, the couple couldn't handle their married life and in 2004, Spader filed divorce which was finalized in 2005.
Spader loves cooking and utilized his spare time by making 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, 57 has an estimated net worth of $10 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 heart, as a result, the movies have a big hit at the box office. In 1989, his film, Spader impressively collected the $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), 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.
Age: As of 2019, he is 58 years old.
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
James Spader Affairs
Affair with Leslie Stefanson
Leslie Stefanson is an American model, actress, and artist who is best known for playing the title role as Capt.