Born and raised in Palo Alto, California, Tom Franco is an American actor and artist. He is best known as the founder of the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley, California. He is also well recognized as the brother of actors James Franco and Dave Franco. He is living a blissful married life with his second wife Iris Torres. His first wife Julia Lazar Franco died of liver failure in 2014.
Early Life and Education of Tom Franco
Tom Franco was born Thomas Andrew Franco on April 14, 1980, in Palo Alto, California, the U.S. He is the middle son of Douglas Eugene Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business and mother, Betsy Lou (née Verne) a writer and occasional actor. He was raised in Palo Alto.
Franco has Portuguese (Madeiran) and Swedish descent from his father side and Russian Jewish ancestry from mother side. He has two brothers, an older brother, James Franco, actor, writer, director, and younger brother, Dave Franco who is also an actor.
Franco graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1998. Then he joined the University of California, Santa Cruz and completed his education in fine art in 2002. Later, he attended California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, majoring in ceramics.
Tom Franco's Career
Tom Franco started his acting career in 1990 in the comedy horror film, Basket Case 2 in a minor role. Then he starred in 2005 film, A Peace of History and The Devil Wears a Toupee (2007).
In 2017, he appeared in biographical comedy-drama film, The Disaster Artist starring Alison Brie and Jackie Weaver. The same year, he featured in Metamorphosis: Junior Year. He is also the founder and co-director of Berkeley’s Firehouse Art Collective.
Tom Franco's Net Worth
Tom Franco is a well-known actor, artist, and producer. He is mostly known for his artistic work, and in the USA the average salary of the artist is $36 thousand but Franco is quite experienced so he might earn more than the average figure.
In 2017, Franco starred in The Disaster Artist which succeeded to gross $24 million at the box office against the budget of $10 million. Considering his career growth, his net worth isn't less than six digit figure.
Tom Franco's Personal Life
Tom Franco is happily married to Iris Torres. The duo tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the presence of their closed ones in 2015. The duo shared a healthy relationship. They have no children. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife.
The lovely pair celebrated five years of togetherness in December 2018 and posted an image on Instagram.
"Gonna be celebrating next month the start of my 5th year with this lovely woman :) Just the beginning"
Previously, Franco was married to Julia Lazar Franco in 2014 at hospital solarium about a month before her death. The duo had a huge 22 years gap. Lazar died at the age of 57 due to liver failure and kidney trouble. The couple shared directorship at Berkeley’s Firehouse Art Collective.
- Age: As of 2019, he is 38 years old.
- Height: He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m).
- Weight: He weighs an average height.
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Brown
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Mixed(Portuguese, Swedish, and Russian Jewish)