When you talk about American sweethearts, Jeff Goldblum is probably the most darling of them all. The actor who starred in some of the highest grossing movies from the 90s still holds a place in the hearts of many today. The actor appeared in Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Independence Day: Resurgence, Thor: Ragnarok and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
However, this ageing heartthrob’s appeal is not limited to big franchise blockbusters alone; he also appeared in Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Tall Guy, Deep cover, Into the Night, The Prince of Egypt, The Big Chill, Igby Goes Down, Isle Of Dogs, Le Week-End, Cats & Dogs, Adam Resurrected, Powder, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and The Fly. The Fly was an American horror, science-fiction film which was co-written and directed by David Cronenberg. It starred Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle, a ‘brilliant but eccentric’ scientist. The film was an unexpected success and earned Goldblum a Saturn Award for Best Actor.
Jeff has also proven his versatility and adaptability in the roles he has taken, especially in his television roles. He appeared as Zack Nichols, a police detective on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also appeared in Laverne & Shirley, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (a television movie), Saturday Night Live, Sesame Street, The League, Portlandia, Glee, Inside Amy Schumer, The Simpson, King Of The Hill and Will and Grace (which earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series).
Jeff Goldblum: Bio & Age
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born on the 22nd of October, 1952. He was raised in a suburb of Pittsburg with his sister, Pamela and his older brother – Lee. His father was a medical doctor and his mother was a radio broadcaster. He has an older brother, Rick, who passed away at the age of 23 from kidney failure.
He moved to New York, when he was 17 to pursue a career as an actor. He worked as a stage actor and studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse, which many renowned actors (including Connie Britton, Diane Keaton, Chris Noth and Robert Duvall have also studied at.
He studied under the Sanford Meisner, a legendary acting coach in Hollywood, and made his Broadway debut with the award-winning play Two Gentlemen of Verona. If he had not gone into acting, he would have become a musician considering he is an accomplished jazz pianist.
Jeff Goldblum is an American Jew. He comes from a Jewish family which migrated from Austria and Russia to the United States. Growing up, he attended an Orthodox synagogue and had a traditional bar mitzvah.
Is He Gay? Wife, Son & Family
As with most celebrities, there have been speculations about Jeff Goldblum’s sexuality. The actor is confirmed to be straight and has even been married thrice, to women.
In 1980, Goldblum got married to Patricia Gaul – his costar in Silverado. However, by 1986, they were divorced. The next year, he got married to Geena Davis who he starred with in The Fly, Transylvania 6-5000 and Earth Girls Are Easy. Jeff and Geena got divorced in 1990.
After 1990, Jeff remained unmarried for over a decade until he got engaged in 2014 to Emilie Livingston – a Canadian Olympic gymnast. By November 2014, the two were married. They had their first son – Charlie Ocean in 2015 and their second son, River Joe, in 2017.
Height, Weight and Other Measurements
Jeff Goldblum is a man of impressive stature and physique. He is a tall man standing at 6 ft 4½ in (194 cm) and currently weighs 90 kg (198.5 pounds). His other measurements include: Chest – 42 in (107 cm); Arms/Biceps -14 in (35.5 cm) and Waist – 35 in (89 cm).
The actor believes in keeping fit and ageing gracefully, he became a father when he was already 62 so believes in staying healthy as a way to extend his life and see his children grow. He eats a lot of vegetables, lean protein, fruits, and whole grains to maintain his diet. He also avoids fatty foods, fried foods, and sugary foods.
Even at his age, it’s admirable that the actor still makes the effort to look good and feel even better.
Jeff Goldblum has an impressive net worth of $40 million which is expected when you look at his years in the industry and the extensive nature of his career. Jeff has appeared in plays, movies, television shows and animated features – clearly, there is nothing this man can’t do.