Kurt Russell is an American-born Hollywood film star and with an acting career spanning well over 5 decades, he is undoubtedly a Hollywood icon. The talented actor has managed to remain relevant since marking his acting debut as a child in the early 1960s. Russell earned an Emmy nomination in 1979 for his performance in the Elvis Presley biopic Elvis and also received his first Golden Globe nomination for his work in the 1983 biopic Silkwood.
Kurt Russell’s Biography, Age
Kurt Vogel Russell was born on March 17, 1951, in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father, Bing Russell, was an actor and his mother, Louise Julia (née Crone) was a dancer. He grew up with three sisters, Jill, Jamie, and Jody. He schooled at Thousand Oaks High School and was a member of the school’s baseball team.
He started out as a child actor in the early 1960s appearing in a number of TV series and eventually marking his movie debut in the Elvis Presley 1963 musical It Happened at the World’s Fair. He equally landed a regular role in the short-lived series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-64).
In 1966, the talented actor signed a 10-year deal with Walt Disney which saw him feature in 10 of the studio’s films, the first of which was Follow Me, Boys! (1966) as well as a number of other projects. The long-term contract, in addition to a couple of other acting gigs, kept the actor fully occupied from the late 1960s to the 1970s. Just as his film career continued to prosper, Russell equally scored numerous guest roles on the small screen as he became one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood at the time.
In 1979, Kurt Russell earned a well-deserved recognition in the form of an Emmy nomination for his lead role in the made-for-TV biopic Elvis directed by John Carpenter. Despite its widely positive reception, the Elvis telefilm marked the last small-screen feature of Russell’s career. However, he collaborated with film’s director, John Carpenter on a number of other career-defining roles. Perhaps the most notable of them was his role as Snake Plissken in the 1981 sci-fi flick Escape from New York and its 1996 sequel Escape from L.A.
Russell received a Golden Globe nomination in 1984 for his role in the highly acclaimed biopic Silkwood (1983). Ever since, the talented actor has remained consistently excellent in his career and has recorded countless movie credits across different genres. Some of his most notable features are Stargate (1994), Executive Decision (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Miracle (2004), The Hateful Eight (2015) in addition to monster box-office hits like Fast & Furious 7 (2015) and Fast & Furious 8 (2017).
A long-running career in Hollywood is definitely one sure means to a lifetime of opulence and Kurt Russell is a perfect proof of this fact. The talented actor cemented his A-list status quite early in his career and has managed to remain relevant over several decades.
In addition to his lucrative Hollywood career, Kurt Russell is also a successful entrepreneur having launched his own label of wines ‘Gogi wines’ in 2008 in collaboration with Ampelos Cellars. These and several other bankable ventures bring the Hollywood star’s net worth to an estimate of $70 million.
Is Kurt Russell Married? Partner
Kurt Russell is currently in a nearly four-decade-long relationship with fellow Hollywood A-lister, Goldie Hawn. The duo first met back in 1966 as costars in the film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. They eventually reunited in 1983 as co-leads in the movie Swing Shift after which their onscreen romance morphed into a lasting and enduring relationship.
Kurt Russell’s relationship with his longtime partner Goldie Hawn has also had its fair share of challenges over the years. They were plagued by multiple rumors of separation in the early 2000s, however, they have remained steadfast for over 3 decades and counting.
Interestingly, this Hollywood power couple were honored with double stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 4, 2017, Hawn with the 2,609th and Russell with the 2,610th star.
Prior to his current relationship, Kurt Russell had a four-year marital union with actress and singer Season Hubley. The two tied the knot in March 1979 and their marriage ended in a divorce on May 16, 1983.
Kurt Russell has four adult children most of whom are equally as famous as he is. He welcomed his first son Boston Oliver Grant Russell on February 16, 1980, with Season Hubley. He also welcomed a child with his partner Goldie Hawn on July 10, 1986, a son named Wyatt Hawn Russell and just like his famous parents, he is also an actor.
In addition to his biological sons, Russell is also a father to Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn’s children from a previous union and both of whom are Hollywood stars. Russell walked Kate down the aisle when she got married to Chris Robinson on December 31, 2000.