Kurt Russell is an American-born Hollywood movie 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 his acting debut as a child in the early 1960s. Russell received an Emmy nomination in 1979 for his performance in the Elvis Presley biography Elvis and also received his first Golden Globe nomination for his work in the 1983 biography Silkwood.
Kurt Russell Biography, Age
Kurt Vogel Russell was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 17, 1951. 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 went to school at Thousand Oaks High School and was a member of the school’s baseball team.
He started as a child actor in the early 1960s, appeared in many television series, and eventually made his film debut in the 1963 Elvis Presley musical It Happened at the World’s Fair, and got a regular role in the short-lived series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-64).
In 1966, the talented actor signed a 10-year contract with Walt Disney to star in 10 of the studio’s films, the first of which was Follow Me, Boys! (1966) as well as in many other projects. The long-term contract as well as several other acting engagements kept the actor busy from the late 1960s until the 1970s. While his film career continued to flourish, Russell also received numerous guest roles on the small screen, as he became one of the most famous faces in Hollywood at that time.
In 1979, Kurt Russell received well-deserved recognition in the form of an Emmy nomination for his leading role in the televised biography of Elvis, directed by John Carpenter. Despite being widely acclaimed, the Elvis Telefilm marked the last 35mm film in Russell’s career. However, he worked with the film’s director, John Carpenter, on many other career-defining roles. Perhaps the most notable of these was his role as Snake Plissken in the 1981 sci-fi film Escape from New York and its sequel Escape from L.A. in 1996.
Russell received a Golden Globe nomination in 1984 for his role in the highly acclaimed biography Silkwood (1983). Since then, the talented actor has remained outstanding throughout his career and has recorded countless film screenings in various genres. Some of his most notable roles include Stargate (1994), Executive Decision (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Miracle (2004), The Hateful Eight (2015) and monster box office hits such as Fast & Furious 7 (2015) and Fast & Furious 8 (2017).
A long career in Hollywood is a sure way to a life of opulence, and Kurt Russell is perfect proof of this fact. The talented actor cemented his A-list status quite early in his career and has managed to remain relevant for several decades.
In addition to his lucrative Hollywood career, Kurt Russell is also a successful entrepreneur who launched his wine label “Gogi Wines” in 2008 in collaboration with Ampelos Cellars. These and several other bankable ventures bring the Hollywood star’s net worth to an estimated $70 million.
Is Kurt Russell Married? Partner
Kurt Russell is currently in an almost four-decade-long relationship with his Hollywood A-list, Goldie Hawn. The duo first met in 1966 as co-stars in the film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. They finally met again in 1983 as co-leaders in the film Swing Shift, after which their romance on the big screen was transformed into a lasting and enduring relationship.
Kurt Russell’s relationship with his long-time partner Goldie Hawn has also been challenging over the years. In the early 2000s, they were plagued by numerous rumors of separation, but they have remained steadfast for over three decades, and the number continues to grow.
Interestingly, on May 4, 2017, this Hollywood power couple was honored with double stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hawn with the 2,609th, and Russell with the 2,610th.
Before his current relationship, Kurt Russell had a four-year marriage relationship with actress and singer Season Hubley. The two formed the union in March 1979, and their marriage ended in divorce on May 16, 1983.
Kurt Russell has four adult children, most of whom are as famous as he is. He welcomed his first son Boston Oliver Grant Russell on February 16, 1980, with Season Hubley. On July 10, 1986, he also welcomed a child with his partner Goldie Hawn, a son named Wyatt Hawn Russell, and just like his famous parents, he is an actor.
In addition to his biological sons, Russell is also the father of Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson, the children of Goldie Hawn from a former fraternity, both of whom are Hollywood stars. Russell led Kate to the altar when she married Chris Robinson on December 31, 2000.