Luke Wilson is a well-known name in the American film industry, where he has starred in a large number of films since the early 1990s. He is best known for his portrayal as a stable, good boy who is interested in romantic comedies such as Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon and in television shows such as HBO’s Enlightened. Wilson is also popular for his role in The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Idiocracy, Bottle Rocket, Blue Streak, and many others.
In addition to his work as an actor and filmmaker, Luke Wilson is also a writer and author of Tactile: Juggling and other sensitive topics: a collection of essays, blogs, and swear words.
Although Luke Wilson doesn’t seem to be in the spotlight lately, he is very present in Hollywood and still a celebrity in the trend. This has made us curious about who this guy really is.
Who is Luke Wilson
Luke Cunningham Wilson, as his full name is, was born on September 21, 1971, in Dallas, Texas. He is the youngest of his parents’ three sons, Laura Cunningham Wilson, a photographer, and Robert Andrew Wilson (1941-2017), who worked as an advertising manager at KERA, a public television station.
The entire family built a career in entertainment, as his older brothers Andrew and Owen Wilson are all Hollywood actors and directors. And all three siblings attended St. Mark’s School of Texas, where Luke Wilson was class president in his first year.
After school, he joined the family’s profession and took on his first major acting role in the short film Bottle Rocket (1994), a film co-written by his brother Owen.
To expand his career, he moved with his brothers to Hollywood, where he got another film role alongside Calista Flockhart in the drama Telling Lies in America in 1997.
In the same year, Luke had a guest appearance in the movie -with the movie Scream 2 and Best Men with Drew Barrymore. This was followed by three more film projects in 1998, including Home Fries, Dog Park, and Rushmore.
In 1999 Wilson appeared as Detective Carlson in the cop comedy Blue Streak, which was his second project that year. He remained active on other projects until 2000, working on up to 2-6 movies each year. From 2000 to 2010 he starred in the following films: Charlie’s Angels (200); Soul Survivors (2001); The Third Wheel (2002); Stuck on You (2003); Around the World in 80 Days (2004); The Family Stone (2005); My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006).
Wilson starred in six films in 2007, including the horror film Vacancy; Blades of Glory; Blonde Ambition; Battle for Terra; You Kill Me; and 3:10 after Yuma. This year he also worked on the comedy-drama Henry Poole is Here, which was released in 2008.
His films from 2015 to 2019 are Meadowland (2015); The Ridiculous 6 (2015); Outlaws and Angels (2016); Brad’s Status (2017); Measure of a Man (2018). He starred as Larry Decker in the upcoming film The Goldfinch, which is an adaptation of a novel by the same name and is scheduled for release on October 11, 2019.
To date, the Texan-born author has won a number of awards, nominations, and overall successes throughout his career. His name has graced the Texas Film Hall of Fame since he was inducted into the Film Hall of Fame on March 12, 2015, during the awards ceremony in Austin, Texas.
In 2005, Wilson received the Vail Film Festival Award for his role in The Wendell Baker Story. He also won the 1996 Lone Star Special Award for Debut of the Year for his first and most important film role, Bottle Rocket.
Wilson was nominated for the 2003 MTV Movie Award for Best Old School Screen Team.
What is His Net Worth?
The net worth of Luke Wilson is estimated at $30 million. This includes his salaries and assets, one of which is the purchase value of his Dodge Challenger, which is worth $58,300. His worldwide box office revenues from the movie “Brad’s Status” are reportedly $3,290,000.
With all his film projects, awards and accomplishments, his net worth, and a bright future ahead of him, Luke Wilson seems to be having a time in his life when you might wonder if he’s married, and if so, who his wife is.
Is He Married, Who is His Wife?
Wilson is not married yet, so he has no wife. That’s not to say that the two-meter tall actor hasn’t been in a serious relationship. For one thing, his affair with the American actress and producer Drew Barrymore made the headlines while it lasted.
He was also seen and dated other actresses such as Gwyneth Paltrow, model Joy Bryant, Alison Eastwood, Jennifer Walcott, and Audra Lynn.
As far as we know, Luke Wilson is still single and solo – at least for now.