Most children often find it hard living up to the legacy of their illustrious parents. However, one person who has lived up to, and even surpassed his parents’ accomplishments, is Jeff Bridges. The scion of an acting family, Bridges has featured in several highly-acclaimed movies and has portrayed a wide array of roles. He has also received numerous awards in the course of his career including the 2019 Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement Award. Want to know more about this living legend? Keep reading below.
Jeff Bridges’ Bio (Age)
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on the 4th of December 1949 in Los Angeles, California. He spent his formative years in Holmby Hills, L.A. and graduated from University High School in 1967. Bridges commenced his acting career when he was just two years old and this was due to the influence of his parents who were both actors. In fact, his very first role was as a bawling infant in the arms of his real-life mom in the 1950 film, The Company She Keeps.
After that ‘weeping debut’, the young Bridges went on to land minor roles all throughout his childhood and teenage years. On graduating high school, Jeff Bridges joined the Coast Guard Reserves. He also relocated to New York where he took acting classes at the Herbert Bergdorf studio. The young man spent the next few years playing minor parts before finally getting his well-deserved breakthrough in the 1971 movie, The Last Picture Show. The film was a coming-of-age tale about a bunch of high schoolers in a dying Texas town and Jeff Bridges played the role of one of the aforementioned high schoolers named Duane Jackson. His Performance fetched him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor in 1972.
Some of Jeff’s best-known films include Thunderbolt and Light Foot, King Kong, Stay Hungry, Against All Odds, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Winter Kills, TRON, Starman, Texasville, The Fisher King, American Heart, The Vanishing, The Big Lebowski, The Mirror has Two Faces, The Contender, Iron Man, True Grit, Hell or High Water, The Only Living Boy in New York and Crazy Heart. The 2009 film, Crazy Heart, is a drama about a washed-out country music star, Bad Blake, who tries to turn his life around after falling in love with a younger woman. The movie featured renowned actors such as Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell while Bridges played the lead role of Blake. His performance in the movie fetched him the 2010 Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for best actor.
Family – Wife, And Children
Jeff Bridges is married to Susan Geston, a North Dakota native. The couple first met in Paradise Valley, Montana, in 1974; Bridges was there for the shooting of a movie while Geston was waiting tables to pay for college. He was immediately attracted to her and asked her out but she turned him down. The actor persevered and they eventually started dating. The couple later moved back together to L.A. when the film wrapped up.
Bridges and Geston dated for four years and got engaged on the 5th of June 1977. Their nuptials took place five days later, on the 10th of June 1977.
Since tying the knot, the couple has remained strong and there have not been any cheating or divorce rumors about them. With regard to kids, Jeff Bridges and his wife have three daughters together; their names are Isabelle, Jessica, and Haley. Isabelle is an artist and author while Haley is an interior designer. Jessica, on the other hand, is an instrumentalist and plays the guitar.
Father, Mother, And Brother
Jeff Bridges hails from a renowned acting family. His father’s name is Lloyd while his mother’s name is Dorothy. His father was an accomplished stage, TV and film actor. In his lifetime, he featured in numerous movies and TV series including A Walk in the Sun, Sea Hunt, High Noon, Airplane!, Secret Service Investigator, Trapped, and Richer than Earth, among others. Lloyd Bridges received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 1994.
Jeff Bridges also has a beloved elder brother named Beau, who is also an actor and has featured in over 100 movies and TV shows combined. They include The Fabulous Baker Boys, Max Payne, The Millers, Harts of the West, Bloodline, The Agency, and Stargate SG-I. He has also received several accolades in the course of his career, including three Emmy awards, and has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jeff Bridges’ Net Worth
The American actor, Jeff Bridges, has a net worth estimated at $70 million. His significant fortune comes from his career earnings over the years. Since his breakthrough on The Last Picture Show, the New York native has gone on to feature in numerous highly-acclaimed movies, amassing an impressive net worth while at it