When your father is an award-winning actor and your step-mother is a legendary actress/musician, then you really have a lot of pressure from the off to succeed in an entertainment career. This is the case of Josh Brolin. The actor has followed in the footsteps of his illustrious parents and made a name for himself in Hollywood. He has featured in several impressive movies and won many awards in the process.
Josh Brolin Bio (Age)
Josh James Brolin was born on the 12th of February 1968 in Santa Monica, California. While growing up, Brolin never wanted to be an actor as he was somewhat skeptical of the movie industry. His mindset, however, changed when he was in high school. He took acting classes and featured in some stage productions, all of which made him fall in love with the craft. He subsequently decided to pursue an acting career.
He commenced his career in the mid-80s and his debut professional role came in the 1985 comedy, The Goonies. Brolin gave an excellent performance in the movie and he started landing roles regularly. He featured in other movies such as Thrashin, High Way to Heaven, Private Eye, The Finish Line, and The Young Riders. Brolin’s career however suffered a lull in the 90s. Even though he featured in some movies, they failed to make an impact and achieved little success at the box office.
Josh Brolin rejuvenated his career in the mid-2000s, appearing in highly acclaimed movies such as Grindhouse and Into the Blue. Since making that comeback, Brolin has not relented. He has gone on to feature in blockbusters such as No Country for Old Men, W, and Milk. In No Country for Old Men, Brolin plays the lead role of a man who happens upon a stash of cash after a drug deal went wrong. He subsequently embarks on a run for his life with many assailants on his trail.
Prior to filming the career-defining role, Josh Brolin had sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident and even thought of giving up the part. Someone, however, advised him not to do so but instead channel his pain into his character. It turned out to be good advice. The movie was not only a box office hit but a critical success. It won over 70 awards and has been described as one of the best films of the 21st century. It also won four Oscars including the prestigious Oscars for best movie and best director.
Wife and Kids
Josh Brolin has been married on three occasions. His first marriage was to an actress named Alice Adair. They tied the knot in 1988 but divorced in 1994. The union produced Brolin’s first two children named Eden and Trevor. Brolin made another attempt at the marriage institution again in 2004 when he got married to an actress named Diane Lane. The union lasted for almost 10 years but they sadly called it quits in 2014.
The actor is now enjoying marital bliss with actress/model/entrepreneur Kathryn Boyd. She was previously his personal assistant but they started dating in March 2013. They dated for two years before they got engaged in March 2015 – their wedding ceremony took place months later, in September 2016. Their union has produced Brolin’s third child. A daughter named Westlyn Reign who was born in November 2018.
Family – Dad, Brother
Josh Brolin hails from a family of four. His mother’s name is Jane while his father’s name is James Brolin. His mom is now late as she died in 1995. His father, on the other hand, is an accomplished actor. He featured in many movies and TV shows including the medical drama Marcus Welby M.D. The show lasted for seven years (1969 to 1976) during which he won many awards for his performance. They include an Emmy for best supporting actor as well as two Golden Globes Award for best-supporting actor in a miniseries.
James Brolin divorced his wife Jane when Josh was 16 and has been remarried twice. The senior Brolin is now married to famous actress/musician Barbra Streisand. Josh Brolin has an elder brother named Jess, a half-sister named Molly Elizabeth (from his dad’s second marriage) and a stepbrother named Jason Gould. Gould is Streisand’s son from her first marriage.
The actor has a net worth of $35 million. His wealth is largely from his acting career. Most recently, Brolin has portrayed the evil villain Thanos in several Marvel movies. They include Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Avengers: Infinity War. There is no doubt that he would have earned a good sum from featuring in these mega-blockbusters. The actor also made a good portion of his wealth from private investments as he actively invested in stocks when he was much younger.
Josh Brolin’s Height
Josh Brolin is 5 feet 10 ½ inches tall (1.79m) and weighs 83 kg or 183 lb. Other additional measurements are chest – 42 inches (107cm), waist – 34 inches (86cm) and biceps – 16 inches (41cm). The actor also has a set of brown eyes and dark brown hair.