When it comes to the list of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood, the name Steven Spielberg ought to be at the top. He is an influential film producer and director best known for the excellent work he carried out in directing Jaws, a commercially and critically successful movie. His other popular directorial works include Saving Private Ryan, Bridge of Spies, Amistad, Empire of the Sun, The Post, among others.
Working as a co-founder of DreamWorks Animation and Amblin Entertainment, Steven Spielberg has been credited with the production of several box office hit movies such as Transformers, Back to the Future, Men in Black and others. The celebrated producer started making movies right from the age of 12 and has gone ahead to make several highest-grossing movies over the years. As a result, he is ranked as the wealthiest director in the movie industry, thanks to his jaw-dropping net worth that is over $3 billion. Steven Spielberg has also received numerous awards and nominations for the past six decades he has been active.
His awards include Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, International Emmy Awards, American Film Institute Awards, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, Saturn Awards, Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award by the American Cinema Editors, among several others. He has also been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Interestingly, Spielberg’s success is not only limited to his career but also encompasses his personal life. Read on as we take a look at the married life of one of the greatest film directors in history.
Is Steven Spielberg Married To a Wife?
Steven Spielberg’s married life is quite an interesting one as he is currently in his second marriage. From 1976 to 1979, he dated the actress, Amy Irving. Following their break up in 1979, Amy had a brief affair with her co-star in the film, Honeysuckle Rose, Willie Nelson. However, in 1984, Spielberg and Amy got back together and exchanged vows in the next year. After staying married for close to four years, the pair dissolved the union legally. Following their divorce, the broadway actress was paid the whopping sum of $100 million as her alimony which is regarded as the third-highest divorce settlement in history.
Later in 1984, Spielberg met Kate Capshaw on the set of the movies, Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom, both of which he served as the director. On the 12th of October 1991, Steven Spielberg entered into his second marriage with the beautiful actress. The union which was solemnised in both a civil ceremony and an orthodox ceremony has lasted for decades and the duo is still waxing strong together as a couple.
Just like the accomplished filmmaker, his now-wife, Kate is also in her second marriage, having previously married Robert Capshaw in 1976 and divorced in 1980. She is a retired actress best known for being in movies like Dreamscape, Private Affairs, Love at Large, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Love Affair, How To Make an American Quilt, The Locust, The Love Letter and others.
Does He Have Children?
Steven Spielberg is a father to seven children. He is the biological father of Max Samuel Spielberg who was born by his first wife, Amy in June 1985 while Sasha Rebecca (born in May 1990), Sawyer Avery (born in March 1992), and Destry Allyn Spielberg (born in December 1996) are the children he shares with his second wife. In addition to being a biological father of four children, Spielberg is also a foster father of two, having adopted Theo Spielberg (born in 1988) and Mikaela George (born in 1996). He is also the stepfather of Jessica Capshaw (born in 1976) who is the daughter of Robert and Kate Capshaw.
His daughter Sasha is an actress and a music artist who goes by the stage name, Buzzy Lee. She is a graduate of Brown University and has made appearances in movies like The Terminal, The Kids Are All Right, Before I Sleep, In a Relationship, The Company Men and others. On April 27, 2018, she dropped her solo extended play titled, ‘Facepaint’. Together with her brother Theo, they formed a musical group called Wardell. They released their extended play, ‘Brother/Sister’ along with ‘Accidental Zoo’ in April 2011, while their album, ‘Love/Idleness’ was dropped in 2015.
Steven Spielberg’s stepdaughter, Jessica is an actress who is known for portraying Jamie Stringer in the series, The Practice and Arizona Robbins in Grey’s Anatomy. She has also starred in The Groomsmen, The Hew of Color City, Valentine, Into the West, Head Case, and many others. She got married to the entrepreneur and author, Christopher Gavigan in 2004 and they share four kids together.