James Spader is a well-known actor from America who is known for portraying eccentric characters in television and films. His popular films include ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ ‘Secretary’, and ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’. In television, Spader is best known for appearing as Alan Shore in the ABC sitcom ‘The Practice’. He has also successfully appeared in ‘The Blacklist’, ‘The Office’ and ‘Boston Legal’. Now let’s have a close look on James Spader’s net worth in 2018.
James Spader Early Life
James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts to his parents Stoddard Greenwood “Todd” Spader and Jean Spader.
He attended many schools like The Pike School, Brooks School, and Phillips Academy. At the age of 17, Spader dropped out of his studies and went on to pursue a career to become a full-time actor. Prior to becoming an actor, he did a variety of jobs like a stable boy, driving a meat truck, teaching yoga, and bartending.
In 1987, James Spader got married to Victoria Kheel. The couple has two sons named Sebastian and Elijah, born in 1989 and 1992 respectively. The couple divorced in 2004. He has been in a relationship with actress Leslie Stefanson since 2002. They have a son named Nathaneal.
James Spader Career
In 1978, James Spader was seen in the film ‘Team-Mates’. His first major role in a film was in the 1981 movie ‘Endless Love’. In the 1980s, he went on to appear in the films ‘’Tuff Turf’, ‘The New Kids’, ‘’Pretty in Pink’, ‘’Mannequin’, ‘Baby Boom’, ‘Wall Street’, ‘Jack’s back’, and ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’.
In 1994, he was seen in the movie ‘Wolf’ as Stewart Swinton. He then went on to appear in the movies ‘Critical Care’, ‘’Supernova’, ‘’The Watcher’, ‘Speaking of Sex’, ‘Secretary’, ‘Alien Hunter’, and ‘The Pentagon Papers’.
Spader appeared in the critically acclaimed film ‘Lincoln’ in 2012. In 2014, he was seen in ‘The Homesman’. His recent film role was in the 2015 movie ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
In 1983, he was in the TV series ‘The Family Tree’. In 2003, he appeared as Alan Shore in ‘The Practice’. From 2004 to 2008, Spader appeared in ‘Boston Legal’. He portrayed the role of Robert California in ‘The Office’. He has appeared in ‘The Blacklist’ since 2013.
James Spader has also appeared in many TV films like ‘The Pentagon Papers’, ‘’Family Secrets’, and ‘A Killer in the Family’.
Awards & Achievements
James Spader has been nominated three times at the Golden Globes Awards. He has won three Primetime Emmy Awards out of four nominations. In 2006, he won the Satellite Award for ‘Boston Legal’. He is the winner of the 1989 Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. Spader has been nominated ten times for the Screen Actor Guild Awards. Other nominations received by him include Saturn Award, People’s Choice Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards.
Net Worth of James Spader
James Spader has an estimated net worth of more than $12 million. He inherited this fortune by appearing in many television series and films. He has appeared in a total of 101 episodes of ‘Boston Legal’ and has been successfully appearing in ‘The Blacklist’ since 2013. In 2006, James Spader became the narrator of the documentary ‘Discovery Atlas’ on the Discovery Channel. Spader is known to charge $125,000 for appearing in a single episode.
James Spader is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. Although he appeared in many films before the mid-1980s, he achieved stardom by appearing in the film ‘Pretty in Pink’. He then successfully appeared in supporting roles in many films. He has guest-appeared in many television series and has also appeared in the main cast of many sitcoms.