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James Spader is the Boston Legal star and famous American actor who is known for his eccentric roles in the industry since 1978. Spader’s best-known roles come in the drama such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), sci-fi film, Stargate (1994).
James has won three Emmy Awards for Boston Legal and two Golden Globe Award nomination for The Blacklist. Spader is in a relationship with his partner, Leslie Stefanson and has three children. To know more about his relationships, net worth, career, scroll below.
Who is James Spader? His Bio and Wiki
James Spader was born on February 7, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Spader has two sisters and grew up in Boston to his parents Jean (Father) and Stoddard Greenwood Spader (Mother). He was born under the sun sign, Aquarius. James is of American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
In his childhood, for his education, James joined multiple private schools. One of them was The Pike School, where his mother was a teacher. And also a little later, he attended The Brooks School in Massachusetts, where his Father was a teacher.
James became interested in acting and dropped out of the school, Phillips Academy where he studied at the time. Spader moved to New York to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. At the Phillips Academy, he met and became friends with fellow Boston Legal actor, Christian Clemenson.
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James Spader’s Professional Life (Career)
James Spader began his professional career through the film, Endless Love (1981) and his major role came in the movie Tuff Turf (1985). He kept on starring in movies like Pretty in Pink (1986), Mannequin (1987), Less than Zero (1987).
Similarly, James portrayed the role of sexual Voyeur in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), and it was his breakthrough role in his career. He did an excellent job in the movie so, he received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Some of Spader’s other movies are White Palace (1990), Bad Influence (1990), Stargate (1994), Crash (1996), Secretary (2002). Not just in movies, James Spader is successful in TV Shows as well. He played in Boston Legal as Alan Shore from 2004 to 2008. For his performance, he received two Emmy Awards and Satellite Award.
Moreover, Spader received another Emmy Award for his outstanding role in the TV Show, The Practice. After winning that, he became one of the finest actors to win the Emmy Award for the same character in two different series. James also featured as the FBI’s most wanted criminal Raymond Reddington in the series, The Blacklist.
Who is James Spader’s Wife? His Personal Life
James Spader met Victoria Kheel in the 1980s after he moved to New York from Massachusetts. They met in a Yoga studio where Victoria was a decorator and later, they started dating. The couple got married in 1987 but their relationship lasted for 17 years. James and Kheel separated in 2004, however, the reason for their divorce is not revealed yet.
But James found love again in 2004 in his Alien Hunter co-star, Leslie Stefanson. The couple started dating and are still together. James has two sons from his first wife. They are Elijah Spader (born in 1992) and Sebastian Spader (born in 1989) and one son from his second partner, Nathaneal Spader (born in 2008).
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How much is James Spader’s Net Worth?
The net worth of James Spader is $10 Million as of 2019. His major source of income comes from his outstanding professional career in acting. He starred in several movies and TV Shows. Not just that, he also made his earnings from his businesses endeavors.
From his Current show, The Blacklist, the actor earns $160,000 per episode which is more than $3.5 Million per season. But in the latest season, James is making $300,000 per episode which is $6.6 Million per season. James is the highest paid actor on NBC.
Besides. his movie, Stargate earned $196.6 million on the box office and his other movie, Sex, Lies, and Videotape earned $36.7 Million at the box office. Therefore, James must be having a lavish life.