Eric Roberts Biography

Updated On Aug 06, 2019 Published On Jan 18, 2016
Facts of Eric Roberts
Date of Birth: 1956 , April-18
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
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Academy Awards, USA nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Eric Roberts is a renowned actor from the United States famous for his roles in The Dark Knight, Best of the Best and The Expendables. He is famous in the world for starring the role of Buck McGeehy in the 1985 movie, Runaway Train. He is also a producer and a director.

Early life

Eric was born as Eric Anthony Roberts on 18th April 1956 in Biloxi, Mississippi, United States of America Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Bredemus who was also actor and actress respectively. After his parents got divorced in 1972, he began living with his father.

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He has two siblings Lisa Roberts Gillan and American actress, Julia Roberts.

He is an American and is of English, German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent.

Personal life and affairs

In the late 1980s, Eric was in love with Kelly Cunningham. He dated her as his girlfriend and from this love life they also welcomed a sweet little baby girl named Emma Roberts. They broke up a few months later.

On 16th of August 1992, Eric got married to Eliza Roberts. Eliza Roberts is also an actress and she is also an established Casting Director. They are still together.

Career and net worth

As both of his parents were active in the entertainment industry, Eric also began his interest in acting. 

With the start of 1977, he began appearing in the soap opera show. But that was also the same year he lost his father for cancer.

In 1978, he appeared in the movie, King of the Gypsies, alongside Judd Hirsch, and for this role, he won his first Golden Globes, USA nomination.

In 1985, he also appeared in the movie Runaway Train starring Jon Voight and Rebecca De Mornay, with the role of Buck McGeehy. This role also raised his fame.

Apart from that Eric Roberts is best known for his roles in the films The Dark Knight, featuring Heath Ledger and Christian Bale, Stalked by the Doctor and The Expendables starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham, to name a few.

Net worth

His net worth is said to be around $8 million. Eric Roberts' salary asn't been disclosed yet by the actor.

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Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, United States

April 18 , 1956

Eric was born as Eric Anthony Roberts in Biloxi, Mississippi, United States of America Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Bredemus who were also actor and actress respectively. He is an American and is of English, German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent.

His parents got divorced

1972

Eric Roberts was born to Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Bredemus. Despite being active in acting, they also founded Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop together. His parents dissolved their married like in 1972 and he began living with this father.

Began his acting career

1977

As both of his parents were active in the entertainment industry, Eric also began his interest in acting. With the start of 1977, he began appearing in the soap opera show. But that was also the same year he lost his father for cancer.

Appeared in the movie, King of the Gypsies

1978

After he made his acting debut in 1977, he starred the role of Dave in the 1978 movie, King of the Gypsies and for this role he won his first Golden Globes, USA nomination. Two years later, he appeared in the TV movie, Paul's Case.

Appeared in Runaway Train

1985

In 1985, Eric Roberts appeared in the movie Runaway Train starring the role of Buck McGeehy. This role also raised his fame. From this role, he got his third Golden Globes, USA nomination and also his one and only Academy Awards, USA nomination.

Began dating Kelly Cunningham

1989

In the late 1980s, Eric was in love with Kelly Cunningham. He dated her as his girlfriend and from this love life they also welcomed a sweet little baby girl named Emma Roberts. They broke up few months later.

First child, Emma Roberts

February 10 , 1991

American actress and singer, Emma Roberts is his only child. She was born because of his love affairs with his then girl friend Kelly Cunningham. Emma was born on 10th of February 1991 in Rhinebeck. 

Married to Eliza Roberts

August 16 , 1992

On 16th of August 1992, Eric got married to Eliza Roberts. Eliza Roberts is also an actress and she is also an established Casting Director. They are still together and there is no any sign of them getting divorced. 

Was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana

1987

He has been arrested several times because of his addiction to the drugs and its possession. In 1987, he was arrested by the New York police officer for the possession of cocaine and marijuana. They also accused his for assaulting them.

Won Satellite Awards

1997

For his role in the TV series In Cold Blood, Eric Roberts got his first nomination in Satellite Awards. He was nominated in this award that year for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television. He was honored with this award later in 2003 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical.

Won The IndieFest Film Awards

2012

The IndieFest Film Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and he has also once been honored with this award. He won this award for the first time in 2012 for his role in Silver Case.

Won CineRockom International Film Festival

2015

Recently in 2015, Eric Roberts got his one and only nomination in CineRockom International Film Festival. He was also honored with this award for Best Acting Career in 392 Films. He has also once been honored with Hoboken International Film Festival.