Jeff Bridges Biography

Updated On Aug 16, 2018 Published On Mar 16, 2016
Facts of Jeff Bridges
Date of Birth: 1949 , December-4
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Jeff Bridges
Birth Name Jeffrey Leon Bridges
Father Lloyd Bridges
Mother Dorothy Bridges
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California, U.S
Ethnicity European American
Profession Actor and Singer
Net Worth $70 million
Famous for Crazy Heart
Married Yes
Married to Susan Geston
Children 3
Divorce No
Education University High School, Herbert Berghof Studio
Awards Academy Award and 45 wins
Movies Winter Kills, Starman, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Contender, Iron Man, Hell or High Water
TV Show Faerie Tale Theatre, and The Jonathan Ross Show
Albums Be Here Soon, Jeff Bridges, Sleeping Tapes
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Jeff Bridges' AKA Jeffrey Leon Bridges is an American actor, singer, and producer best known for portraying his role as The Dude in comedy crime film The Big Lebowski. He was born on December 4, 1949, in Los Angeles, California, the United States to parents mother Dorothy Bridges and father Lloyd Bridges. His father was an actor while his mother was also an actress and a poet.

Jeff has two brothers and a sister. His brothers were Beau Bridges and Garrett Bridges, who died in 1948 following sudden infant death syndrome, and her sister was Lucinda Bridges. He was raised up in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles. He is American and is of diverse descent.

He attended the University High School, from where he graduated in 1967. After graduating from high school, he moved to New York City, where he studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio. The actor also served in the US Coast Guard Reserve for seven years. 

Bridges is a married man. He got married to his girlfriend turned wife Susan Geston and that was on 5 June 1977. They met first time on the film shoot of Rancho Deluxe, where she was working as a maid. They began their love affair and got married. They have three daughters altogether; Isabelle Annie, Jessica Lily, and Haley Roselouise.

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They are still together and content for getting each other as their loving spouse. They also have one granddaughter named Grace born on March 31, 2011, to Isabelle. Their relationship is based on love, trust, and full of commitment. Hence, there has not been any extramarital affair or things like that. 

The 68 aged actor began his acting career as an infant in The Company She Keeps and that was in 1951. He stayed off the grid for 7 years after which he returned, to act on the Sea Hunt for two years. He was still a child even then. 

The actor appeared in a lot of TV shows until he was a child. When he was 21 years' old, he starred in the movie, Halls of Anger. Just a year after, he appeared as Duane Jackson in The Last Picture Show, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actor

Up until now, Jeff has had a total of 89 acting credits under his name which has led to a huge net worth of the actor. He has been in the movies and TV series such as Winter Kills, Starman, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Contender, Iron Man, Hell or High Water, Faerie Tale Theatre, and The Jonathan Ross Show

Recently, Jeff was spotted in the movies like The Only Living Boy in New York, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Only the Brave. His latest movie Bad times at the El Royale is in the post-production phase and is set to release this year. 

As for his awards, the actor has been nominated for as much as 106 nominations with 45 wins. Jeff has been able to win one Oscar for his work in Crazy Heart. He was a co-star of the show alongside Colin Farrell and Maggie Gyllenhaal.  

Jeff Bridges earns a massive amount of salary from his career and his net worth is $70 million as of 2018.

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Born in Los Angeles, California, United States

December 4 , 1949

He was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, United States to parents Dorothy Bridges and Lloyd Bridges. His father was actor and his mother was actress and poet. He has two brothers and a sister. He was raised up in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles. He is American and is of diverse descent.

Married to Susan Geston

June 5 , 1977

He is a married man. He got married to his girlfriend Susan Geston and that was on 5 June 1977. They met first time on the film shoot of Rancho Deluxe, where she was working as a maid. They began their love affair and got married. 

Graduated from University High School

1967

He was first sent to military academy of high school in order to teach him discipline but he did not like and returned back from there and attended public school. He graduated from University High School and that was in 1967.

Began his career in acting

1951

He began his acting career at very young age of two as an infant in The Company She Keeps and that was in 1951. He appeared in his father television series "Sea Hunt” along with his brother which aired from 1958 to 1961.

First child, Isabelle Annie Bridges

August 6 , 1981

He became father for first time on 6 august 1981 at the age of 31. He and his wife welcome their first child together and the child was their sweet little daughter. The couple named her Isabelle Annie Bridges.  

Second child, Jessica Lily Bridges

June 14 , 1983

He became father for second time at the age of 33. His wife Susan Geston gave birth to their second child on 14 June 1983 and the child was their second daughter. The couple named her Jessica Lily Bridges.

Third child, Hayley Roselouise Bridges

October 17 , 1985

On 17 October 1985, he became father of his third child. He and his wife welcome their third daughter together and the couple named her Hayley Roselouise Bridges. At the time of his third child born he was 35 years old.

Became a Grandfather

March 31 , 2011

He became grandfather for first time on March 31, 2011, when he was 61 years old. His first daughter Isabelle who is an actress gave birth to his first grandchild and her name is Grace. He won Academy Award in 2009.

Won Academy Award

2009

He won Academy Award for his role as Otis "Bad" Blake for film “Crazy Heart” in the category of Best Actor and that was in year 2009. "Crazy Heart" is drama film based on the novel of 1987.

Nominated for Academy Award

1971

He has been nominated for Academy Awards for many times and that was in 1971, 1974, 1984, 2000 and in 2010 for his roles in “The Last Picture Show” , “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” , “Starman” , “The Contender” and “True Grit respectively”.

Debut album Be Here Soon

January 1 , 2000

He is a singer and talented guitarist also. He released his debut album “Be Here Soon” and that was on January 1, 2000. He released his second album named “Jeff Bridges”, on August 16, 2011.