Kevin Spacey is an American actor, screenwriter, producer as well as a singer who began his career back in the 1980s. He has appeared in numerous movies like American Beauty, Baby Driver, Billionaire Boys Club, The Negotiator, Superman Returns, and many others.
Early Life And Education of Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey was born Kevin Spacey Fowler on July 26, 1959, in South Orange, New Jersey. He was born to mother Kathleen Ann, a secretary, and father Geoffrey Fowler, a technical writer and data consultant. He has a sister Julie Ann Fowler Keir, who is an office worker and a brother, Randy Fowler, who is a limo driver.
Although Kevin was born in New Jersey, later his family moved to Southern California when he was four years old. Kevin’s brother Randy stated that their father was a physical as well as a sexual abuser and a Nazi, child rapist.
Spacey enrolled at Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School for the 10th and 11th grade. In 1977, he graduated from Chatsworth High School in California. While he was in school, he starred in ‘The Sound of Music,’ playing Captain Georg von Trapp.
Kevin Spacey's Career
Kevin even tried to become a comedian for several years before joining Julliard School in NYC, where he finally studied drama from 1979 to 1981. During that time, he performed as a stand-up comedian in some talent shows.
In 1981, he made his first professional star appearance in the New York Shakespeare Festival. He started his career by being a stage actor in the early 1980s and later he began to gain critical acclaim, in 1990s.
In 1995, he even won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a crime thriller The Usual Suspects. He received the same award in 1999 for the drama American Beauty.
He has starred in comedy movies like Baby Driver (2017); Superman Returns (2006), which has also featured Kate Bosworth; Beyond the Sea (2004); K-PAX (2001); Pay it Forward (2000); L.A Confidential (1997); and Seven (1995), and many others
In 1991, he won a Tony Award for his roles in Lost in Yonkers. Besides, he hosted the 71st Tony Awards in 2017. He has also won Golden Globe Award for best actor and Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
Kevin Spacey's Net Worth and Earnings
Even though Kevin is not one of the casts of House of Cards anymore, he has earned a lot from the series in which he appeared until the second last season.
As of 2019, Kevin Spacey's net worth is reported to be around $100 million. Back in 2017, his net worth was estimated to be around $80 million. He has appeared in numerous movies, television series, advertisements, and endorsements and has undoubtedly earned a lot throughout his career, but his sexual misconduct has led to a huge decline in his career as well as net worth.
Kevin Spacey's Personal Life
Back in 1992, Spacey was dating Dianne Dreyer, who was a script supervisor. In 2000, together they were spotted at the Academy Awards where he even said, "Dianne, thank you for teaching me about caring about the right things, and I love you."
Before, it was rumored everywhere that he could have been gay, but he later revealed in interviews that it wasn't true. But again, recently in 2017 itself, he confessed that he had an encounter with males as well.
In October 2017, Kevin came out of the closet and revealed that he is gay.
Kevin Spacey's Controversies
In the wake of accusation, later it was revealed by other actors that they were also sexually assaulted by Spacey. After the sexual harassment got flashed, Netflix broke up with him and removed him from the cast of House of Cards’s last season.
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