Kevin Spacey Biography

Updated On Sep 25, 2018 Published On Dec 11, 2017
Facts of Kevin Spacey
Date of Birth: 1959 , July-26
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Kevin Spacey
Birth Name Kevin Spacey Fowler
Father Thomas Geoffrey
Mother Kathleen Fowler
Nationality American
Birth Place/City South Orange
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $100 millio
Girlfriend Dianne Dreyer
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor
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Kevin was born to mother, Kathleen Ann,  a secretary, and father, Geoffrey Fowler, a technical writer and data consultant. Although he was born in New Jersey, later his family moved to Southern California when Kevin 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.

He 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 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), etc.

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 a Golden Globe Award for best actor and Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.

Recently, in October 2017, he was accused of sexual harassment to an actor, Anthony Rapp, when he was 14. In the wake of this accusation, later it was revealed by other actors that they were also sexually assaulted by Spacey. Because of this, Netflix broke up with him and removed him from the cast of House of Cards’s last season.

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.

Also, see: Kevin Spacey's Financial Status; Detail of His Net Worth, Properties, and Income

Even though he 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 2017, his estimated net worth is around $80 million. He has received a lot of awards 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. 

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Born in United States

July 26 , 1959

Kevin Spacey was born as Kevin Spacey Fowler on 26th July 1959. He was born to Kathleen Ann who was a secretary and Geoffrey Fowler who was a data consultant and a technical writer. 

Graduated fron Chatsworth High School

1977

In 1977, he graduated from Chatsworth High School in California. While he was still in that school, he starred in 'The Sound of Music' playing the part of Captain Georg von Trapp. 

Won Academy Awards for Best Actor

1999

In 1999, Spacey won Academy Award for Best Actor for the drama 'American Beauty'. Before this, he also won another Academy Award for Best Supporting Acor in 'The Usual Suspects'. 

Sexual assult to Anthony Rapp

2017

In October 2017, Spacey was accused by an Actor Anthony Rapp for making a sexual assault on him when he was 14 years of age. After this accusation got out, several other accuse was also revealed by other boys as well. 

Started dating Dianne Dreyer

1992

in 1992, Spacey started dating Dianne Dreyer, a script supervisor. The couple stayed together until 2000. He even brought Dryer to the Academy Awards and when he won the award he gave huge thanks to Dianne and said that he loves her.