Martin Scorsese Biography

Published On Mar 20, 2018
Facts of Martin Scorsese
Date of Birth: 1942 , November-16
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
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Martin Scorsese father was an actor and a clothes presser whereas his mother was a seamstress and an actress. Scorsese grew up in a devoutly Catholic environment. While he was a child, he had asthma and was unable to play sports or do any activities. However, his parents and brother often took him to movie theaters for recreation. Thus, he developed his passion for cinema. 

Martin joined Cardinal Hayes High School, where he completed his secondary education. He earned a B.A. in English from Washington Square College in 1964. After completing his bachelor degree, he enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he earned a Master of Fine Arts.    

Martin made his first short movie, What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?, while he was a student at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He came into limelight after releasing his American crime movie, Mean Streets, which was produced by Jonathan T. Taplin.   

After his successful career as a director, Martin directed an American neo-noir psychological thriller, Taxi Driver, which was produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips. The co-stars of this movie are Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, and Cybill Shepherd. The movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $28.3 million at the box office against the budget of $1.9 million. 

Similarly, Martin has directed numerous other movies and television series like Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed, The Last Waltz, Shutter Island, Boardwalk Empire, and Vinyl. 

Martin is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He has been married five times in his life. He first married his girlfriend, Laraine Marie Brennan, after dating her for sometimes. The couple had a daughter Catherine together. However, he was unable to continue his married life with his first wife and divorced her.  

Following his divorce from his first wife, Martin tied the knot with his second wife, Julia Cameron. He has a daughter named Domenica Cameron-Scorsese from his spouse, Julia. The couple lived together for one year and divorced. After that, he married Isabella Rossellini and Barbara De Fina. Currently, Martin is living with his fifth wife Helen Schermerhorn Morris and has a daughter Francesca with her. 

Most of Martin incomes comes from his professional directing and producing career. He has directed numerous movies and television series from which he must have collected a huge amount of money. According to some source, his current net worth is estimated to be $107 million. He also has a collection of expensive luxury cars and also owns a house in New York. ?

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Born in United States

November 17 , 1942

Martin was born in Queens, New York, the United States to Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese. Before he started his school, he moved to Little Italy, Manhattan, together with his family.

Directed Taxi Driver

1976

Martin directed an American neo-noir psychological thriller, Taxi Driver, which was produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips. The movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $28.3 million at the box office against the budget of $1.9 million. 

 

Married Laraine Marie Brennan

1965

Martin married his girlfriend, Laraine Marie Brennan, after dating her for sometimes. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Catherine. However, he was unable to continue his married life with his first wife and divorced her.  

Married Julia Cameron

1976

After his divorce from his first wife, Martin tied the knot with his second wife Julia Cameron. He has a daughter named Domenica Cameron-Scorsese from his spouse Julia.

Net worth around $107 million.

2018

Most of Martin incomes comes from his professional directing and producing career.  According to some source, his current net worth is estimated to be $107 million.