James Spader Net Worth

January 23, 2023
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James Todd Spader was born on 7 February 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and is an actor known for a range of television and movie appearances, including ‘Pretty in Pink’, ‘Less Than Zero’, ‘The Pentagon Papers’ ‘Lies’, ‘The Practice’ and ‘Boston Legal’. James Spader is the winner of three Emmy Awards.

So just how rich is James Spader? Authoritative sources estimate that James’ net worth is at 12 million dollars, as of mid-2016, accumulated during his acting career now spanning almost 40 years.

James Spader Net Worth $12 Million

James was born into a family of educators Jean Fraser and Stoddard Greenwood Spader, in fact he was educated at his mother’s The Pike School, and his father’s Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, but finished at Phillips Academy to the age of seventeen before moving to New York City to chase an acting career. James Spader opened his net worth account landing a role in the film ‘Endless Love’ directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Afterwards, he appeared in television films ‘A Killer in the Family’ directed by Richard T. Heffron, and ‘Family Secrets’ directed by Jack Hofsiss, plus on the big screen in films ‘Tuff Turf’ directed by Fritz Kiersch, ‘The New Kids’ directed by Sean S. Cunningham, ‘Pretty in Pink’ directed by Howard Deutch , and ‘Wall Street’ co-written and directed by Oliver Stone, among many others, now totalling over 40 plus 15 TV productions. However, the recognition of critics James gained only in 1988 co-starring with Cynthia Gibb in the horror film written and directed by Rowdy Herrington ‘Jack’s Black’, for which he received a nomination of a Saturn Award for the Best Actor, in this way increasing his net worth.

The following year Spader won a Cannes Film Festival Award for the Best Actor for his leading role in ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ directed by Steven Soderbergh. The next successful role in the horror film ‘Wolf’ directed by Mike Nichols brought James a nomination of a Saturn Award for the Best Supporting Actor in 1994. Since then, for a decade Spader took various roles in films as follows ‘Stargate’ directed by Roland Emmerich, ‘Crash’ directed by David Cronenberg, ‘2 Days in the Valley’ directed by John Herzfeld and other films adding to his net worth.

From 2004, Spader began to dominate major film awards and festivals, this way making James net worth grew faster. He was nominated for a Satellite Award for the Best Actor in Television Series Drama for his role in David E. Kelly’s creation ‘Boston Legal’, and in 2005, he received four nominations and won a Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the same role. In 2006 and 2007 James won a Satellite Award for the Best Actor in Television Series and a Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, not to mention the fact that he was nominated for several more awards the same years. It is worth mentioning, that his role of Alan Shore in the ‘Boston Legal’ was the best through his whole career and made the biggest impact on Spader’s net worth.

In 2012, James Spader increased his net worth receiving two nominations by Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in the comedy series ‘The Office’ and for the for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role in the film ‘Lincoln’ directed by Steven Spielberg.

In his personal life, James Spader was married to Victoria Kheel(1987-2004) – they have two sons. He has been partnered with married Leslie Stefanson since 2002, and they have three children.

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  1. I wonder about some of these numbers. With the amazing career that Spader has had, I cannot believe he is barely worth $10M.

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