Nate Parker Net Worth

Nate Parker Net Worth is
$3 Million

Nate Parker Biography

Nate Parker was born on the 18th November 1979, in Norfolk, Virginia USA. He is a film director, producer, as well as an actor, who is probably best known for appearing in a number of TV and film titles, such as “The Great Debaters” (2007), “Red Tails” (2012), “They Die By Dawn” (2013), and “The Birth Of A Nation” (2016). He is also recognized as a wrestler. His career has been active since 2004.

Have you ever wondered how rich Nate Parker is, as of mid- 2016? It has been estimated according to authoritative sources that the total size of Nate’s net worth is currently over $3 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor, director and producer.

Nate Parker Net Worth $3 Million

Nate Parker was raised with four younger sisters by a single mother Carolyn, who never married their biological father. As a child, he was very problematic, as his mother married another man and moved with him, and his biological father passed away when he was only nine years old. So he moved to Virginia, where he lived with his uncle, Jay Combs, who was a retired wrestler, so under his influence Nate began wrestling while he was at Great Bridge High School. He then attended Pennsylvania State University, but as he was accused of rape, he transferred to the University of Oklahoma, from which he later graduated with a degree in computer programming. During high school and college Nate focused more and more on wrestling, becoming one of the most successful wrestlers of his class, and he was named All-American wrestler.

However, Nate found a full-time job working as a computer programmer, but that didn`t last long, as he was soon spotted by a talent agent Jon Simmons. Nate accompanied his friend to an audition, when Simmons approached him, thinking that Nate was a model, or even actor. Nevertheless, the two immediately reached an agreement, and Nate saw himself flying to Los Angeles in no time.

He made his debut appearance in 2004 in an episode of the TV series “Cold Case”, which was soon followed by appearances in such productions as “Kurtlar Vadisi”, (2005), which is a Turkish TV series, and then made his big screen debut in the film “Cruel World” (2005), and continued in the same rhythm with a role in the film “Dirty” (2005). By 2010, he had established a name for himself, appearing in the films “Pride” (2007), “The Great Debaters” (2007), with Denzel Washington and Forrest Whitaker in lead roles, “Felon” (2008), and “The Secret Life Of Bees” (2008) with Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Hudson, which added a lot to his overall wealth.

He then took a short break from acting, focusing more on directing and producing, but returned in 2012 with a role in the film “Red Tails”, and continued to appear on big screen in the films “Arbitrage” with Richard Geere and Susan Sarandon, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (2013), “Non-Stop” (2014) starring Liam Neeson and Julienne Moore, and “Beyond The Lights” (2014), which increased his net worth by a large margin.

Most recently he featured in the films “Eden” (2015), and “Birth Of A Nation” (2016), which he directed, wrote and produced, increasing further his net worth. Nate has also been recognized as director and producer through putting his name to such films as “Ghost Team One” (2013), “Portion” (2012), and “Predilection” which is yet to be released.

Thanks to his skills, Nate has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including the AAFCA Award in the category Best Supporting Actor for his work on the film “Arbitrage”. Furthermore, he received three Image Award nominations for his work on films “Beyond The Lights”, “The Great Debaters”, and “The Secret Life Of Bees”, among many others. When it comes to speak about his personal life, Nate Parker has been married to his long-time girlfriend Sarah De Santo since 2007; the couple has three daughters.

Full NameNate Parker
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of Birth1954-06-06
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York, United States
Height1.75 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Musician, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Coach
EducationPennsylvania State University, University of Oklahoma
SpouseSarah DiSanto
ChildrenJustice Parker
ParentsCarolyn Parker
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
MoviesThe Birth of a Nation, Beyond the Lights, The Great Debaters, Red Tails, Non-Stop, The Secret Life of Bees, Eden, Arbitrage, About Alex, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Pride, Every Secret Thing, Rome & Jewel, Felon, Red Hook Summer, Blood Done Sign My Name, They Die By Dawn, Tunnel Rats, #AmeriCan, Dirty...
1[on Nat Turner] He became my hero in college. I never heard about him until I went to college. [2016]
2[on The Birth of a Nation (2016)] I don't want this to be a film. I want it to be a movement. I don't want it to be a moment in time. I want a launch pad for conversation around how we can deal with our trauma collectively. Then we can create a cultural shift. [2016]
3[, August 2012] I'd love to play Nat Turner. What I would never play? Anyone wearing a dress. We just need more images of men. We've been emasculated physically, metaphorically too many times for me to support it. For me, that's where the line stops.
4[on the new 'Nate Parker School of Film and Drama' at Wiley College] The hope is that we cover all aspects of filmmaking, from sound, lighting and cinematography, to just studying film specifically with the cultural component and the history of film. (...) You control the moving picture, you control the masses ... so really getting them rallied around the idea of reclaiming the narrative of America, specifically through the eyes of people of color. (...) If I can create a pipeline toward filmmaking physically through developing the college, having filmmakers be nurtured and cultivated here, and then having somewhere for them to go with respect for them actually being able to engage in filmmaking here in East Texas, then it kind of serves multiple purposes. [March 2016]
5I decided to take on projects that I thought would break down walls rather than build them up, and to perpetuate positivity rather than to enforce negativity in who I was as a black man.
6I want to pick material that involves me. I always tell my team that I never want to make the same movie twice. That's what terrifies me the most.
1Stated in an interview with BET that in an effort to preserve the Black man, he will, among many things, never play a gay character. Parker complained about Hollywood offering Black men roles that requires dresses and duct tape - though Parker took it one step further when he said Hollywood also offers Black men roles that consist of "men with questionable sexuality.".
2Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2016.
3In 2016 Nate Parker opened a film program named after him at the Wiley College in Texas: The Nate Parker School of Film and Drama. Parker is not the first director to do so: Other directors who created their own film school/program/course include David Lynch, Werner Herzog, Andrzej Wajda and Béla Tarr.
4Nate was NCAA All-American in Wrestling at 141 lbs. in 2002 for the University of Oklahoma. He was also a High School All-American as well while attending Great Bridge High School in Virginia.
5He and his wife Sarah DiSanto are college sweethearts. They met while attending Pennsylvania State University and have 4 daughters. Parker had another daughter with an unnamed woman.
6Was discovered at a ProScout event.


The Birth of a Nation2016Nat Turner
Beyond the Lights2014Kaz
Every Secret Thing2014Detective Kevin Jones
About Alex2014Ben
Non-Stop2014Zack White
They Die by Dawn2013Jim Beckwourth
Ain't Them Bodies Saints2013Sweetie
Red Hook Summer2012Box
Arbitrage2012Jimmy Grant
Red Tails2012Marty 'Easy' Julian
Blood Done Sign My Name2010Ben Chavis
Rome & Jewel2008Rome
The Secret Life of Bees2008Neil
Felon2008Officer Collins
1968 Tunnel Rats2008Private Jim Lidford
The Great Debaters2007Henry Lowe
The Unit2006TV SeriesDarryl
Cruel World2005Techno
Kurtlar Vadisi2005TV SeriesMale Model
Cold Case2004TV SeriesR.J. Holden


The Birth of a Nation: Behind the Scenes Documentary2017Documentary producer post-production
Untitled Nate Parker Projectproducer announced
Free God: The Birth of a Nation2017Video short producer
Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner2016TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Birth of a Nation2016producer
Lu2013/IShort producer
Ghost Team One2013producer
Resurrecting Love: The Cemetery That Can Heal a Nation2012Documentary executive producer
J.A.W.2011Short producer
Magic City Memoirs2011co-producer


Untitled Nate Parker Projectannounced
The Birth of a Nation2016screenplay by / story by
#AmeriCan2014Short writer
J.A.W.2011Short writer


Untitled Nate Parker Projectannounced
The Birth of a Nation2016directed by


The Great Debaters2007performer: "Run... Run / All Hid"


Wedding Dress2015Short very special thanks


Ghost & GoblinsDocumentary filming
Rencontres de cinéma2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
60 Minutes2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Director (segment "Nate Parker")
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Essence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood2016TV MovieHimself
The 47th NAACP Image Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Rich Eisen Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Blood Guts Glory2014DocumentaryHimself
Resurrecting Love: The Cemetery That Can Heal a Nation2012DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2012TV SeriesHimself
Scream Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
1968: Tunnel Rats - Behind the Scenes2009Video shortHimself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Real Great Debaters2008DocumentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2007TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2016CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USABreakthrough Director of the Year
2016Audience AwardSundance Film FestivalDramaticThe Birth of a Nation (2016)
2016Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticThe Birth of a Nation (2016)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Independent Short#AmeriCan (2014)
2013Best Actor168 Film Festival, USLu (2013)
2012AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActorArbitrage (2012)
2012Breakthrough PerformerHamptons International Film FestivalArbitrage (2012)

Nominated Awards

2017Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, Motion PictureThe Birth of a Nation (2016)
2017Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Director, Motion PictureThe Birth of a Nation (2016)
2017Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Screenplay, Motion PictureThe Birth of a Nation (2016)
2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureThe Birth of a Nation (2016)
2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)The Birth of a Nation (2016)
2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)The Birth of a Nation (2016)
2016Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBreakout Filmmaker of the YearThe Birth of a Nation (2016)
2016Bronze HorseStockholm Film FestivalBest FilmThe Birth of a Nation (2016)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, Motion PictureBeyond the Lights (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureBeyond the Lights (2014)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureAin't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActorRed Tails (2012)
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorArbitrage (2012)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureThe Secret Life of Bees (2008)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureThe Great Debaters (2007)

Known for movies

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