Stephen Lang Net Worth

December 16, 2023
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Stephen Lang was born on 11 July 1952, in New York City, USA, to Theresa, of German and Irish Catholic descent, and Eugene Lang, a noted entrepreneur and philanthropist of Jewish descent. He is an actor and playwright, best known for his roles in the films “Gods and Generals” and “Avatar”.

So just how loaded is Stephen Lang? Sources state that Lang has earned a wealth of over $5 million, as of early 2017, amassed largely during his acting career which began in the mid-1980s.


Stephen Lang Net Worth $5 Million


Lang grew up in New York City, along with his two siblings. He attended George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and later enrolled in the state’s Swarthmore College, graduating with a degree in English Literature in 1973.

His acting career began in theater, appearing in Broadway productions such as in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” in 1984, in which he played Harold ‘Happy’ Loman, the role which he would reprise in the 1985 Dustin Hoffman TV film of the same name.

As for the big screen, Lang made his debut with a small part in the 1985 film “Twice in a Lifetime”, and then appeared as reporter Freddy Lounds in the 1986 “Manhunter”, the first Hannibal Lecter film. The same year he was cast as attorney David Abrams in the television series “Crime Story”, and went on to land a few more film parts by the end of the decade, earning rave reviews for his performance “Last Exit to Brooklyn”, all of which did his net worth no harm at all.

The early ’90s saw the actor taking the title role in the television film “Babe Ruth”, and landing a number of big screen parts, including that of the villainous Ike Clanton in “Tombstone” and Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett in “Gettysburg”, roles which significantly contributed to his popularity, and to his wealth as well. He also played the lead in Steve Tesich’s play “The Speed of Darkness”, earning a Tony Award nomination. By the end of the decade, Lang had his fingers in numerous projects, both on big and small screen.

He continued to land a mix of television, stage and film work in the next decade as well. He had the recurring part as Ben Charnquist in the drama series “The Fugitive”, then in 2003, he was cast as Lieutenant General Stonewall Jackson in the period war drama film “Gods and Generals”, an adaptation of Jeffrey Shaara’s novel of the same name, and prequel to “Gettysburg”. Lang’s performance earned critical acclaim, greatly increasing his popularity and his net worth too.

The actor went on to create and star in his own, critically-acclaimed play “Beyond Glory” in 2004, which he followed by appearances in Miller’s last piece “Finishing the Picture”, and John Patrick Shanley’s “Defiance”. Meanwhile, he landed a number of television guest appearances.

In 2009, he was cast as Colonel Miles Quaritch in James Cameron’s epic science fiction film “Avatar”, the role which earned him a number of nominations and a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, greatly increasing his fame and wealth.

In 2011 he played Commander Nathaniel Taylor in the short-lived sci-fi drama series “Terra Nova”, and later had recurring roles in the series “In Plain Sight”, “Salem” and “Into the Badlands”.

As for the big screen, Lang made dozens of film appearances, his most recent part being in the 2016 horror/thriller “Don’t Breathe”. He is currently involved in filming the period drama “Hostiles” and the action thriller “Braven”, which should also improve his bank account.

When speaking about his private life, Lang has been married to costume designer and teacher Kristina Watson since 1980. The couple has four children together.

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