Wallace Shawn Net Worth

March 17, 2024
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01: Writer and actor Wallace Shawn promotes "Essays" at Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Triangle on September 1, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Wallace Shawn was born on 12th November 1943 in New York City, USA, he is an actor, voice actor, comedian, playwright, and essayist, best known for his roles in such movies as “My Dinner with Andre” (1981) and “The Princess Bride” (1987). Shawn also provided voices of Rex in the Toy Story franchise and Gilbert Huph in “Incredibles” (2004). His career has been active since 1968.

Have you ever wondered how rich Wallace Shawn is as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Shawn’s net worth is as high as $8 million, earned through his successful acting career. In addition to playing on both on-screen and theatre, Shawn also works as a writer, which improved his wealth.


Wallace Shawn Net Worth $8 Million


Wallace Shawn was born to Jewish parents Cecille, a journalist, and William Shawn, the editor of The New Yorker, and grew up in New York, along with his brother, Allen. He went to the private liberal arts Putney School high school in Vermont, and later studied history at Harvard College, from where he graduated with an A.B. Shawn later enrolled at Magdalen College, Oxford with intentions of becoming a diplomat, but he pursued his acting career instead.

Shawn debuted on television in 1968 in an episode of “One Life to Live” (1968), and then waited 11 years before his movie debut, which came in Woody Allen’s Oscar-nominated “Manhattan” (1979) starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Mariel Hemingway. By the end of the ‘70s, Wallace had appeared in such movies as Oscar-nominated “Starting Over” (1979) with Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, and Candice Bergen, and in Bob Fosse’s Oscar-winning “All That Jazz” (1979) alongside Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, and Leland Palmer. His net worth was well established.

In the early ‘80s, Shawn played in Louis Malle’s Oscar-nominated “Atlantic City” (1980) with Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, and Kate Reid, and then starred in “My Dinner with Andre” (1981). He continued with James Ivory’s Oscar-nominated “The Bostonians” (1984) starring Christopher Reeve and Vanessa Redgrave, and in Woody Allen’s “Radio Days” (1987) alongside Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, and Mike Starr. Shawn ended the decade with appearances in Golden Globe Award-nominated “Prick Up Your Ears” (1987) starring Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, and Vanessa Redgrave, and in Rob Reiner’s Oscar-nominated “The Princess Bride” (1987) with Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Wright.

Wallace has over 30 movie credits during the ‘90s, with some of the most notable ones being Woody Allen’s “Shadows and Fog” (1991), and Alan Rudolph’s Golden Globe-nominated “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle” (1994) with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, and Matthew Broderick. Shawn starred in “Vanya on 42nd Street” (1994), played in “Clueless” (1995) alongside Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, and Brittany Murphy, and lent his voice to Rex in “Toy Story” (1995), all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth.

In 2001, Wallace appeared in Allen’s “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion”, and in 2003 he played in Simon Wincer’s Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Monte Walsh” starring Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, and Keith Carradine. In 2004, Shawn provided voice of Gilbert Huph in “Incredibles”, and also had a role in a comedy “Melinda and Melinda” with Will Ferrell, Vinessa Shaw, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Wallace has had parts in numerous TV series; some of them are “Gossip Girl” (2008-2012) and “The Good Wife” (2013-2015). In 2012 he appeared in the film “A Late Quartet”, alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, and Catherine Keener, and the next year featured in “The Double” (2013) with Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Furthermore, Shawn had roles in “Don Peyote” (2014), “Maggie’s Plan” (2015), and will appear in films “Drawing Home” (2017), “Someone Else’s Wedding” (2017), and “Cop and a Half 2” (2017), among other productions.

Regarding his personal life, Wallace Shawn is a longtime companion of Deborah Eisenberg and currently resides in Manhattan, New York City.

He is afraid of heights, and the interesting thing is that he doesn’t own a television set at his residence.

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