Kevin Costner Biography
Kevin Costner is a famous American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, businessman, and Yellowstone star. He became well-known for playing the lead in a number of highly regarded motion pictures, including JFK Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Untouchables, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, and The Bodyguard.
Kevin Costner Age
Cortner’s date of birth was January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, California, and he was raised in Compton, California. He normally celebrates his birthday on the 18th of January every year.
Kevin Costner Family
Sharon Costner and William Costner were his parents. Of the three sons, he is the youngest; the second son of his parents passed away at birth. William Costner worked as an electrician and utilities executive, while Sharon Rae Costner was a welfare worker. Along with his English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry, Costner’s father immigrated to North Carolina from Germany in the 1700s. Costner grew up as a Baptist. Although he did not have a strong academic background, he participated in sports (football in particular), studied the piano, wrote poetry, and sang in the First Baptist Choir. According to Costner, as his father’s profession developed, he moved around California during his adolescence.
Kevin Costner Height
Kevin’s height is 1.85 m, or 6 feet, 1 inch tall. His height creates some appealing pressure when he appears on the screen.
Kevin Costner Education
Costner was in the marching band at Mt. Whitney High School. In 1973, Costner received his diploma from Villa Park High School. He and Dennis Burtt were teammates at Villa Park, where he played baseball. California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) awarded him a bachelor’s degree in 1978. He joined the Delta Chi fraternity at CSUF and was initiated as a brother. Costner started attending acting classes five evenings a week. In order to support his life while attending auditions, he chose jobs that allowed him to advance his acting abilities through tuition, such as driving a truck, working on fishing boats, and giving tours of Hollywood homes owned by celebrities.
Kevin Costner Wives/Divorce
While still in college, Costner began dating Cindy Silva, a fellow student; three years later, they were married. They had a son in 1988 and two daughters in 1984 and 1986 while they were married. After 16 years of marriage, the pair filed for divorce in 1994, purportedly as a result of Costner having an affair on the Waterworld set. A settlement of $80 million was given to Cindy Silva.
He briefly dated Bridget Rooney after his divorce, and the two of them had a son in 1996. At his Aspen, Colorado, ranch on September 25, 2004, Costner tied the knot with Christine Baumgartner, a model and handbag designer, his girlfriend of four years. In addition to a daughter born in 2010, they have two sons born in 2007 and 2009. Baumgartner submitted a divorce petition in May 2023. On September 19, 2023, they signed the divorce decree.
Kevin Costner Movies
He became well-known for playing the lead in a number of highly regarded motion pictures, including JFK (1991), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), The Untouchables (1987), Bull Durham (1988), Field of Dreams (1989), The Bodyguard (1992), A Perfect World (1993), and Wyatt Earp (1994). During this period, Costner won two Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director for his directing and acting roles in the Western epic Dances with Wolves (1990). After that, he directed Open Range (2003) and The Postman (1997), in addition to starring in and co-producing Waterworld (1995).
A few of Costner’s other well-known movies are Thirteen Days (2000), Mr. Brooks (2007), Swing Vote (2008), Message in a Bottle (1999), Silverado (1985), No Way Out (1987), Tin Cup (1996), Draft Day (2014), Black or White (2014), McFarland, USA (2015), and The Highwaymen (2019). In addition, he appeared in supporting roles in the following motion pictures: Molly’s Game (2017), Let Him Go (2020), Man of Steel (2013), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), The Upside of Anger (2005), etc.
Kevin Costner Awards
Dances with Wolves (1990) won two Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, among other honors, for Costner’s career-long achievements. For the films Dances with Wolves, Hatfield & McCoy’s (2012), and Yellowstone (2023), he was honored with three Golden Globe Awards. In addition, he won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
Kevin Costner’s Net Worth
Cortner is one of the best-paid actors at Yellowstone. He has been working for over four decades, earning more than $1 million per year. Therefore, his current net worth is around $50 million.