Jeff Bridges is a popular American actor who has successfully appeared in many critically acclaimed films and is also a producer and singer. He started his career when he was two years old and has won many awards and nominations. Bridges have appeared in his father’s show ‘Sea Hunt’ in the late 1950s along with his brother Beau Bridges.
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 4, 1949, to parents Dorothy Bridges and Lloyd Bridges. He grew up with his siblings in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. Both of his parents were into show business.
He completed his schooling in 1967 from University High School. Following that, he went to study acting at Herbert Berghof Studio, New York City.
After turning 18, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and served there for seven years.
Jeff Bridges has learned Transcendental Meditation and has also studied Buddhism.
In 1977, Jeff Bridges got married to Susan Geston. The couple has three daughters named Isabelle Annie, Hayley Roselouise, and Jessica Lily “Jessie.” They also have a granddaughter named Grace, born from their oldest daughter Isabelle.
Jeff Bridges began his career when he was two years old by appearing in ‘The Company She Keeps.’ He appeared as an infant in the film. In 1958, he was seen in his father’s show ‘Sea Hunt.’
In 1962, Jeff Bridges appeared in ‘The Lloyd Bridges Show.’ He has appeared in many TV shows and television films like ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘A Dog Year,’ ‘In Search of America,’ ‘Hidden in America’, and ‘Silent Night, Lonely Night.’
As an adult, he was seen in the 1970 film ‘Halls of Anger.’ Bridges gained critical appreciation by appearing in the 1971 movie ‘The Last Picture Show.’ In 1982, he appeared in the science fiction movie ‘Tron.’ He starred in many other films like ‘King Kong,’ ‘The Vanishing,’ ‘Nadine,’ ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces,’ ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Arlington Road,’ ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Crazy Heart,’ ‘Hell or High Water,’ and ‘Only the Brave.’
Jeff Bridges has also produced the films ‘American Heart’ and ‘The Giver.’
He has released the studio albums ‘Be there Soon,’ ‘Jeff Bridges’, and ‘Sleeping Tapes.’ The single and music video of “What a Little Bit of Love Can Do” was released in 2011.
Awards & Achievements
In 2009, Jeff Bridges won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He has won two Saturn Awards from five nominations, two Independent Spirit Awards from three nominations, and has been nominated for the 2008 Emmy Awards. Other Awards won by Bridges include Screen Actors Guild Award, Prism Award, Houston Film Critics Society Award, and Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award.
Net Worth & Salary of Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges has an estimated net worth of more than $75 million. This fortune comes by starting his career at a very young age. He has successfully appeared in many films and television shows and has also released three albums. He is also an author, photographer, and narrator. Bridges have published many photographs through the book ‘Pictures: Photographs by Jeff Bridges.’
Jeff Bridges is considered one of the most actors in the world. He has been in the entertainment industry for a long period of time. Apart from being an actor and singer, he has also worked for various humanitarian efforts. He is one of the co-founders of ‘End Hunger Network,’ and has served as the spokesman for the campaign ‘No Kid Hungry.’ He also supports various environmental causes, including ‘The Amazon Conservation Team.’