About Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner is a popular U.S. actor, musician, singer, producer, businessman and movie director. During his career Kevin has earned numerous accolades, including 3 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Academy Awards, one Emmy and three BAFTA nominations. He is best known for his roles in Untouchables (as Elliot Ness), Bull Durham (as Crash Davis), Dances with Wolves (as Lt. John J. Dunbar), JFK (as Jim Garrison) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (starring as Robin Hood). Kevin Costner net worth is currently estimated at $150 million. His next movie, Man of Steel, is supposed to be finished by the end of this year.
Kevin, the youngest child in the family, was born in California, to Sharon Rye and William Costner. His father was a utilities executive at SCE and his mother was a welfare worker. Their ancestors came from Germany, Ireland and England, according to Kevin himself, some of them originated form Native American Cherokee people. While attending Villa Park High School Costner was not one of the best students; he knew he is never going to be a scientist. Instead, he concentrated on sports, practiced to play piano, attended First Baptist Choir and was good at writing poetry.
Costner made his acting debut in winter 1978, in a movie Sizzle Beach, U.S.A, but the film was not released until the late 80s. His career took off after his friend, Lawrence Kasdan, offered him a role in a movie Silverado. Who is this mysterious friend? Lawrence is a famous movie director, producer and screenwriter with a fortune slightly inferior to Kevin Costner net worth. Kasdan currently holds assets worth $110 million.
Following his breakthrough role in Silverado, Kevin has starred in low budget movies American Flyers and Fandango. Kevin Costner net worth growth shifted to the high gear in late 80s, with his roles in The Untouchables and No Way Out. Soon after Kevin’s career took off, his marriage fell apart. Costner and his college sweetheart Cindy Silva divorced in 1994, when the youngest of their three daughters turned six years old. In 2004 Costner married his current wife, model and designer Christine Baumgartner. The couple is raising three children: Cayden Wyatt (born 2007), Hayes Logan (born in 2009) and a daughter Grace Avery which was born in 2010.