Kevin Spacey Fowler is his real name, and he was born in South Orange, New Jersey, on July 26, 1959. His mother was a secretary, and his father was a technical writer. He grew up with two siblings. The family moved to California when Kevin Spacey was four years old. Kevin Spacey said that his father was a racist who liked the Nazis and beat him physically. He also said that his father was a Nazi sympathizer.
Kevin Spacey went to military school in 10th and 11th grade. In his last year of high school, he moved to Chatsworth and joined the school’s production of “The Sound of Music.” After he got his diploma, he started calling himself “Spacey.” He also went to the Juilliard School in New York City. Kevin Spacey tried to break into the stand-up comedy scene there while he was a student there from 1979 to 1981.
Kevin Spacey’s Personal Life
Spacey’s private life was mostly hidden for many years. As he said in an interview in 1998: “The less you know about me, the easier it is to make you think I am that person on the screen. It lets people believe I am that person when I go to a movie theater.”
In October 2017, actor Anthony Rapp said that Spacey had done something inappropriate to him when he was 14. Spacey said he was sorry because of the accusation. He finally came out as gay in his apology. This confession was controversial because he “came out” in the same statement in which he apologized for making sexual advances toward a minor. Many of his critics thought it was strange that he tried to link being gay to molesting children.
Kevin Spacey Career
Early on, Spacey did well in the theater. In 1982, he was in the Broadway production of “Ghosts.” Before that, he had a small part in a Shakespeare play. “The Misanthrope and Hurlyburly” gave him more parts. By 1986, he had made a name for himself in the New York theater scene. He had parts in “Sleuth” and “The Seagull” on Broadway. Later that year, he got his big break when he played a part in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” which was praised by critics.
After appearing in “Crime Stories” for a short time, Spacey turned his attention to movies. While he was trying to get a job in Hollywood, he kept acting in plays like “Lost in Yonkers,” which he did in 1991. He got a Tony Award for how well he did in the play. He has also been in TV shows like “L.A. Crime” and “The Murder of Mary Phagan.”
In 1989, “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” was Kevin Spacey’s first big movie role. His acting skills were quickly noticed, and he became known as an interesting character actor in TV shows like “Wiseguy” (1989) and movies like “Glengarry Glen Ross” (1992). Critics started to pay attention to him after he was in movies like “The Ref” and “Swimming With Sharks,” and he eventually won an Oscar for “The Usual Suspects” in 1995.
In the same year, he also played a serial killer in “Se7en,” which is one of his most well-known roles. The next year, he played a lawyer in “A Time to Kill,” which was just as memorable. In the animated movie “A Bug’s Life,” which came out in 1998, he had a major voice role. In 1999, Kevin Spacey’s amazing performance in “American Beauty” made him one of Hollywood’s most talented stars. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
During this time, Spacey kept winning Tony Awards for his work on stage. He began the 2000s with roles in “Pay it Forward” and “K-Pax.” In 2006, he played Lex Luthor in “Superman Returns,” and he did a great job. He was also in the 2008 movie “21.”
Even though he worked a lot in theater over the next few years, Spacey’s life in the 2010s was all about “House of Cards.” From 2011 to 2018, Spacey played Frank Underwood. In 2018, he had to leave the show because of claims of sexual assault. Spacey won a lot of awards and was nominated for a lot more while he was on the show. Starting in 2013, he also worked as a producer on the show, which paid him up to $20 million a year at its highest point. In the movie “Horrible Bosses,” which came out in 2011, Spacey also played the bad guy. He was in the 2018 film “Billionaire Boys Club.”
What Is Kevin Spacey’s Net Worth?
Kevin Spacey is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer with a net worth of $70 million. Kevin Spacey is without a doubt one of the best actors of his generation, even though he is a controversial figure. Many of the roles he has played on stage, on TV, and in movies have earned him a lot of praise and a lot of awards.