James Marsden Net Worth, Wiki Biography, Married, Family

James Marsden Net Worth

James Marsden net worth is
$8 Million

James Marsden Wiki Biography

James Paul Marsden was born on the 18th September 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA, and is an actor, occasional singer and a former model, widely known for his roles in movies like “The Notebook”, “Hairspray”, “Enchanted” and, probably his most famous role, Cyclops in the superhero movie series “X-Men”. His career has been active since 1993.

Have you ever wondered how rich is James Marsden? According to sources, it’s estimated that the overall size of his net worth is over $8 million, as of early 2016, which has been accomplished through appearances in more than 40 movies as well as in several TV series.

James Marsden Net Worth $8 Million

James was born to Kathleen, a nutritionist, and James Luther Marsden, a professor of animal sciences and industry who divorced when he was nine years old. James’ ancestry is mostly English, Scottish and German, but also includes French. He attended Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, and afterwards dropped out of broadcast journalism studies at Oklahoma State University in his second year, to move to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career. During the three semesters he spent at the university, he worked as a model for the prestigious high-fashion label – Versace.

James debuted as an actor in 1993, in the TV series “The Nanny” with the role of Eddie. Subsequently, he continued to guest-star in “Boogies Diner”, “Saved by the Bell: The New Class”, “Blossom” and “Party of Five”. His talent and persistence secured him the lead role in the ABC’s drama series “Second Noah” (1996-1997). Although short-lived, this venture brought James popularity and experience which lead to his first big screen appearance in “Public Enemies” (1996). James as Glenn Foy, also showed in 13 episodes of the TV series “Ally McBeal”, followed by more film roles – in 1998 opposite Katie Holmes in “Disturbing Behavior” and later alongside Kate Hudson in the 2000 movie “Gossip”. These engagements provided the solid basis for his net worth.

James Marsden’s breakthrough came in 2000 with the role of Cyclops in Marvel’s action-adventure “X-Men”, which he reprised in the sequels “X2” (2003) and “X-Men: The Last Stand”. His portrayal of the crime-fighting hero brought him his first award – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor in a science fiction film – helping him with career development as well as increasing his overall net worth.

He was also cast in “The Notebook” (2004), “Heights” (2005) and “Superman Returns” (2006). In the 2007 movie “Hairspray”, besides acting he showed his singing talent by performing two soundtrack songs. Alongside cast-members John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, and Zac Efron, James won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble and was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a cast. Certainly, all these collaborations made a positive impact on James wealth and were it’s main source.

To speak further of his accomplishments, James has appeared in various movies and TV series including Disney’s “Enchanted” (2007), “27 Dresses” (2008), which brought him two Teen Choice Award nominations, in 2007 and 2008, as well as “Superman Returns” (2006), “Death at a Funeral” (2010), “Modern Family” (2011) and “30 Rock” (2012-2013), adding to his net worth.

2013 was also a successful year for James Marsden – he joined Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington in “2 Guns” and later, the role of president John F. Kennedy in Lee Daniels‘ “The Butler” got him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

His most recent acting activity includes 2016 “Westworld” – Sci-Fi/Western TV series.

When it comes to his personal life, it is known that James Marsden was married to actress Marry Elizabeth “Lisa” Linde between 2000 and 2011 when they divorced, and with whom he has two children, a daughter and a son. James has another child, also a son, from his relationship with Brazilian model Rose Costa.

Apart from acting, he enjoys various hobbies such as singing, guitar and piano playing and photography.

Fact
1 He starred in two musicals in 2007: Hairspray (2007) and Enchanted (2007).
2 His ancestry is mostly English and German, with some Scottish, and distant French.
3 Third child, son William Luca Costa-Marsden, born 14 December 2012. Mother is model Rose Costa.
4 Son-in-law of Dennis Linde.
5 Is commonly confused as being the brother of actor Jason Marsden. Although the two are not related, they are actually good friends and their respective wives have been friends since they were six.
6 Also has two brothers, Jeff and Robbie.
7 Has worked 4 times with actress Rebecca Romijn: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), Lies & Alibis (2006), and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
8 Daughter, Mary James Marsden, born on 10 August 2005.
9 An accomplished singer.
10 He wore lifts for most of his scenes in the X-Men movies, because his character Cyclops is supposed to be 6′ 3″ compared to a 5′ 3″ Wolverine. In actuality, Marsden is under 6 feet tall, slightly shorter than Famke Janssen (as his love interest, (Jean Grey) and approximately 4 inches inches shorter than Hugh Jackman (who played Wolverine).
11 His father is a Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University.
12 Joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity while at Oklahoma State.
13 Graduated from Putnam City North High School (located in Oklahoma City) class of 1991.
14 Turned down the lead role in 54 (1998). Ryan Phillippe later got the role.
15 Lost out to Edward Norton for a role in Primal Fear (1996).
16 In 1991, while vacationing with his family in Hawaii, he met actor Kirk Cameron and his actress sister Candace Cameron Bure; the Camerons invited Marsden to visit in L.A. and thus began his career.
17 Son Jack was born on February 1, 2001, in Los Angeles weighing 7 lbs., 14 oz.
18 Attended Oklahoma State University
19 He has two sisters: Jennifer – age 24 and Elizabeth – age 12, as at 2004. Jennifer lives in Studio City, California and Elizabeth in Manhattan, Kansas.
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