Steven Spielberg Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More


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About Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, director and producer known for some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the late 20th Century and early 21st Century. Notorious as one of the biggest names in Hollywood, he is regarded as one of the most influential directors in the history of movie making. Having worked in the movie industry for more than four decades, Spielberg has contributed to films of many different themes and genres, including science-fiction and adventure as well historical features. This versatility has allowed him to continue steady work on successful films throughout his life. He has been nominated and awarded with a great deal of achievements throughout his career, as his work has been able to reach individuals of many different backgrounds and interests. His films have set box office records, setting the standards for what it means to be a blockbuster movie. The film maker revolutionized the genre of sci-fi with the special effects included in movies such as the Jurassic Park and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Over the years the director has become a champion of humanistic causes and his projects focus on issues such as the holocaust.


Full Name Steven Allan Spielberg
Nickname Steve
Profession Filmmaker

Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.) in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey

Personal Life

Date of Birth December 18, 1946
Age (as in 2017) 71 Years
Birthplace Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Schools Arcadia High School, Phoenix
Hebrew School
Saratoga High School, California
College/University University of Southern California
California State University
Educational Qualification BA degree in Film and Electronic Arts
Debut Amateur Film:– The Last Gun (1959)
Theatrical Film– Amblin’ (1968)
TV:– Night Gallery (1970)
Religion Judaism
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Political Inclination Democratic
Address (FanMail) DreamWorks Animation, Llc.
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201
Hobbies Collecting Paintings, Watching Golf, Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Playing the Piano
Awards, Honors, Achievements Academy Award
Won Best Director and Best Picture Award for ‘Schindler’s List’ (1994)
Won Best Director Award for ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1999)
Won Best Film and Best Director Award for ‘Schindler’s List’ (1993)
Golden Globe Awards
Won Best Motion Picture – Drama Award for ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ (1983)
Won Best Motion Picture – Drama Award and Best Director Award for ‘Schindler’s List’ (1994)
Won Best Director Award for ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’ (2001)

Girls, Affairs and More

Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Amy Irving (1979-1989) (Film and TV Actress)
Valerie Baternilli (1980) (TV Actress)
Sarah Miles (English Theater and Film Actress)
Margot Kidder (Canadian-American Actress)
Janet Maslin (Journalist)
Kate Capshaw (1988-dated till 1991) (Actress)
Debbie Allen (Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, Television Director)
Marriage Dates Married to First Wife in November 27, 1985
Married to Second Wife on October 12, 1991


Wife/Spouse First Wife– Amy Irving (M. 1985; Div. 1989)
Second Wife– Kate Capshaw (M. 1991)
Children Sons– Max Spielberg (Actor), Theo Spielberg (Adopted), Sawyer Avery Spielberg (Actor)
Daughters– Sasha Spielberg (Actress and Musician), Destry Allyn Spielberg, Mikaela George Spielberg, Jessica Capshaw (Actress)
Parents Father– Arnold Spielberg (Electrical Engineer and Computer Pioneer)
Mother– Leah Adler (Restaurateur and Concert Pianist)
Siblings Brother– None
Sisters– Anne Spielberg (Screenwriter), Nancy Spielberg (Actress), Sue Spielberg

Favorite Things

Favorite Food McAloon’s Chicken Pot Pie
Favorite Film Fantasia (1940)
Favorite Candy Reese’s Pieces
Favorite TV Show Deadliest Catch
Favorite Cartoon Character Daffy Duck
Favorite Painter Norman Rockwell

Style Quotient

Cars Collection Chrysler 300 C, Honda CRV, Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Land Cruiser LC, Tesla Model S

Money Factor

Net Worth (approx.) $3.7 billion


Some Lesser Known Facts About Steven Spielberg

  • Does Steven Spielberg smoke?: Yes
  • Does Steven Spielberg drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Spielberg’s paternal grandparents were Ukrainian Jews who immigrated to the United States in the 1900s.
  • Being an orthodox Jew, he suffered from anti-Semitic (Anti-Jew) prejudice and bullying: “In high school, I got smacked and kicked around. Two bloody noses. It was horrible”, Spielberg said in an interview.
  • When he was doing his schooling, his parents divorced and he decided to stay with his father.
  • Since childhood, he had a wish to be a director.
  • When he was 12, he started making films.
  • As a kid, Spielberg recorded family events using an 8-mm camera and made some horror films with his younger sisters.
  • His short film Amblin’ (1968) got the attention of the Universal Picturesand he was signed by it to a seven-year contract.
  • He was rejected by both the University of Southern California and UCLA, at least once each, due to his poor grades.
  • When he divorced his first wife Amy, he had to give $100 million alimony to Amy. It was the third most costly celebrity divorce in history.
  • He met his second wife when he cast her in Indiana Jones and the Temple Doom.
  • Spielberg and filmmaker George Lucas have been friends for a long time.
  • Back in 1977, George Lucas lost a bet to Spielberg worth $40 million. Spielberg told this story in an interview, “he came to me and he said, ‘Oh my God, your movie is going to be so much more successful than ‘Star Wars’! This is gonna be the biggest hit of all time. I can’t believe this set. I can’t believe what you’re getting, and oh my goodness.’ He said, ‘All right, I’ll tell you what. I’ll trade some points with you. You want to trade some points? I’ll give you 2.5% of ‘Star Wars’ if you give me 2.5% of ‘Close Encounters.’ So I said, ‘Sure, I’ll gamble with that. Great.” Later on, Close Encounters made $304 million while Lucas’s movie made $775 million at the global box office.
  • His film Jurassic Park was the highest grossing movie in 1993.
  • Spielberg did not get any salary for making his 1993 film ‘Schindler’s List’. This movie received seven Academy Awards. Many film actors lobbied Spielberg for the role of Oscar Schindler but he took Liam Neeson for the role. At that time Liam Neeson was not so popular, he got his breakthrough from this movie.
  • In 2006, he was listed among ‘100 Most Important People of the Century’ by TIME magazine.
  • When actress Drew Barrymore posed nude for Playboy magazine, Spielberg sent her a quilt and a note that said: “Cover yourself up.” Also, he is godfather to actresses Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • Spielberg is one of the largest gun collectors on the East Coast.
  • He hates coffee, ever since he was a child.
  • He has cast his dog in his several movies. Spielberg’s Cocker Spaniel Elmer showed up in movies like ‘The Sugarland Express,’ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ ‘1941’ and also in ‘Jaws.’
  • Spielberg was forbidden twice to direct James Bond movies.
  • He has received four Primetime Emmys Awards and seven Daytime Emmys Awards.

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