James Spader Net Worth $15 million
James Spader salary $300,000
James Spader Net Worth: How rich is James Spader? & How much money is James Spader worth? Time to find out!
James Spader is an American actor and his current net worth is $15 million.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he is the youngest of three children of Jean and Stoddard Greenwood Spader, both teachers.
Growing up in a liberal and progressive home with dominant and influential women, left a great impact on young James.
He went to multiple private schools like The Pike School, where his mother taught art, and the Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, where his father taught.
Later on, he moved to Phillips Academy right before dropping out at 17 years old to move to New York. While there, he wanted to pursue his acting career.
Before he became this famous actor, James took a lot of jobs such as bartending, teacher of yoga, truck driver, and stable boy.
James had his first major role in Endless Love and his first lead role in Tuff Turf, four years later.
How did James Spader get famous?
However, his breakthrough came two years after, when he portrayed the rich, arrogant playboy Steff in Pretty in Pink.
He had supporting roles in films like Baby Boom, Wall Street, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, with his breakthrough role of a sexual voyeur who complicates the lives of three residents.
For his performance in the film, he earned the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Then a few years later he had another amazing role in Boston Legal, in which he reprised his role from the TV series The Practice. For his astonishing performance, he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
He won the award again for his role in Boston Legal, which made him one of only a few actors to win an Emmy award while playing the same character in two different series.
How does James Spader make money?
For his role in the NBC series The Blacklist, where he plays Raymond “Red” Reddington, he makes approx. $300,000 per episode. When he started playing in the series, in 2013, he used to take home around $130,000 per episode.
Besides The Blacklist, he also played villainous robot Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
As of his personal life, he started dating his former Alien Hunter co-star, Leslie Stafanson in 2002, and together they have a son.