|Real Name/Full Name||James Edward Franco|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||James Franco|
|Birth Place:||Palo Alto, California|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||19 April 1978|
|Age/How Old:||44 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 167.5 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Douglas Eugene Franco
Mother – Betsy Franco
1) James Franco
2) Tom Franco
|School:||Rhode Island School of Design|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Not Known|
|Profession:||Artist, performer, director, playwright|
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2022|
James Edward Franco is an American actor, performer, writer, and painter, most known for his role in the Spider-Man series and many other well-acclaimed films such as “Milk,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “127 Hours,” etc.
Well, how well do you know about James Franco? If not much, here is what we know about James Franco to date.
Biography and Early Life
Franco was born in Palo Alto, California to Betsy Lou and Douglas Franco. His father was a businessman and his mother was an author, who wrote various children’s novels and short stories. He has two brothers, named Tom and Dave who are both coincidentally, actors and performers themselves.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is James Franco in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Franco’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 29th September 2022 having been born on 19 April 1978. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167.5 lbs in Pound and 76 kg in Kilograms.
After completing his initial years of schooling, Franco enrolled himself at the University of California in Los Angeles for a major in the English language. However, to pursue his dream of being an actor, he withdrew right after his first year. During this time, he had to work at McDonald’s to support himself and train at the Playhouse West.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Franco identifies himself as Jewish, as told to the Guardian, a British newspaper.
In the year 1999, he started dating his then co-star named Marla Sokoloff from when they met on the sets of Whatever It Takes. The couple, however, had a fall-out after five long years post which, Franco was in a relationship with an actress named Ahna O’Reilly for the next seven years.
He is currently dating actress and producer, Isabel Pakzad.
Is James Edward Franco Gay?
No, James Edward Franco is not a gay celebrity. He is a cis-gender, straight, and heterosexual male personality. However, owing to his convincing portrayal of characters belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community, his sexuality has been a subject of debate in the media to which his response was, “Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life”.
Franco’s acting career began with a television advertisement for Los Angeles. However, he’s got his breakthrough role with “Freaks and Geeks” which got taken down owing to low viewership. He then bagged his first movie role in “Never Been Kissed” and was since then, cast in various films and TV shows as the lead role.
His career took a huge turn with Spider-Man in the year 2002, where he had played the role of Harry Osborn. In the years that followed, his success and reach grew multifold with him being offered roles in films such as “The Wicker Man”, “Knocked”, “Good Time Max”, “Dream”, “Child of God”, “127 Hours”, etc, some of which were even played at international film festivals.
Throughout his entire career, Franco has been recognized for his contribution towards art, films, and music by various reputed organizations such as the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, North Texas Film Critics Association, National Society of Film Critics, Indiana Film Journalists Association, Online Film Critics Society, etc. to name a few.
His work has also been recognized with as many as three Emmy Awards’ nominations and a few of his films such as “Dream”, “Child of God”, “The Feast of Stephen”, “I Am Michael”, etc. have been featured and played at various film festivals such as the Hollywood Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, etc.
He was awarded the Academy Award for the Best Actor in the year 2010, for his work in the film 127 Hours.
In the year 2013, he received a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Apart from this, Duran Duran, a band that he was previously a part of, won two Grammy Awards in the Best Music Video category and was nominated for many well-known awards such as the American Music Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, etc.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Edward Franco in 2022
As of 2022, James Edward Franco has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He has acquired all of this wealth and fame through his acting, singing, and screenwriting projects. He also makes a significant amount of money through his brand integrations and collaborations. In addition to this, he had his own production company named “Rabbit Bandini Productions”, and earns through that as well.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
1) Before being an actor, Franco worked for a living at McDonald’s.
2) He had also auditioned for the lead role of Peter Parker in the very well known Spider-Man series. At last, however, Tobey Maguire bagged the lead role and Franco ended up playing the role of Harry Osborn.
3) Franco’s favorite film happens to be Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho. He has worked with Gus on a film titled, “Milk”.
4) He is a model for Gucci, an Italy based luxury fashion brand.
5) When Franco was in school, he was arrested for illegally stealing and selling luxury commodities such as perfumes, shoes, etc.
6) He owns a production company named – “Rabbit Bandini Productions”.
7) He often tends to play characters having a dark past.
8) He was titled as one of the 50 hottest bachelors in the year 2004 by the People’s Magazine.
James Edward Franco is a performing artist, performer, painter, singer, actor, and philanthropist hailing from America, most known for. Throughout his career, he has not only earned fame and money from his acting and performing career but has also gained influence through his acts of charity towards aiding children with ill medical conditions, calamity relief work, etc. In addition to this, Franco has also shown an unrelenting amount of support towards the LGBTQIA+ community.