James Marsden Net Worth, Career, Biography, Facts, Age, Life Story

James Marsden is an American actor who has a net worth of $10 million. Marsden has more than 70 acting credits to his name and is known for both film and television roles. In 2000, James was cast in the role that would put him on the map, Scott Summers/Cyclops in the “X-Men” franchise. He has also appeared in notable films such as “The Notebook” (2004), “Superman Returns” (2006), “Hairspray” (2007), “Enchanted” (2007), and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (2013). Marsden played Criss Chros, Liz Lemon’s eventual husband, on NBC’s “30 Rock” from 2012 to 2013, and he starred as Teddy Flood on HBO’s “Westworld” from 2016 to 2018. James began playing Steve and Ben Wood on the Netflix series “Dead to Me” in 2019, and he portrayed Stu Redman in the CBS All Access miniseries “The Stand” in 2020.

Early Life: James Marsden was born James Paul Marsden on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His parents, Kathleen (a nutritionist) and James (a food safety advisor), divorced when James was 9. Marsden has four siblings, sisters Elizabeth and Jennifer and brothers Robert and Jeff, and he attended Oklahoma City’s Hefner Middle School and Putnam City North High School. He graduated in 1991, then enrolled at Oklahoma State University, where he joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and studied broadcast journalism. After a year and a half, James left college to focus on an acting career.

Career: Marsden made his television debut in 1993, appearing in the made-for-TV movie “In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco” and guest-starring on “The Nanny,” “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” and “Joe’s Life.” The following year, he appeared in his first film, “No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn,” and soon followed it with “Campfire Tales” (1997), “Disturbing Behavior” (1998), and “Gossip” (2000). In the 1990s, James also guest-starred on “Blossom” (1995), “Party of Five” (1995), and “Touched by an Angel” (1995), played Ricky Becket on 21 episodes of ABC’s “Second Noah” (1996–1997), and appeared in the television films “Search and Rescue” (1994), “Bella Mafia” (1997), and “On the Edge of Innocence” (1997).

In 2000, Marsden began playing Glenn Foy on “Ally McBeal” and would go on to appear on 13 episodes. That year he also appeared in his first “X-Men” film, and he would reprise the role of Scott Summers/Cyclops in “X2” (2003), “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006), and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2014). The “X-Men” franchise has been a huge success, with its 13 films bringing in $6.083 billion at the box office. After “X-Men,” James played John Wilkes Booth in 2001’s “Zoolander” and Lon Hammond, Jr. in 2004’s “The Notebook.” In 2006, he appeared in “Superman Returns,” which grossed $391.1 million worldwide, and in 2007, he starred in two films that grossed more than $200 million, “Enchanted” and “Hairspray.” Marsden performed “The Nicest Kids in Town” and “(It’s) Hairspray” for the “Hairspray” soundtrack, which was certified Platinum in the U.S. He then appeared in “27 Dresses” (2008), “The Box” (2009), and “Death at a Funeral” (2010) and lent his voice to “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” (2010) and “Hop” (2011).

Marsden guest-starred on “Modern Family” in 2011, and in 2013, he played Jack Lime in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and John F. Kennedy in “The Butler.” Around this time, he also appeared on 13 episodes of “30 Rock” and voiced “Sir Brad Starlight” on the Disney Channel series “Wander Over Yonder” (2014; 2016). James appeared in the comedies “Walk of Shame” (2014) and “The D Train” (2015) and portrayed Burt Reynolds in the extended cut of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019). He appeared on 17 episodes of “Westworld” between 2016 and 2018 and starred in the 2017 HBO mockumentary “Tour de Pharmacy.” In 2020, James played Tom Wachowski in the live-action “Sonic the Hedgehog” film and Phil Crane in the FX miniseries “Mrs. America.” He also took on the role of hero Stu Redman in “The Stand,” which is based on the 1978 Stephen King novel and was previously made into a miniseries in 1994.

Personal Life: James married Mary Elizabeth Linde on July 22, 2000, and they welcomed son Jack on February 1, 2001, and daughter Mary on August 10, 2005. Marsden and Linde divorced in September 2011. James is also father to William (born December 14, 2012), whose mother is Marsden’s former girlfriend, Rose Costa.

Awards and Nominations: James won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Science Fiction for “X-Men” in 2001 and an Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for “Modern Family” in 2011. He won the Spotlight Award at the 2011 Savannah Film Festival, and the cast of “Hairspray” earned ensemble awards at the Hollywood Film Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, and Palm Springs International Film Festival. Marsden has received Gold Derby Award nominations for “30 Rock” and “Dead to Me,” he was nominated for a TLA Gaybie award for Best Supporting Actor in a Gay Role for “The D Train.” He earned Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy for “Enchanted” and “27 Dresses” and Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer for Death at a Funeral, and he received MTV Movie Award nominations for Best On-Screen Team for “X-Men” and Best Fight for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” The casts of “Hairspray,” “30 Rock,” “The Butler,” and “Westworld” were nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the “Kaguyahime no monogatari” cast earned a Behind the Voice Actors Award nomination for Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special.

Real Estate: In 2014, James paid $1.8 million for a Hollywood Hills home that was designed by “Architect to the Stars” Edward H. Fickett. The home, which was built in 1959, features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and glass walls, and the property includes a swimming pool, spa, and fire pit. Marsden also owned a 3,974 square foot home in Nashville, Tennessee, but he put it on the market for $1.25 million in 2010.

Net Worth:$10 Million
Date of Birth:Sep 18, 1973 (48 years old)
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Actor, Singer, Model, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America