James Cameron – Family, Family Tree

by Jessica Sara

James Cameron, one of the most well known Hollywood directors of all times is responsible for creating some of the biggest blockbusters the world has ever seen. Movies like Titanic, The Terminator franchise, Aliens, Avatar, Rambo, Spider Man have become the landmarks in film making. James is very passionate about sea exploration and is one of the very few who have been to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. He also created many fascinating documentaries during his lifetime.



As a young child, he enjoyed reading science fiction stories and when he saw ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, he knew at once that he was meant to be a filmmaker. He dropped out off many educational institutions during his academic years and later worked as a truck driver in order to support his writing ambitions.

Let us take a look at the celebrated Cameron family.

James Cameron’s Parents – Phillip Cameron and Shirley Cameron

James Francis Cameron is the proud descendant of a grand Scottish clan- Clan Cameron. His father, Phillip Cameron, worked as an electrical engineer and that was the reason James studied physics at California State University. His mother, Shirley (née Lowe) was a nurse who was also an artist. He inherited the love for art from his mother.

James Cameron’s Siblings- John David Cameron and Mike Cameron

He has two siblings.

1)      John David Cameron

John Cameron is a well-known writer, producer, artist as well as a military adviser.

2)      Mike Cameron

He is James’ talented younger brother who is both aerospace engineer and a stunt performer.

Cameron Spouse(s) – Sharon Williams, Gale Anne Hurd, Kathryn Bigelow, Linda Hamilton and Suzy Amis

James Cameron has been married five times. His first marriage was to Sharon Williams, who worked as a waitress. They were married for 12 years but it ended in 1984.


He then met Gale Anne Hurd, producer of The Terminator, who he married shortly. Their marriage fell apart while working together on the sets of The Abyss.


Just few months after his second marriage ended disastrously, James Cameron fell head over heels for fellow director, Kathryn Bigelow. They got married in August 1989 but things went downhill about a year later.


His fourth marriage was to actress Linda Hamilton in 1997. They started seeing each other romantically while he was working on the sets of Terminator 2.


His fifth and current wife is Suzy Amis, who he fell for while he was producing Titanic.

Children of James Cameron

He has four children.

1)      Josephine Archer Cameron

She is his first child and daughter of Linda Hamilton. She was born on February 15, 1993.

2)      Claire Cameron

She is his first child with Suzy Amis and was born on April 4, 2001.

3)      Quinn Cameron

He is James’ only son and his second child with Suzy Amis. He was born on September 9, 2003.

4)      Elizabeth Rose Cameron

She is the third child of James Cameron and Suzy Amis and was born on December 29, 2006.

James Cameron Net Worth


James Cameron’s net worth is estimated at $700 million.