The world-renowned film director Steven Spielberg needs no special introduction. His passion for making innovative and breakthrough films is well known all over the world.
Spielberg was born on 18th December 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was passionate about film making ever since childhood. He went on to become one of the most successful names in the world, making award winning movies like Jurassic Park, Color Purple, E.T.: The extraterrestrial, Schinder’s list and Saving Private Ryan.
Steve was the only son out of four children. His father was an electrical engineer and mother was a pianist. All the family members pampered him. However, things were much different at school. He was an average student at studies.
Due to his father’s frequent transfers, Steven moved from schools in New Jersey, suburban Phoenix and finally to San Jose in California. In the early years, he satiated his hunger for filmmaking by making 8 mm “adventure” films. A Jewish by religion, he was admitted to a Hebrew school from 1953 to 1957.
Spielberg Family Profile
Let us take a look at the family of Steven Spielberg
Spielberg Parents – Arnold Spielberg and Leah (Posner) Spielberg
Steven was the only son of Arnold Spielberg and Leah (Posner) Spielberg. Steven’s father was an engineer and his mother worked as a restaurateur and concert pianist.
Steven Spielberg Siblings – Anne Spielberg, Sue Spielberg, Nancy Spielberg
Anne is an American screenwriter who was credited to co- writing popular film Big along with Gary Ross. Anne was also associated with her brother’s production company for a while.
Steven Spielberg Spouse(s) – Amy Irving (Ex), Kate Capshaw
Steven Spielberg has been married twice. He first entered into an alliance with the actress Amy Irving. The marriage lasted for four years. The couple parted ways in the year 1989. They had one son from the marriage.
In the year 1991, he married Kate Capshaw, who had appeared in movies like Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones. The couple have four children. Kate also has a daughter named Jessica from her first marriage. The couple has also adopted three children.
Children of Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving
Children of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw
Jessica (Step daughter)
Spielberg gave his first shot in 1958 in Scottsdale at the Pinnacle Peak Patio restaurant. He won the first award at the age of thirteen for his 40-minute documentary based on a battle in east Africa named Escape to Nowhere.
He directed his first independent venture in the year 1963, which was a sci-fi adventure named Firelight. The film had a budget of $500 and generated revenue of $1.
Spielberg Family Net Worth:
Spielberg features in the top 400-fortune list by the Forbes Magazine. The net worth is estimated to be $3.6 Billion by the Forbes Magazine.