James Franco Height, Weight, Wife, Age, Biography & More


Real NameJames Edward Franco
NicknameTed, Teddy
Film director
Film editor

Famous RoleSpiderman Series
Never been Kissed
Pineapple Express
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5'10"
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 76 kg
in Pounds- 167.5 lbs
Body Measurements - Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 31 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthApril 19, 1978
Age (as in 2016)38 Years
Birth PlacePalo Alto, California, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aries
Nationality American
SchoolPalo Alto, California
College/UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles (B.A.)
Columbia University (M.F.A.)
New York University (M.F.A.)
Brooklyn College (M.F.A.)
Warren Wilson College (M.F.A.)
Yale University (Ph.D. student)
Rhode Island School of Design
DebutTV - Pacific Blue (1997)

Film - Never Been Kissed (1999)
Broadway - Of mice and men (2014)
FamilyFather- Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco (Ran a Silicon Valley Business)
Mother- Betsy Lou (A writer and an occasional actress)
Brother- Tom (Artist)
Brother- Dave (Davy, an Actor)
ReligionWhen asked if he's a believer, he said- "In God? I don't know. Yes. To a certain extent. It's a complicated question".
EthnicityPortuguese, Swedish, Jewish
Fan Mail Address James Franco
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5213
Major ControversiesHe was confused as a closeted homosexual because of supporting LGBT and for the choice of his roles. On being asked if he is gay, he said he finds a lot of other dimensions in the characters instead of their bedroom preferences.

Later on he said being gay is not even about who you "do" but about the way you behave. In the old times sailors had sex with guys but were not called gay if they behaved in a masculine manner.

He said he is straight in real life and it's sad the way people are accusing him for being "The Gay Rapist" because his friends were raped.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsMarla Sokoloff (1999-2004)
Marla Sco and Kames
Ahna O’Reilly (2006-2011)
Agyness Deyn (2011)
Ashley Hartman (2004-2005)
Current Relationship StatusSingle
Money Factor
Net Worth $20 million

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Some Lesser Known Facts About James Franco

  • Does James Franco Smoke ? Yes
  • Does James Franco Smoke ? Yes
  • He won a Golden Globe for the lead role in the film James Dean.
  • James was nominated for Academy Awards Best Actor award for his role in 127 Hours.
  • He volunteers for the charity called  Art of Elysium and has delivered free lecture on production and filmmaking for the New York University.
  • He has taught a short film course at the University of Southern California, a course in screenwriting at University of California, Los Angeles and at Palo Alto High School.
  • Franco was called “Math Whizz” and scored good on SATs and interned at Lockheed Martin.
  • Franco has been arrested for drinking, graffiti and because he was part of the group who stole expensive perfumes from departmental stores and sell it to their classmates; which led him to be the ward of the state. In his defense, he said “It was teen angst. I was uncomfortable in my own skin. I was shy. I changed my ways just in time to get good grades”!
  • Franco always wanted to be an actor but was afraid of being rejected. He enrolled in UCLA as an English major but dropped out on his parent’s request to pursue acting.
  • He took acting lessons with  Robert Carnegie at the Playhouse West because he did not want to weight for two more years for his acting program audition at UCLA.
  • He took a late-night job at McDonald’s because he parents refused to support him anymore. He would use different accents with  the customers and once mentioned in a Washington Post editorial that “McDonald was there when no one was”.
  • He began auditioning after fifteen months of training and landed himself a role in a Pizza Hut commercial which had a dancing Elvis Presley. 
  • The show “Freaks and Geeks” in which James got his first lead role was cancelled after 18 months because of low viewership. Although the show became a cult hit later on.
  • To be convincing (or impressive), James Franco lost his own identity to be James Dean for the time he was working on the movie. He smoked two packs of cigarette a day when he was a non-smoker. Learned to ride a bike, play guitar and cut off from his family, friends and even his girl-friend. He went on to spend time with Dean’s associates and watch his movies to get under his character. “It was a very lonely existence “ he notes. He received a Golden Globe for his performance  and Emmy Award and Star Guild Award nominations.
  • He lived on the streets to understand his drug-addict homeless character for the movie  City by the Sea (2002). Robert De Niro watched a snippet of James Dean and sugested to cast James Franco.
  • He learned boxing for eight months for Annapolis, horseback riding and sword fighting for Tristan and Islode. He also got a Private Pilot License for his role in the movie Flyboys.
  • He starred and co-wrote Pineapple Express with Seth Rogan, which was produced by Judd Apatow. Apatow said of Franco that “You tell him, ‘Okay, you’re going to play a pot dealer’, and he comes back with a three-dimensional character you totally believe exists. He takes it very seriously, even when it’s comedy”.
  • He was very well appreciated by critics for his movie 127 hours and it was almost a secluded cast and James would consider the director and rest of the team his co-stars. Till date this movie is very well received. Strangely James didn’t learn or experiment with anything but read academic books to kill time! He won an Independent Film Award and got nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for the movie.
  • Franco was Gucci’s face for their men’s fragrance line in 2008.
  • Franco has also published a series of books named Palo Alto which is about the teenagers living in Palo Alto and are indulged in acts of drunk driving, smoking weed and getting involved in unplanned acts of violence.
  • James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the 2011 Academy Awards. His energy and enthusiasm was literally low. He was asked if he was high on Marijuana while hosting and he replied saying  “I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway. He has humbly and honestly accepted that he ruined the show.
  • James Franco has a star named after him on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.