Steven Spielberg Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Steven Spielberg

Full NameSteven Allan Spielberg
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorGrey
Personal Life
Date of BirthDecember 18, 1946
Age (as in 2017) 71 Years
BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
SignatureSteven Spielberg Signature
HometownCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
SchoolsArcadia High School, Phoenix
Hebrew School
Saratoga High School, California
College/UniversityUniversity of Southern California
California State University
Educational QualificationBA degree in Film and Electronic Arts
DebutAmateur Film:- The Last Gun (1959)
Theatrical Film- Amblin' (1968)
Spielberg's Amblin' (1968)
TV:- Night Gallery (1970)
Spielberg's Night Gallery
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationDemocratic
Address (FanMail)DreamWorks Animation, Llc.
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201
HobbiesCollecting Paintings, Watching Golf, Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Playing the Piano
Awards, Honors, Achievements Academy Award
Won Best Director and Best Picture Award for 'Schindler's List' (1994)
Won Best Director Award for 'Saving Private Ryan' (1999)
Won Best Film and Best Director Award for 'Schindler's List' (1993)
Golden Globe Awards
Won Best Motion Picture – Drama Award for 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' (1983)
Won Best Motion Picture – Drama Award and Best Director Award for 'Schindler's List' (1994)
Won Best Director Award for 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence' (2001)
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAmy Irving (1979-1989) (Film and TV Actress)
Spielberg with Amy
Valerie Baternilli (1980) (TV Actress)
Steven Spielberg and Valerie Bertinelli
Sarah Miles (English Theater and Film Actress)
Sarah Miles had an affair with Spielberg
Margot Kidder (Canadian-American Actress)
Margot Kidder had an affair with Spielberg
Janet Maslin (Journalist)
Spielberg with Janet Maslin
Kate Capshaw (1988-dated till 1991) (Actress)
Spielberg with Kate Capshaw
Debbie Allen (Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, Television Director)
Debbie Allen had an affair with Steven Spielberg
Marriage DatesMarried to First Wife in November 27, 1985
Married to Second Wife on October 12, 1991
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife- Amy Irving (M. 1985; Div. 1989)
Spielberg with Amy Irving
Second Wife- Kate Capshaw (M. 1991)
Spielberg with his wife Kate
ChildrenSons- Max Spielberg (Actor), Theo Spielberg (Adopted), Sawyer Avery Spielberg (Actor)
Daughters- Sasha Spielberg (Actress and Musician), Destry Allyn Spielberg, Mikaela George Spielberg, Jessica Capshaw (Actress)
Steven Spielberg with wife and Children
ParentsFather- Arnold Spielberg (Electrical Engineer and Computer Pioneer)
Mother- Leah Adler (Restaurateur and Concert Pianist)
Steven And Arnold Spielberg
SiblingsBrother- None
Sisters- Anne Spielberg (Screenwriter), Nancy Spielberg (Actress), Sue Spielberg
Spielberg with his sisters and father
Favorite Things
Favorite FoodMcAloon’s Chicken Pot Pie
Favorite FilmFantasia (1940)
Favorite CandyReese’s Pieces
Favorite TV ShowDeadliest Catch
Favorite Cartoon CharacterDaffy Duck
Favorite PainterNorman Rockwell
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionChrysler 300 C, Honda CRV, Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Land Cruiser LC, Tesla Model S
Spielberg in his car
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$3.5 billion (As in 2018)

Steven Spielberg

Some Lesser Known Facts About Steven Spielberg

  • Does Steven Spielberg smoke?: Yes
  • Does Steven Spielberg drink alcohol?: YesSteven Spielberg drinks alcohol
  • Spielberg’s paternal grandparents were Ukrainian Jews who immigrated to the United States in the 1900s.
  • Being an orthodox Jew, he suffered from anti-Semitic (Anti-Jew) prejudice and bullying: “In high school, I got smacked and kicked around. Two bloody noses. It was horrible”, Spielberg said in an interview.
  • When he was doing his schooling, his parents divorced and he decided to stay with his father.Spielberg as a kid
  • Since childhood, he had a wish to be a director.
  • When he was 12, he started making films.
  • As a kid, Spielberg recorded family events using an 8-mm camera and made some horror films with his younger sisters.
  • His short film Amblin’ (1968) got the attention of the Universal Pictures and he was signed by it to a seven-year contract.
  • He was rejected by both the University of Southern California and UCLA, at least once each, due to his poor grades.
  • When he divorced his first wife Amy, he had to give $100 million alimony to Amy. It was the third most costly celebrity divorce in history.
  • He met his second wife when he cast her in Indiana Jones and the Temple Doom.
  • Spielberg and filmmaker George Lucas have been friends for a long time.Spielberg with Lucas
  • Back in 1977, George Lucas lost a bet to Spielberg worth $40 million. Spielberg told this story in an interview, “he came to me and he said, ‘Oh my God, your movie is going to be so much more successful than ‘Star Wars’! This is gonna be the biggest hit of all time. I can’t believe this set. I can’t believe what you’re getting, and oh my goodness.’ He said, ‘All right, I’ll tell you what. I’ll trade some points with you. You want to trade some points? I’ll give you 2.5% of ‘Star Wars’ if you give me 2.5% of ‘Close Encounters.’ So I said, ‘Sure, I’ll gamble with that. Great.” Later on, Close Encounters made $304 million while Lucas’s movie made $775 million at the global box office.
  • His film Jurassic Park was the highest grossing movie in 1993.
  • Spielberg did not get any salary for making his 1993 film ‘Schindler’s List’. This movie received seven Academy Awards. Many film actors lobbied Spielberg for the role of Oscar Schindler but he took Liam Neeson for the role. At that time Liam Neeson was not so popular, he got his breakthrough from this movie.

  • In 2006, he was listed among ‘100 Most Important People of the Century’ by TIME magazine.
  • When actress Drew Barrymore posed nude for Playboy magazine, Spielberg sent her a quilt and a note that said: “Cover yourself up.” Also, he is godfather to actresses Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow.Spielberg with Drew Barrymore Steven Spielberg with Drew Barrymore as a kid
  • Spielberg is one of the largest gun collectors on the East Coast.
  • He hates coffee, ever since he was a child.
  • He has cast his dog in his several movies. Spielberg’s Cocker Spaniel Elmer showed up in movies like ‘The Sugarland Express,’ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ ‘1941’ and also in ‘Jaws.’Spielberg with his dog
  • Spielberg was forbidden twice to direct James Bond movies.
  • He has received four Primetime Emmys Awards and seven Daytime Emmys Awards.