How Much Is John Lithgow's Net Worth? His Movies & Wife Details

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How Much Is John Lithgow's Net Worth? His Movies & Wife Details

American actor John Lithgow is a multi-talented personality who fits into many introductions. He is a poet, comedian, singer, and veteran actor.

On his acting credentials, John Lithgow is best known for his work in movies like Interstellar (2014) and Terms of Endearment (1983). Most recently, he gained massive fame and critical acclamation for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the Netflix original The Crown (2016-2019). 

How Much Is John Lithgow's Net Worth?/ His Movies

John Lithgow initially started his acting career as a theatre artist. 

Right after graduating from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature, he received a Fulbright Scholarship. John went on to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. And, that's where he fell in love with theatre. Thus, he starred in many plays at his college.

Later, he entered into the Broadway and made his debut, from David Storey's The Changing Room on 7 March 1973, and right after 18 days, he won the Tony Award, setting a record for Broadway acting debut.

Further, he made his movie debut in 1972 from Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues. But his second movie Obsession came four years later.

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After that, he has appeared in notable movies, and TV shows like All That Jazz (1979), Footloose(1984), The Manhattan Project (1986), Love, Cheat & Steal (1993), Rise of the Planet of the Apes(2011), Love Is Strange (2014), How I Met Your Mother (2011-2014), The Accountant (2016), Trial & Error(2017) and Daddy's Home 2 (2017) to name a few.

During his entire acting career, John has won 2 Tony Awards, six Emmys, two Golden Globes, and three SAG Awards. Well, with such a fantastic career, it's no surprise that the veteran actor enjoys an estimated net worth of $45 million.

Further, even in his 70s, John does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As of now, he is busy filming a new movie, The Old Man and TV series Perry Mason, which are both set to release in 2020.

Family & Wife Details

John Lithgow is one lucky guy when it comes to his personal life. He has been happily married to Mary Yeager for almost four decades.

John met California University's History professor Mary on a blind date in 1980. And the two tied the knot on 12th December 1981. As of now, John and Mary are parents to two children together, a daughter Phoebe Lithgow and a son Nathan Lithgow. 

John Lithgow with wife Mary Yeager at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 2010 (Photo:zimbio.com)

 Before Mary, John was married to a teacher named Jean Taynton in 1966.

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John was 19, and his wife was six years older when they got married. In 1972, the pair had a son named Ian Lithgow. But the couple eventually got separated in 1980 after cheating allegations on John's part.

Some Interesting Facts

  • John was born to a theatrical producer and director father, Arthur Washington Lithgow III and actress mother, Sarah Jane on 19th October 1945 in Rochester, New York.
  • John Lithgow is known for his slender frame and towering height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m).
  • On 2nd May 2001, John was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • John is also a registered minister and has officiated the wedding of his goddaughter.
  • John is a big supporter of gay rights and has portrayed a gay character in the movie Love Is Strange (2014).
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