Kevin Costner is an actor, director, and musicianfrom the United States who is best recognized for his portrayals of gruff people dealing with difficult emotions. He directed and starred in the epic film ‘Dances With Wolves,’ which won seven Oscars.
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Who Is Kevin Costner?
Kevin Costner was born on January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, California. He was born to his mother Sharon Rae, who was a welfare worker and his father William Costner, who was an electrician. However, Kevin was the youngest of three boys.
He wasn’t particularly bright in school, but he did enjoy sports, piano lessons, poetry, and singing in the First Baptist Choir. However, he was a member of the marching band at Mt. Whitney High School.
In 1973, Costner graduated from Villa Park High School. He later graduated from ‘California State University, Fullerton’ (CSUF) with a B.A. in marketing and finance in 1978. Costner became interested in acting and dancing while in his last year of college.
Kevin Costner’s Career
Costner made his film debut in the film Sizzle Beach, U.S.A. (known originally as Hot Malibu Summer). In 1987, Costner’s career really took off with two hit films. However, He co-featured in the classic thriller No Way Out with Sean Young and acted alongside Sean Connery and Robert De Niro in The Untouchables as famed criminal fighter Eliot Ness.
He is now a well-known movie star and was given the go-ahead to begin production on his directorial debut, Dances with Wolves (1990).
Costner continued to enjoy box office success with the adventure tale Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and the romantic drama The Bodyguard, with Whitney Houston. Also, on the small screen, Costner played Devil Anse Hatfield, the leader of a legendary fighting family, in the History Channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.
Costner also starred in Netflix’s The Highwaymen as Frank Hamer, the former Texas Ranger who spearheaded the successful hunt of the infamous crime duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
Is Kevin Costner Married?
Costner married Cindy Silva, his college mate after they graduated in 1978. They have three children together. Costner and Silva split after 16 years of marriage.
In 2004, Costner married model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner; they share three children together.
What Is Kevin Costner’s Net Worth 2022
Kevin Costner has an estimated net worth of approximately $250 million.