Jeff Bridges is one of Hollywood’s most respected and celebrated veteran stars. A top-notch actor, singer, and producer, his career in the entertainment industry began in the year 1951 and he has remained active since then. The legend is known for his superlative roles in blockbuster films such as Starman, Against All Odds, Jagged Edge, Fearless, The Big Lebowski, Hell or High Water and for his philanthropic deeds.
Jeff has been nominated for several prestigious awards for his outstanding performances in the entertainment industry. Such awards include the Grammy Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Emmy Awards, Saturn Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, and many others. From these nominations, he has walked home with a good number of awards for portraying fictional characters in different genres.
Who is Jeff Bridges?
Jeff Bridges is a multi-talented actor whose life began on December 4, 1949. His full name is Jeffrey Leon Bridges and his place of birth is the city of Los Angeles, California, in the United States. Jeff is the son of renowned actor Llyod Bridges and Dorothy Bridges, who is also a writer. The Hell or High Water actor graduated from University High School, Los Angeles in 1967, after which he took up acting lessons at the Herbert Bergorf Studio in New York City. Jeff Bridges has a deep knowledge of the Buddhism faith; he mediates thirty minutes before working on a film set.
As mentioned earlier, the veteran actor launched his career in 1951 but before then, he served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve for seven years. He made his first appearance on the big screen when he was barely 2, precisely in 1951, in the drama film The Company She Keeps. His acting career in his later years kicked off with his appearances on his father’s show Sea Hunt, after which he starred in a few other roles in TV shows like Lassie, In Search of America. Jeff eventually snagged his first role in a film in The Last Picture Show for which he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for the Academy Award in 1972. Currently, he has over 85 film credits and television series credits.
Besides his numerous awards, the actor also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion picture industry. In addition to acting, he is a great musician, author, photographer, voice actor, and multi-instrumentalist. Jeff Bridges has three albums (released in 2000, 2011, and 2015) under his belt and has performed alongside notable musicians.
The veteran actor is the national spokesperson and the founder of No Kid Hungry. He has shot a series of commercials for some brands and also endorsed products like Marc O’ Polo apparel. Added to his high grossing movies at the Box movie, his creative endeavors have contributed to his fortune and his net worth is pinned at $70 million.
Does The Actor Have A Wife or Brother?
Yes, Jeff Bridges has both a wife and brother. Talking about his wife, her name is Susan Bridges (née Geston). The actor has been in a blissful marriage relationship with her for over four decades. Susan and Jeff met on a ranch in 1974 while working as a waitress and on the set of the movie Rancho Deluxe respectively. Smitten by her beauty the first time he saw her, in spite of having a pair of black eyes and a broken nose from a car crash, the actor asked her out. But Susan turned him down flatly and told him that considering their location, a small town, they might run into each other some other time. And true to that, they did see again and that became the beginning of a long time bliss and happiness though not without the ruffles that come with long-term commitments such as marriage.
The pair tied the knot on June 5, 1977, and are blessed with three grown daughters; Isabelle Annie Bridges (born in August 1981), Jessica Lily Bridges (born in June 1983), and Haley Roselouise Bridges (born in October 1985). They also have a granddaughter, Grace (born in March 2011) from Isabelle’s marriage to her college boo Brandon Boesch. While Isabelle is a part-time actress, Haley is an interior decorator. Jessica inherited her father’s musical genes; she is currently making exploits as a songwriter.
Born in 1953, Jeffs’s wife is the daughter of Patricia Kennedy Hansen and Magnus C. Geston. She is an actress and producer famed for Forbidden Zone (1980) and Cold Feet (1989). She has also appeared with her husband on set in over 50 works.
The name of Jeff Bridges’s brother is Beau Bridges. He is a successful actor and Jeff’s greatest inspiration. Beau acted as a surrogate father to Jeff and their sister when their father was on the go. He is said to have also inspired his brother to join the show business, having accustomed themselves to their father’s television series Sea Hunt (1958-1961) and the CBS anthology series, The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962-1963). Thus, the two actors share a very special bond and are each other’s favorite.
Originally born Lloyd Vernet Bridges III on December 9, 1941, Beau played basketball as a freshman for UCLA before he transferred to the University of Hawaii. But that could as well be termed as a passing phase as he left basketball for acting and has been acting ever since. He has starred in over 80 films and TV series including but not limited to Norma Rae, Charlotte’s Web, Jerry Maguire, The Fabulous Baker Boys (alongside his brother Jeff), Underdog Kids, The Millers among others. Among other awards, Jeff’s brother is a multiple Emmy Award nominee with three wins, two-time Golden Globe and a Grammy Award winner.
Beau is a father of five children from two marital relationships. He had his first two sons – actors Jordan Bridges (born 1973) and Casey Bridges (born 1969) with his first wife, Julie Landfield. They got married in 1964 and divorced in the year 1984. Wendy Treece is the name of Beau’s second wife and the mother of his three younger children. They’ve been together since 1984 and are blessed with three children: actors Dylan Bridges (born 1984), and Ezekiel Jeffrey Bridges (born 1993) and actress Emily Bridges (born 1986).
The Bridges brothers grew up in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, alongside their sister, Lucinda. Lucinda is an artist who works occasionally as an actress. They also had a brother named Garrett Bridges. Sadly, he died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at barely 2 months old.