Hollywood and all film lovers will forever remember Paul Walker for the invaluable legacy he left behind. The handsome American actor, born the son of a model, was introduced to the world of show business as an infant. He appeared in commercials and modeled for a few brands before making his film debut in the mid-1980s.
His 1999 roles in She’s All That and Varsity Blues served as his ticket to local fame, but the film series The Fast and the Furious introduced him to the world. More insight into the life and death of the American actor below.
Paul Walker Biography
On September 12, 1973, the actor was born in Glendale, California, to the delight of his parents Cheryl (mother) and Paul William Walker III (father), who welcomed him as their first child. His pedigree is a mixture of English, Swiss, German, and Irish. Like his paternal grandfather, Paul’s father was a boxer and carries two Golden Gloves titles in his name. On the other hand, his mother worked as a fashion model and thus introduced her son, who inherited her good looks, to the industry.
Paul Walker spent most of his early years in Los Angeles and received his high school education at the Village Christian School in Sun Valley, after which he earned a college degree in marine biology.
Regardless of the formal education he received, Paul Walker’s inclination to act was too strong and he eventually ended up in Hollywood. He started out with guest roles on television shows such as Touched by an Angel, which aired in the 1990s. At the same time, he also appeared in films but gained recognition in 1999 with his roles as Lance Harbour in Varsity Blues and Dean Sampson in She’s All That. His films include Joy Ride (2001), Timeline (2003), Into the Blue (2005), and many others.
In 2001, Paul’s career and popularity took off with his place in the cast of The Fast and the Furious (2001). He was allowed to replay his role as Brian O’Conner in five of the six parts of the blockbuster, but in the midst of shooting his last film, Furious 7, which was released in 2015, he found the end of his life in 2013. The last part of the hit was later released posthumously after he had finished with body doubling and had earned $1.7 billion internationally.
Before his untimely demise, Paul Walker was nominated for several awards, most of which he received for his contribution to the Fast and Furious franchise. He was also involved in charitable work and founded the disaster relief charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) to help the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The actor’s ashes were buried in Los Angeles, California, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Caleb and Cody are the two brothers who still mourn the deceased actor. Both bear a remarkable resemblance to their deceased brother and came to the rescue when The Furious 7 took a break due to the sudden absence of Paul Walker. They acted in his place as body double/replacement.
The brothers and visual effects artists used CGI to work on the magic of the scenes in which Paul was to appear, and they obviously did a good job when the film was released in April 2015, bringing the deceased actor back to life for the last time.
Daughter, Wife Or Girlfriend
Paul Walker may have gone out with some beautiful women in the past, but the one that stood out was his relationship with Rebecca Soteros. His romance was not a big media issue, but it led to the birth of Paul’s only child, a daughter named Meadow Rain Walker.
Meadow was born on November 4, 1998, in Northern California, California, United States. This means that she was only 14 years old when she had to deal with the tragic death of her father. Currently, she is living her life a little off the media attention but has made friends with some of her late father’s co-stars and the singer Justin Bieber. Meadow is also known for suing Porsche for the car accident that killed her father. The wrongful death suit she has filed suggests that the Porsche Carrera GT in which Paul died contributed to the fatal accident.
Meadow Walker is the sole benefactor in her father’s will, in which he also appointed his mother as guardian.
Before his death, Paul Walker acted in several high-profile films. He left a fortune of $25 million as his last estimated net worth, which was compiled in 2014.