While many others have become famous either through the screen or the stage, Stephen Lang is popular for his work both on-screen and in the theatre. He is an American actor and playwright known for many works including Avatar (2009), Gods and Generals (2003), and Doesn’t Breathe (2016). A very interesting person, here are the things you want to know about him.
Stephen Lang Biography
Lang was born on July 11, 1952, in New York City as the youngest of 3 children into a very wealthy family. His father, Eugene Lang, was an entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the REFAC Technology Development Corporation. His mother, Theresa Volmer, is of German and Irish descent.
For his education, Lang, who would later be called the actor of the actor, received his primary school education in Jamaica Estates, Queens, before attending George Ryan Junior High School for his secondary education. From here Stephen Lang went to the George School and then to Swarthmore College for his high school and college education.
When he graduated from Swarthmore with a degree in literature, he was ready for the theatre in the professional sense. He began his career on stage before moving on to the silver screen, although this did not mean that he left the stage altogether. He is known for his roles in many films and productions, including Twice in a Lifetime (1985), Band of the Hand (1986), Tombstone (1993), Public Enemies (2009), and Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich (2016). His most recent productions are in Braven and Mortal engines, both in 2018, and the television show Into the Badlands.
After a career that can be described as very long, with over 80 productions, including in films, television shows, and the theatre, he has rightly earned himself a good place and received a number of nominations and awards, including the Saturn Prize, which he received in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his role in Avatar (2009), and a mercy award for his role in Gods and Generals (2003). He has also won many awards in the theatre field.
In addition to these awards, Stephen Lang has also been recognized for his services to the theatre, which has led Swarthmore College to award him an honorary doctorate. Jacksonville University has also awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters.
Among the plays he has written as writers are Gods and Generals and Beyond Glory.
Stephen Lang is married and his wife Kristina Watson is a costume designer. Since Hollywood is not one of those places where marriages seem to last long, Lang and Kristina Watson have been married since 1980.
The couple’s union was blessed with four children: Noah Lang, who is now a film producer, Lucy Lang, Grace Lang, and Daniel Lang.
Apart from Kristina Watson, there is no public record to prove that Stephen Lang met and settled with another woman before meeting and settling down with his wife. The two now live together in New York.
The actor and author have net assets estimated at around 5 million dollars. Lang made a large part of his fortune from his work as an actor and playwright. It is significant that he played a major role in Avatar, which turned out to be the first movie to gross over $2 billion at the box office.
Although he was born into a family of great business and wealth, it’s not really surprising that he doesn’t have much more than the aforementioned amount of net worth, since his father Stephen and his two other siblings left nothing of his over $150 million fortune.
Body Measurements and Height
Even though he has grown old, Stephen Lang is still a good looking actor who is tall and athletic. Thanks to his stature, he is able to easily fit in as a villain in various movies. The star of “Gods and Generals” is 5 feet (1.79 m) tall and 10.5 inches (1.79 m) and has a body weight of 182 pounds.
Although his full measurements are not given, the blond actor looks extremely fit for many men of his age.