Not many people around the world have the ability to capture the hearts of millions of people all around the world through their talent and skill. It remains harder than it sounds, but keeping people entertained is a tough job to do. Actors specialize in this matter, and they tend to do a very nice job indeed. However, as we said, there are only very few people around who manage to do so and make it look effortless. One of those people is Kevin Spacey.
To all the House of Cards fans out there, Kevin does not really need an introduction. Just his name rings. All the bells there are in your head. As an actor, Kevin has left some strong impression on people’s perspective and has managed to set Spacey himself apart from the other actors as well. As a result, his popularity and fame remain unmatched at the moment, and many aspiring and established actors look up to Spacey as an icon.
But this is for people who already know who Kevin is. What about the people who do not have any idea about Kevin or House of Cards? Well, we got you covered as well. Professional, as you already know, Kevin is an actor and a very good one as well. Spacey is famous as one of the main characters of a famous TV show called House of Cards and has appeared in others as well. Another of his most noted work is in The Usual Suspect.
However, while Kevin’s career looks like happiness and rainbows, it is not so in real life. Kevin has hit downfall as no other men have in the industry for some reason. Here, learn everything about this man’s life.
Kevin Spacey Early Life
Kevin Spacey is one of the most famous actors of all time and also, a very charming personality Kevin Spacey, House of Cards actor, was born on July 26, 1959, in Orange County, New Jersey, United States of America. At the moment, Kevin is already 60 years old, but in the grand theme of the scheme, his age is very deceiving.
Even at the age of 60, Kevin comes off as one of the most handsome actors and also who has managed to preserve his good looks over the years. All this, however, comes with a price paid in disciplines. A good looking persona comes with a dedication to eating well and keeping the body in check.
Kevin was born to father Thomas Geoffrey Fowler and mother Kathleen Ann. His father, Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, was a writer who dealt with the area of the technical writer as he also looked after and did data consultations. On the other hand, Kevin’s mother, Kathleen, was a secretary by profession.
As a child, Kevin experienced a very subtle and positive environment growing and always got all that he needed to become successful and the right mindset as well. When it comes to family, Kevin is one of the middle children. Spacey has three siblings in total. Two of them are his brothers, and one of them is his sister.
Although born in South Orange, New Jersey, Kevin, and his family later moved to Southern California and started living there and got settled there as well. Despite having a proper growing experience, a lot of that came from improvisation because of Kevin’s father’s behavior that usually fluctuated.
Kevin Spacey Education, College
As mentioned, although, for the most part, Kevin’s childhood seemed very nice and happy, there were times that made him a little resilient and thoughtful towards his family. His father had the habit of physically abusing him and his siblings and also treat them very badly at the time; it did not majorly affect his perspective towards education.
As a child, Kevin joined the Northridge Military Academy, where Spacey began to establish good terms with his educational journey and also make friends. After graduating from the Northridge Military Academy, Spacey enrolled at the Canoga Park High School from where Kevin got his high school degree.
Followed by graduating from high school, Kevin also went on to graduate co-valedictorian, which he did with Mare Winningham together. Spacey also went to study at Chatsworth High School, and there he also took part in various other activities such as taking part in The Sound of Music production.
While at Chatsworth, Kevin also indulged himself in some initial acting lessons and performances. Spacey portrayed the character of Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music production. After graduation, it took a long time for Spacey to decide and join another institute for his further studies.
Later, after pursuing his initial career, Spacey joined the Julliard School located in New York City and began studying drama skills. Spacey learned under one of the most talented personalities Marian Seldes which helped him get extra talent.
This is where things get interesting in Spacey’s life. While most of the world, when they look at him, they presume that he is a happily married man with a wife behind the camera, he is not. At least not married. Back in 2017, when there were rumors about his sexual harassment conduct, Kevin came out as a gay man.
At first, his statement gave the impression that Kevin was a bisexual man as he claimed that he had enjoyed romantic encounters with both men and women in the past. He continued the statement saying that he enjoys to live at the moment as a gay man, and there is nothing in secrecy there.
When it comes to relationships, Kevin is a little secretive in that matter as he does not reveal his partner’s name publically. While he has dated both men and women before, only a few remain known to everyone. Back in the 90s, Kevin dated Dianne Dreyer, but their romance did not last long.
In 2017, Kevin pictured with his boyfriend but did not wish to reveal his name. As of now, Kevin remains reportedly single and is not dating anyone currently, at least not publically. We and most of his fans and followers hope that Spacey reveals more about his personal life later.
Kevin Spacey Career
The entertainment world is very gracious towards Kevin, but it wasn’t like that back in the days. If everything had gone to how Kevin initially planned, the world would now know Kevin as a comedian rather than an actor. Or there’s a possibility that they wouldn’t have heard of him at all.
During his initial career, after graduating high school, Spacey tried to indulge himself in the comedic profession as he pursued to have a successful career as a comedian. While at the Julliard School in New York, Kevin used to perform comedy performances at the Bowling and other talent contests.
It wasn’t until the early 80s that Kevin began to start and move towards his acting career. Kevin started in the acting field from his appearance in the New York Shakespeare Festival in which he appeared in Henry VI, Part 1, as a spear carried. Although this role remains insignificant, it got Kevin started.
While Kevin performed in the drama show, he did not make his first movie appearance till mid-80. In 1986, Kevin appeared as a subway thief in a movie called Heartburn. Two years later, after several other projects, Kevin appeared in Wiseguy as Mel Profitt for a total of 7 episodes.
Kevin also portrayed the character of Lex Luthor in Superman Returns in 2006, and since then, he has appeared in other major projects. Still, one of his most famous appearances remains in House of Cards. Spacey’s appearance in the TV show came to an abrupt halt because of a serious issue.
Sexual Assault and Harassment
Back in 2017, media started to get on with Kevin related sexual assault rumors, and the word quickly spread across. The allegation first came from Anthony Rapp, who claims that he is a victim of sexual harassment done by Kevin back when Kevin was 26 years old. Shortly after that, allegations just came pouring down on Kevin.
The same year, fifteen different allegations came forwards from women who claim that they had been sexually harassed one way or the other by Kevin. In 2018, the court condemned Spacey with a felony for allegedly conducting a sexual assault. However, the charges dropped in mid-2019.
But the damage was done as House of Cards fired Kevin from the show amid all the scandals.
With over dozens of movies and TV shows in his name and countless other projects, Kevin remains one of the most talented and one of the most hardworking actors of all time. Also, his success reflects in his possessions, as well. As of now, Kevin has a massive net worth of $100 million.
Spacey also knows how to make the most out of his net worth as he lives in a very luxurious home and spends his time vacationing and indulging in new experiences.
|Date of birth||July 26, 1959|
|Birthplace||South Orange, New Jersey, United States of America|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
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