James Franco Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

James Franco Biography
  • Name: James Franco
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Net Worth: US $25 Million
  • Status: Alive

James Franco is an American actor and filmmaker. His standout films include 127 Hours (2010), Milk (2008), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), The Disaster Artist (2017) and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film trilogy. He’s held prominent roles in the television series ‘Freaks and Geeks’, ‘General Hospital’ and the TNT film, James Dean (2001). Franco was born on April 19, 1978, in Palo Alto, California, to parents Doug and Betsy. He has two brothers, Dave and Tom, and a sister-in-law, Alison Brie. Franco is a 1996 graduate of Palo Alto High School. He earned his BA in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (2008), and his MA in film from New York University (2011).

Franco made his small screen debut in a 1997 episode of the drama series Pacific Blue. He was 19 at the time. His breakout role as “Daniel Desario” in the NBC series ‘Freaks and Geeks’ (1999-2000) catapulted him into the spotlight. He won a Golden Globe Award for playing the title role in the TNT film, James Dean (2001). Franco’s film debut was Never Been Kissed (1999), starring Drew Barrymore. His first lead role was as “Ryan Woodman” in the teen-comedy, Whatever It Takes (2000). He appeared alongside Robert De Niro and Frances McDormand in City by the Sea (2002). Franco starred as “Harry Osborn” in the superhero film, Spider-Man (2002). The film was directed by Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire. The role of ‘Harry Osborn’ was reprised in Spider-Man 2 (2002) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). Franco’s directorial debut was the comedy film, The Ape (2005). He also served as a writer and executive producer.

Franco completed his Private Pilot Licence in preparation for Flyboys (2006). He starred opposite Sophia Myles in the romantic-drama, Tristan & Isolde (2006). He co-starred with Seth Rogen and Danny McBride in the stoner-comedy, Pineapple Express (2008). Franco was cast as gay rights activist “Scott Smith” in the biopic, Milk (2008). He portrayed poets “Allen Ginsberg” in Howl (2010) and “C. K. Williams” in The Color of Time (2012). He starred as businessman “Hugh Hefner” in Lovelace (2013). Franco picked up an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his portrayal of “Aron Ralston” in 127 Hours (2010). He won the Golden Globe Award for best actor for playing “Tommy Wiseau” in The Disaster Artist (2017). Other notable films include Eat Pray Love (2010) with Julia Roberts, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) with Michelle Williams, and Why Him? (2016) with Zoey Deutch. He lent his voice to the animated films The Little Prince (2015) and Sausage Party (2016).

Franco had a recurring role as “Franco” on the soap-opera, General Hospital (2009-12). He starred as “Jake” in the Hulu miniseries 11.22.63 (2016). He’s hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live three times. Franco currently plays twin brothers “Vincent Martino” and “Frankie Martino” in the HBO The Deuce (2017-). His television credits also include Hollywood Heights, The Mindy Project, Angie Tribeca, and 30 Rock.

James Franco stands 5ft 10in tall and he’s of Portuguese, Swedish and Jewish ancestry. His personal net worth is estimated at $25 million. He sold his L.A.’s Silver Lake duplex home for $1.35 million in 2017. Franco dated actresses Marla Sokoloff (1999-2002), Ashley Hartman (2004-05), and Ahna O’Reilly (2006-11). He’s also been linked to Sienna Miller, Agyness Deyn and Isabel Pakzad.

James Franco Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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James Franco Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: James Edward Franco
  • Birthday: April 19, 1978
  • How Old : Age: 40 years old
  • Place of Birth: Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor, Filmmaker
  • Years Active: 1997-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $25 Million
  • Marriage(s):
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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