James Spader
James Spader
Real Name/Full Name James Todd Spader
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Spader
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Birth/Birthday: 7 February 1960
Age/How Old: 63 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′10 ″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73
In Pounds – 158 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Stoddard Greenwood Spader
Mother – Jean Fraser Spader
Siblings: Libby Spader
Annie Spader
School: Pike School
Brooks School
Philips Academy
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: Leslie Stefansson (2008-present)
Wife/Spouse Name: Victoria Kheel (1987-2004)
Kids/Children Name: Sebastian Spader
Elijah Spader
Nathaniel Spader
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: ’March

James Spader commonly known as Jimmy is an American actor and producer. He is widely known for his role as Raymond Reddington in the television series ‘The Blacklist’ and also the series ‘Boston Legal’. These two became impressive successes.

Well, how well do you know about James Spader? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Spader’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James Spader to date.

Biography and Early Life

James Spader was brought in to this world on February 7th, 1960.  He was born in Boston area of Massachusetts. His parents are Stoddard Spader and Jean Spader. He is the third and last born of his parents. He was preceded by his sisters, Libby and Anna Spader thus growing up in a house full of women. His parents were teachers. His mother taught at the Pike School and his father at the Brooks School.

Jimmy had a love for acting from a tender age and this saw him drop out of school when he was in eleventh grade. This was a tough decision seeing his family was filled with professors. He joined New York’s Michael Chekhov’s school to learn acting.  He took up various jobs while in the school to support himself.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Spader in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Spader’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 30th March 2023 having been born on 7 February 1960 . Though, he is 5′10 ″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 158 lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.


James Spader dropped out of school while in the eleventh grader. Before that he attended three schools. The first one was Pike School where his mother taught and then went to Brooks School where his father taught. Lastly he attended Philips Academy. He decided to join New York’s Michael Chekhov’s school where he learnt more on acting.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jimmy married his ex-wife Victoria Kheel in the year 1987. Victoria was a decorator and they met in a yoga studio where he was working in 1980. This was just as he moved to New York. Their love grew and after seven years they decided to tie the knot. The two had two kids, Sebastian Spader born in 1989 and Elijah Spader born in 1992.

The couple divorced in the year 2004. Two years prior, James started dating Leslie Stefansson. The pair has been together ever since. In the year 2008 the pair gave birth to James’s third born, Nathaniel Spader.  James and Leslie have never been married despite being together for 19 years now

Is James Spader gay?

Jimmy is straight as of sexual orientation. He is neither gay nor bisexual. This is based on the fact that he has dated only women and has been married once. He is currently in a long-term relationship with Leslie.

Professional Career

‘Endless Love’, released in 1981 was his major breakthrough in his acting career though it was not his first film. The film that kick-started his career was ‘Team Mates’ released in 1978. His first series was ‘Family Tree’ which debuted in 1983.  In that same year he acted several films and series. These include ‘Cocaine: One Man’s Seduction’ and ‘a Killer in the Family’.  He got his first film as the starring character in 1985 when he played ‘Tuff Turf’. He played ‘Steff’ an arrogant wealthy boy in the film ‘Pretty in Pink ‘, released in 1986.

1987 saw him act in several films, ‘Mannequin’, ‘Less Than Zero’, Baby Boom’, and ‘Wall Street’. In 1988, he was in ‘Greasy Lake’ and ‘Jacks Back’. ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape’ produced in 1989 saw his career skyrocket even further. This film made him more popular.

In the 1990s his films were, ‘White Palace’ (1990), ‘The Music of Chance’ (1993), ‘Stargate’ (1994), ‘Crash’(1996), ‘The Watcher’ released in 2000 saw him a detective searching for a serial killer. His 2000s movies are, ‘Secretary’ (2002), ‘Supernova’ (2000), ‘Speaking of Sex’ (2001), ‘The Stickup’ (2002), ‘The Pentagon Paper’ (2003), ‘shorts’ (2009).

His series in the 2000s are, ‘The Practice’ (2003-2004),’Boston Legal’ (2004-2008), ‘The Office’ (2011-2012),’The Blacklist’ (2013 to date).  In 2015, he was cast as Ultron in ‘Avengers- Age of Ultron’.


James Spader has won three awards so far. In 2004, he won the award for the outstanding lead actor in a drama series for the show ‘The Practise’. In 2005, he won the award of outstanding lead actor in a drama series for the show ‘Boston Legal’. In 2005, he won the same award for the same film.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Spader in ’2023’

James Spader Net Worth
James Spader Net Worth

James Spader’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million as of 2023. He has amassed his wealth from his acting career which started at around 1978. When the Blacklist started airing, Spader was being paid $130,000 per episode. With the show’s huge success, now he is paid $300,000 per episode and this greatly increased his income.

Some Interesting Facts You Need to know

  1. He loves cooking and is an excellent chef.
  2. He has very poor eyesight and doesn’t see long without his glasses
  3. He cannot watch a movie he has acted.
  4. He stated dating his current girlfriend before he was officially divorced.

James has influenced and is continuing to influence the lives of many. He is a natural at acting thus the love from his fans. He does not pretend that he does acting for mere love. As he says, “Okay, this is how much money i need to pay my bills for the next six months. If you pay me that, I’ll do the film” .and on he goes to do the job. He is a motivation to many.


  1. AMAZING ACTOR! I love this man!!! I have long followed his career, and many would agree that the perfect word to describe James Spader & his acting ability, is “Epic”. This man is epic.

    Thank you for sharing some details about James Spader! 👍


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