James Woods
James Woods
Real Name/Full Name James Howard Woods
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Woods
Birth Place: Vernal, Utah, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 April 1947
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 65 Kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Gail Peyton Woods
Mother – Martha A. Woods
Siblings: Michael Jeffrey Woods
School: Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School
Pilgrim High School
College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Girlfriend: Kristen Bauguess (m, 2013)
Wife/Spouse Name: Kathryn GrekoMorrison (m, 1980; div, 1983)​
Sarah Owen (m, 1989; div, 1990)
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $12 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

James Woods is a popular American actor. He is most well-known for his performances in various popular TV series and movies including, “The Onion Field” (1979), “Salvador” (1986), “Ghosts of Mississippi” (1996), and “Too Big to Fail”. In his career, he has won various awards including, Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Well, how well do you know about James Woods? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Woods’s net worth in 2024, 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 Woods to date.

Biography and Early Life

James Woods, whose full name is James Howard Woods, was born on the 18th of April 1947 in Vernal, Utah, U.S. to parents, Gail Peyton Woods and Martha A. Woods. His father worked in the Army. After her husband died in 1960, Martha ran a pre-school. Her mother later married Thomas E. Dixon. Coming to his siblings, he had a younger brother named Michael Jeffrey Woods who died of a heart attack in 2006.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Woods in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Woods’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 18 April 1947. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65kg in Kilograms.


James Woods initially studied at the Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School following which he studied at the Pilgrim High School. During his time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was an active member of the student theatre group “Dramashop,” where he acted in and directed several plays as well.  However, he dropped out of MIT in 1969 when he was just a semester short of graduating. He did this to pursue an acting career. He has also studied at the Theatre Company of Boston.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Woods has been in a relationship with Kristen Bauguess since 2013. Kristen is younger than him by 46 years.  He was married to Sarah Owen from 1989 to 1990 and Kathryn Greko Morrison from 1980 to 1983. He was engaged to the popular American actress, Missy Crider from 1997 to 2000. Besides, he has also previously dated various popular celebrities including, Heather Graham, Allison Giannini, and Elizabeth Hilden.

Is James Woods Gay?

James Woods is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He has been in a relationship with Kristen Bauguess and was previously married to Sarah Owen and Kathryn Greko Morrison. Besides, he was previously engaged to the popular American actress, Missy Crider. Seeing how he has only dated women in his life, it’s clear that he is straight.

Professional Career

James Woods made his Broadway debut in 1970 with “Borstal Boy” even though he had performed in 36 plays before that. In 1971, he appeared in the “Moonchildren” on Broadway which landed him Theatre World Award. In the same year, he made his film debut with an appearance in the drama film, “The Visitors”.

In 1978, he starred in the popular TV miniseries, “Holocaust”. The series was a huge critical success and it won several awards including Primetime Emmy Awards. The following year in 1979, he starred in the neo-noir crime drama film, “The Onion Field”. For his performance in the film, he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination.

In 1984, he starred in the massively popular epic crime drama film, “Once Upon a Time in America” which is one of the most popular roles of his career. The film is considered to be one of the greatest gangster films to be ever made. A couple of years later, in 1986, he starred in the war drama film, “Salvador” where his performance was widely praised and it brought him an Independent Spirit Award besides an Academy Award nomination.

He won Primetime Emmy Awards for his performance in the TV drama films, “Promise” and “My Name is Bill W.” in 1987 and 1989 respectively. He earned an Oscar nomination once again, this time for his performance in the 1996 courtroom drama film, “Ghosts of Mississippi”. In 2011, he appeared in the biographical TV drama film, “Too Big to Fail” for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award once again.

As a voice actress, he has worked in various popular films and TV series including, “Hercules” (1997), “Stuart Little 2” (2002), and “Family Guy”. Apart from acting, he is into Politics as well. He was previously a member of the Democratic Party. He was a registered Independent during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He now supports Republicans and previously endorsed popular Republicans, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump.


  • James Woods was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
  • James Woods was the winner of the 1989 Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for “My Name Is Bill W.”
  • James Woods was the winner of the 1987 Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Promise”.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Woods in 2024

James Woods Net Worth
James Woods Net Worth

When it comes to James Wood’s net worth, it stands at $12 Million as of 2024. A major part of his net worth has been built because of his acting career. He has been massively successful in his career and therefore it’s no surprise that he has built such a handsome net worth.

James Woods is a phenomenal actor and his works show that. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and hope he keeps delivering amazing performances like he always has.


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