John Waters
John Waters
Real Name/Full Name John Samuel Waters Samuel Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Waters
Birth Place: Maryland, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22ND April 1946
Age/How Old: 76 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 59 Kg
In Pounds – 130 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – John Waters Sr.
Mother – Pat Waters
Siblings: Steve, Kathy and Trish Waters
School: Calvert School
College: New York University
Religion: Roman Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: In a relationship
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: Ivan, Rebecca and Archie Waters
Profession: Filmmaker, actor, writer and artist
Net Worth: $55 Million
Last Updated: March 2023

John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and artist. Born and raised in Baltimore, Waters rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, including Multiple Maniacs (1970), Pink Flamingos (1972), and Female Trouble (1974).

He wrote and directed the 1988 film Hairspray, which became an international success and was adapted into a hit Broadway musical. Waters has written and directed other successful films, including Polyester (1981), Cry-Baby (1990), Serial Mom (1994), Pecker (1998), and Cecil B. Demented (2000).

As an actor, Waters appeared in the television series ‘Til Death Do Us Part (2007), and in the films Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Seed of Chucky (2004), Excision (2012), and Suburban Gothic (2014). More recently, he performs in his touring one-man show, This Filthy World. Waters has often worked with actor Divine and his regular cast of the Dreamlanders.

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Biography and Early Life

Waters was born in Baltimore, the son of Patricia Ann (née Whitaker; 1924–2014) and John Samuel Waters (1916–2008), who was a manufacturer of fire-protection equipment. His family was upper-middle-class Roman Catholics. Through his mother, he is the great-great-great-grandson of George Price Whitaker, of the Whitaker iron family. Waters grew up in Lutherville, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. His boyhood friend and muse Glenn Milstead, later known as Divine, also lived in Lutherville.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Waters in 2023, and what is his height and weight? Well, John Waters’s age is 76 years old as of today’s date 21st March 2023 having been born on 22 April 1946. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 130 lbs in Pound and 59 kg in Kilograms.


Waters was privately educated at the Calvert School in Baltimore. After attending Towson Jr. High School in Towson, Maryland, and Calvert Hall College High School in nearby Towson, he ultimately graduated from Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. While still a teenager, Waters made frequent trips into the city to visit Martick’s, a beatnik bar in downtown Baltimore.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Although he maintains apartments in New York City and (since 2008) in San Francisco’s Nob Hill, and a summer home in Provincetown, he has mainly resided in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland for his entire life. All his films are set (and shot) in Baltimore, often in the working-class neighborhood of Hampden.

John Waters is very good when it comes to revealing information about his career, but when it comes to his love life, it is totally a different thing. This is because, only his family and close friends know whether he has a girlfriend or not and the name of his girlfriend if she exists.

Is John Waters Gay?

There is very little information about John Waters’ love life. He confirmed that he has decided to keep information about his personal life for now. Although he openly supports gay rights, he has never confirmed himself to be gay. For this reason, we will assume he is straight until otherwise proven.

Professional Career

Divine appeared with former teen idol Tab Hunter in Waters’ 1981 film, Polyester. His films have been less provocative and more popular since then, though works like Hairspray, Cry-Baby, Serial Mom, Pecker, and Cecil B. Demented maintain his signature inventiveness. Hairspray, his last film, was adapted into a hit Broadway musical that won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2003, and a film version of the Broadway musical was released in theatres on July 20, 2007, to favorable reviews and commercial success. Cry-Baby, which was originally a musical, was later adapted into a Broadway production.

A Dirty Shame, ranked NC-17, was released in 2004 and marked a return to his earlier, more provocative work from the 1970s. It is the most recent film Waters directed as of 2021. Waters joined America’s Court TV network as the host (“The Groom Reaper”) of ‘Til Death Do Us Part in 2007. Waters was hoping to produce Fruitcake, a children’s Christmas film starring Johnny Knoxville and Parker Posey, in 2008. Filming was scheduled to begin in November 2008, but it was postponed until January 2009.

According to Waters, who spoke to the Chicago Tribune, “Independent films costing $5 million are very difficult to produce. I sold the concept, got a production contract, and was paid well to write it—and now the business is gone, as is the case with many indie film studios these days.”

Corny Collins, Cuddles Kovinsky, Donald and Donna Dasher, Dawn Davenport, Fat Fuck Frank, Francine Fishpaw, Link Larkin, Motormouth Maybelle, Mole McHenry, Penny and Prudy Pingleton, Ramona Ricketts, Sandy Sandstone, Sylvia Stickles, Todd Tomorrow, Tracy Turnblad, Ursula Udders, Wade Walker, and Wanda Woodward are just a few of the many characters


Over the course of his career, these are some of the awards won by John Waters:

  1. Leopard of Honour in 2019.
  2. Audie Award For Humour in 2020.
  3. GLAAD Media Stephen F. Kolzak Award in 2004.
  4. Ian McLellan Hunter Award in 2017.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Waters in 2023

John Waters Net Worth
John Waters Net Worth

John Waters’s successful career has earned him an estimated net worth of $55 Million as of 2023. Since he is still active in the film industry, his net worth is expected to rise even higher.

John Waters is an amazing and impressive filmmaker who has accomplished a lot in his career. He has done this despite all the challenges that he has faced in his life. As successful as he is, Waters has inspired many other people to venture in the film industry like him.


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