William Hurt was born William McChord Hurt on March 20, 1950. He is an actor from the United States who began performing on stage in the 1970s. Hurt first appear in a film in 1980, as a troubled scientist in Ken Russell’s science-fiction picture Altered States, for which he was nominate for a Golden Globe for Best New Star of the Year. In the 1981 neo-noir Body Heat, he plays a lawyer who succumbs to the seduction of a married woman played by Kathleen Turner. Continue reading to learn more about William Hurt’s net worth, wife, and other details.

How old is William Hurt? Birthday, parents, nationality, height and weight

Hurt is a 70-year-old man. He was born in Washington, D.C., in the United States of America, on March 20, 1950. Alfred McChord Hurt and Claire Isabel Hurt are his parents. His mother, Claire, worked for Time Inc., a global media company based in the United States, and his father, Alfred, worked for the State Department. However, William’s parents couldn’t agree, and the couple ended up divorcing. Hurt’s mother married Henry Luce III, the son of Time magazine founder Henry Luce, Hurt’s stepfather.

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Every year on March 20th, he celebrates his birthday. On March 20th, 2021, William will turn 71 years old. He is descend from English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestors. The American actor is of average height and weight, standing 1.88 metres tall and weighing 158.7 pounds.

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Where did he complete his studying?

Hurt went to Middlesex School, a coeducational, non-sectarian, day and boarding independent secondary school in Concord, Massachusetts, where he was vice president of the Dramatics Club and played the lead in several school productions. “You might even see him on Broadway,” his yearbook predicted when he graduated in 1968.

Hurt studied religion at Tufts Institution, an American private research university on the border of Medford and Somerville, but decided to pursue acting instead and enrolled at the Juilliard School, a New York City-based private performing arts conservatory.

Who were William Hurt wives? Does the couple have kids together?

From 1971 through 1982, Hurt was married to Mary Beth Hurt. Hurt and Sandra Jennings begin dating in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1981, while he was still married. He divorced Mary Beth Hurt in the spring of 1982 after Jennings became pregnant, and Hurt and Jennings moved to South Carolina, a state that permitted common-law marriages.

Hurt and Jennings stayed technically unmarried for a time before eventually splitting up. Jennings filed a lawsuit in New York, claiming that their connection should be recognize as a common-law marriage under South Carolina law. The New York court refused to accept common-law marriage, was hesitant to acknowledge a common-law marriage that originated in South Carolina, and ultimately ruled in Hurt’s favor that no such marriage existed.

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William Hurt is with his wife

Hurt dated Marlee Matlin for a year and lived with her for two. Hurt reportedly encouraged Matlin in 1986, after she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Children of a Lesser God, to contemplate what it meant to win the Oscar after only one film, when others had won after many years of hard effort. Of course, I apologized and continue to apologize for any harm I may have caused. And I’m sure we’ve both matured. I wish Marlee and her family all the best.”

Hurt had four children: one with Jennings, two with Heidi Henderson, and one with Sandrine Bonnaire, a French actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter. Hurt owned a Beechcraft Bonanza and was a private pilot. He spoke French fluently and lived outside of Paris.

When and how William Hurt died?  

Hurt was diagnose with terminal prostate cancer in May 2018 and had already spread to his bones. On March 13, 2022, at the age of 71, he died of complications from the condition at his home in Portland, Oregon.

How did he get his start in the business world?

Hurt began his acting career on stage before moving on to films. He was a member of Circle Repertory Company’s acting company from 1977 through 1989. He received an Obie Award for his debut performance in Corinne Jacker’s My Life, as well as a Theatre World Award for his work in Fifth of July, Ulysses in Traction, and Lulu in 1978. Hurt starred alongside Lindsay Crouse and Beatrice Straight in Marshall W. Mason’s Hamlet in 1979.

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His first notable film role was as an obsessed scientist in the science-fiction picture Altered States, for which he received critical acclaim. Hurt rose to fame after starring alongside Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, and newcomer Kathleen Turner in Lawrence Kasdan’s neo-noir masterpiece Body Heat, and then co-starring in Kasdan’s The Big Chill (1983). Hurt and Turner would reunite in Kasdan’s film The Accidental Tourist (1988). 

What Was William Hurt’s Net Worth When He Passed Away? What awards had he received over his life?

William Hurt’s acting resume is well-known, but his net worth is a little hazy. Wealthy people put the figure as $20 million. We’d think the amount is somewhere in the middle, given the vast range. With Hurt’s preference for secrecy — “I’m a very private man, and I have the right to be,” he previously told The New York Times — it’s understandable that the figure is a moving target.

Hurt was nominate for three Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Broadcast News (1987), winning the first. Throughout the 1980s, Hurt remained a busy stage performer, performing in Off-Broadway shows such as Henry V, Fifth of July, Richard II, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hurt was nominate for his first Tony Award in 1985 for his performance in Hurlyburly on Broadway.

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William Hurt is with his awards sources:Instagram

Hurt received his fourth Academy Award nomination for his supporting performance in David Cronenberg’s crime thriller A History of Violence, after a decade of playing a range of character roles (2005). His later film roles include Thaddeus Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), The Village (2004), Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Into the Wild (2007), Robin Hood (2010), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

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