James Spader Bio
James Todd Spader, born on 7 February 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in television and film.
James Spader made his film debut in 1978 in Team-Mates. His first major film role was in the romantic drama Endless Love (1981), and his first starring role was in the film Tuff Turf (1985). In 1986 he rose to fame with his role in the film Pretty in Pink. He is best known for his work in the films Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Stargate (1994), Crash (1996) and Secretary (2002).
His best-known television roles are as Alan Shore in The Practice (2003–2004) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004–2008), and Robert California in The Office (2011–2012). Since 2013 he has been portraying Raymond “Red” Reddington in The Blacklist.
James Spader Personal Details
- Born Name: James Todd Spader
- Age (in 2017): 57
- Date of Birth: February 7, 1960
- Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Occupation: Actor
- Net worth: 10 Million
- Official Website: –
- Official Twitter: @JamesSpaderOrg
James Spader Family Tree
- Wife name: Victoria Kheel (Divorced)
- Girlfriend: Leslie Stefanson
- Boy: Nathaneal Spader
- Boy: Elijah Spader
- Boy: Sebastian Spader
- Father name: Stoddard Greenwood “Todd” Spader
- Mother name: Jean Spader (née Fraser)
- Sister: Libby Spader
- Sister: Annie Spader
James Spader Relationship History
Below is the relationship and dating history for James Spader with his past and current girlfriend details.
James Spader dated:
- Victoria Kheel (1987-2004) – James Spader married American set decorator Victoria Kheel in 1987. They have two children together. James Spader filed for divorce in 2004.
- Leslie Stefanson (2002-PRESENT) – James Spader is dating Alien Hunter co-star Leslie Stefanson. They have one child together.
James Spader Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
James Spader Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 5′ 10″
- Height in Centimeters: 178 cm
- Weight in Pounds: 168 pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: 76 kg
James Spader Fun Facts
James Spader Career Highlights & Awards
- 1989 – Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Sex, Lies and Videotape)
- 2004 – Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (The Practice)
- 2005 & 2007 – Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Boston Legal)
- 2006 – Satellite Awards: Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (Boston Legal)
- 2013 – Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards: Best Cast (Lincoln)
James Spader Quotes
“Acting is easy and fun. You earn a lot of money, and you hang out with girls. The profession is given tremendous significance within our society, but it’s not really worthy of it.”
“I’ve had a lazy career. Sometimes one film a year, sometimes none. I’m walking around in the street and doing this other thing, living, that I’m much more interested in. I just do some acting on the side.”
“Acting for me, is a passion, but it’s also a job, and I’ve always approached it as such. I have a certain manual-laborist view of acting. There’s no shame in taking a film because you need some money.”