Leaders Bio – Kevin Costner biography, Career, Family, Networth

Who is Kevin Costner?

Kevin Costner is an American, filmmaker, and actor who has received two Academy Awards and a Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe awards. In addition, he has also received two-screen actor guild Awards.

Kevin Costner

Despite him making films and appearing in so many films and series. Kebin has also gotten some role in television, where he portrayed Devil Anse Hatfield in the miniseries Hatfields& McCoys in 2012. This role led to his win in the primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited  Series or Movies. In 2018 he landed a lead role as John Dutton on the drama series Yellowstone.

How Old Is Kevin Costner?

He was born on January 18, 1955. He is 66 years old as of 2021. Costner shares his birthday with other notable such as Angelique Kerber, Ashleigh Murray, Benjamin Todd Jealous, Devin Kelley, DJ Quik, Jason Segel, Jesse L. Martin, among others.

Kevin Costner Family

Who are His Parents?

He was born in Lynwood, California but he grew up in Compton, California. He is the son of Sharon Rae and William Costner. In addition, his father worked as an electrician but he later became a utility executive. On the other hand, his mother worked as a welfare worker.

Does He Have Siblings?

He has two siblings where he is the last born in the family of three boys.

Kevin Costner Education

When it comes to education, Kevin attended Mt. Whitney High School where he was in the marching band. However, he graduated from Villa Park High School in 1973 after a move to Orange County, Costner. After high school, he enrolled Kevin in California State University, where he acquired his BA in marketing and finance from, Fullerton (CSUF) in 1978. While at CSUF, he became part of the Delta Chi fraternity brother.

Kevin Costner Wife

Currently, he is married to Christine Baumgartner of whom they have dated for four years. The two got married on September 25th, 2004.


Costner divorced his first wife Cindy Silva in 1994 after they got married in 1975. The two met in college and married for three years and stayed in the marriage for 16 years.

Kevin Costner Kids

He has seven kids from three relationships. With their first wife, they share three children, Annie, Joe, and Lily. In addition, he also has a son, Liam who he sired with Bridget Rooney, the two had a brief relationship after his divorce. Moreover, with his current wife, he has three children, Cayden, Hayes, and daughter Grace.


The early 1980s

He began his career in 1981 after he made his film debut in the film Sizzle Beach, USA. The film was commonly known as Hot Malibu Summer. Previously, he had filmed in the winter of 1978-79, however, the film was never released until 1981. The film was followed by its re-release in 1986, due to these release difficulties and lack of documentation it made many people think his debut was in The Touch commonly known as Stacy’s Knights which was also released in 1983.

After being featured in different small films in 1987, it was when he gains a Movie star status. This was after he starred as a federal agent Eliot Ness in The Untouchables and the thriller No Way Out.

The 1990s

He then went ahead and partnered with producer Jim Wilson in 1990 and founded a production company titled Tig productions. After they founded the company their first film to produce under their company was Dances with Wolves. Moreover, Kevin directed and starred in that film and it was nominated for 12 Academy Awards. In addition, it also won the seven, including two for him personally (Best Picture and Best Director).

In 1991, he followed Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Oliver Stone.  1994 he landed a role in Wyatt Earp and The War. After that, he got a role in a science Waterworld in 1995 and Postman in 1997.

The 2000s

In 2000, Kevin revived his career with Thirteen Days,  where he portrayed Kenneth O’Donnell, a top adviser to John F.Kennedy. Moreover, the film was a western Open range and he was the director. In addition,  apart from directing, he also starred in the film. The film received critical acclaim in 2003 and it did well commercially.

Moreover, Kevin earned some of his best praise for his supporting role in The Upside of Anger as former professional baseball player Denny Davies. In addition, The Upside led to his nomination by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. He also won the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.

After his production company working for soo many years as Tig Production Company, in 2008 it closed and rebranded to Tree House Films. Still, in 2008, he got a role in Swing Vote. In 2010, he was featured in The Company Men alongside Ben AffleckTommy Lee Jones, and Chris Cooper. The film was well-received and also well-reviewed.

In 2012, he starred in the three-part miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, which was released on May 28, 2012. The film went ahead and broke the record by pulling 13.9 million viewers. The role earned him the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries. Moreover, he went ahead and won the 2013, screen actor guild award for Outstanding Performance by a male actor.

In 2014, he was featured in the spy movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, where he played Thomas Harper, a mentor for the series’ title character. Still, in 2014 he starred in the thriller 3 Days to Kill and the drama Draft da. In addition, he also produced and starred in Black or White. Moreover, the film was premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, after that, it was opened in the United States in 2015.

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Costner starred as cross-country coach Jim White in the 2015 drama picture McFarland, USA. After that, he was featured in Hidden Figures where he played as fictional character Al Harrison, a NASA Space Task Group supervisor. Moreover, in 2017, he co-starred alongside Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin‘s directorial debut film Molly’s Game. In 2018, he had his first regular appearance in the television series Yellowstone. Yellowstone was the first regular TV series role of his career. Kevin then landed a role in The Art of Racing in the Rain in 2019, where he voiced Enzo the dog. Moreover, the film was his first-ever voice-over in his career.


Apart from acting and directing he has a rock band by the name of Kevin Costner & Modern West.. The was founded by Kevin with the help of his wife Christine. They launched a worldwide tour in October 2007, with stops in Istanbul and Rome. The band has made appearances at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.

Kevin Costner Height

He stands at an average height of 1.85m tall.

Kevin Costner Net Worth

As of 2021, he has a net worth of $250 million


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