Joseph Gordon-Levitt is not a new name in the streets of Hollywood entertainment. He is an American-based actor, singer, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is recognized for his notable performances in (500) Days of Summer and 50/50.
Some of his fans know him from his previous roles in3rd Rock from the Sun and 10 Things I hate About You. Recently, he has been making headlines for his role as Frank Shaver, a New Orleans Police Department cop in Project Power.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt profile summary
- Full name: Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt
- Date of birth: 17th February 1981
- Place of birth: Los Angeles California, USA
- Joseph Gordon Levitt age: 39 years
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Weight: 69 kg
- Marital status: Married
- Joseph Gordon Levitt wife: Tasha McCauley
- Profession: Actor, singer, writer, film director, producer, entrepreneur
- Net worth: $35 million
Joseph Gordon-Levitt biography
The actor was born on 17th February 1981 in Los Angeles California, USA. He was raised in Sherman Oaks. Joseph Gordon-Levitt ethnic background is white.
Leonard is the son of Dennie Levitt (father) who once served as a news director for Pacifica Radio station known as KPFK-FM. His mother, Jane Gordon, once ran for United States Congress in California in the 1970s for the Peace and Freedom Party.
The talented actor had an elder brother who worked as a fire spinner, photographer and television producer. What happened to Joseph Gordon Levitt brother? Gordon lost his brother in 2010 when he was 36 years old.
Levitt attended Van Nuys High School and graduated in 1999. He took a hiatus from acting and joined Columbia University of General Studies. He dropped his university studies in 2004 to focus on writing, acting and directing.
Gordon Levitt kick-started his career at the age of four by joining a musical theatre group. He performed Scarecrow in a production made for The Wizard of OZ.
Later on, an agent contacted him. He started performing on TV and commercials like Cocoa Puffs, Sunny Jim Peanut Butter, Pop-Tarts and Kinney Shoes.
In 1991, he landed his first significant role in a television series known as Dark Shadows. He also starred in the movie A River Runs Through It. Since then, he has starred in numerous TV shows and movies. Here is a list of Joseph Gordon Levitt movies and TV shows:
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- 1992 - Beethoven
- 1992 - A River Runs Through It
- 1994 - Holy Matrimony
- 1994 - Roadflower
- 1994 - Angles in the Outfield
- 1996 - The Juror
- 1998 - Sweet Jane
- 1998 - Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
- 1999 - 10 Things I Hate About You
- 2000 - Picking Up the Pieces
- 2000 - Forever Lulu
- 2001 - Manic
- 2002 - Treasure Planet
- 2003 - Later Days
- 2004 - Mysterious Skin
- 2005 - Brick
- 2005 - Havoc
- 2005 - Shadowboxer
- 2007 - The Lookout
- 2008 - Stop-Loss
- 2008 - Miracle at St. Anna
- 2008 - The Brothers Bloom
- 2009 - Killshot
- 2009 - Big Breaks
- 2009 - 500 Days of Summer
- 2009 - Uncertainty
- 2009 - Women in Trouble
- 2009 - G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- 2010 - Hesher
- 2010 - Morgan M Morgansen's Date with Destiny
- 2010 - Elektra Luxx
- 2010 - Morgan and the Destiny's Eleventeenth Date
- 2010 - Inception
- 2011 - 50/50
- 2012 - The Drak Knight Rises
- 2012 - Premium Rush
- 2012 - Looper
- 2012 - Lincoln
- 2013 - Don Jon
- 2014 - The Wind Rises
- 2014 - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
- 2014 - The Interview
- 2015 - The Walk
- 2015 - The Night Before
- 2016 - Snowden
- 2017 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- 2018 - Endgame
- 2019 - 7500
- 2019 - Knives Out
- 2020 - Project Power
- 2020 - The Trial of the Chicago 7
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Joseph Gordon Levitt TV shows
- 1988 - Stranger on My Land
- 1988 - Family Ties
- 1989 - Settle the Score
- 1990 - Murder, She Wrote
- 1991 - Changes
- 1991 - Hi Honey - I'm Dead
- 1991 - Plymouth
- 1991 - Dark Shadows
- 1991 - China Beach
- 1991 - Quantum Leap
- 1991 - LA Law
- 1992 - The Powers That Be
- 1993 - Gregory K
- 1993 - Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman
- 1993 to 1995 - Roseanne
- 1995 - The Great Elephant Escape
- 1996 to 2001 - 3rd Rock from the Sun
- 1998 - The 70's Show
- 2000 - The Outer Limits
- 2005 - Numbers
- 2009 and 2012 - Saturday Night Live
- 2013 - Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular
- 2014 to 2015 - HitRecord on TV
- 2015 - Comedy Bang! Bang!
- 2015 - The Mindy Project
- 2015 - The Muppets
- 2015 - Lip Sync Battle
- 2015 - Todrick
- 2017 - Comrade Detective
- 2018 - The Comedy Central Roast
- 2019 - Sesame Street's 5oth Anniversary Celebration
Wife and children
In December 2014, Gordon tied the knot with his girlfriend, Tasha McCauley. She is the founder and CEO of a technology company named Fellow Robots.
The duo welcomed their first-born child in August 2015 while the second son was born in June 2017. The names of Joseph Gordon Levitt kids have not been revealed to the public yet.
Did Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt date? The duo never dated at any particular time. According to Joseph, he could never date Zooey because he would be afraid to ruin their more than ten years of friendship.
They starred in the American romantic comedy-drama dubbed (500) Days of Summer. Previously, Gordon has been linked with the following:
- 1998 to 2002 - Larisa Oleynik
- 1999 - Julia Stiles
- 2012 to 2013 - Meighan Bennett
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Heath Ledger relationship
Is Joseph Gordon Levitt and Heath Ledger related? No, they are not. However, the two have a striking resemblance. Some of the features they share in common are:
- Inviting brown eyes
- Endearing smile
- Dimples for days
- A laid back kind of aura
Joseph Gordon Levitt net worth
How much is Joseph Gordon Levitt worth? Gordon has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of 2020. He has made this fortune majorly from acting even though being a singer, entrepreneur and producer have earned him some cash too.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt featured in different films right from childhood. This experience not only shaped his talent but also made him famous. His consistency has led him to star in some recurrent TV series.
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