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Chris Cooper Net Worth

Chris Cooper is an American actor, director, and producer who has a net worth of $6 million. Cooper won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his performance as John Laroche in 2002’s “Adaptation.” Chris has more than 70 acting credits to his name, including the films “American Beauty” (1999), “The Bourne Identity” (2002), “Seabiscuit” (2003), “Capote” (2005), “The Town” (2010), “The Muppets” (2011), “August: Osage County” (2013), and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (2019), the miniseries “Lonesome Dove” (1989), and the TV movie “My House in Umbria” (2003).

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Chris Cooper Info
Net Worth$6 Million
Date of BirthJuly 9, 1951 (age 72 years)
Height5 Feet 10 Inches (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor


Cooper guest-starred on the soap operas “All My Children” (1984) and “Another World” (1985) before appearing in his first film, the 1987 John Sayles-directed drama “Matewan.” In 1989, he played July Johnson in the CBS miniseries “Lonesome Dove,” then he appeared in the films “Thousand Pieces of Gold” (1990), “Guilty by Suspicion” (1991), “City of Hope” (1991), “This Boy’s Life” (1993), and “Money Train” (1995) and the TV movies “In Broad Daylight” (1991), “Darrow” (1991), “Bed of Lies” (1992), “Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life” (1992), and “One More Mountain” (1996). Chris earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for 1996’s “Lone Star,” and that year he also co-starred with Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Matthew McConaughey in the film adaptation of John Grisham’s “A Time to Kill.” He then starred in “Great Expectations” (1998), “The Horse Whisperer” (1998), and “October Sky” (1999), and he received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his performance as Colonel Frank Fitts, USMC in 1999’s “American Beauty.” Cooper co-starred with Jim Carrey in 2000’s “Me, Myself & Irene,” then he played Colonel Harry Burwell in “The Patriot” (2000) and Alexander Conklin in “The Bourne Identity” (2002) and “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004). He won numerous awards for 2002’s “Adaptation.,” and he earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for playing Tom Smith in 2003’s “Seabiscuit.”

Personal Life

Chris met Marianne Leone in an acting class in 1979, and they married on July 8, 1983. The couple welcomed a son, Jesse, in October 1987, three months prematurely. Three days after his birth, Jesse had a cerebral hemorrhage, which resulted in cerebral palsy. In 2003, Cooper told “The Morning Call” that his son was the best thing that had ever happened to him, adding, “He’s in a wheelchair and he communicates only by computer, but he’s taught me so much because he’s just so incredibly focused. Now he’s in a regular school, which we fought to get him into. He’s an honors student, and he’s doing great.” Sadly, Jesse passed away suddenly on January 3, 2005, at the age of 17, and two years later, Chris and Marianne founded the Jesse Cooper Foundation in his memory. In May 2016, the University of Massachusetts Lowell presented Cooper with an honorary doctorate during the school’s commencement ceremony. Chris and Marianne have adopted numerous rescue dogs, and in an April 2021 post on her website, Leone revealed that she was working on a book about rescues. She also wrote the book “Jesse: A Mother’s Story,” which is described as “an unforgettable memoir of joy, grief, and triumph.”

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As a rule it usually takes three or four readings for me to be interested in a script, and if I'm interested I'll read it three or four times before I make a strong decision.

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I've got research, I have my own life experience I can apply, and I have my imagination.

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I like a very dry wit, not the big kind of humor like Robin Williams. I don't think I'm capable of that.

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I had a couple come in with a negative amortization mortgage on a house that costs way too much relative to their income. They're consuming real estate, not investing in it.

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You jot down ideas, memories, whatever, concerning your real life that somehow parallels the character you're playing, and you incorporate that in your scene work.

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