Dennis Quaid Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Nov, 2017
Facts of Dennis Quaid
Date of Birth: 1954 , April-9
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Dennis Quaid
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Houston
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actor
Net Worth $40 million
Married YES
Married to Kimberly Quaid (m. 2004), Meg Ryan (m. 1991), P. J. Soles (m. 1978)
Children Jack Quaid, Zoe Grace Quaid, Thomas Boone Quaid
Divorce Kimberly Quaid (), Meg Ryan (div.2001), P. J. Soles (div.1983
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Dennis Quaid is a famous American actor, known for his portrayal as Mike in 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film, Breaking Away. He is also well-known for his memorable performances in the movies Traffic, The Rookie, Frequency, The Parent Trap, The Day After Tomorrow, and Far from Heaven.

Quaid is also a musician, & plays with his band, “The Sharks.” He married twice in his life and had three children.

Early life and education

Dennis Quaid was born as Dennis William Quaid on 9th April 1954, in Houston, Texas, United States. He is of mixed ethnicity and holds an American nationality. 

Quaid is born to Juanita Bonniedale Jordan, a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He has two brothers, Randy Quaid & Buddy John Quaid and a sister, Brandy Quaid.


Dennis Quaid began his acting career with a small role, Bellhop in 1975 American action/comedy film, Crazy Mama. After that, he appeared in a minor role in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977). 

Quaid made his television acting debut as Scott Martin in the episode of Baretta (1977). He got his big break with the movie, Breaking Away as Mike in 1979.

The film-makers & audience hugely appreciated Quaid's performance in the movie. He came in the notice of prominent producer & directors after he played Gordon Cooper in The Right Stuff (1983). Since then, Quaid has appeared in more than eighty movies and TV films.

In the year2000, Quaid was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Suspense & Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie, Frequency

Quaid was nominated for more than eight different awards for his role as Frank Whitaker in Far from Heaven (2002).His role in the TV film The Special Relationship (2010) as Bill Clinton earned him five different awards nominations. His recent movies are Truth (2015) & A Dog’s Purpose (2017).

Personal life

Dennis Quaid married and divorced three times in his life. His first wife was an American actress, P.J. Soles, with whom he tied the knot on 23rd November 1978 after dating each other for few years. They divorced on 23 January 1983.

After he divorced his first wife, Quaid began dating, Lea Thompson, an American actress in late 1983 & they got engaged in 1984. They stayed together for three years and got separated in 1987.

After that, Quai dated Meg Ryan, an American actress for few years and they got married on 14th February 1991. After being together for more than ten years, they divorced on 16 July 2001.

During their long married life, Quaid and Meg have had a son, Jack Quaid, who is a famous actor of the present time. After that, Quaid had an affair with several other actresses, Andie MacDowell, Shanna Moakler, Cynthia Garrett & Anna Poche from 2001 to 2003.

In 2004, Quaid began dating an American Business Professional, Kimberly Buffington and married on 4th July 2004. They together had a daughter, Zoe Grace Quaid, and a son, Thomas Boone Quaid.

After being together for more than a decade, the pair filed for divorce in 2016 & the divorce was finalized in next year. After the third divorce, he again began dating model, Santa Auzina since July 2016. 

Net worth

Throughout his long successful career, Dennis Quaid has accumulated a net worth of $40 million. However, his salary is not revealed yet.