Emilio Estevez

Inside Biography


Emilio Estevez is an American actor, director as well as a writer, known for starring in an American coming-of-age comedy-drama films, The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, and also in the 1983 hit film, The Outsiders

Estevez has also directed numerous TV shows like ‘Cold Case,’ ‘Close to Home,’ and ‘CSI: NY.’ He is also interested in growing vines, and he produces & sells them under the label, ‘Casa Dumetz.’

Early life and education

Emilio Estevez was born as Ramon Estevez on 12th May 1962 in Staten Island, New York, the U.S. He belongs to White-American ethnicity/race and holds an American nationality.

Estevez is born to an artist, Janet Templeton and actor, Martin Sheen. He has three siblings, Renee Estevez, Charlie Sheen and Ramon Estevez.

Estevez went to New York public school. At the age of six, his family moved to Malibu, California, where he continued his schooling at the Santa Monica High School. During the period, he became friends with future actors Sean, Rob Lowe and Chris Penn.

Estevez took an interest in his father’s business at a young age, and along with his friends, he made short films together, often written by Estevez. At his age of seven, he submitted a script to Rod Serling’s television series, Night Gallery, which was turned down.

At the age of eleven, Estevez’s father gifted him a handy camera. He made movies using it and enjoyed acting along with his brother, Charlie Sheen and friends Rob Lowe, Chris Penn, and Sean.

During his senior school days, Estevez lost his interest in the drama activities and got drawn towards sports. He also played as a messenger boy in the movie, Apocalypse Now in 1979 but later his role was cut off.


After graduating from the Santa Monica High in 1980, Estevez decided to start his career as an actor. The following year, he was cast in small-screen movie, Insight.  

Estevez made his big screen debut with 1982 American drama movie, ‘Tex,’ starring opposite Matt Dillon. The movie, an adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s book, gave him a breakthrough collaboration in his career.

The next year, Estevez made an appearance in American coming-of-age drama film, 'The Outsiders’, along with Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Dillon and Thomas Howell.

In 1984, Estevez appeared as a punk rocker in American science fiction comedy film, ‘Repo Man,’ directed by Alex Cox. The movie became one of the cult hits.

Estevez starred in 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, ‘The Breakfast Club,’ a comic drama by John Hughes which was a hit among the Generation X people.

In 1985, Estevez collaborated with the actor as well as a producer, Tom Cruise and wrote a script for the movie, ‘That was Then This is Now.’ He sold it to Paramount Pictures, but the movie achieved only moderate success.

In 1986, Estevez starred in Stephen King’s horror movie, ‘Maximum Overdrive.’ Later, he went behind the light and directed the movie ‘Wisdom’ apart from starring in it.

In 1990, Estevez released his first comic movie ‘Men at Work’ written, directed & acted by him. Though panned by critics, the movie achieved success as a mini-cult cla s sic in the video stores.

In 1992, Estevez enjoyed box office success with the release of ‘Mighty Ducks’ an American sports comedy-drama film. He made a cameo appearance in its sequel, ‘D3: The Mighty Ducks’.

Estevez directed the movie ‘The War at Home’ which was released in 1996. The movie earned positive reviews from critics and won two ALMA award nominations. However, it was only a moderate success due to poor distribution.

For nearly a decade, Estevez achieved only moderate success with movies like ‘Behind the Green Door’ and ‘Rated X.’ In 2006, he won the Hollywood Film Award for acting as well as directing the movie ‘Bobby.’

Apart from movies, Estevez is an avid vine grower who promotes his products online.

Personal life 

Emilio Estevez was in a relationship with a Wilhelmina model, Carey Salley from 1983 to 1986. The pair has two children, Taylor Levi and Paloma Estevez.

Estevez was engaged to Demi Moore, an American actress, former songwriter, as well as a model. They even starred as a feuding married couple in the 2006 American drama film, Bobby, alongside Moore's real-life husband at the time, actor Ashton Kutcher. But later they ended their engagement.

In 1992, Estevez married a pop singer, Paula Abdul. Two years later, their marriage ended due to Estevez’s objection to having issues.

Again in 2006, Estevez got engaged to a Macedonian journalist, Sonja Magdevski. They live in a Spanish-styled villa in Malibu.

Besides, Estevez had affairs with other celebs including, Julie Briggs, Daphne Zuniga, Marla Hanson, Diane Lane and few others.  

Net worth

Emilio Estevez made a good amount of money as an actor and producer. His popular films include ‘The Mighty Ducks,’ ‘Tex,’ ‘The Outsiders’, and ‘Repo Man.’ 

Estevez’s movie, The Mighty Ducks was a great box office hit which gave him wide popularity. The movie earned $50752337 in U.S. market resulting in two sequels. Also, his Bobby movie gave him international recognition winning many awards.

Estevez has written some books including, Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son which earned huge popularity where hardcover sold for $2.99, paperback for $16.98,  and MP3 CD for $9.97.

In November of 2016, Estevez sold his Malibu micro-vineyard for $6.35 million, nearly triple the price he paid in 2000, according to property records. As of now, his estimated net worth is around $15 million.

by ab-aashish, 17 Dec, 2017

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