Joshua Leonard

Inside Biography

Joshua Leonard is an American actor, writer, and director widely known for his performance in The Blair Witch Project (1999). His other notable films include Madhouse, The Shaggy Dog, Higher Ground, The Motel Life, Snake and Mongoose, If I Stay, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, 6 Years and Unsane.

Born in Yuba City, California

Joshua Leonard was born on June 17, 1975, in Houston, Texas, the United States of America, to parents Robert Leonard and Joann Leonard.

His father was a theater professor at Pennsylvania State University while his mother is an author. He is of America nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

He was raised along with a brother in State College, Pennsylvania. As for his height, Leonard is 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) tall.

Leonard obtained his GED and when he turned 16, he traveled to Chiapas, Mexico to teach at an elementary school. He was a volunteer at an anthropological institute.

Appeared in Independent Spirit Award-Winning Film, Humpday

In 1997, Joshua Leonard auditioned for three principal roles in the horror film, The Blair Witch Project, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. 

He has since appeared in many films and television series such as HBO television film Live from Baghdad, drama film Things Behind the Sun, comedy film The Shaggy Dog (alongside Tim Allen), drama film Men of Honor  (alongside Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and psychological thriller film Bitter Feast (alongside Larry Fessenden).

In 2009, he rose to fame after his appearance in Humpday which has won an Independent Spirit Award. For his performance in the film, he also received a Best Actor Award at the Gijón International Film Festival.

His other notable roles include in the acclaimed HBO series Hung and the Showtime series United States of Tara.

Holds a Total Net Worth of $2 Million

Joshua Leonard has appeared in dozens of films and television series throughout his acting career. Thus, there is no doubt that the 44-year-old The Blair Witch Project star has collected a huge amount of money in his bank balance.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth website, Leonard, who earned an initial salary of $500 when he appeared in The Blair Witch Project, has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

The Blair Witch Project was made under the budget of $60 thousand and the film had a box office collection of $248.6 million.

Married to Actress Alison Pill, Father of a Daughter

As for the relationship status of Joshua Leonard, the handsome hunk has been married to actress Alison Pill who has notably appeared in The Newsroom, Star Trek: Picard, The Family and Devs.

The couple became engaged in January 2015 and on May 24, 2015, the two tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles.

CAPTION: Joshua Leonard and Alison Pill with their daughter SOURCE: PEOPLE

The husband-wife duo is the parents of an adorable daughter, Wilder Grace Leonard, who was born on November 19, 2016.

by Arsad, 29 Dec, 2019

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