Owen Wilson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Jun, 2018
Facts of Owen Wilson
Date of Birth: 1968 , November-18
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Owen Wilson
Birth Name Owen Cunningham Wilson
Father Robert Andrew
Mother Laura Cunningham
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Dallas,Texas, the U.S
Ethnicity white-American
Profession American actor, producer, and screenwriter
Net Worth $45 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Affair with Scarlett Benchley, Sheryl Crow (1999-2001), Gina Gershon (2000 - 2002), Demi Moore (2002), Kate Hudson (2006 - 2009), Le Call (2007 - 2008), Jade Duell (2009-2011), Caroline Lindqvist
Children Robert Ford Wilson, Finn Lindqvist Wilson
Education University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States (BA in English, 1991)
Siblings brothers, Andrew Wilson and Luke Wilson
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American actor, producer, and screenwriter, Owen Wilson is known for his performances in the movies such as ZoolanderWedding CrashersMeet the Parents and the Night at the Museum films. He also co-wrote the films The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, and Bottle RocketWilson has been honored with several awards includes People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo and many more.    

Early Life And Education Of Owen Wilson       

Owen Wilson was born Owen Cunningham Wilson on born November 18, 1968, in Dallas, Texas, the U.S under the birth sign Scorpio. He is of Irish descent.          

Wilson was born to photographer Laura Cunningham and advertising executive Robert Andrew Wilson. He has two brothers, Andrew Wilson and Luke Wilson both of them are actors.

CAPTION: Owen Wilson and his brothers Luke, and Andrew Wilson SOURCE: Popsugar

He went to St. Mark’s School of Texas from where he was rusticated for misbehavior. He then graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School before going to the military academy in New Mexico.

Wilson also joined the University of Texas and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. During that time, he met Wes Anderson who became his long-term friend and business collaborator.     

Owen Wilson’s Career  

Owen Wilson made his acting debut in the 1996 American crime-comedy film, Bottle Rocket as Dignan along with his brother, Luke Wilson, and others. He also co-wrote the script for the film.

Wilson then starred in a minor role in Robin's Date in 1996 American thriller comedy film, The Cable Guy, starring Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, and others. He then worked in Anaconda, As Good as It Gets, and Armageddon.       

He got his big break from the 2000 American-Hong Kong martial arts western comedy film, Shanghai Noon as Roy O'Bannon, alongside Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Xander Berkeley, and others. It was a huge commercial success.            

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Wilson co-wrote the script for 2001 American comedy-drama film, The Royal Tenenbaums, and also played the role of Eli Cash. The movie earned numerous nominations which include, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, and many more.  

The same year, Wilson lent his voice to the character Rhett Van Der Graaf in an episode of American animated sitcom, King of the Hill. He also voiced Heat Vision in an episode of American comedy science fiction television pilot, Heat Vision, and Jack.

In 2004, he acted in five films, The Big Bounce as Jack Ryan, Starsky & Hutch as Ken Hutchinson, Around the World in 80 Days as Wilbur Wright, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as Ned Plimpton, Meet the Fockers as Kevin Rawley. 

Wilson was also featured in Johnny Cash’ s 2006 music video, God's Gonna Cut You Down, and the American rock band, The Killers’ 2013 music video Christmas in L.A.

Some of his popular works include, Wedding Crashers (2005), Marley & Me (2008), Midnight in Paris (2011), The Internship (2013), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014), Masterminds (2016), Father Figures (2017), whereas his TV credits are Community (2010), Drunk History (2013), Saturday Night Live (2016), and many others.      

Moreover, Wilson voiced in several movies, Cars (2006), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Marmaduke (2010), Cars 2 (2011), The Hero of Color City (2014), Cars 3 (2017). 

Wilson’s upcoming movie is Dolphins, directed by Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill, and Greg MacGillivray. The movie is scheduled to be released on October 20, 2000. Similarly, he will be working on a sequel of 2003 American-Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film, Shanghai Knights, making his third collaboration with Jackie Chan.

Owen Wilson’s Awards And Nominations

Owen Wilson has been won and nominated for several prestigious awards. Some of them are listed below.

Shanghai Noon (2000)
Nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Action Team
Nominated for Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor: Musical or Comedy

Meet the Parents (2002)
Nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor in Comedy

Zoolander (2001)
Nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated for Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated for New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated for Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated for Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated for Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated for Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor: Musical or Comedy
Nominated for Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated for Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

CAPTION: Owen Wilson receiving Critics' Choice Awards for best supporting actor SOURCE: Popsugar

I Spy (2002)
Nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo

Shanghai Knights (2003)
Nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
Nominated for People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
Nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Comedy Actor
Nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Nominated for Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast

Wedding Crashers (2005)
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up
Nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock

Marley & Me (2008)

Nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Nominated for Comedy Award for Comedy Actor
Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated for Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

Cars 2 (2011)
Nominated for People's Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie Voice

Owen Wilson’s Net Worth

Owen Wilson has been active in the film industry since 1996 and has earned huge amount of money from his career as an actor and a screenwriter.  He has an estimated net worth of $45 million.

Moreover, he worked in several hit movies with an impressive box office collection.

Movie Role Budget Box-office collection IMDB rating Cast member 
Shanghai Noon (2000) Roy O'Bannon/Wyatt Earp $55million $100.5 million 6.6 Jackie Chan
Lucy Liu
Xander Berkeley
Roger Yuan
Jason Connery
Wedding Crashers (2005) John Beckwith $40 million $285.2 million 7 Vince Vaughn
Christopher Walken
Rachel McAdams
Isla Fisher
Bradley Cooper
Cars (2006) Lightning McQueen $120 million $462.2 million 7.1 Paul Newman
Bonnie Hunt
Larry the Cable Guy
Tony Shalhoub
Cheech Marin
Marley & Me (2008)  John Grogan $60 million $247.8 million 7.1 Jennifer Aniston
Eric Dane
Alan Arkin
Haley Hudson
Haley Bennett
Cars 2 (2011) Lightning McQueen $200 million $562.1 million 6.2 Larry the Cable Guy
Michael Caine
Emily Mortimer
John Turturro
Eddie Izzard
Free Birds (2013) Reggie $55 million $110.4 million 5.9 Woody Harrelson
Amy Poehler
George Takei
Colm Meaney
Keith David
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) Jedediah $127 million $363.2 million 6.2 Ben Stiller
Robin Williams
Dan Stevens
Ben Kingsley
Patrick Gallagher
No Escape (2015) Jack Dwyer $5 million $54.4 million 6.8 Lake Bell
Sterling Jerins
Claire Geare
Pierce Brosnan
Sahajak Boonthanakit
Cars 3 (2017) Lightning McQueen $175million $383.9 million 6.8 Cristela Alonzo
Chris Cooper
Armie Hammer
Larry the Cable Guy
Bonnie Hunt

Owen Wilson’s Personal Life 

As of 2018, Owen Wilson is rumored to be dating actress, Scarlett Benchley but the duo hasn't confirmed their relationship. Previously he had an affair with many known personalities.     

CAPTION: Owen Wilson and Scarlett Benchley SOURCE: Magzter

Wilson first dated singer and composer,  Sheryl Crow for two years until 2001. After a year of separation, Crow released an album,  C'mon C'mon which addressed the Wilson and Crow's relationship.

CAPTION: Owen Wilson and Sheryl Crow SOURCE: Pinterest

Wilson is also linked with several actresses and singers including Gina Gershon (2000 - 2002),  Demi Moore (2002), Kate Hudson (2006 - 2009), Le Call (2007 - 2008).

After several failed relationship he met, Jade Duell in 2009. The couple shares a son, Robert Ford Wilson. The duo sadly split in 2011.   

CAPTION: Owen Wilson and his ex-partner Jade Duell and son Robert Ford Wilson SOURCE: Popsugar

Wilson also shared a romantic relationship with his trainer, Caroline Lindqvist. The duo was blessed with a son,  Finn Lindqvist Wilson (born on 2014). The couple separated soon after the birth of their child.

CAPTION: Wilson's ex-partner, personal trainer, Caroline Lindqvist and his son Finn Lindqvist Wilson SOURCE: Popsugar

In 2007, Wilson attempted suicide and was sent to St. John's Health Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for the treatment of depression. Due to his poor health condition, Wilson withdrew from his role in Tropic Thunder, later on, replaced by Matthew McConaughey

He has a crooked nose. He got it after breaking his nose twice during his high school. 

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