Patrick Swayze Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Aug, 2018
Facts of Patrick Swayze
Date of Birth: 1952 , August-18
Date of Death: 2009 , 9-14
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Patrick Swayze
Birth Name Patrick Wayne Swayze
Father Jesse Wayne Swayze
Mother Patsy Yvonne Helen Swayze
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Houston, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 40 million
Salary N/A
Married Yes
Married to Lisa Niemi (1975-09)
Children N/A
Education San Jacinto College
Movies Powder Blue
Sisters Vickie Lynn Swayze
Siblings Don Swayze
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Patrick Swayze was an actor, singer-songwriter and dancer of American nationality. He was famous for his roles in numerous films and TV series. He became popular for playing tough and romantic lead males, gaining him a wide fan base with female audiences. He was often referred to a teen idol and sex symbol.

In 1991, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine. During his film career, he received three Golden Globe Award nominations. He was married to actress/director Lisa Niemi from 1975- 2009 (until his death).

Early Life And Education Of Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze was born on the 18  August 1952 to parents Patsy Yvonne Helen and Jesse Wayne Swayze. He had a huge female fan following who wish to observe the details of his bio and career on sites like the wiki.

Born in Houston, Texas, Patrick was enrolled in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic School as well as the Oak Forest Elementary School, Waltrip High School as well as the Black Middle School for his primary education. He had two younger brothers; actor Don Swayze and Sean Kyle.

He then attended the San Jacinto College and took up dance training from the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools.

Patrick Swayze's Career

Swayze's career started when he appeared as a dancer for Disney on Parade. He played a replacement as Danny Zuko in the Broadway production of Grease. After this, he obtained the role of Pvt.

Sturgis in the M*A*S*H episode and then also acted in the television series The Renegades. After acting in the TV movie Return of the Rebels, he rose to fame after appearing in the film The Outsiders, a role which was hugely appreciated. In 1991, he appeared in an action crime thriller film Point Break alongside Keanu Reeves and Lori Petty

CAPTION: Late actor Patrick Swayze SOURCE: YouTube

The breakthrough role of Patrick came about when he acted as Johnny Castle in the film Dirty Dancing. It received huge international success and earned over $214 million at the Box Office. 

He received a nomination for the Golden Globe for his performance and became widely known in the acting fraternity for his role. Known as a teen sex idol, he also appeared on films like Red Dawn, Uncommon Valor, Road House, Black Dog etc.

Patrick Swayze's Net Worth

Patrick Swayze was one of the richest actors. He had accumulated a hefty amount of net worth from his Hollywood career. According to the Celebrity Net Worth, he had a net worth of $40 million as of September 2009.

He had made this fortune with his earnings from numerous successful movies and TV series including Point Break and Donnie Darko. He used to live in a lavish mansion in Los Angeles, California.

Patrick Swayze's Personal Life

Swayze was Known as the sexiest man alive, Patrick was also widely talked about in regards to his personal life. 

Patrick Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years until his death. The couple met in 1970 when he was 18 and Niemi was 14 at that time. She was taking dance lessons from his mother. After five years, the duo got married in a closed ceremony. They had no children together.

CAPTION: Late actor Patrick Swayze and his former wife Lisa Niemi SOURCE: Woman Magazine

In 2008, in an interview, he stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song She’s Like the Wind (1987). In early 1990, he joined the Buddhism and took EST training. He was also into therapy, into Scientology, and into Transcendental Meditation.

Niemi was with him until his death in 2009. After his death, she lived single for a few years and engaged to Albert DePrisco, a jeweler in 2013. She married him on 25 May 2014. Since then, she is happily married to him to date.

Actress Lisa Niemi was the wife of Patrick who had been married to him since June 12, 1975. The couple had met in 1970 when he was 18 and she was 14 and they started dating. Their love grew into marriage and lasted a lifetime. Their relationship was one to closely follow and be inspired about as the couple was together until death took them apart.

They had no children but rumors are that their relationship with each other was so well that there was no issue of divorce or marital problems. The couple split after Swayze died from pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009.

Patrick Swayze’s Death

In late December 2007 after filming the pilot episode of The Beast, he began suffering a burning feeling in his stomach caused by a blockage of his bile ducts. Three weeks later, he was diagnosed with stage IV Pancreatic cancer.

He went to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment with the experimental drug vatalanib. In March 2008, his doctor confirmed that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but insisted he was not as close to death.

On 14 September 2009, he died with family at his side after 20 months of his cancer diagnosis. His publicist confirmed to CNN that he had died due to pancreatic cancer. The doctor said that his lever was damaged due to his heavy smoking behavior.

Once Swayze himself admitted that he used to smoke 60 cigarettes per day. After his death, his body was cremated and his ashes were scattered over his New Mexico ranch.

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