Steven Soderbergh

Inside Biography

American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and actor, Steven Soderbergh rose to limelight from his movie Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Erin Brockovich and Traffic. He won the Oscar Award for Best Director for Traffic. His other works include Ocean's Trilogy, Magic Mike, and Logan Lucky.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia

Steven Soderbergh was born Steven Andrew Soderbergh on 14th January 1963, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds American nationality.

He is one of five kids of Peter Andrew Soderbergh and Mary Ann Benard. Later his family moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, and then to Baton Rouge, Lousiana. He has four siblings, Charley Soderbergh, Mary Soderbergh, Peter Soderbergh, and Susan Soderbergh.

Talking about Steven's education, he went to Louisiana State University Laboratory School. While Soderbergh was in college, he discovered his interest in filmmaking as a teenager and directed short films.

What Is Steven Soderbergh's Net Worth?

Steven Soderbergh has been working in the Hollywood film industry for more than three decades. He has acc u mulated an estimated net worth of $40 million from his career.

His untiring works in Hollywood films and television shows have earned him millions of dollars. He has worked as a director, screenwriter cinematographer, film editor, and actor. Here are some of his movies with their Box Office collection

Movie Released Date Worked As Star- Cast Budget   Box Office collection 
Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 Director James Spader, Andie MacDowell, and Peter Gallagher $1.2 million $26.7 million
Ocean's Thirteen 2007 Director George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Al Pacino $85 million $311.7 million
Magic Mike 2012 Director Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, and Cody Horn $7 million $167.2 million
Logan Lucky 2017 Director Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, and Katie Holmes $29 million $48.5 million
Ocean's 8 2018 Producer Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway $70 million $297.7 million

The 56-year-old director lives in an apartment that sits on a 3,100 sq ft area and features three bedrooms and a paved outdoor. He paid $8.5 million for the property in 2015. Previously, he sold his Chelsea Loft in New York for $4.8 million.

He also owns a house spreading in 2,832 sq ft. and featuring four bedrooms and bathrooms, He bought the house for 2.15 million in 2005.

Started Shoot with Super 8 and 16mm Camera

Steven Soderbergh was fascinated by making movies from his teenage days when he used to make short films with his two Super 8 and 16 mm negative cameras. He made his debut in Hollywood from his movie Sex, Lies, and Videotape. His debut film earned him a nomination in Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay in 1990.

Soderbergh's breakthrough movie came in 2000 when he directed Erin Brockovich and Traffic. He was nominated in Academy Awards for both movies and won Best Director for the latter. The film also won three other Academy Awards. Actress Julia Roberts won her first Academy Award for the movie Erin Brockovich.

Steven Soderberg holding his first Oscar Award for the movie Traffic SOURCE: Shutterstock

Soderberg also worked as a director in films like The Ocean's Elevens and its sequel. He worked as a producer for various films and television series. In 2019, he worked as a director in High Flying Bird for Net Flix and The Laundromat.

Happily Married to Jules Asner

Soderberg is a happily married man-has been sharing a happy bond of marriage with actress and director Jules Asner. The couple tied the knot on 10th May 2003. Soderbergh and Asner have been living a happy married life ever since. The husband and wife don't share any children in their 16 years long married life.

Steven Soderbergh with his wife Jules Asner SOURCE: Getty Image

Previously he was married to actress Betsy Brantley. The couple took wedding vows on 2nd December 1989. A year later, Steven and his wife welcomed their first child, daughter Sarah Soderbergh. Soderbergh and Brentley lived together for 5 years before getting divorced in 1994.

He also had a relationship with Frances Anderson, from which he also has a child, a daughter.

by ab-shailendra, 18 Nov, 2019

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