Cameron Crowe Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Almost Famous, Rolling Stone, Books, and Net Worth

Cameron Crowe Bio | Wiki

Cameron Crowe is an American journalist, director, author, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He served as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes.

Cameron’s debut screenwriting effort, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, grew out of a book he wrote while posing for one year undercover as a student at Clairemont High School in San Diego, California.

Later, he wrote and directed another high school saga, Say Anything…, followed by Singles, a story of twentysomethings that was woven together by a soundtrack centering on Seattle’s burgeoning grunge music scene.

Cameron Crowe Age

Cameron was born on July 13, 1957, in Palm Springs, California, United States. He is 65 years old.

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Cameron Crowe Height

He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 6 ft (Approx. 1.83 m).

Cameron Crowe Family

He was born and raised in Palm Springs, California by his parents James A. Crowe and Alice Marie. Cameron’s father was from Kentucky and served as a real estate agent while his mother served as a teacher and activist. He was the youngest of three children with two sisters, one died when he was young.

Cameron Crowe Wife | Nancy Wilson

Cameron was married to his ex-wife Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart. The two held their wedding in July 1996 and welcomed their twin sons Curtis Wilson and William James in January 2000. They separated in June 2008 and Wilson filed for divorce on September 23, 2010, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce became finalized on December 8, 2010.

Cameron Crowe Education

He skipped kindergarten and two grades in elementary school. By the time he attended Catholic high school, Cameron was quite a bit younger than the other students. He was also often ill because he suffered from nephritis.

He started writing for the school newspaper and by the age of 13, he contributed music reviews for an underground publication, The San Diego Door. Cameron graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1972 at the age of 15.

Cameron Crowe Almost Famous

In 2000, Cameron used his music journalism experience roots to write and direct Almost Famous. It is about the experiences of a teenage music journalist who goes on the road with an emerging band in the early 1970s.

Patrick Fugit starred as William Miller, the baby-faced writer who finds himself immersed in the world of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. Kate Hudson also co-starred as Penny Lane. After the success of Almost Famous, further films followed including the psychological thriller Vanilla Sky.

Cameron Crowe Rolling Stone

Before moving into the film industry, Cameron served as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes. His first cover story was on the Allman Brothers Band. He went on the road with them for three weeks at the age of 16 and interviewed the band and the road crew. Because Cameron was a fan of the 1970s hard rock bands that the older writers disliked, he landed a lot of major interviews.

He wrote predominantly about Yes, and also about Led Zeppelin, Jackson Browne, the Allman Brothers, Neil Young, and others. When Rolling Stone moved its offices from California to New York in 1977, Cameron decided to stay behind. He continued to freelance for Rolling Stone on and off over the years but later turned his attention to a book.

Cameron Crowe Singles

Cameron wrote and directed Singles, a story of twentysomethings that was woven together by a soundtrack centering on Seattle’s burgeoning grunge music scene. It described the romantic tangles among a group of six friends in their twenties in Seattle.

The film starred Bridget Fonda and Matt Dillon. Fonda played a coffee-bar waitress fawning over an aspiring musician, played by Dillon. Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott co-starred as a couple wavering on whether to commit to each other.

Cameron Crowe Books

Cameron’s book, Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story, came out in 1981. He focused on six main characters: a tough guy, a nerd, a surfer dude, a sexual sophisticate, and a middle-class brother and sister.

Cameron chronicled their activities in typical teenage settings at school, the beach, and the mall, where many of them held afterschool jobs. He concentrated on details of their lives that probed into the heart of adolescence. Some of his other books include,

Conversations with Wilder
Almost Famous
Jerry Maguire
Vanilla Sky
The Directors: Take Four

Cameron Crowe Net Worth

He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Cameron’s estimated net worth is $45 million.

Who Is Cameron Crowe Married To

He is currently not married. Cameron was previously married to Nancy Wilson in 1996. They divorced in 2010. Together, they share twin sons Curtis Wilson and William James.

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