Joseph Gordon-Levitt Bio | Wiki
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of various accolades, including nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his leading performances in 500 Days of Summer (2009) and 50/50 (2011).
Joseph is the founder of the online media platform HitRecord whose projects such as HitRecord on TV (2014–15) and Create Together (2020) won him two Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Interactive Program. In 2013, he wrote and directed Don Jon, a comedy-drama film that was released to positive reviews and earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Age
Joseph was born on February 17, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 41 years old.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in (Approx. 1.76 m).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Family
He was born in Los Angeles, California, to his parents Dennis Levitt and Jane Gordon. Joseph’s parents were among the founders of the Progressive Jewish Alliance. His father was once the news director for the Pacifica Radio station, KPFK-FM.
His mother ran for the United States Congress in California during the 1970s for the Peace and Freedom Party. Joseph is Ashkenazi Jewish, from a family that is “not strictly religious”. His maternal grandfather, Michael Gordon, was a Hollywood film director. He had an older brother, Dan, a photographer and fire spinner who died in 2010 at the age of 36.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Brother
On October 4, 2010, Joseph’s older brother, Daniel, was found dead in Hollywood, California, at the age of 36. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, Daniel’s cause of death was “ketamine intoxication, with the injury occurring by intake of overdose”. Joseph has publicly disputed the claim that his brother’s death was caused by a drug overdose.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wife
In December 2014, Joseph married Tasha McCauley, the founder, and CEO of the technology company Fellow Robots. Their first child, a son, was born in August 2015. Their second son was born in June 2017.
Joseph and McCauley do not want to reveal any details of their children to the media, including their first names. He has been living with his family in Wellington since October 2020, after moving his new TV production to New Zealand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Education
He attended Van Nuys High School and graduated in 1999. Joseph joined a musical theater group at the age of four and played the Scarecrow in a production of The Wizard of Oz. Subsequently, he was approached by an agent and began appearing on television and in commercials for Sunny Jim peanut butter, Cocoa Puffs, Pop-Tarts, and Kinney Shoes.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Knives Out
In 2020, he had a voice cameo in Knives Out, a 2019 American mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Johnson and Ram Bergman. It follows a master detective, Benoit Blanc, investigating the death of the patriarch of a wealthy, dysfunctional family.
The ensemble cast includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt HitRecord
Joseph created the HitRecord platform in 2010 after a period of stagnation in his acting career. HitRecord is an online collaborative media platform. The company uses a variety of media to produce such projects as short films, books, and DVDs.
It has produced such films as Don Jon and the short films Morgan M. Morgansen’s Date with Destiny and its sequel Morgan and Destiny’s Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt 500 Days of Summer
Joseph played a lead role opposite to friend Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer, a well-received 2009 release about the deconstruction of a relationship. His performance, described as “the real key” to what makes the film work, credits him with using “his usual spell in subtle gradations.”
Variety’s Todd McCarthy praised his performance, saying he “expressively alternates between enthusiasm and forlorn disappointment in the manner Jack Lemmon could”. He was subsequently nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies
2013 Don Jon
2014 The Wind Rises
2014 The Interview
2015 The Walk
2015 The Night Before
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2019 Knives Out
2020 Project Power
2020 The Trial of the Chicago 7
2022 Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Joseph’s estimated net worth is $35 million.
Who Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph is a 41-year-old American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of various accolades, including nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his leading performances in 500 Days of Summer (2009) and 50/50 (2011).