Chris Cooper Biography, Age,Wife, Son, Movies, Awards and Net Worth


Chris Cooper Biography

Chris Cooper is an American film actor. He has appeared in several major Hollywood films in supporting performances. Few of these films includes; the drama American Beauty (1999), the biopic about a NASA engineer titled October Sky (1999) and the action spy film The Bourne Identity (2002)

Other notable films includes the biographical sports film Seabiscuit (2003), the biographical film about Truman Capote, Capote (2005), the geopolitical thriller Syriana (2005), the action-thriller The Kingdom (2007), the crime drama The Town (2010), and the musical comedy film The Muppets (2011).

Chris in the acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove he portrayed Sheriff July Johnson, which became one of the most successful Westerns in history.

In the 2002 film Adaptation he won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role. Chris  played a lead role in the historical and political thriller Breach (2007), playing FBI agent and traitor Robert Hanssen.

He played Daniel Sloan in the 2012 political action thriller The Company You Keep, and supervillain Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). He also portrayed Al Templeton on the 2016 Hulu miniseries 11.22.63.

He is a frequent collaborator with director John Sayles, including Matewan (1987), City of Hope (1991), Lone Star (1996), Silver City (2004) and Amigo (2010).

Chris Cooper Age

Chris was born on July 9, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri in USA

Chris Cooper Family

Cooper was born on July 9, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the son of Charles and Mary Ann (Walton) Cooper.  Chris has an older brother known as Chuck Cooper  who was born in 1948 . His father Charles was both a United States Air Force doctor and a cattleman, while his mother was a housewife.  His parents were Both from Texas.

He grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, and spent his summers at his family’s cattle ranch, located about 15 miles west of Leavenworth, Kansas. Chris was also raised in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Houston.  He went to  high school in Kansas City and while he was in school he worked for a local theater company: “I had a background in carpentry, so I could build sets and work in the wings and shift scenes in the evening.”

After  graduating from high school, he became the shop foreman for another repertory group. Chris also considered helping his father raise cattle for a living. He  avoided getting drafted to serve in the Vietnam War following a stint in the Missouri River Coast Guard.

Chris Cooper Wife

In 1979 Chris met his future wife, Marianne Leone, at an acting class in New York City.  On their first date, Marianne helped him carry sheet rock up eight flights of stairs: “That’s when I knew this was the girl for me.” Chris said.  The couple married in July 1983.  Their son, Jesse Lanier Cooper, was born in October 1987 when he was three months premature.

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Chris Cooper Son

Three days after Cooper’s son  was born, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and developed cerebral palsy.  Eventually Jesse was mainstreamed into Silver Lake Regional High School, where he became an honor student.

In a 2003 interview with The Morning Call Cooper recalled , “(Jesse) is the best thing that ever happened to us. He’s in a wheelchair and he communicates only by computer, but he’s taught me so much because he’s just so incredibly focused. Now he’s in a regular school, which we fought to get him into. He’s an honors student, and he’s doing great.”

Jesse Cooper died suddenly and unexpectedly from epilepsy on January 3, 2005. A memorial fund was set up in his name, the Jesse Cooper Foundation.  Cooper has said that the death of his son has somewhat helped him understand several characters he played, such as Charles Aiken in August: Osage County (2013)  and Phil Eastwood in Demolition (2015).

Chris Cooper Net Worth

Chris has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Chris Cooper Movies

Movies From Year 2010 To 2019

2019 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Jerry Vogel
2019 – Little Women
2017 – Cars 3 as Smokey (voice)
2016 – Live by Night as Irving Figgis
2015 – Demolition as Phil
2015 – Coming Through the Rye as J.D. Salinger
2014 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Norman Osborn
2013 – August: Osage County as Charles Aiken
2012 – The Company You Keep as Daniel Sloan
2012 – Bloom: the Emergence of Ecological Design as Narrator
2011 – The Muppets as Tex Richman
2010 – The Tempest as Antonio
2010 – The Company Men as Phil Woodward
2010 – Remember Me as Neil Craig
2010 – Amigo as Colonel Hardacre
2010 – The Town as Stephen MacRay
2010 – Bloom: the Plight of Lake Champlain as Narrator

Movies From Year 2000 To 2009

2009 – New York, I Love You as Alex Simmons
2009 – Where the Wild Things Are as Douglas (voice)
2007 – Breach as Robert Hanssen
2007 – The Kingdom as Grant Sykes
2007 – Married Life as Harry Allen
2005 – Capote as Alvin Dewey
2005 – Jarhead as Lt. Col. Kazinski
2005 – Syriana as Jimmy Pope
2004 – Silver City as Richard “Dicky” Pilager
2004 – The Bourne Supremacy as Alexander Conklin
2003 – Seabiscuit as Tom Smith
2002 – Interstate 60 as Bob Cody
2002 – The Bourne Identity as Alexander Conklin
2002 – Adaptation. as John Laroche
2000 – Me, Myself & Irene as Lieutenant Gerke
2000 – The Patriot as Colonel Harry Burwell

Movies From Year 1987 To 1999

1999 – The 24 Hour Woman as Ron Hacksby

1999 – October Sky as John Hickam
1999 – American Beauty as Colonel Frank Fitts, USMC
1998 – Great Expectations as Joe
1998 – The Horse Whisperer as Frank Booker
1997 – Breast Men as Dr. William Larson
1996 – Boys as John Baker
1996 – Lone Star as Sam Deeds
1996 – A Time to Kill as Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney
1995 – Pharaoh’s Army as Captain John Hull Abston
1995 – Money Train as Torch
1993 – This Boy’s Life as Roy
1991 – Guilty by Suspicion as Larry Nolan
1991 – Thousand Pieces of Gold as Charlie
1991 – City of Hope as Riggs
1987 – Matewan as Joe Kenehan

Chris Cooper Oscar

In 2003 he won Oscar for  Best Supporting Actor
in Adaptation (2002).

Chris Cooper Adaptation

Adaptation is a 2002  comedy-drama metafilm. It is directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean’s non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous self-referential events added, and stars Nicolas Cage as Kaufman and his fictional twin brother Donald, Meryl Streep as Orlean, and Chris Cooper as John Laroche, with Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in supporting roles.