Dustin Hoffman – Bio, Height, Age, Net worth, Wife, Children, Wiki

Now hailed as one of the greatest actors, Dustin Hoffman didn’t always have a smooth start in life as an actor, as his appearance didn’t fit the expected profile of a person that should be viewed by millions of people, either on stage or screen too this time.

But Hoffman’s talents would speak for him, and though his rise to the top took much longer than expected, he managed to win the hearts of millions, including those of his doubters and critics, who have all sung his praises thanks to appearances in films like Midnight Cowboy (1969 ), Little Big Man (1970), Marathon Man (1976), All the President’s Men (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Tootsie (1982), and Rainman (1988) among others.

Dustin Hoffman – Bio (Age)

On August 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Dustin Lee Hoffman was born to Lillian (née Gold) and Harry Hoffman. Not much is known about his mother, unlike his father, who is known to have worked as a set designer and prop master at Columbia Pictures before becoming a furniture salesman. He has an older brother named Ronald.

Hoffman’s parents, who were Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Kyiv (Russia) and Iaşi (Romania), raised their children non-religiously. He attended Los Angeles High School, graduating in 1955, before enrolling at Santa Monica College to study medicine. However, he only spent a year at school before dropping out of acting studies by joining first the Pasadena Playhouse and then the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.

As an aspiring actor, Dustin Hoffman struggled to find work. While he could occasionally land the commercial and supporting roles in a television series, he was unable to make ends meet. This meant he had to take on a teaching job and other odd jobs to survive. Things began to improve for the actor in 1960 when he was cast in an Off-Broadway production. He later landed a walk-in role in a Broadway production the following year and was able to land additional appearances on television shows such as Naked City, The Defenders and Hallmark Hall of Fame.

Hoffman’s first critical appearance was in the 1966 Broadway play Eh? at the circle on the square in the city center. The following year he made his film debut in The Tiger Makes Out (1967) before an Academy Award-nominated performance in The Graduate (1967). Much to the surprise of his growing fans, Hoffman turned down numerous subsequent acting roles on The Graduate e to get back on the stage. This seemed to have paid off when he appeared in the musical Jimmy Shine, where his performance earned him a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance.

In 1969, Dustin Hoffman starred after criticism for being out of hand in Midnight Cowboy (1969) and starred opposite Mia Farrow in John and Mary (1969). He put his critics to rest when he received his second Oscar nomination for Midnight Cowboy while the film won Best Picture. He also received a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for John and Mary and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor, which helped him establish himself as an A-list actor.

Wealth (income and earnings)

Dustin Hoffman, who went on to his big break after portraying the character Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967), is estimated to have a net worth of around $50 million. He has been able to make bank through award-winning performances in all the numerous roles he has played and through work as a director, television and film producer, and voice actor.

Family – wife, children

Dustin Hoffman has been married twice. His first marriage was to Anne Byrne in May 1969. Together, the couple welcomed a daughter named Jenna, who was born on October 15, 1970. He also adopted Byrne’s daughter Katrina from a previous relationship. The couple did very well for about 10 years before there was an unhappy home. In 1980, both parties decided they had had enough and divorced.

It didn’t seem to be long before Hoffman fell in love when he married his ex-wife, Lisa Gottsegen, the founder and president of Lisa Hoffman Beauty, in October 1980. The couple went on to have four children; Sons Jacob Edward and Maxwell Geoffrey, and daughters Rebecca Lillian and Alexandra Lydia.

Not much is known about his children, except for his first son, Jacob, popularly known as Jake, who, like his father, is in the film business. A graduate of NYU Film School, Jake has directed a number of music videos and short films and has appeared in films such as Click (2006) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).


Often listed among Hollywood’s greatest short actors, Dustin Hoffman’s size isn’t his greatest asset. He is shorter than the average American as he stands at 170cm tall. He also weighs about 81 kg.

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