While it may seem that his path was already there, Wyatt Russell was born from birth to veteran actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. That became his life, mainstay and job for most of his life until an injury got in the way. He’s an actor now, paving the way he walked the rinks. He is known for his work on 22 Jump Street (2014), Cold in July (2014), Everybody Wants Some!! (2016). Follow us as we unveil some facts about Russell.
Wyatt Russell Biography (Age)
The former Hollywood hockey player was born to Star Child on July 10, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. He was named Wyatt Hawn Russell by his parents, who were married before their eventual pairing in famous marriages. Wyatt has three older half-siblings, all of whom are famous in their own right.
His celebrity clan includes actors Oliver and KateHudson, his half-siblings from his mother’s previous marriage to actor and musician Bill Hudson. Boston Russell is his half-brother from his father’s first marriage to actress and singer Season Hubley. Unlike his famous siblings, Boston stays out of the limelight and enjoys a reclusive life. His parents have remained in a romantic relationship since 1983 but have never been married. In addition, his grandfather Bing Russell was also an actor. Wyatt Russell is of mixed ancestry, including Hungarian-Jewish (from his maternal grandmother), German, English, Scottish and Irish.
Although he was born into a life of glory and glamor was born to entertainers, he never knew what his parents were up to as they didn’t talk about it until he was ten years old. Acting was never on the agenda for him, although he played unscripted films with his brothers as a child. He also appeared in supporting roles with his father in the 1996 film Escape from LA and Soldier (1998). As a preschooler in Toronto, his father took him to an outdoor hockey rink, and it became a pivotal event in his life. He spent most of his free time at ice rinks, away from the studios in Tinseltown, before joining a hockey league.
Wyatt Russell played goalie for numerous amateur and professional hockey teams, including the Richmond Sockeyes, Langley Hornets, Coquitlam Express, Chicago Steel, Brampton Capitals and the Dutch Groningen Grizzlies. He spent two years at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, where he also played NCAA hockey for the Chargers hockey team. After a series of groin injuries in college that were later diagnosed with hip dysplasia, Russell retired at the age of 24.
He was immersed in the family business after the completion of his hockey career. Just like he did with hockey, he took to his new career with full force and within a short period of time fell in love with the craft and learned so much about it. He has appeared on both the small and big screens with TV credits including Arrested Development (2013), the web series The Walking Dead: The Oath (2013), t The Black Mirror Anthology Series (2016) and Lodge 49 (2018).
Russell has appeared in films such as Cowboys & Aliens (2011), This Is 40 (2012), Love and Honor (2013) and Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017). He also appeared in the 2014 film 22 Jump Street alongside Channing Tatum and Ice Cube, he was in his 2016 breakout film Everybody Wants Some!! That same year, he starred in Folk Hero & Funny Guy , a film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2018, he co-starred in the WWII horror film Overlord and also starred in the biopic Blaze He would appear in the upcoming 2019 film The Woman in the Window
Wealth (income and earnings)
At Tinseltown, Russell progressively sets the benchmark for success. His impressive success is also reflected in his net worth which is estimated at $4 million.
Wyatt Russell was previously married to a stylist, Sanne Hamers, whom he met in the Netherlands and dated for four years. Their marriage was short-lived from March 14, 2014 to March 2, 2015 when they parted with a divorce in 2017. He is engaged to his Folk Hero & Funny Guy co-lead Meredith Hagner, whom he met on the set of the film. The duo purchased a 1930’s Spanish home in Sherman Oaks, California in April 2018.
Wyatt Russell Height and Other Facts
He stands 1 inch over 6 feet (1.85 m), three inches taller than his father.
Wyatt received a Rising Star Award at the 2016 Maui Film Festival alongside newcomer Kelly Rohrbach.
Besides his early love, hockey and acting career, Russell is also a musician. He played guitar in the indie comedy Folk Hero & Funny Guy
Like his famous parents, who met while filming Swing Shift in 1983, he found love on set.
Ironically, he shares the same career as his father, who wanted to be a professional baseball player until injuries curtailed his career that led him on his path to becoming an actor.