Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born in Pittsburgh on October 22, 1952. Jeff began his acting career in New York’s Sanford Meisner Theater. He also appeared in various T.V. shows and films. He enjoyed enormous success for his roles in “The Fly,” “Jurassic Park,” “Nine Months,” “Independence Day,” and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” He also received an Academy Award nomination for his role in “Little Surprises.” He continued to appear in T.V. programs while doing films. His role as ‘Scott Wooley’ in three episodes of “Will & Grace” won him an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nomination.
An American actor and musician who goes by the stage name “Jeff” is better known as Goldblum born on October 22, 1952, in Los Angeles, in West Homestead, Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents and raised in the U.S. He grew up knowing his desire to pursue acting, but he kept this hidden from his family and friends until he was in his 20s or 30s. When he was 17, his family moved to New York City, and he had a chance to study with Sanford Meisner.
While attending Carnegie Mellon University over the summers, he had the opportunity to take up acting. Goldblum began his cinematic career with modest roles in 1970s films such as “Death Wish” (1974), “California Split” (1974), “Nashville” (1975), and “Annie Hall” (1977). Goldblum featured in the horror-comedy “Transylvania 6-5000” with Geena Davis. They began dating and decided to tie the knot in 1987. David Cronenberg’s version of the classic horror film “The Fly” reunited the pair. Goldblum’s performance as a scientist who endures a terrible physical and psychological metamorphosis was praised by critics and audiences. In “Earth Girls Are Easy,” Davis and Goldblum reunited for the second time in a vividly colored alien comedy in 1989. They divorced in 1990, but they’ve been close friends ever since. Goldblum starred with Will Smith as a world-saving computer genius in “Independence Day 1996” sci-fi/action movie. For his contribution to the film, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the live-action short film “Little Surprises” in 1990. Overall, the picture brought in over $800 million.
He began a new project with Disney streaming service “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” in late 2019. The actor travels throughout the country to learn about issues that have captivated him throughout his life, from the process of creating sneakers to the tattoo community, while showing his distinctive, unique sense of humor in the process.
He debuts in “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” a musical.
He makes his movie debut in “Death Wish,” playing a rapist known as 'Freak #1.’
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is his debut television film.
The film "Pittsburg," in which he plays himself, is made into a movie.
As 'Jerry Barnes,' he acts alongside Diane Keaton and the late Harrison Ford in “Morning Glory.”
Why We Love Jeff Goldblum
He co-founded an acting school
Goldblum co-founded ‘Playhouse West’ with Robert Carnegie in Los Angeles in 1981. It was with several actors from this acting school he prepared the short film “Little Surprises.”
He plays jazz practically every week
The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, which Goldblum is a member of, performs weekly at Rockwell Table & Stage. Goldblum is a great lover of music.
He loves science
Even though he's best known for playing scientists, such as Seth Brundle in “The Fly” and Dr. Ian Malcolm in “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World,” Goldblum's real-life passion for science is undeniable. He follows science news.
5 Surprising Facts
He used to scribble positive affirmations
Writing positive words on his shower door helped him stay motivated.
He tried to hire a prostitute
Goldblum told Graham Norton on UK television that he tried to get a prostitute when he was a teenager.
He sold pencils to prisoners
Goldblum was a pencil salesman before he became an actor.
His poop was sometimes orange
He would undertake a week-long carrot cleanse which changed the color of his poop.
At 62, he had his first child
His first child, Charlie Ocean Goldblum, was born in 2015 when Jeff was 62 years old with his wife, Emilie Livingston.
Jeff Goldblum FAQs
Why is Jeff Goldblum so famous?
Actor and musician Jeff Goldblum can be seen in some of cinema’s most recognizable films. He is recognized for his quirky and whimsical sense of style on and off the red carpet.
Is Jeff Goldblum vegan?
No, he is not Jeff Goldblum and he has never claimed to be vegan.
Does Jeff Goldblum have tattoos?
He says he doesn’t have any tattoos in response to the fact that many of his followers have tattoos of his face.
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