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American actor, producer, and director Beau Bridges has a long history. Though Beau was raised in a Hollywood family, his true passion was basketball, and he briefly played for UCLA under renowned coach John Wooden. Even though he had a lot of childhood stage appearances, he didn’t start his career in acting or Hollywood until he was in his twenties. He began his career as a TV show star before he gradually began doing cinema work as well. He quickly started playing various parts since he wanted to define an identity for himself. His diverse range of roles in movies and television shows how versatile he is. His most well-known part was playing one of the “Fabulous Baker Boys” against his brother. His acting career has been progressively advancing, and he is still active today. He quickly transitioned into directing, and he has three feature films to his credit. He has received multiple Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Grammy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in appreciation for his contributions to the film industry, which lasted more than three decades.

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Early Life & Childhood

On December 9, 1941, Beau Bridges was born in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Dorothy Bridges, was an actress, and his father, Lloyd Bridges, was a well-known actor. His parents gave him the loving moniker “Beau,” drawing inspiration from the movie “Gone with the Wind.”
Jeff Bridges, his younger brother, is also a well-known actor. Lucinda is his sister as well. He has starred on stage with his brother and is quite close to him. Holmby Hills is where they were raised.
Before he became interested in acting, he was engaged in sports. He even participated in a few matches during his first year at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). But afterwards, he moved to the University of Hawaii.
In 1959, he became a member of the US Coast Guard Reserve, where he served for eight years.

Career of Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges debuted as an actor in 1948’s “Force of Evil,” in an uncredited role. He played a supporting role in “The Red Pony” again later in 1949.
He made an appearance on the “Lloyd Bridges Show” alongside his younger brother. Their father had created the CBS anthology series. In addition, he made multiple appearances in other television shows, such as “National Velvet,” “Mr. Novak,” “The Fugitive,” and “The Loner.”
In 1965, he had a cameo as Corporal Corbett in the military series “Twelve O’clock High.” He soon began contributing to numerous TV shows and movies throughout the next ten years.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he acted in a number of feature films, such as ‘The Landlord’ (1970), ‘The Other Side of the Mountain’ (1975), ‘Greased Lightning’ (1977), ‘Norma Rae’ (1979), ‘Heart Like a Wheel’ (1983), and ‘The Hotel New Hampshire’ (1984).

1989 saw him receive his big break as the lead in “The Fabulous Baker Boys.” He was assigned to the Baker Boys, teamed with his brother Jeff. Michelle Pfeiffer, their co-star, received an Oscar nomination for her performance.
Beau Bridges costarred with his father in the television series “Harts of the West” from 1993 to 1994. The show ran for 15 episodes. His father and son Dylan worked together as a family when they starred in the 1995 science fiction series “The Outer Limits” pilot.

In Daniel Petrie’s drama film “Kissinger and Nixon,” he portrayed Richard Nixon. Beau’s acting was well acclaimed, despite the film being intended to be a TV series.
In the 1998 ABC television series “Maximum Bob,” he was paired as Judge Bob Gibbs. Later, in the 1999–2000 television series “Beggars and Choosers,” he was cast in a recurring role.
He had a cameo in the 2001 season of the hit comedy “Will & Grace” as Daniel McFarland. He starred as a professor and parent in the fantasy film “Voyage of the Unicorn” that same year.

In almost thirty episodes of the television series “The Agency,” he played Senator Tom Gage. This took place in 2002 and 2003.
He made an appearance in “Stargate SG-1” in 2005, playing Major General Hank Landry, the new head of Stargate Command. He carried on portraying this role in the television shows “Stargate Atlantis” and “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” and “Stargate: Continuum.”

In 2005, he had a cameo appearance on the NBC comedy “My Name is Earl” as Carl Hickey. His persona quickly turned into a recurrent feature. For this role, he was nominated for an Emmy in 2007.
He was cast as “BB” Hensley, an ex-cop pursuing a serial killer, in the 2008 film “Max Payne.” This character was lifted from a video game. For this film and his performance, he won a ton of awards.
In 2009, Bridges collaborated with Blair Underwood and Cynthia Nixon to produce “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary that explained Al Gore’s effort to inform the public about global warming. For this recording, he went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.
In 2009, he was nominated for an Emmy for his guest role in the 100th episode of “Desperate Housewives.” He performed as Eli Scruggs.

In 2010, he signed a contract with Chris Mallick to appear in the film “Columbus Circle.” It was revealed that same year that he would be starring in The Rockford Files as Joseph Rocky Rockford.
In 2012, Beau Bridges made his way into the big scene. In the Broadway musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” he portrayed J.B. Biggley. His replacement in this capacity was John Larroquette.
He played a significant role in the 2013 season of the CBS television series “The Miller.” In the story, he portrayed Tom, a divorced man who later moved back in with his daughter.

From 2015 to 2017, he acted in a number of films and TV shows, such as Bloodline, Penn Zero, Underdog Kids, and Lawless Range.
As Doctor Barton Scully, Beau Bridges played a recurring part in the television series “Masters of Sex.” Human sexuality study was the focus of the series.
He is still actively involved in television and film. His most recent works are Mosaic, Homeland, Galveston, and Dirty Politcs. His three films, “Supervised,” “Elsewhere,” and “All About Nina,” are about to hit theaters.

Large-scale Works

Beau Bridges costarred in “The Fabulous Baker Boys” alongside his brother Jeff Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer in 1989. The film received positive reviews from reviewers and was later nominated in multiple categories for Academy Awards.
2011 saw the release of “The Descendants,” which is his most popular film. Steve Kloves, an award-winning director, oversaw its $170 million box office receipts.

Personal & Family Life

In 1964, Beau Bridges wed Julie Landfield; the two eventually got divorced in 1984. Actor Jordan Bridges and Casey Bridges are their two sons.
In 1984, he wed Wendy Treece. Ezekiel Jeffrey Bridges, Dylan Bridges, and Emily Bridges are his three children from this marriage.
Bridges discusses the environment outspokenly. Since 2004, he has adopted a vegan diet.
He was one of the six veterans who received the Lone Sailor Award from the United States Navy Memorial in 2011 along with his father and brother. This was a token of appreciation for their accomplishments in their civilian jobs.

Net worth of Beau Bridges

The estimated net worth of Beau Bridges is about $5 million.