James Franco Net Worth, Bio, Age, Height, Religion, Education, Family

James Franco Net Worth, Bio, Age, Height, Religion, Education, Family

James Franco Net Worth and Salary

James Franco net worth is estimated to be $33 million and he earns over $7 million as salary annually and his net worth accumulated due to the success in his career as a filmmaker, actor and College Instructor.

Who is James Franco?

James Franco is an American actor, filmmaker and College Instructor and he is famously known for his role as Harry Osborn in Spider-Man 3 and for his role as Scott Smith in the 2008 film Milk and he has appeared in other films such as 127 hours, Pineapple Express, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, This is the End and Oz the Great and Powerful and he is also a 2017 Golden Globe Award winner for best actor.

Biography and Education

James Franco was born James Edward Franco on the 19th of April, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, United States, he was born to a mother named Betsy Franco, who is a writer and actress and a father named Douglas Eugene Franco, who is a Businessman, Franco’s father is of Portuguese and Swedish descent, while his mother is of Jewish Russian descent, he was raised by his parents in California and also grew up with his two brothers, who are actors Tom Franco and Dave Franco.

Franco attended the Palo Alto High School and graduated in 1996, it was while at this School that he nurtured his acting talents, he later attended the California State Summer School for the Arts in 1998 for Theatre studies, during his teenage years, Franco got into a lot of problems with the law as he was arrested on various occasions for underage drinking and for stealing from departmental stores, but he later quit his bad behaviors.

James Franco grew up watching his mother act, so he wanted to become an actor just like her, but his parents wanted him to pursue a professional career and this made him want  to become a Marine Zoologist, he later enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles to study English, but he dropped out after the first year at the University, he then began to attend the Playhouse West where he learnt about acting from Robert Carnegie, he also worked at McDonald’s to support himself financially.

Movies and Career

James Franco has appeared in a lot of movies over the years and they include; Never been kissed in 1999, Whatever it Takes and If Tomorrow Comes in 2000, Mean People Suck in 2001, Spider-man, Deuce Wild, Mother Ghost, Sonny and City by the Sea in 2002, The Company in 2003, Spider-Man 2 in 2004, The Ape, The Great Raid, Fool’s Gold, Tristan & Isoldle, Annapolis, The Wicker Man, Flyboys, The Dead Girl and The Holiday in 2006, An American Crime, Interview, Finishing the Game, Knocked Up, Spider-Man 3, Good Time Max and In the Valley of Ella in 2007, Camille, Pineapple Express, Nights in Rodanthe and Milk in 2008, The Feast of Stephen in 2009, Howl, Date Night, Shadows and Lies, Eat Pray Love, 127 Hours and Love & Distrust in 2010, The Green Hornet, Your Highness, The Broken Tower, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Sal in 2011.

He also appeared in My Own Private River, About Cherry, Maladies, The Iceman, Spring Breakers, The Letters and The Color of Time in 2012, Lovelace, Oz the Great and Powerful, As I Lay Dying, This is the End, Palo Alto , Child of God, Third Person, Homefront and Kink in 2013, Veronica Mars, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Good People, The Sound and the Fury and The Interview in 2014, Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha, True Story, Yosemite, I Am Michael, Queen of the Desert, Everything will be fine, Wild Horse, The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, The Adderall Diaries, The Little Prince, Memoria and The Night Before in 2015, Goat, Sausage Party, King Cobra, Burn Country, The Caged Pillows, In Dubious Battle, The Labyrinth, The Institute and The Show in 2017, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and The Pretenders in 2018, Kill the Czar and Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, The Long Home, Zeroville and Bukowski and many more.

James Franco has also appeared in television series and shows such as Pacific Blue in 1997, To Serve and Protect in 1998, Profiler in 1999, At Any Cost in 2000, James Dean in 2001, Saturday Night Live in 2008, 30 Rock in 2010, Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Naked and Afraid in 2014, High School Lover in 2017 and many more.


James Franco is not yet a married man but he is currently dating a woman named Isabel Pakzad , they began dating in 2017 and have been together since then.

University and College

James Franco has attended the following Schools; Columbia University, University of California, Los Angeles, Palo Alto High School, Warren Wilson College, Brooklyn College, Rhode Island School, Yale University and Tisch School of the Arts.


James Franco was born to a father named Douglas Eugene Franco and a mother named Betsy Franco, he grew up with two brothers named Dave Franco and Tom Franco, his paternal grandparent’s names are Marjorie Franco and Daniel Franco Jr. and his maternal grandparents names are Daniel Verne and Mitzie Levine Verne and he has no daughter and he has a cousin named Andrew Franco.

Height, Weight and Personal Looks

James Franco stands at a height of 5 ft 11 inches, he weighs 72kg, he is fair in complexion, has brown hair color and blue eye color.

House Location

James Franco and his family currently reside in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

Zodiac Sign and Birthday

James Franco was born on the 19th of April, 1978, so therefore his zodiac sign is Aries.

Nationality and Ethnicity

James Franco is of American nationality and he has a mixture of Swedish, Russian and Portuguese ethnicity.

Social Media Presence

Franco has been active on social media since rising to fame and over the years he has accumulated a lot of following, as of recent, he has over 1 million Twitter followers, over 1 million Instagram followers and he is also active on Facebook and a host of other social media networks.

Controversies, rumors and legal issues

In 2014, a 17-years old girl posted screenshots of alleged messages between her and Franco on Instagram, a lot of people and the media criticized him for trying to trying to get himself involved in a sexual relationship with a 17 years old considering the fact that he was 35 years as of then.

Awards and Nominations

James Franco has been nominated for 1 Academy Award, he has been nominated for 1 British Academy Film Awards, he has won 2 Golden Globe Awards, he has been nominated for 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, he has been nominated for 1 Grammy Award, he has been nominated for 4 Screen Actors Guild Awards and over the years, he has won many awards and have also been nominated for many more.

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