James Franco Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
James Franco Net Worth 2020 – James Franco is an American actor who earned notice on the series ‘Freaks and Geeks’ before going on to starring roles in ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Flyboys,’ ‘Milk,’ ‘127 Hours’ and ‘The Disaster Artist.’
James Edward Franco was born on April 19, 1978, to Betsy Lou Verne, a writer, and actress from an immigrant Russian Jewish family, and Douglas Eugene Franco, a Silicon Valley businessman of Portuguese and Swedish descent, at Palo Alto, California.
He grew up in California with his two younger brothers, Tom and Dave.
As a teenager, he was arrested for offenses like underage drinking, graffiti, and selling stolen designer fragrances from department stores to classmates.
All these activities and events resulted in his briefly becoming a ward of the state.
James Franco met actress Maria Sokoloff on the sets of “Whatever It Takes”.
They dated for five years. Later, he was in a relationship with Ahna O’Reilly until 2011 when he confirmed their separation.
He was talented at mathematics and interned at Lockheed Martin. He graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996.
Franco enrolled at the UCLA to major in English but dropped out choosing to take acting lessons with Robert Carnegie at the Playhouse West. To support himself, he took a late-night job at McDonald’s.
After 15 months of’ training, he began auditioning in Los Angeles. He featured in the television commercial for Pizza Hut. In 1999, he debuted in NBC’s television series “Freaks and Geeks”.
He debuted in films with “Never Been Kissed”. He then played the popular jock Chris in “Whatever It Takes” in 2000, a modern remake of the play “Cyrano de Bergerac”.
He starred in “Sonny” directed by Nicolas Cage in 2002. He played a homeless drug addict in “City by the Sea” co-starring Robert De Niro. He starred in Robert Altman’s ballet movie “The Company”.
He completed training for his Private Pilot Licence for his role in “Flyboys”, which released in 2006. He appeared briefly in the remake of “The Wicker Man”, and made a cameo appearance in “The Holiday”.
Franco re-enrolled at UCLA in 2006 with English as a major. He attended Columbia University’s MFA writing program, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for filmmaking, and Brooklyn College for fiction writing.
He attended the MFA Program for Writers at North Carolina’s Warren Wilson College for poetry. He is a Ph.D. student in English at Yale University, and also attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
He originated the fictional character of Robert James “Franco” Frank, a multimedia artist, in the ABC soap opera “General Hospital”. He played the role intermittently from 2009 to 2012.
He appeared in the action-comedy “Date Night”, in the movie adaptation of “Eat Pray Love”, and as the poet Allen Ginsberg in the drama “Howl” which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.
In 2010, he acted in Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, starred alongside Winona Ryder in “The Letter” directed by Jay Anania, and as a drug-addicted lawyer in “About Cherry”.
He directed short films such as “The Feast of Stephen” and “Herbert White”, both presented at the Maryland Film Festival in May 2010, and “The Clerk’s Tale”, screened at the Hamptons Film Festival.
Franco has taught at USC, UCLA, CalArts, and NYU in Film and English departments. He has also helped attach actors such as Seth MacFarlane, Kate Mara, Natalie Portman, for his students’ film projects.
He started painting while attending the CSSSA. An exhibition of his paintings was held at the Glü Gallery in Los Angeles in 2006. Scribner published “Palo Alto”, a collection of his short stories.
James Franco has a net worth of $30 million.