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Overview (3)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameJeffrey Lynn Goldblum
Height 6' 4½" (1.95 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.

Goldblum began his career on the New York stage after moving to the city at age seventeen. Possessing his own unique style of delivery, Goldblum made an impression on moviegoers with little more than a single line in Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977), when he fretted about having forgotten his mantra. Goldblum went on to appear in the remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and co-starred with Ben Vereen in the detective series Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980) before a high-profile turn in the classic ensemble film The Big Chill (1983).

The quirky actor turned up in the suitably quirky film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), which became a 1980s cult classic, starred in the modern-day film noir Into the Night (1985), then went on to a breakthrough role in the David Cronenberg remake The Fly (1986), which also featured actress Geena Davis, Goldblum's wife from 1987-1990 and co-star in two additional films: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) and Julien Temple's Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).

Goldblum was the rather unlikely star of some of the biggest blockbusters of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg's dinosaur adventure Jurassic Park (1993) and its sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), as well as the alien invasion film Independence Day (1996). These films saw Goldblum playing the type of intellectual characters he has become associated with. More recently, roles have included critically acclaimed turns in Igby Goes Down (2002) and Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004). In 2009, he returned to television to star in his second crime series Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Azure_Girl

Family (3)

Spouse Emilie Livingston (8 November 2014 - present)  (2 children)
Geena Davis (1 November 1987 - 1991)  (divorced)
Patricia Gaul (4 July 1980 - 1985)  (divorced)
Children Charlie Ocean Goldblum
River Joe Goldblum
Parents Goldblum Tyson (Temeles), Shirley Jane
Goldblum, Harold L.

Trade Mark (3)

Often cast as either an intellectual of some sort (teachers, scientists, etc.) or an eccentric or both.
Distinctive voice and mannerisms with a halting, stammering, deadpan delivery
Towering height and slender frame

Trivia (26)

Is the voice behind the iMac/iBook commercials for Apple Computer.
Was engaged to Laura Dern (1995-1997).
In a jazz band called The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra with actor Peter Weller, they perform at local clubs in Los Angeles, California. They were also in a band together in the cult movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984). The origin of the band's name came from a friend of Jeff's mother who used to visit the Goldblum Pittsburgh household when he was growing up.
Studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse under the guidance of legendary acting coach, Sanford Meisner.
Was engaged to Catherine Wreford, a 23-year-old dancer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
While filming Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), he and co-stars Damon Wayans and Jim Carrey took approximately two hours to be suited up as the aliens. The trio also dubbed certain scenes.
He can wiggle his ears one at a time. He demonstated this talent on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993).
Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999.
Father was a doctor and mother a radio broadcaster. Has two older brothers, Rick and Lee, and a sister Pamela. Older brother Rick (by four years) died of kidney failure while traveling in Morocco at age 23. Lee is a realtor and Pamela an artist.
Almost got the role of Dr. David Blume in Blue Sunshine (1977), but lost the role to Robert Walden because the director thought Goldblum and Zalman King looked too similar.
Appeared opposite his then-girlfriend Geena Davis in The Fly (1986), and future girlfriend Laura Dern in Jurassic Park (1993). In both films, each actress's character remarks that "Something went wrong.".
In three films, Jeff Goldblum plays characters that have some sort of vomit-related sickness. In The Right Stuff (1983) he plays a NASA promoter who gets seasick. In The Fly (1986), Seth Brundle gets motion sickness which is why he invents teleporting. And in Independence Day (1996), David Levinson gets airsick. It's unknown if Goldblum actually suffers from any of these.
Is a skilled piano player who plays most Wednesday nights with his band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at the Rockwell Club in Los Angeles.
Attended and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
His surname is often mispronounced due to its spelling as he pointed out on a talk show that his name is pronounced Gold-'bloom' and not Gold-'blumb'.
His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.
Became a father for the first time at age 62 when his third wife Emilie Livingston (age 32) gave birth to their son Charlie Ocean Goldblum on July 4, 2015.
Became a father for the second time at age 64 when his third wife Emilie Livingston (age 34) gave birth to their son River Joe Goldblum on April 7, 2017.
As of 2017, has appeared in five films that were nominated for Best Picture Oscar: Nashville (1975), Annie Hall (1977), The Big Chill (1983), The Right Stuff (1983), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Of those, Annie Hall (1977) is a winner in the category.
He and his friend Peter Weller have both appeared in films by Woody Allen (Annie Hall (1977) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995)) and David Cronenberg (The Fly (1986) and Naked Lunch (1991)). He also played one member in a trio of thugs in two Charles Bronson films: Death Wish (1974) and St. Ives (1976).
Appeared with Laurence Fishburne in Deep Cover (1992). Early in their careers, they both played thugs in the Death Wish franchise with Goldblum appearing in Death Wish (1974) and Fishburne appearing in Death Wish II (1982).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6656 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 14, 2018.
He has appeared in four films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Nashville (1975), Annie Hall (1977), The Right Stuff (1983) and Jurassic Park (1993).
In 1983, he played the comic relief in two films, each directed by a writer of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and in each film, his character, out of his element in a rural area, cautiously asks if there are any snakes around. The movies are 'The Right Stuff' by Philip Kaufman and 'The Big Chill' by Lawrence Kasdan.
Friends with Ben Vereen.
Born at 11:00pm-EST.

Personal Quotes (16)

I don't think of it that way. I'm just flattered playing smart guys who get to figure out before anybody else what's going on. So that's awfully fun.
I got good grades in school, but I was in a little school and a small town out of Pittsburgh, not academically demanding or ambitious, I don't know how much that says but I was not that science thrilled I was more in to playing sports, jazz, painting and acting, stuff like that, but recently because of playing these parts I've gotten more interested in science, my dad was a doctor, and I'm reading this Carl Sagan book that makes science, see the way he talks about it is very aliquot, makes it seems kind of human kind of romantic and wondrous, spirituals, sexy vermeil, its very attractive book that he just wrote.
I grew up watching sci-fi and monster movies like I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) and all those creepy old Vincent Price horror movies. They made a huge impression on me and I think that's what Independence Day (1996) is going to do for a whole generation of youngsters. It's going to be their favorite nightmare.
I mean, forget about Jurassic Park (1993), I remember the real-event movie when I was a kid was "King Kong Vs. Godzilla" (King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)). There was a theatre outside of Pittsburgh where I grew up, a real jewel box inside, three balconies.
I've been lucky. And thank goodness the (sci-fi films) I've done have been good movies. I feel like some kind of lucky star has, for now, shone on me.
It is psychologically unsettling. But I think we've made something more sophisticated than just a slasher movie, because of the family drama in it. The Fly (1986) could have been something else (meaning a cheap monster movie). But I think we raised that to something smarter. It's a love story and something that has poetry in it and majesty and real tragedy.
It's okay. I don't mind being, you know to try and subordinate my moods, and reflexes and impulses sometimes and have to be sweet descent and nice, I don't think that's a bad thing, especially I don't think I would have that if I didn't have acting as an outlet, because acting asks you demands you and allows you to be reactive passionate all of yourself, your authentic self in fact your more naked self, your enraged self, your jerky self, your self, its a great outlet so in life if we have to be, you don't want to be phony, but its not a bad idea to have to sidestep your negativity, to count to ten sometimes do the right thing be sweet to people figure out what you can do to contribute in a situation, and that's not a bad thing.
It's been fun, obviously if you want to be an actor and you think of being successful you always thought that would go along with it, I never thought that was a horrible thing, in fact I've enjoyed it, it's a sweet thing you feel on most encounters, like it's an amazing rare thing that you feel connected to people in a way you're not strangers, you're not bumping into people and they go hey! They're going hey it's you and I'm glad to see you and I like you, and that's a delicious wonderful thing for the most part, it gives you a sense of responsibility so you can't misbehave without being talked about, you know people are going to say, "You know who was a real jerk today? Jeff Goldblum!", so you got to be, but that's a good thing, if we all knew we were going to be reported about and couldn't be anonymous that's not a bad thing, but sometimes you can't exactly, sometimes you want to be private, and it can be embarrassing, or not so nice, but for the most part it's great.
Not to mention life, which continues to be a challenge, and which I continue to try and get better at.
Well, well, well! It's certainly a compelling provocative exciting delicious to think about idea, smart people say the universe is so big there must be something statistically it could be likely there could be something happening on some other world.
When I'm in a happy state of mind, I often am in Los Angeles, recently you know those Fantasy Tour vans that go around, I don't know what they're looking at, they're looking at studios and things like that, when I pass them in my car sometimes I roll down the window and point myself out to them, sometimes they don't notice me, and I'll go "Okay, never mind", but sometimes they go "Oh ladies and gentleman, to the right we have Jeff Goldblum.".
[on his relationship with Geena Davis after their divorce]: We are good friends and she's a wonderful person and a wonderful actress.
[on Laura Dern]: Well, you know, I'm very easily stirred. And she's a remarkable woman. So I was struck with that from the beginning. But it wasn't until the film was over that we formed an alliance. I had been discreetly casting glances across the dinosaur. It's mysterious what attracts you to a person.
[on the success of Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Independence Day (1996)]: The success of these three movies has certainly made my life less stressful and I'm having great fun slaying aliens and dinosaurs.
[on watching himself act]: It was odd because I hadn't seen much of what we had done until I saw it all put together up there. So I'm watching everybody, but I care mostly about me [laughs]. So I'm watching and thinking, "Good, Jeff. That's nice, Jeff. Yes, Jeff, go for it. Oh, YES, Jeff.".
At its best, life is surprising. Maybe, because that's my appetite, the frontier is uncharted. But it suits me fine. I've gotten used to that. Some people couldn't bear it, but I like that life.

Salary (5)

Mortdecai (2015) $4,750,000
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) $15,000,000
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) $7,500,000
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) $18,000,000
Hotel Artemis (2018) $3,000,000

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