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Overview (3)

Born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameLloyd Vernet Bridges III
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Beau Bridges was born in Hollywood, and is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his parents immediately started calling him Beau after Ashley Wilkes' son in Gone with the Wind (1939), a book they were reading at the time. His younger brother, actor Jeff Bridges, was born in 1949 and a sister, Cindy Bridges, the following year.

Although only 5'10", Beau played basketball for UCLA his freshman year. The following year he transferred to the University of Hawaii, but dropped out to pursue acting and got his first major role in 1967. During his first marriage to Julie Landifield, they adopted Casey Bridges and then had Jordan Bridges. He and his second wife, Wendy Treece Bridges, have three children from this marriage: Dylan Bridges (born 1985); Emily Bridges, (born 1987) and Ezekiel Jeffry Bridges.

Beau likes to play guitar and collects Native American percussion instruments. He also loves the ocean, including swimming and surfing. He is also active in environmental causes and handgun control.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Family (4)

Spouse Wendy Treece (10 April 1984 - present)  (3 children)
Julie Bridges (6 June 1964 - 12 March 1984)  (divorced)  (2 children)
Children Jordan Bridges
Emily Bridges
Parents Lloyd Bridges
Dorothy Bridges
Relatives Jeff Bridges (sibling)

Trivia (18)

Older brother of Jeff Bridges and Cindy Bridges.
Father of Casey Bridges (adopted, born March 16, 1969) and Jordan Bridges (born November 13, 1973) with Julie Bridges and Dylan Bridges (born October 25, 1984), Emily Bridges (born July 2, 1986) and Jeffery Bridges (born September 24, 1993) with Wendy Treece.
He, his father Lloyd Bridges and his son Dylan Bridges played three generations of the Kress family in the series episode The Outer Limits: Sandkings (1995).
Especially active as president of the environmental group Ventura Coast Keeper in native California. Is pushing state to buy and preserve 265 acres of wetlands near Oxnard now sought by mammoth Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 7, 2003. His star is located next to the stars of younger brother Jeff Bridges and father Lloyd Bridges.
Another brother, Garrett Myles Bridges was born on June 14, 1948, but passed away from SIDS less than two months later on August 3, 1948.
He was a very promising basketball player in his youth, and was scouted by several NBA teams.
He was born one day before his Village of the Giants (1965) co-star Tommy Kirk.
In 1959, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and served for eight years, much like his father Lloyd, and his younger brother Jeff.
Brother-in-law of Susan Bridges. Uncle of Isabelle Bridges, Jessica Lily Bridges and Haley Roselouise Bridges.
Received the inaugural Betty Garrett Lifetime Achievement Award from Theatre West in Hollywood, California on September 13, 2012, during the theater company's 50th anniversary gala.
He starred in two different television series for the 2013 television season with Margo Martindale: Masters of Sex (2013) and The Millers (2013).
Has appeared in three films which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Norma Rae (1979), Jerry Maguire (1996) and The Descendants (2011).
Has appeared with his father Lloyd Bridges in five films: Shimmering Light (1978), The Fifth Musketeer (1979), Alice in Wonderland (1985), The Wild Pair (1987) and Secret Sins of the Father (1994).
Is the only actor to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special more than once, with two wins.
Beau's father was from a family that had long lived in the United States (since the 1600s on many lines), and had English, and some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry. Beau's maternal grandfather was an English immigrant (born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England), while Beau's maternal grandmother had Irish, Swiss-German, and German ancestry.
Has appeared in one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant": Norma Rae (1979).

Personal Quotes (27)

And when I've been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.
And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time.
And I like music, too, I like playing music.
As an actor, I travel around a lot and live in a lot of hotels, and many times I've been in a town where the only entertainment to be had is what you find in the hotel bar or lobby.
My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.
I like to try to make the characters I play be as human as possible.
I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man, and still photographer.
I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers... I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids.
First of all, my real full name is Lloyd Vernet Bridges III.
But on the other hand I believe I'm a private person too, and I enjoy that aspect of my life as well.
The things I enjoy most as I watch the movie are the things that came through without even thinking.
The one we keep pitching and there are no takers is The Fabulous Baker Boys Go to Hawaii. There don't seem to be any takers on that one!
Sure, I have a lot of friends that are actors. Just because I guess I run into a lot of actors in my work.
Some of my oldest friends are actors. But that's not the only place my friends come from.
Part of the western movement is this desire that we, Americans, have to keep pressing on.
My favorite roles usually have to do with the story, if it's a good story I usually enjoy doing the character.
My favorite Oscar story was a year my brother had been nominated, my whole family went.
My brother and I are always trying to figure out a way to work again together.
I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans - the original Americans.
I think, I would guess most people keep secrets.
Yeah, I'm very impressed with Lifetime, this is the first time I've worked with them. I really like the kind of programming that they're into, so I'm hoping that I will.
Steve and I saw eye to eye on the story and I got the part, but I think in the beginning it was due to my brother's instigation. So I owe him for that.
Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.
My mom is many times responsible for getting us all together, but we trade off at each other's houses. My brother and I are actors and are traveling a lot of our job.
Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings, which started off the Outer Limits series. It was sort of the two hour pilot movie.
Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15, in high school.
We all feel really blessed to have been with my dad for these 85 years.

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