Who is Kevin Costner?

Kevin Costner is an American actor, filmmaker, and musician. He is best known for his roles in “No Way Out,” “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” “Dances with Wolves,” “JFK,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “The Bodyguard” and “A Perfect World.” He also starred and co-produced the film “Waterworld” and also directed the movie “The Postman.” His other films as a profitable leading man include “Message in a Bottle,” “For Love of the Game,” “Thirteen Days,” “3000 Miles to Graceland,” “Dragonfly,” “Rumor Has It,” “the Guardian,” “Mr.Brooks,” “3 Days to Kill,” “McFarland,” “USA,” “Draft Day” and “Criminal.” He also had supporting parts in critically favored films, including “The Upside of Anger,” “Man of Steel,” “Hidden Figures,” and “Molly’s Game.” He is also known for his portrayal in the miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” and even “Yellowstone.”

Quick Info
Celebrated NameKevin Costner
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Musician
Birth DateJanuary 15, 1955
Birth PlaceLynwood, California, US
Full NameKevin Michael Costner
Star SignCapricorn
ParentsFather: William Costner
Mother: Sharon Rae
BrothersDaniel Craig Costner and Mark Douglas Costner
WifeCindy Silva (divorced)
Christine Baumgartner
Net Worth$250 million
Height6 feet 1 inch (1.86 m)
Weight80 kg (176.5 lbs)
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGreen

Kevin Costner


Kevin Costner was born on January 15, 1955, as the name Kevin Michael Costner, in Lynwood, California, United States. The 65 years old actor, has the star sign of Capricorn. He is a son to mother, Sharon Rae, who was a welfare worker and to father, William Costner, who was an electrician and later, a utility executive of Southern California Edison. He is the youngest son in the family. Likewise, he grew up with two elder brothers named Daniel Craig Costner and Mark Douglas Costner. Besides, the actor was not academically inclined in school. He enjoyed sports, took piano lessons, wrote poetry, and sang in the First Baptist Choir. He spent his young age in different parts of California.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

Costner is American by nationality and is of the white race. He belongs to English, German, Swiss-German, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent.

Besides that, Costner stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.86 m) and weighing about 80 kg (176.5 lbs).  Additionally, his hair color is blonde, and his eye color is green.

Early Life of Kevin Costner

Costner lived in Ventura and then in Visalia, where he attended Mt. Whitney High School. Then he moved to Orange Country and graduated from Villa Park High School in 1973. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in marketing and finance from California State University, Fullerton in 1978. While at CSUF, he became a brother in the Delta Chi fraternity.


Costner had a keen interest in acting, but upon his marriage to Cindy, he agreed to undertake a job as a marketing executive. While returning from his honeymoon, he met Richard Burton on the plane, who fueled his ambition of becoming an actor. Burton’s advice to him was to drop everything else if he wishes to make a career in movies. After that, he gave up his marketing job and started taking acting lessons five nights a week with the support of his wife. He also did odd jobs to support his career and family, including works as a truck driver and Hollywood tour guide. He also piloted the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland.

In 1983, he started his acting career as the dead friend Alex in the movie “The Big Chill.” He was noted for his role as Scott Glenn’s endearingly goofy brother in the American Western film, “Silverado” in 1985. Eventually, after two years, he came up with his breakthrough role in the movie “The Untouchables” as Eliot Ness. In the same year, he also played the lead role in the thriller “No Way Out.” He achieved further success from baseball movies like “Bull Durham” in 1988 and “Field of Dreams” in 1989. Subsequently, he formed his own production company and made “Dances with Wolves” in 1990.

Kevin Costner


In 1991, Costner starred in the title role in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and also appeared in the film “JFK.” Eventually, in the following year, he appeared in the romantic movie “The Bodyguard.” Some of his notable films include “A Perfect World,” “Waterworld,” “The Postman,” and “For Love of the Game.” He also starred in the film “Thirteen Days” and also appeared in several films like “The Upside of Anger,” “The Guardian,” “Swing Vote,” and “Man of Steel.”

Furthermore, Costner is also a founder and singer in the country-rock and “Kevin Costner & Modern West.” The band has released four albums, “Until Truths,” “Turn It On,” “From Where I Stand,” and “Famous for Killing Each Other: Music from and Inspired By Hatfields & McCoys.” He also starred in five movies in 2014, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “3 Days to Kill,” “Draft Day,” “Black or White” and “The Man Who Saved the World.” He has also portrayed roles in “McFarland,” “USA,” “Hidden Figures,” “Molly’s Game,” and “Highwaymen.” He also appeared in regular television debut in the drama series “Yellowstone.”

Awards and nominations

Costner has won two Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actor Guild Awards with three, five, and two nominations. He has also earned six Golden Raspberry Awards with 19 nominations and too one Prime Time Emmy Awards with two nominations.

Personal Life of Kevin Costner

In 1975, while in college, Costner started dating fellow student Cindy Silva and married her three years later. The couple has three children. They got divorced in 1994 after 16 years of marriage. He then dated Birgit Cunningham and also started living with supermodel Elle Macpherson in 1996.

On September 25, 2004, Costner married model and handbag designer, Christine Baumgartner whom he dated for four years. The couple has three children.

Kevin Costner


Costner has an active Instagram account as @kevincostnermodernwest with 327k followers and twitter account as @modernwest with 278.4k followers. She also owns a Facebook account as @kevincostnerandmodernwest with 535,037 likes and 598,774 followers.

Net Worth

Kevin is living a luxurious life with his family. He is a famous actor who has earned a lot of money as well as fame. Costner currently has about $250 million approximately.