One of the most valued and demanded actor, Chris Cooper was born as Christopher Walton Cooper. Renowned personality, Chris is best known for his role as John Laroche in the 2002 movie named, Adaptation. 

Chris Cooper Early Life and Education

Chris Cooper was born on July 9, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri, United State. He was born to Mary Ann Cooper, mother, and Charles Cooper, father and grew up with his sibling’s brother named, Chuck Cooper. Chris enrolled at the school in Kansas City. During his school days, he worked for a local theater company.

After completed his elementary education, Chris went to the University of Missouri-Columbia. While he was in the University, Chris started to take acting classes at the University of Missouri. After achieved his bachelor’s degree, Chris moved to New York City in the year 1976. Besides, he served as a janitor and a chauffeur in construction.

Chris Cooper Career

In the year 1987, Chris debuted in the Hollywood movie, Matewan as Joe Kenehan along with James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell. The movie was released on August 28, 1987, distributed by Cinecom Pictures.

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At the same year of September, Chris made his television debut on the American crime drama television series named, The Equalizer as Michael. After that, Chris featured in numerous tv series and movies.

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  1. Guilt by Suspicion (1991)
  2. This Boy’s Life(1993)
  3. Pharaoh’s Army(1995)
  4. Boys(1996)
  5. Breast Men(1997)
  6. Great Expectations(1998)
  7. The 24 Hour Woman(1999)
  8. Me, Myself & Irene(2000)
  9. The Bourne Identity(2002)
  10. Adaptation(2002)
  11. The Town (2010)
  12. August; Osage Country(2013)
  13. The Amazing Spider-Man 2(2014)
  14. Cars 3 (2017) and so on.

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Television Series

  • American Playhouse(1988)
  • lonesome Dove(1989)
  • Darrow(1991)
  • Bed of Lies(1992)
  • Ned Blessing; The True Story of My Life(1992)
  • American Experience(2008)
  • 11.22.63(2016) and much more.

Chris Cooper Award

From the movie ”Adaptation” Chris was honored with numerous awards such as Academy Award,  Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Florida Film Critics Circle Award, Golden Globe Award,  National Board of Review Award and much more.

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Chris Cooper Personal Life

There are many beautiful girls lining to be his girlfriend but he chose Marianne Leone Cooper in the form of his ultimate life partner. His wife, Marianne Leone Cooper is an American film and television actress, screenwriter and essayist.

The husband and wife married on July 8, 1983, and their love story is rather cute. Their relationship is going well as they are living happily with their son, Jesse Lanier Cooper born in 1987.

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Despite being married for thirty-four years, Johna and his wife’s relationship is pretty amazing. The relationship of husband and wife is staying strong without any divorce rumors. The couple is now a proud parent of the son, Jesse Lanier Cooper. The husband and wife are living happily with no rumors of separation or divorce.

Chris Cooper Net Worth

The multi-talented actor, Chris Cooper makes the massive amount of money from professions. Chris Cooper earns a big money mostly from his acting career professions. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at around $10 million.