Rufus Wainwright Biography
Quick Facts Rufus Wainwright
- NameRufus Wainwright
- Birth Year1973
- Birth month07
- FatherLoudon Wainwright III
- Birth PlaceRhinebeck, Rhinebeck, New York, United States
- ProfessionAmerican-Canadian singer, songwriter
- Net Worth$10 million
- Married to Jörn Weisbrodt
- EducationMillbrook School, McGill University, Concordia University
- Children Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen
- SiblingsMartha Wainwright, Alexandra Kelly Wainwright, and Lucy Wainwright Roche
- MotherKate McGarrigle
Rufus Wainwright is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, as well as a composer. Wainwright is married to Jörn Weisbrodt who is a German arts administrator.
Wainwright and his spouse Jörn Weisbrodt has adopted a daughter named Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen. So far, Wainwright has recorded seven albums of original music. Furthermore, he has also recorded numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks.
Rufus Wainwright Early life and Education
Rufus Wainwright was born on 22nd July 1973, in Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, New York, United States. Both of his parents, father Loudon Wainwright III and mother Kate McGarrigle were folk singers. His parents divorced when he was three years old so he lived with his mother in Montreal.
Wainwright belongs to an American nationality. He grew up along with his sisters Martha Wainwright, Alexandra Kelly Wainwright, and Lucy Wainwright Roche. Wainwright attended Millbrook School in New York and briefly studied piano at McGill University in Montreal. Likewise, Wainwright further attended Interlochen Center for the Arts and Concordia University.
Rufus Wainwright Career
At the age of six, Rufus Wainwright began playing the piano. At the age of 14, Wainwright performed a song “I’m a-Runnin'” in the movie Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller, for which he got nominated for 1989 Genie Award for Best Original Song. He released his first album Rufus Wainwright in 1998.
Similarly, Wainwright released his second album titled Poses in 2001. Back to back, Wainwright released two other albums Want One and Want Two respectively. Moreover, he has also created soundtracks for several movies. Going to the Town, Cigarettes, Chocolate Milk, On What a World, etc are some of the popular songs composed by him.
Rufus Wainwright Married Life
Rufus Wainwright is married to a German Arts administrator Jörn Weisbrodt. The couple tied the knot in 2012. Wainwright and Weisbrodt have adopted a daughter named Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen. The biological mother of their daughter is Lorca Cohen.
It is clear that Wainwright is gay. Since their wedding, Wainwright and his spouse are still together. They have been successfully maintaining their career as well as married life. Both of them are supportive of each other. So, far, the husband and wife haven’t faced any rumors of divorce.
Other than this, Wainwright hasn’t dated any other girls in past. Furthermore, there are no any rumors of his other affairs and relationships too.
Rufus Wainwright Age and Height
Rufus Wainwright aged 48, stands the perfect height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet 11 inches tall. Similarly, he has maintained a good body physique.
Rufus Wainwright Net worth
Rufus Wainwright currently has an estimated net worth of $10 million. From his singing career, Wainwright earns a decent amount of money. So far, he has released seven albums and several singles. Most of his songs are hit.
On the other hand, Wainwright has even composed soundtracks for movies. Moreover, Wainwright further adds money from tours and concerts.