Walton Goggins Biography: Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Siblings, Children, Parents

May 20, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Walton Sanders Goggins Jr. is an American actor best recognized for his performances in TV series like The Shield (2002–2008) and Justified, as well as in movies such as Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

Goggins has also appeared in supporting roles as good-natured Southerners and gained widespread attention for his portrayal of Detective Shane Vendrell on The Shield.

He is known for his intense acting style and has played characters like Lawrence in Maze Runner: The Death Cure and the Crank in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Goggins has been married to Canadian businesswoman Leanne Kaun since 2001.


  • Full Name: Walton Sanders Goggins Jr.
  • Date of Birth: November 10, 1971
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)
  • Parents: Walton Sanders Goggins Sr. (Father) and Janet Goggins (Mother)
  • Siblings: Sandy Goggins (Sister)
  • Spouse: Nadia Conners (m. 2011)
  • Children: Augustus (Son)
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $10 million

Early Life and Education

Walton Sanders Goggins Jr. is currently 53 years old. He was born on November 10, 1971, in Birmingham, Alabama, and raised alongside his sister, Sandy. Goggins was born to Janet Long and Walton Sanders Goggins Sr.

He grew up in Lithia Springs, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. He attended Lithia Springs High School and spent a year at Georgia Southern University.

After graduating high school, Goggins pursued his passion for acting, enrolling in the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. During his time at the academy, he honed his skills, giving him the foundation for a successful entertainment career.

Personal Life

In 2001, Goggins tied the knot with Leanne Kaun, a resident of Canada who ran a dog-walking business in Laurel Canyon, California.

They were married until her unfortunate passing by suicide on November 12, 2004. Goggins then married filmmaker Nadia Conners in August 2011, and they now have a son named Augustus.

Goggins also shares some of his photography on a blog, which he started during a break when he traveled across India.

He is involved in various nonprofit organizations, from environmental to humanitarian causes. Additionally, he is a partner in Mulholland Distilling, a spirits company.


Goggins started his career working for a valet car parking service and various restaurants in Los Angeles. After appearing in some roles in Georgia, he met Ray McKinnon while filming Murder in Mississippi.

Goggins portrayed Shane Vendrell in the FX drama series The Shield. He also established the production company Ginny Mule Pictures, which produced four films: The Accountant, Chrystal, Randy and the Mob, and That Evening Sun. Later, they created the drama series Rectify.

Goggins was initially set to lead the series. Still, the role eventually went to Aden Young when the series moved to SundanceTV. In addition to his work on The Shield, Goggins played Boyd Crowder in the pilot episode for the FX drama series Justified and appeared in Predators. He received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his role on Justified.

Goggins also appeared in Cowboys & Aliens and played a sadistic overseer and slave-fighting trainer in the western film Django Unchained.

Additionally, he portrayed a transgender prostitute in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, a character created by Kurt Sutter, whom Goggins had previously worked with on The Shield.


  • Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011, 2014)
  • Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (2011)
  • Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011, 2012)

Net Worth

According to sources, Walton Goggins’s net worth is approximately $10 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @waltongogginsbonafide
  • Twitter: N/A


  • The Shield
  • Justified
  • Django Unchained
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure

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