William Hurt Biography: Death, Age, Net Worth, IMDb, Wikipedia, Height, Movies, Spouse, TV Shows, Children

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William McChord Hurt, an American actor, gained recognition for his work on stage and screen.

He was honoured with prestigious awards such as an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

After studying at the Juilliard School, Hurt’s acting journey began in the 1970s.


  • Full Name: William McChord Hurt
  • Stage Name: William Hurt
  • Born: March 20, 1950
  • Age: 71 years old
  • Birthplace: Washington DC, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Height: 1.88m
  • Parent: Alfred Mcchord hurt, Claire Isabel hurt
  • Siblings: James Hurt, Ken O’Sullivan
  • Spouse: Heidi Henderson, Mary Beth Hurt
  • Children: Jeanne Bonnaire–Hurt, Alexander Devon Hurt, William Hurt, Samuel Hurt
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $8million

Early Life

William Hurt, born on March 20, 1950, in Washington, D.C., had a mother, Claire Isabel, who worked for Time Inc., and a father, Alfred McChord, who worked for the United States Agency for International Development and the State Department.

He also had two brothers. He lived with his father in several different places, including Lahore, Mogadishu, and Khartoum.

After his parents divorced, his mother married Henry Luce III in 1960, the son of publisher Henry Luce.


Hurt attended Middlesex School, where he was vice president of the Dramatics Club and starred in multiple school plays.

After graduating in 1968, his yearbook suggested he could pursue a career on Broadway.

He initially studied theology at Tufts University but ultimately chose acting, enrolling at the Juilliard School’s Drama Division Group 5 from 1972 to 1976.


After completing his education, he embarked on his acting career, first on stage in off-Broadway and regional productions.

Hurt entered the film industry in 1978 with his debut in the sci-fi movie “Altered States.” He soon gained acclaim for his authentic and intense performances in movies like “Body Heat” (1981), “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985), and “Children of a Lesser God” (1986), for which he received an Oscar for Best Actor.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Hurt continued to feature in a range of films, including “Broadcast News” (1987), “The Accidental Tourist” (1988), and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (2001).

He also starred in independent films like Smoke (1995) and Little Voice (1998).

During the 2000s, Hurt transitioned towards portraying character roles, featuring in superhero movies such as “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) and “Captain America: Civil War” (2016).

He also played lead roles in T.V. shows like Damages (2007-2012) and Humans (2015).

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Personal Life

The famous American actor William Hurt led a private and intricate personal life. He was married twice: first to Mary Beth Hurt from 1971 to 1982 and then to Heidi Henderson from 1989 to 1993.

He had four children: one with Sandra Jennings, two with Heidi Henderson, and one with French actress Sandrine Bonnaire.

Hurt was also romantically involved with actress Marlee Matlin and several others. There were reports of a legal dispute and allegations of domestic violence in his relationship with Sandra Jennings, which Hurt’s representative refuted.

He had a plane as a private pilot and was skilled in speaking French having spent time in France. He maintained a low profile about his personal life.

Hurt passed away on March 13, 2022, at the age of 71. He was a revered actor known for his impactful and unforgettable portrayals, leaving a lasting legacy.


  • Alter States (1980)
  • Body Heat (1981)
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
  • Children of a Lesser God (1986)
  • Broadcast News (1987)
  • Later Career (1990s-2020s)
  • The Accidental Tourist (1988)
  • Smoke (1995)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • A History of Violence (2005)
  • The Good Shepherd (2006)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Black Widow (2021)

Net Worth

At the time of his passing, William Hurt, an actor and producer from the United States, had a net worth of $8 million.

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