Justin Louis Baldoni was born on the 24th July 1984, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an actor, director and filmmaker, probably best known to the world for appearing in such films as “Spring Break Shark Attack” (2005), “The Forgotten Ones” (2009), and the TV series “Jane the Virgin” (2014-2017).
Have you ever wondered how rich is Justin Baldoni is, of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Justin’s net worth is as high as $1 million, earned largely through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from acting, Justin has also been recognized for his directing work, and so far has put his name to such films as “My Last Days: Meet Christopher Aiff” (2012), “Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story” (2015), and most recently “Laughing at My Nightmare”, which is currently in post-production.
Justin Baldoni Net Worth $1 Million
Justin grew up in Medford, Oregon, the son of Sharon and Sam Baldoni, of mixed ancestry since his mother is Jewish, and his father is Italian. While in high school, Justin was a quite successful soccer player, and also had good results in track and field. Unfortunately, his career ended before it had officially began, when he tore his hamstring in his senior year. Nevertheless, he received a scholarship for California State University, however, he couldn’t compete for the Long Beach State track team, and instead of going to the university, Justin moved to Los Angeles, California, where Justin was soon spotted by a talent manager who advised him to pursue a career in acting.
He made his debut in 2004, when he was selected for the role of Ben in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, and the same year he featured in the television film “Wedding Daze”. The following year was quite successful for Justin, as he was cast for the role of Reid Bardem in the TV series “Everwood”, and until 2006 appeared in 15 episodes, also the same year he had a supporting role in the film “Yesterday’s Dreams”, and also in “Spring Break Shark Attack”.
His net worth was now set, but he didn’t have any other notable role until 2009, when he featured in the horror “The Forgotten Ones”, for which he was also co-producer, and then in 2010 appeared as Graham Darros in another soap opera – “The Bold and the Beautiful”, followed the same year by starring in the thriller “Unrequited”, next to Sarah Habel and Michael Welch. Two years later, Justin appeared in the film “Undercover Bridesmaid”, while in 2014 he was selected for the role of Rafael Solano in the TV series “Jane the Virgin” (2014-2017) – this role celebrated him as an actor, and also increased his net worth by a large margin. Most recently, he was selected for the role of Barry Minkow in the film “Minkow”, which is scheduled for a release late in 2017.
Regarding his personal life, Justin has been married to actress Emily Foxler since 2013; the couple has a daughter together.
His wife gave birth to their 1st child, a daughter named Maiya Grace Baldoni on June 27, 2015.
His mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and his father is of Italian ancestry. His family are members of the Bahá'í faith.
I left acting for a couple of years to found my company, Wayfarer, and the first project I did was this documentary series I created called 'My Last Days' to remind us that our time is limited and to inspire us to do more and to be the best selves that we can be.
When I can see things through the lens of the director, it's like being able to see the whole puzzle - it's not just about my role, but the whole script.
My little secret before I do every scene is I say a short little prayer.
I have a production company where we create socially conscious media and content.
I never realized it until I watched an interview, but sometimes my brain stutters between thoughts, and for some reason it comes out as an 'ummmm.' I'm hoping it's because I'm so smart, and there's just too much information to process, but it's more than likely just because it's a small processor.
People grow; people grow apart, and cancer... I've had a very in-depth and personal experience with cancer, and it really causes a perspective shift.
One of the things I noticed is that people really change when they realize their expiration date is coming, and they know what it is. Most of us don't: we just hope we can live as long as we can and do as much good as we can.
I had a very quick moment on 'Happy Endings.'
I'm still ambiguously ethnic. I could be Persian - I could be anything. But I'm Italian and Jewish, so I'm a citizen of the world; that's what I prefer.
You're never safe in 'Jane the Virgin;' that's what I'll say. You're never safe on a telenovela, that's for darn sure, and you're never safe on 'Jane the Virgin.'
I've always been so curious about death. With my personal beliefs as a Baha'i, we believe that birth and death are very similar and that we're here on this Earth to develop all of the things we can't see.
I don't have cable, and it's glorious.
I'm a Baha'i; we really believe in Baha'i faith that our work has to be our service, especially in the arts.
Wayfarer is built on the idea that we can actually make a huge difference by creating entertainment and television and digital and branded content with a message. It doesn't always have to be really, really inspiring or really earnest. We call it chocolate-covered broccoli.
I would say anything is possible on 'Jane the Virgin.'
We started Wayfarer Entertainment to create content that we felt could actually inspire people to be the best version of themselves. We take life for granted so often, and we don't realize that tomorrow isn't guaranteed.
I know if I react, and I want to get mad, and emotions come to the surface, I think quickly of my friends who have died and how they overcame their struggle and used their cancer and their lives for the betterment of mankind, and it sets me back in place.
Behind every great man is his wife trying to keep him alive.
Sam was helping animals long before he was Sam Simon. He lived what he believed; his thing was making the world better and having rights for animals, and every area of his life reflected that.