Oliver James Platt was born on the 12th January 1960, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and is an actor who during his career has been nominated for many awards, including Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Platt has been active in the entertainment industry since 1987.
How rich is the actor? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of Oliver Platt’s net worth is over $4 million, as of the data presented in late 2016. Acting is the main source of his wealth.
Oliver Platt Net Worth $4 Million
To begin with, he was raised by his mother, Sheila Maynard, who worked in a social clinic and his father, Nicholas Platt, who is a diplomat, the ambassador of the USA to Pakistan, Zambia and the Philippines. His grandfather was the well known architect Geoffrey Platt, and Platt was also related to Princess Diana of Wales. Oliver Platt grew up in the USA, since his family moved to Washington shortly after his birth. He graduated from Tufts University in 1983, where he met the actor Hank Azaria, who would become his best friend.
Talking about his professional career, Platt debuted in single episodes of television series “The Equalizer” (1987) and “Miami Vice” (1988). The same year, he starred alongside Alec Baldwin and Michelle Pfeiffer in the comedy film “Married to the Mob” directed by Jonathan Demme. He also appeared in the comedy “Working Girl” (1988) alongside Melanie Griffith. In the thriller “Flatliners” (1990) he played alongside Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, then in the drama film “Indecent Proposal” (1993) he played the lawyer Jeremy with Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson. For his role in the comedy “Dr. Dolittle” (1998) Oliver was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. His net worth was well established.
From 2000 to 2001, he was seen in a leading role in the television series “Deadline”. In 2001, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for this role in the television series “The West Wing” (2001 – 2005), and for his role in the television series “Huff” (2004 – 2006) the actor was nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. In 2005, he successfully portrayed Paprizzio in the film “Casanova”, for which he was nominated for a number of awards and won the New York Film Critics Online Award. More, nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award and Primetime Emmy Award Platt were received respectively for his roles in “The Bronx Is Burning” (2007) and “Nip/Tuck” (2007 – 2008). Other notable works which brought prestigious nominations were landed in the feature films “Frost/Nixon” (2008) directed by Ron Howard, and “Please Give” (2010) by Nicole Holofcener. Recently, he created roles in the feature films “The Master Cleanse” (2016), “The Ticket” (2016), “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” (2016) and “Shut In”. He is also seen on television as a recurring character in the series “Chicago Fire” (2015 – present) and as the main character of the series “Chicago Med” (2015 – present). To conclude, all the aforementioned roles have added huge sums to the total size of Oliver Platt’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he married Mary Camilla Bonsal Campbell in 1992; they have three children.
His paternal great-grandfather was landscape gardener/designer, artist, and architect, Charles A. Platt, and among his great-great-grandfathers are diplomat and lawyer Joseph Hodges Choate (on his father's side) and general Robert Shaw Oliver (on his mother's side).
Making his Broadway debut in Conor McPherson's Shining City, at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway. His brilliant performance was honored with a Tony nomination for best actor. [June 2006]
He has English, and smaller amounts of Irish, Dutch, and French, ancestry.
In the 1950s, his great-grandmother Cynthia Burke Roche resided at the famous Elm Court mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.
His great-great-grandmother Frances Ellen Work's fortune was based on a maternal pork-packing fortune created in Chillicothe, Ohio, and a paternal dry good and finance fortune created in New York City. Her father Frank's fortune was estimated at $15 million, and he served as stockbroker to Commodore Vanderbilt.
Since Diana Spencer was the great-granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Fermoy and Platt was his great-great-grandson, this makes him a second-cousin, once-removed, of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales. By extension, he is the third cousin of Prince William.
His mother, Sheila Maynard, was the daughter of Walter Maynard and wife Eileen Burden Maynard Robins (October 15, 1910 - March 24, 1970) and a granddaughter of the Hon. Cynthia Burke-Roche (October 4, 1884 - August 12, 1966), who married (1) Arthur Scott Burden (August 11, 1879 - June 15, 1921) in 1906, and (2) Guy Fairfax Cary Sr. (November 14, 1879 - August 27, 1950) in 1922. Cynthia was the sister of Edmund Maurice Burke-Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy in the Peerage of Ireland (of Irish and English extraction and son of the American heiress Frances Ellen Work), who was the maternal grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales.
He is the son of Nicholas Platt (born October 3, 1936, New York, NY), a career American diplomat, and wife Sheila Maynard, a clinical social worker who worked in Islamabad.
He is also the paternal grandson of American architect Geoffrey Platt (by whom he has remote Dutch American ancestry) and wife Helen Choate.
High school graduate from the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado (near Aspen). The school's main curriculum is based on the "Outward Bound" education program, which teaches wilderness survival and expedition courses.
Often plays intelligent and quick-witted characters
My background is very conventional WASP, but because of my coloring... I don't look like a WASP.
[on his role in Bulworth (1998)] That was a lot of fun. It was kind of a movie-making highlight for me, because Mr. Beatty invited me into his process in a very personal way. He was Warren Beatty, you know what I mean? I grew up watching his movies. It was a thrill. It was a lot of late nights and craziness, but I'm very glad to be in the movie. I love the role, and I love the movie.
[on his role in The Ice Harvest (2005)] That is one of my favourite characters that I've ever played in, of course, a typically completely under-watched movie. I was deeply in love with that character, this kind of lost, bumbling soul.
[on filming The Three Musketeers (1993)] That was a really fun shoot. We were in Vienna and all over Europe in these glamorous locations, and you were getting to be in The Three Musketeers. Riding around on horses with pipes and going wrenching-I got nothing bad to say.
The only thing I wanted to do when I was a young naive kid was to become a New York stage actor. I thought that would be nirvana. I think of myself as an actor. If other people want to pigeonhole me, if they want to think of me as a big deal or a medium deal or a small deal, well, that's up to them.