Robert Sean Leonard Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Robert Sean Leonard was born on the 28th February 1969, in Westwood, New Jersey USA, and is an actor, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. James Wilson in a TV series “House” (2004–2012), and also for playing in numerous Broadway plays, winning a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for “The Invention of Love” in 2001. Leonard’s career started in 1986.
Have you ever wondered how rich Robert Sean Leonard is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Leonard’s net worth is as high as $15 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to being a popular TV and theatre actor, Leonard has also appeared in several movies which have improved his wealth.
Robert Sean Leonard Net Worth $15 Million
Robert Sean Leonard is a son of Robert Leonard, a teacher at Collier High School, and Joyce Patricia, a nurse. He grew up in New Jersey and went to Ridgewood High School, and later studied at Fordham University, then at the Columbia University School of General Studies.
Leonard started his acting career in a TV movie called “My Two Loves” in 1986, and then appeared in Marshall Brickman’s “The Manhattan Project” (1986) starring John Lithgow. By the end of the ‘80s, Leonard had played in “Bluffing It” (1987), starred in “My Best Friend Is a Vampire” (1987), and in Peter Weir’s Oscar-winning “Dead Poets Society” (1989) with Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke – the latter movie grossed over $235 million at the box office worldwide, and certainly helped Leonard to increase his net worth.
Robert started the 2000s with Richard Linklater’s drama “Tape” (2001) alongside Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, “Driven” (2001) starring Sylvester Stallone, “A Glimpse of Hell” (2001) with James Caan, “A Painted House” (2003), and “The I Inside” (2004) starring Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley, and Piper Perabo. However, his most notable role has been as Dr. James Wilson in 174 episodes of “House” from 2004 to 2012 – the success of the series significantly improved his wealth. He wasn’t involved in other projects during the filming of “House”, but since the series ended, Leonard has appeared in several shows, such as “The Blacklist” (2013), “Falling Skies” (2013-2014), and “The Good Wife” (2014). Most recently, Leonard played in three episodes of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2015-2016).
Regarding his personal life, Robert Sean Leonard married Gabriella Salick in 2008, and they have two daughters together. He is a good friend of Hugh Laurie and Ethan Hawke.
He was considered for the role of Norman Bates in Psycho (1998) before Vince Vaughn was cast.
His firstborn daughter has the same first name as Mr & Mrs Bridge Co Stars Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward's born nearly 50 years earlier though spelled differently the elder Eleanor's name is spelled Elinor first name for her maternal grandmother Elinor Trimmier Woodward Carter and middle name after her paternal grandmother Theresa Festko Newman.
Received the 2001 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for his portrayal as A.E. Housman in Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love." Nominated in the same category two other times: in 1993, for a revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Candida," and in 2003 for a revival of "Long Day's Journey into Night" by Eugene O'Neill.
Grew up on the same block as actor Casper Van Dien. They raced each other in go-carts.
Took his brother's first name (Sean) as his middle name.
Attended the Columbia University school of General Studies and Continuing Education.
Frequently played youths trying to break away from older ideals
When I was 16 I was cast by [Stephen] Sondheim for a six-week workshop of Into the Woods. One day Sondheim came in with [the just-written song] 'Giants in the Sky.' He pointed to me and said, 'This is for Bobby.' I pretty much could have died.
I didn't want to be the lead guy. That's too much work. But I thought that it might be fun to be the lead guy's friend. I'd have days off and still get a paycheck every week. Hugh Laurie, who plays House, is remarkable. I lean in the door and say, 'Hey, what do you think about egg salad [for lunch]?' Then I have two days in a row off. It's a great gig. [on his experience acting on House M.D. (2004)]