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Net Worth of Jessica Lange; Actress’s Movies & Shows Children & Family

Net Worth of Jessica Lange; Actress’s Movies & Shows Children & Family

Facts of Jessica Lange

Full Name: Jessica Lange
Birth Date: April 20, 1949
Age: 73 years
Gender: Female
Profession: Actress, Model
Country: United States
Horoscope: Taurus
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
DivorcePaco Grande (1981)
Net Worth$15 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlonde
Birth PlaceCloquet, Minnesota
EthnicityGerman, Dutch and Finnish
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
FatherAlbert John Lange
MotherDorothy Florence
SiblingsGeorge Lange, Ann Lange, Jane Lange
KidsAlexandra, Hannah Jane, Samuel
Instagram Jessica Lange Instagram
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Jessica Lange is an award-winning American actress. Additionally, she is popular for her roles in ‘King Kong,’ ‘Tootsie’ ‘Grey Gardens’ as well as ‘American Horror Story.

Early Life of Lange

Jessica Lange stepped into this world on 20th April 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, the USA as a Jessica Phyllis Lange. Her sun sign is Aries. The name of her parents is Albert John Lange (teacher and traveling salesman) and Dorthy Florance (housewife). Jessica has three siblings; two older sisters Jane and Ann Lange and a younger brother, George Lange.

She is an American and is of German, Dutch, and Finnish descent. Her family life was chaotic as they moved from place to place over a dozen times. Ultimately the family settled back to Cloquet where Jessica graduated from Cloquet High school in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

Later on, Jessica went to the University of Minnesota in Minnesota where she got an art scholarship to study art and photography. Lange traveled to many places after graduation and later ended up in Paris where she studied mime theatre and joined the Opera-Comique as a dancer.

Is Jessica Lange still Married?

Lange is currently not married. She is enjoying her single life peacefully. However, she first married Francisco Paco Grande, a Spanish photographer she met while on scholarship studying art and photography. The pair got married in 1971 but subsequently got divorced in 1981.

Husband/Boyfriend Relationship Breakup Kids
1.Paco Grande 1971 1981
2.Mikhail Baryshnikov 1976 1982 Aleksandra Lange “Shura” Baryshnikov
3.Bob Fosse  1977 1982
4.Sam Shepard 1982 2009 Hannah Jane Shepard, Samuel Walker Shepard

In 1976, while she was separated from Paco Grande, she got romantically involved with Mikhail Baryshnikov, a Russian ballet dancer. Her first child, a daughter, Aleksandra LangeShura Baryshnikov was born in 1981. Shura happens to be a dance instructor as well as an actress.

Jessica Lange with her daughter, Shura
Caption: Jessica Lange with her daughter, Shura

Nevertheless, she was in another relationship with American actor and playwright, Sam Shepard by 1982. The couple lived together in New York City before splitting up in 2009. They even shared two children- a daughter and a son.

Furthermore, her daughter – Hannah Jane Shepard born on the 13th of January, 1986. Hannah worked as an administrative assistant for Hawthorne Valley Association. She is also involved with various charity organizations including African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP).

Her son, Samuel Walker Shepard was born on the 14th of June, 1987. Samuel is a musician of the New York-based band, The Dust Buster in 2008.

In the year 2017, Sam Shepard died after suffering complications from Lou Gehrigs disease which was kept away from public knowledge till his death. Before that, she was also in a relationship with Bob Fosse (1977-1982). 

How much is Jessica Lange’s Net Worth and Salary?

Currently, she has an accumulated net worth of $15 million as a result of her presence in films, television, and theater. Besides this, she is considered to have gotten her break when working as a model and she was discovered by a film producer.

Lange is also known for her philanthropy work and is an avid supporter of UNICEF and has also served as a foster parent. Therefore, her net worth is increasing year by year.

Body Measurement

Jessica has a standard height of 5 feet 8 inches along with an average weight of 61 kg. In addition, her body measurements are 35-24-36 inches. Similarly, her hair color is blonde and her eye color looks brown.


However, Dino was looking for a classy beauty to cast in his remake of King Kong. Luckily, he met Lange who was all that he needed. In 1976, King Kong was Lange’s first movie which became fruitful for her.

Fortunately, the movie was critically and commercially a huge success. Besides this, she went on to win a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the year. The year definitely proved to be good for Lange. As she also contacted by director Bob Rafelson who met Lange and gave her the lead role in the classic film noir, The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Moreover, Lange received positive compliments for her performance. Director Graeme Clifford took Lange as the lead role for his first movie, a biological film of actress Frances Farmer. Soon after that, Lange starred in Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie in 1982.

Surprisingly, that year Lange turned out to be the first performer in 40 years to receive two Academy Award nominations in the same year. Her first nomination was for Frances, which Lange did not win but she won her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Tootsie.

Additionally, the shower of Awards did not end here for Lange, for Tootsie Lange earned a Golden Globe, a National Society of Film Critics, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Boston Society of Film Critics, and the Kansa City Film Critics Circle.

For her performance in Frances, Lange earned a Best Actress at the Moscow International Film Festival. Likewise, in 1985, Lange portrayed legendary country singer Patsy Cline in Karel Reisz’s biopic, Sweet Dreams.


By the end of the ’80s, Lange starred in Costa-Gavras’ Music Box which led her to another Academy Award nomination and her sixth Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.

Additionally, in the year 1992, Lange received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers. Afterward, in 1994, Lange won the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe, her first Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, and Sant Jordi de Cine Award for Best actress which was all for her performance in Tony Richardson’s Blue Sky.

Jessica Lange, Actress
Caption: Jessica Lange, Actress

Later, in the year 2009, Lange won her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, her eleventh Golden Globe Award nomination, and her second Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Grey Gardens. Later on, she joined the cast of American Horror Story in 2011.

Besides this, She acted phenomenally and won a second Primetime Emmy Award, her fifth Golden Globe award, her first Screen Actors Guild Award, a special Achievement Satellite Award for Outstanding Performance.

Similarly, she won the Dorian Award for Best TV Performance of the Year by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association ( GALECA) and nominations for the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, Critic’s Choice Television Award, and Saturn Award.


Likewise, in the year 2012, Lange won her a second Dorian Award for Best TV Performance of the Year by the GALECA and her thirteenth nomination for the Golden Globe Award.

Furthermore, Jessica Lange received her third Dorian Award for Best TV Performance of the Year, her third Primetime Emmy Award for her work in American Horror Story: Coven, her fourteenth Golden Globe nomination, her fifth Screen Actor Guild Award nomination, her third Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination, and her fifth Satellite Award nomination.


  • Initially, fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez discovered Jessica as a model.
  • Lopez helped her to become a model for the Wilhelmina modeling agency.
  • After that Lange became luckier as Hollywood producer Dino De Laurentiis gave her a break.