Josh Brolin is an American actor. Brolin is known for his wide range of films such as The Goonies, Flirting with Disaster, Mimic, Grindhouse, No Country for Old Men, American Gangster, W., Milk, True Grit, Men in Black 3, Inherent Vice, Sicario, Hail, Deadpool 2, Caesar!, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Throughout his career, Brolin has been nominated for the Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Birth Name

Josh James Brolin







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Josh Brolin was born on 12 February 1968, in Santa Monica, California, United States.


He’s currently 51 years old.


Paso Robles, California, United States

Sun Sign




On his father’s side, Josh has German-Swiss, English, Scottish and Irish ancestry.


Josh Brolin studied at the Templeton Elementary and Templeton Middle School. He attended high school in Santa Barbara at the age of 11 or 12. While in high school, he took up an improv acting class which ultimately led to his interest in acting.

Family Details

  • Father – James Brolin (Actor)
  • Mother – Jane Cameron Agee (Actress)
  • Siblings – Jess Brolin (Younger Sister), Molly Brolin (Younger Half-Sister), Jason Gould (Older Stepbrother)
  • Others – Barbara Streisand (Stepmother)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Josh Brolin has dated –

  • Alice Adair (1988–1994) – Brolin married actress Alice Adair in 1988 and soon, the couple became parents to a son named Trevor Mansur (b. June 1988) who is an actor and producer. They also have a daughter named Eden Brolin (b. 1994) who is an actress. They were married for 6 years before getting divorced in 1994. However, Brolin maintains that the estranged couple is on friendly terms.
  • Minnie Driver (1998-2001) – Josh and Minnie Driver met on the sets of the film Slow Blow in 1998 and fell for each other right away. Minnie is a talented and versatile English actress and singer-songwriter. The couple got engaged in 2001 after dating for nearly 3 years. They were engaged for 6 months before calling it quits.

  • Diane Lane (2001–2013) – Brolin and Lane had crossed paths as teenagers when they were starting their careers but got reacquainted during a chance encounter at the premiere party of A Beautiful Mind in 2001. They dated for a year and a half before tying the knot in August 2004. In December 2004, Brolin was arrested on the account of spousal battery but Lane did not press charges on him. They were married for 9 years before heading for divorce in November 2013.

  • Kathryn Boyd (2015–Present) – Josh got engaged to his former assistant and model Kathryn Boyd, who is almost 19 years younger than him, in March 2015. They eventually got married in September 2016. They are still smitten with each other and are a couple to watch out for in grand celebrity gatherings. The couple had a daughter named Westlyn Reign Brolin in 2018. This was their first child together.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10½ inches
  • In centimeters – 179 cm
  • In meters – 1.79 m


  • In Kilograms – 83 kg
  • In Pounds – 183 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Salt & Pepper

Shoe Size


Dress Size




Professional Statistics

Famous For

  • Best known for his role as Llewelyn Moss, a Vietnam veteran, in the 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy. His stellar performance in the 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, for his role as Dan White.
  • He won several awards including Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • His role as Lt. Det. Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornsen in the 2014 American neo-noir comedy-drama crime film, Inherent Vice. The role earned him several prestigious awards nominations. His stupendous performance as a ferocious villain Thanos in the Marvel’s films series Avengers: Infinity War.

Film Debut

In 1985, Josh made his theatrical film debut as Brandon “Brand” Walsh in the adventure comedy film The Goonies.

Television Debut

In 1986, Josh made his first TV show appearance in the ‘Finish Line‘ episode of Highway to Heaven as Josh Bryant.

Brand Endorsements

Josh has worked with many brands over the years including Mercedes-Benz, Volvo S90 (voice-over) and Samsung Galaxy S8 ‘Travel Guide: Netflix’ (voice-over).

Awards & Nominations

AssociationYearCategoryNominated WorkResult
Academy Awards2009Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
Awards Circuit Community Awards2008Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2008Best Cast EnsembleMilkNominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2001Favorite Supporting Actor — Science FictionHollow ManNominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards2008Actor of the YearAmerican Gangster
In the Valley of Elah
No Country for Old Men
2011Best EnsembleTrue GritNominated
2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards2014Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Critics Choice Movie Awards2008Best Acting EnsembleNo Country for Old MenNominated
2009Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2009Best Acting EnsembleMilkWon
2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards2008Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
Denver Film Critics Society Awards2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Awards2008Best ActorW.Nominated
2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Film Club’s The Lost Weekend2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceWon
Gold Derby Awards2008Ensemble CastNo Country for Old MenWon
2009Ensemble CastMilkNominated
Golden Raspberry Awards2011Worst Screen CoupleJonah HexNominated
Golden Schmoes Awards2014Best Supporting Actor of the YearInherent ViceNominated
Hollywood Film Awards2008Actor of the YearW.Won
Houston Film Critics Society Awards2008Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Independent Spirit Awards2015Best Ensemble CastInherent ViceWon
Indiewire Critics’ Poll Awards2008Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2014Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
International Cinephile Society Awards2009Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
International Online Cinema Awards2009Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
International Online Film Critics Poll Awards2009Best Lead ActorW.Nominated
Irish Film and Television Awards2009Best International ActorW.Nominated
London Critics Circle Film Awards2009Actor of the YearW.Nominated
MTV Movie + TV Awards2018Best VillainAvengers: Infinity WarNominated
National Board of Review Awards2007Best Acting by an EnsembleNo Country for Old MenWon
2008Best Supporting ActorMilkWon
National Society of Film Critics Awards2009Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
New York Film Critics Circle Awards2008Best Supporting ActorMilkWon
North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
OFTA Film Awards2009Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards2014Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Satellite Awards2007Best Actor in a Motion Picture — DramaNo Country for Old MenNominated
2008Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or MusicalW.Nominated
Saturn Awards2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards2008Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAmerican GangsterNominated
2008Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNo Country for Old MenWon
2009Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleMilkNominated
2009Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureMilkNominated
Seattle Film Critics Awards2015Best Supporting ActressInherent ViceNominated
St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards2007Best Supporting ActorNo Country for Old MenNominated
2008Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2014Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Teen Choice Awards2012Choice Movie: ChemistryMen in Black 3Nominated
2018Choice Movie: VillainAvengers: Infinity WarNominated
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards2008Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2014Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards2009Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
Village Voice Film Poll Awards2008Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2014Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Western Heritage Awards1993Fictional Television Drama (actor)The Young RidersWon
2011Theatrical Motion Picture (actor)True GritWon

Josh Brolin Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Apprentice
  • Favorite Superheros – Thor, Hulk
  • Favorite Game of Thrones Character – Tyrion Lannister
  • Favorite Books – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, Awareness by Anthony DeMello, 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  • Favorite Food – Banoffee pie
  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Chunky monkey
  • Favorite Music Band – Pearl Jam
  • Favorite Film Location – New Mexico and the Bahamas

Josh Brolin Net worth

Brolin has an estimated net worth of $38 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Josh Brolin

  • As a teenager, Josh was a member of a surfing group called the “Cito Rats” in Santa Barbara.
  • His parents named him after the character Josh Randall from the series Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958).
  • In 2000, Brolin won the 24th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race held in Long Beach, California.
  • He had once aspired to be a chef.
  • Josh is a huge fan of John Cassavetes.
  • He turned down the role of Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation (2009) which later went to Sam Worthington.
  • In 2008, he was one of 105 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
  • He loves racing cars and surfing in his free time.
  • In 2009, Brolin executive produced and performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.
  • In 2010, Josh made his directorial debut with the short film X which was shown at the annual Union City International Film Festival in New Jersey.
  • He was a co-founder of the now-defunct stock trading website
  • Brolin was arrested for public intoxication on New Year’s Day, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.
  • In April 2017, Brolin signed a four-film contract with 20th Century Fox studios to portray the Marvel Comics character Nathan Summers / Cable in the X-Men film series. 2018’s Deadpool 2 is his first installment within that contract. He is set to reprise his role in Fox’s planned X-Force movie.


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