Steven Seagal is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, musician, martial artist and 7th-dan black belt. He began his adult life as a martial arts instructor in Japan, becoming the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in the country. In 1988, Seagal made his acting debut in Above the Law. In 1992, he played Navy SEAL counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege. He has since appeared in films and reality shows, including Steven Seagal: Lawman, which depicted Seagal performing his duties as a reserve deputy sheriff.

Seagal is a guitarist and has released two studio albums, Songs from the Crystal Cave and Mojo Priest and performed on the scores of several of his films. He has worked with Stevie Wonder and Tony Rebel, who both performed on his debut album. He is known for his outspoken political views and support of Vladimir Putin, to whom he once referred as one of the great living world leaders. He was granted Russian citizenship in 2016. In 2018, he was appointed Russia’s special envoy to the U.S.

Birth Name

Steven Frederic Seagal

Nickname

Steven Seagal

Profession

Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Musician, Martial Artist

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Steven Seagal was born on the 10th of April 1952, in Lansing, Michigan, United States.

Age

He’s currently 67 years old.

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

White

He is of Jewish-Irish ancestry.

Religion

Buddhist

In February 1997, Lama Penor Rinpoche from Palyul monastery announced that Seagal was a tulku and specifically the reincarnation of Chungdrag Dorje, a 17th-century terton of the Nyingma, the oldest sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Education

Seagal attended Buena Park High School in Buena Park, California and Fullerton College between 1970 and 1971.

Family Details

  • Father – Samuel Steven Seagal (High School Mathematics Teacher)
  • Mother – Patricia Seagal (Medical Technician)
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Steven Seagal has dated –

  • Miyako Fujitani (1975-1986) – Seagal married Miyako Fujitani in 1974. He had two children from her; a son, actor and model Kentaro Seagal and a daughter, writer and actress Ayako Fujitani. He left her in 1987.
  • Adrienne La Russa (1984-1984) – Seagal was briefly married to actress Adrienne La Russa in 1984, but that marriage was annulled the same year over concerns that his divorce had not yet been finalized.

  • Kelly LeBrock (1987-1996) – While he was married to La Russa, he fell in love with Kelly LeBrock and birth to Seagal’s daughter, Annaliza in early 1987. When this news spread his marriage with La Russa was annulled and he eventually married LeBrock in 1987 and their son, Dominic was born in June 1990. Their daughter, Arissa was born in 1993. In 1994, he divorced LeBrock quoting irreconcilable differences.

  • Erdenetuya Batsukh (2009-Present) – Seagal is married to Mongolian Erdenetuya Batsukh, better known as “Elle”. They have one son together, Kunzang.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 193 cm
  • In meters – 1.93 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 130 kg
  • In Pounds – 287 lbs

Body Build

Large

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 13.5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Seaga starred in Under Siege in 1992, which is considered one of his most commercially successful films till date. The movie went on to collect $156,563,139 at the box office and spawned a popular sequel, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. In 2001, the movie was seen in the list of 100 Years… 100 Thrills.

Album Debut

In 2005, Seaga released his debut album, Songs from the Crystal Cave, which has a mix of pop, world, country and blues music. It features duets with Tony Rebel, Lt. Stichie, Lady Saw and Stevie Wonder. The same year the film, Into the Sun featured a number of tracks from his album.

Film Debut

lIn 1987, Seaga began work on his first film, Above the Law (titled Nico in Europe), with director Andrew Davis.

Television Debut

In April 20, 1991, Seagal hosted the episode of the late night variety show, Saturday Night Live, which aired as the 18th episode of the 16th season. Cast member David Spade regarded Seagal as the show’s worst host during Spade’s time there.

Awards & Nominations

Year Nominated Work Award Category Results
1995 On Deadly Ground Golden Raspberry Award Worst Actor Nominated
Worst Picture Nominated
Worst Director Won
1997 Executive Decision Worst Supporting Actor Nominated
1998 Fire Down Below Worst Actor Nominated
Worst Picture Nominated
Worst Screen Couple Nominated
Worst Original Song Nominated
2003 Half Past Dead Worst Actor Nominated

Steven Seagal Favorites

His favorite things are unknown.

Steven Seagal Net worth

Steven Seagal has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Steven Seagal

  • Seagal got a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant, The Wagon Wheel. Since he was extremely swift on his feet, the cook who was a Japanese Shotokan karate expert, observed him and decided to give him some training on the basics of karate.
  • Seagal Shifted to Japan from the U.S in the year around 1972 and then he started his career with Martial art.
  • He earned a 7th dan degree and Shihan in aikido and became the first foreigner in Japan to operate an aikido dojo.
  • In 1988, he was approached to write and coordinate the martial arts sequences for, Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis.
  • In May 1991, Warner Bros. employees Raenne Malone, Nicole Selinger and Christine Keeve accused Seagal of sexual harassment.
  • In 1995, he starred in the sequel of Under Siege, which went on to become one of his most commercially successful films titled, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.
  • In 1995, Seagal was charged with employment discrimination, sexual harassment and breach of contract. Cheryl Shuman filed a case against Seagal, accusing him of threatening and beating her during the filming of On Deadly Ground.
  • In 1998, Seagal made The Patriot, another environmental thriller which was his first direct-to-video release in the United States. Seagal produced this film with his own money and the film was shot on-location on and near his farm in Montana.
  • In 2009, A&E Network premiered the reality television series Steven Seagal: Lawman, focusing on Seagal as a deputy in Louisiana.
  • In 2010, he returned to mainstream Hollywood with the movie Machete where he played the role of Rogelio Torrez. The same year, he also starred in Sheep Impact.
  • In 2011, he produced and starred in a 13-episode television series entitled True Justice.
  • In May 2011, Seagal helped train Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist Lyoto Machida, who credited Seagal for helping him perfect the front kick that he used to knock out Randy Couture at UFC 129.
  • In 2013, Seagal joined newly formed Russian firearms manufacturer ORSIS, representing the company in both a promotional capacity as well as lobbying for the easement of US import restrictions on Russian sporting firearms.
  • In 2017, actress Portia de Rossi accused Seagal of sexually harassing her during a movie audition.
  • In November 9, 2017, Dutch model Faviola Dadis posted a statement on her Instagram account stating that she also had been sexually assaulted by Seagal years earlier.
  • In January 15, 2018, actress Rachel Grant publicly accused Seagal of sexually assaulting her in 2002, during pre-production on his direct-to-video film, Out for a Kill (2003), stating that she lost her job on the film after the incident.
  • In February 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office acknowledged that it was reviewing a potential sex abuse case involving Seagal.
  • In March 2018, Regina Simons publicly claimed that in 1993, when she was 18, Seagal raped her at his home when she arrived for what she thought was a wrap party for the movie On Deadly Ground.
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