James Franco

James Franco

American, Actor
James Franco

James Edward Franco (born on April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, USA) is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He also played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man live-action movie series (2002–2012) (alongside Tobey Maguire). He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Interview (2014). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), Franklin was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.

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James Franco was born on 19 April 1978 in Palo Alto, California, USA. His full name at birth was James Edward Franco. He is best known as an actor. He attended high school at Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California, USA (1996). For university, he studied at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. His religion is listed as Jewish. He is 5' 10" (178 cm) tall and weighs 168 lbs (76 kg) with a slim build. He has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $30,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign is Aries.
Full name at birth
James Edward Franco
Claim to fame
his roles as Daniel Desario in the NBC comedy-drama series Freaks and Geeks, James Dean in the 2001 TNT TV biographical film James Dean, Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider Man trilogy and Aron Ralston in the 2010 biographical survival drama film 127 Hours
Date of birth
19 April 1978
Place of birth
Palo Alto, California, USA
Actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, film editor, teacher, academic, author, musician, painter, writer
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5' 10" (178 cm)
168 lbs (76 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • He has a one-sided smile
  • Often plays real life characters
  • Curly hair
  • Wrinkles around his eyes
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Shoe size
  • Sammy (cat)
  • Zelda (cat)
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Net worth
$30,000,000 USD
High school
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California, USA (1996)
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  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Columbia University`s MFA Writing Program
  • New York University`s Tisch School of the Arts
  • Yale`s Ph.D. program in English
  • Warren Wilson College
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Talent agency
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • James/ Levy Management
  • Anonymous Content
  • United Talent Agency
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Partner: Izabel Pakzad (Long-Term)
Jun 2017-
James Franco and Isabel Pakzad
I'm going to try to not let anyone put me in a box, and that certainly applies to the things I do outside of acting.
  • He has taken treatment for s*x addiction in the past.
  • In 2019, James was accused of intimidating his students at his acting school into s*xual situations. In February 2021, it was revealed that he had settled the s*xual misconduct lawsuit that was filed against him.
  • He always wanted to become an actor and so he stopped his studies in between and against the wish of his parents, he went on to pursue his career in acting. During this time, his parents refused to help him financially in achieving his dream. So, he was forced to take a late-night job at McDonald’s.
  • He portrayed the character of Aron Ralston, an American outdoorsman, mechanical engineer, and motivational speaker known for surviving a canyoneering accident by cutting off part of his right arm, in the 2010 biographical survival drama film 127 Hours. This role got him nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actor” in 2011.
  • When in school, he was arrested for underage drinking, graffiti, and stealing designer perfumes, and selling them to classmates.

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