Sam Shepard Net Worth
Sam Shepard net worth: Sam Shepard is an American actor, playwright, and television and film director who has a net worth of $10 million. Sam Shepard was born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois in 1943 and grew up in Duarte, California where he worked on a ranch as a teenager. He is best known for his Academy Award nominated performance as Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film "The Right Stuff". Shepard moved to New York City after high school and immediately immersed himself in the theater scene. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play "Buried Child". Shepard's earliest acting success dates back to 1978 when he was cast as the handsome land baron in Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven". Shephard has appeared in a number of films including "Frances" (where he met his former wife of 28 years, Jessica Lange), "Raggedy Man", "Paris, Texas", "Crimes of the Heart", "Steel Magnolias", "Thunderheart", "The Pelican Brief", "Snow Falling on Cedars", "Blackhawk Down", "Swordfish", "The Notebook", "The Assassination of Jesse James", and "August Osage County". In 1996 his Pulitzer winning play "Buried Child" was awarded the Tony Award for Best Play. Arguably the high point of Shepard's career was in 1986 when his play "Fool for Love" was being made into a film by Robert Altman, hi play "Lie of the Mind" was being produced Off-Broadway, and he was married to Academy Award winning actress Jessica Lange.