Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, screenwriter and director with a net worth of $275 million. Stallone was born in New York City and grew up there and in Silver Spring, Maryland. Stallone dropped out of college to pursue screenwriting. He first starred in several adult films and took minor roles in theatrical releases before achieving immediate A-list status with Rocky, which he both wrote and starred in. In 1982, he appeared for the first time as John James Rambo in First Blood, the first of four Rambo movies. Between the two franchises, Stallone has portrayed Rocky and Rambo in a total of ten films.
Following those successes, he appeared in a series of films that performed moderately well in the United States but grossed significantly more overseas, notably Tango and Cash, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, and The Specialist. In the 2000s, he appeared in final installments of both the Rocky and Rambo series. He has also continued his work as a writer and director; he wrote or co-wrote all six Rocky films, as well as Cobra, Driven, and Cliffhanger, and directed Paradise Alley, Staying Alive, and several Rocky and Rambo films. Stallone has been married three times and is currently married to Jennifer Flavin; they have three daughters and live in Los Angeles.