Last Updated: November 30, 2023
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$40 Million
Jan 29, 1968 (56 years old)
6 ft (1.85 m)
Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Director, Television producer
United States of America
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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Edward Burns' Net Worth?

Edward Burns is an American actor who has a net worth of $40 million. This is a combined net worth with his wife, supermodel Chisty Turlington.

Throughout his career, Edward Burns has remained true to his independent filmmaking roots while also branching out into mainstream cinema and television, demonstrating his versatility and commitment to his craft. His journey in the entertainment industry is marked by a continuous exploration of personal and relatable themes, making him a distinctive and respected figure in Hollywood.

He first garnered attention with his 1995 film "The Brothers McMullen," which he wrote, directed, and starred in. The film earned $19 million on a budget of just $25,000 and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, marking a significant debut for Burns and showcasing his multi-faceted talent.

Following this success, Burns continued to act in, write, and direct a series of films, often exploring themes of love, family, and Irish-American identity. His works like "She's the One" and "Sidewalks of New York" further cemented his reputation as a filmmaker with a distinctive voice. Burns' films often feature ensemble casts and intertwine various characters' stories, a style that has become a hallmark of his storytelling.

As an actor, Burns has shown versatility, appearing in a range of roles across different genres. He had notable performances in "Saving Private Ryan," directed by Steven Spielberg, and in "15 Minutes" alongside Robert De Niro. These roles displayed his ability to adapt to different acting styles and genres, from war dramas to crime thrillers.

In the 2010s, Burns shifted towards television, creating and starring in the series "Public Morals," which he also wrote and directed. This move showcased his ability to extend his storytelling skills to a different medium.

Early Life

Edward Burns was born on January 29th of 1968 in Woodside, Queens, New York. Raised in a Roman Catholic household alongside two siblings, Edward grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island. After graduating from high school, Edward attended the State University of New York at Oneonta and Hunter College.


Edward's first taste of show business came when he landed a job as a production assistant for Oliver Stone's "The Doors." He then worked behind the scenes at "Entertainment Tonight," and during this period he financed, produced, directed, and starred in "The Brothers McMullen." The film was shot in his hometown on a shoestring budget, and Edward somehow managed to get a copy into the hands of Robert Redford. This led to further opportunities for Burns.

In 1996, Edward followed up with "She's The One," an ensemble drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz. He also wrote, directed, and starred in this film. Later, he did the same with another film called "Sidewalks of New York." In addition, Burns gained notoriety for acting in "Saving Private Ryan" in 1998. He also appeared in "Life or Something Like It" in 2002 before acting in 2003's "Confidence."

Edward Burns Net Worth

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In 2004, Burns returned to a position of greater creative control with "Looking for Kitty" in 2004. Once again, he wrote, directed, and starred in this film – which was shot on a $3,000 handheld digital camera. The entire budget of the film was $200,000. Over the next period, Burns premiered a new film called "Purple Hearts" on iTunes in 2007 before making a number of guest appearances on various television shows. These included "Entourage" and "Will & Grace."

Also in 2007, Burns partnered with Virgin Comics to create a series called "Dock Walloper," with further plans to make a film out of the series. In 2009, he distributed a number of short films under the collective title "The Lynch Pin." Although "Purple Hearts" failed to make much of an impact in a commercial sense, Burns chose to remain a writer/director and create a new film called "Nice Guy Johnny." Shot on a budget of just $25,000, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2011, Edward wrote, directed, and starred in the film "Newlyweds." This film had a budget of just $9,000, which consisted of "5k for actors, 2k insurance, 2k food and drink. 9k in the can," according to Burns. In 2013, Edward played the role of the real-life gangster Bugsy Siegel in the miniseries "Mob City."

Personal Life

Edward Burns married model Christy Turlington in 2003. They have two children together. In a fun twist, Edward's brother, screenwriter/producer Brian Burns, is actually married to Christy's sister Kelly Turlington. So they are all respectively BOTH in-laws and siblings.

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