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Philip Seymour Hoffman Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Philip Seymour Hoffman Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9½ in
Weight 105 kg
Date of Birth July 23, 1967
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor, stage artist, producer, voice actor, and theatre director. He made his film debut in the 1991 independent crime film Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole and went on to appear in a number of films, including Capote, Charlie Wilson’s WarDoubtThe Ides of March, The MasterMoneyballThe Talented Mr. Ripley, Magnolia, Almost Famous, and Synecdoche, New York. For his performance in the biographical drama film Capote, he bagged the Academy Award for “Best Actor” in 2006. In his New York Times obituary, Hoffman was described as “perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation”.

Born Name

Philip Hoffman

Other Names

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Phil

Philip Seymour Hoffman as seen at a Hudson Union Society event in September 2010
Philip Seymour Hoffman as seen at a Hudson Union Society event in September 2010 (Justin Hoch / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Age

He was born on July 23, 1967.

Died

On February 2, 2014, Hoffman died at 46 due to acute mixed drug intoxication in Manhattan, New York, United States.

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Fairport, Monroe County, New York, United States

Residence

He resided in New York City, New York, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

Hoffman studied at Fairport High School. He attended the New York State Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs in 1984.

He also studied at New York University‘s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts as well as trained at the Circle in the Square Theatre‘s summer program.

Occupation

Actor, Stage Artist, Producer, Voice Actor, Theatre Director

Family

  • Father – Gordon Stowell Hoffman (Worked for the Xerox Corporation)
  • Mother – Marilyn O’Connor (née Loucks) (Served as an elementary school teacher before becoming a lawyer and eventually a family court judge)
  • Siblings – Gordon Richard Hoffman (Older Brother) (Screenwriter, Director), Jill (Sister), Emily (Sister)
  • Others – Gordon Orville Hoffman (Paternal Grandfather), Geraldine J. Stowell (Paternal Grandmother), Seymour N. Loucks (Maternal Grandfather), Helen Louise O’Conner/O’Connor (Maternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $25 Million at the time of his death.

Build

Large

From Left to Right - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anton Corbijn, and Grigoriy Dobrygin promoting 'A Most Wanted Man' at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2014, less than 2 weeks before Hoffman's death
From Left to Right – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anton Corbijn, and Grigoriy Dobrygin promoting ‘A Most Wanted Man’ at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2014, less than 2 weeks before Hoffman’s death (PunkToad / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm

Weight

105 kg or 231.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Philip Seymour Hoffman had dated –

  1. Mimi O’Donnell – In 1999, he met costume designer Mimi O’Donnell while they were both working on the Hoffman-directed play In Arabia We’d All Be Kings. They eventually started dating and lived in New York City. She gave birth to the couple’s 3 children – son Cooper Alexander Hoffman (b. March 20, 2003) and daughters Tallulah Hoffman (b. November 2006) and Willa Hoffman (b. October 17, 2008). It was reported that the duo parted ways in 2013. However, Mimi O’Donnell later stated that he only moved out of their longtime residence to a nearby apartment in order to protect their children from the effects of his relapse into substance abuse.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hoffman was of Irish, English, German, Dutch, and Polish descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Often played typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits
  • Frequently worked with director Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Listless way of talking

Religion

He was baptized a Catholic.

Philip Seymour Hoffman pictured at the Paris premiere of 'The Ides of March' in October 2011
Philip Seymour Hoffman pictured at the Paris premiere of ‘The Ides of March’ in October 2011 (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Philip Seymour Hoffman Favorite Things

  • FilmGoodfellas (1990)
  • Personal Favorite Film – Magnolia (1999)

SourceWikipedia, IMDb

Philip Seymour Hoffman Facts

  1. His parents divorced in 1976.
  2. Growing up, he was interested in sports.
  3. He was 12 years old when he saw a stage production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and later recalled in 2008, “I was changed – permanently changed – by that experience. It was like a miracle to me”.
  4. Hoffman was nominated for Tony Awards for his performances in the Broadway plays – True West in 2000, Long Day’s Journey into Night in 2003, and Death of a Salesman in 2012.
  5. His funeral service was attended by many artists like Amy AdamsCate BlanchettEllen Burstyn, Ethan HawkeLaura LinneyJulianne MooreJoaquin PhoenixChris RockDiane Sawyer, Meryl StreepMarisa Tomei, and Michelle Williams.

Featured Image by Justin Hoch / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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