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William Hurt Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

William Hurt Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth March 20, 1950
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death March 13, 2022

William Hurt was an American actor, theatre artist, voice actor, and producer whose work won him various accolades including an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Cannes Film Festival Award for “Best Actor”. His film credits include Kiss of the Spider WomanChildren of a Lesser GodUntil the End of the WorldAliceMr. WonderfulBroadcast News, One True ThingA.I. Artificial IntelligenceA History of ViolenceThe CountessThe Incredible HulkJ’enrage de son absenceWinter’s TaleThe Disappearance of Eleanor RigbyCaptain America: Civil WarBlack WidowThe Accidental Tourist, Sunshine, The King’s Daughter, and Altered States.

Born Name

William McChord Hurt

Nick Name


William Hurt as seen at the premiere of the film 'A History of Violence' at the Toronto Film Festival 2005
William Hurt as seen at the premiere of the film ‘A History of Violence’ at the Toronto Film Festival 2005 (GabboT / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


He was born on March 20, 1950.


On March 13, 2022, William Hurt died of prostate cancer at the age of 71 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Washington, D.C., United States


He resided in Portland, Oregon, United States.





William Hurt studied at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts and was the vice-president of the Dramatics Club as well as had the lead role in several of the school plays. He graduated in 1968 and his yearbook predicted, “you might even see him on Broadway.”

Afterward, he enrolled at Tufts University and studied Theology. However, he later decided to pursue acting and joined the Juilliard School (Drama Division Group 5: 1972-1976).


Actor, Theatre Artist, Voice Actor, Producer


  • Father – Alfred McChord Hurt (1910-1996) (Worked for the United States Agency for International Development and the State Department)
  • Mother – Claire Isabel (née McGill) (1923-1971) (Worked for Time Inc.)
  • Siblings – William Hurt has 2 brothers.
  • Others – William Fairleigh Hurt (Paternal Grandfather), Laura McChord (Paternal Grandmother), Frederick/Fred William McGill (Maternal Grandfather), Catherine Anne Rogers (Maternal Grandmother), Henry Luce III (Stepfather) (1925-2005)

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $8 Million.




6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

William Hurt had dated –

  1. Glenn Close – He was romantically involved with actor Glenn Close in the past and they also worked together in the FX series Damages.
  2. Donna Kaz
  3. Mary Beth Supinger (1971-1982)​ – From 1971 to 1982, William Hurt was married to Mary Beth Supinger.
  4. Sandra Jennings (1981-1984) – He dated Sandra Jennings between 1981 and 1984. Their son named Alex Hurt was born in 1983.
  5. Marlee Matlin (1985-1987) – He was in a relationship with actor, author, and activist Marlee Matlin from 1985 to 1987. They also worked together in the 1986 romantic drama film Children of a Lesser God. Years later, in her 2009 autobiography I’ll Scream Later, Matlin revealed that their relationship involved considerable drug abuse and physical violence from Hurt, including a r*pe. William Hurt issued a statement in response to the accusations: “My own recollection is that we both apologized and both did a great deal to heal our lives. Of course, I did and do apologize for any pain I caused. And I know we have both grown. I wish Marlee and her family nothing but good.”
  6. Heidi Henderson (1989-1993) – William Hurt got married to Heidi Henderson in 1989 and they had 2 sons – Samuel Hurt (b. August 7, 1989) and William Hurt Jr. (b. 1991). The couple divorced in 1993.
  7. Sandrine Bonnaire (1991-1997) – From 1991 to 1997, he was in a relationship with actor, film director, and screenwriter Sandrine Bonnaire. They had a daughter named Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt on February 1, 1994.

Race / Ethnicity


William Hurt was of English, German, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, and remote Swedish descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Deep mellow voice
  • Wore glasses
  • Slow-mannered style of delivery

William Hurt Facts

  1. He co-starred as Luis Molina in the 1985 drama film Kiss of the Spider Woman and this role won him the Academy Award for “Best Actor”.
  2. He was a private pilot and owner of a Beechcraft Bonanza.
  3. He was well-versed in French.
  4. Many celebrities paid tribute following his death, including Ben Stiller, Russell Crowe, John Goodman, Patton Oswalt, Mark Ruffalo, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Topher Grace.

Featured Image by GabboT / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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