James Franco – Biography, Facts & Life Story

James Franco American Actor, Filmmaker, Film, director, Producer, screenwriter, Film editor, Teacher, Author,  Musician

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Slim
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 76 kg (167.5 lbs)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Nickname Ted, Teddy
Gender Male
Age 46 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth April 19, 1978
Full Name James Edward Franco
Profession Actor, Filmmaker, Film, director, Producer, screenwriter, Film editor, Teacher, Author, Musician
Nationality American
Birthplace Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Religion Judaism
Published on May 1, 2019 on 10:14 AM
Zodiac Sign Aries

James Edward Franco is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his acting and direction skills and fortunately, he became a successful man in both his professions. In 2010, the actor gave a tremendous performance in ‘127 Hours’ and the best is, he earned a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

James Franco is known for his notable roles in films, such as; ‘Spider-Man trilogy’ directed by Sam Raimi, started in 2002 and ended in 2007.


In 2008, he acted in ‘Milk’ and has given a heart-winning performance. Among many hit films, he is known for his collaborations with his fellow star Seth Rogen including ‘Spring Breakers’ in 2012, ‘Oz the Great, and Powerful’ in 2013, and many others.

Franco is known for his prestigious performances given in the television series. He rose to fame after appearing in short-lived ensemble comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks, which started in 1999 and ended in 2000.

Franco also became famous for portraying the title character in the TV biographical film named ‘James Dean’ in 2001, and this led him to win a Golden Globe Award. Also, he earned various nominations including Primetime Emmy Award and others.


During his acting career, James Franco has won numerous awards and nominations. He is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award, Primetime Awards nominations, and many others.

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James Franco Education

School: Palo Alto, California

College: University of California, Los Angeles (B.A.)
Columbia University (M.F.A.)
New York University (M.F.A.)
Brooklyn College (M.F.A.)
Warren Wilson College (M.F.A.)
Yale University (Ph.D. student)
Rhode Island School of Design

James Franco Career

Profession: Actor, Filmmaker, Film, director, Producer, screenwriter, Film editor, Teacher, Author, Musician

Known For: Spider man, Series Never been Kissed, Pineapple Express, Milk


  • First Film as Director: The Broken Tower (2011)
  • First Film as Actor: Never Been Kissed (1999)
  • First TV Show: Pacific Blue (1997)

Net Worth: $20 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Douglas Eugene “Doug” Franco (Ran a Silicon Valley Business)

Mother: Betsy Lou (A writer and an occasional actress)

Brother: Tom (Artist), Dave (Davy, an Actor)

Marital Status: Single

No. of Children: None

Past Relationships:


Who is James Franco?

James Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, film, director, producer, screenwriter, film editor, teacher, author, musician, born on 19 April, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, U.S..

How old is James Franco?

James Franco is 46 years old as of May 2024.

How tall is James Franco?

James Franco is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).

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