Cary Elwes - Famebytes.com
Cary Elwes - Famebytes.com

Cary Elwes Bio, Childhood, Family, and Education

Cary Elwes was born on 26th October 1962 in Westminster, London, England. His birth name is Ivan Simon Cary Elwes. His father name is Dominic Elwes (portrait painter) and his mother name is Tessa Kennedy (interior designer and socialite). He has got two older brothers: artist Damian Elwes and film producer Cassian Elwes. His parents divorced when he was four years old and his father dies by suicide when Elwes was 12 years old. After his parent’s divorce, his mother married Elliot Kastner and he has got Dillion Kastner and Milica Kastner as half-siblings. During his teenager, she worked as a production assistant on the films ‘Absolution’, ‘Octopussy’, and ‘Superman’. Likewise, he did his schooling from Harrow School and ten attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Cary made his way towards the US in 1981 and studied at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. He studied acting with Al Pacino’s mentor, Charlie Laughton at both the Actors Studio and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Cary holds British nationality and belongs to mixed (English, Scottish, Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Serbian) ethnicity. He has 6 feet 1 inches height and has 76 Kg weight. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Cary Elwes Career

Cary Elwes began his career in 1984 from the movie ‘Another Country’ in 1984 in which he portrayed the role of James Harcourt, a gay student. He made his breakthrough with ‘The Princess Bride’ in which he played the character Westley/ Dread Pirate Roberts in 1987. He debuted his small screen from an episode of ‘Seinfeld’ in 1996. After that, he made several appearances in TV shows such as ‘Psych’ from 2009 to 2014, ‘Family Guy’ from 2014 to 2016, ‘The Art of More’ from 2015 to 2016, ‘Workaholics’ in 2017, and recently in ‘Stranger Things’ in 2019.

In addition, he gave his voice for the role of The Bard in the video game ‘The Bard’s Tale’ in 2004, and as Gremlin Gus in ‘Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ in 2012. His recent film appearance as Frank Harper in ‘We Don’t Belong Here’ in 2017, Andy Warhol in ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ in n2017, and he will be appearing in ‘The Gettysburg Address’ in 2019.

Additionally, he was nominated for BTVA Video Game Award in the category Best CVocal Ensemble in a Video Game for ‘Epic Micky 2: The Power of Two’ in 2013, nominated for MTV Movie Award in the category Best Frightened Performance for ‘Saw’ in 2005, nominated for Golden Satellite Award in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for ‘Uprising’ in 2002.

Cary Elwes Relationship

The 56 years old, Cary Elwes is a married person. He has been married to photographer Lisa Marie Kurbikoff since June 24, 2000. The pair met the first time at a chili cook-off in Malibu, California in 1991 and soon began a romantic relationship together. They engaged in Paris in December 1997. The couple has welcomed a daughter named Dominique on April 24, 2007. The family is currently living together and there is no sign of divorce between the couple.

Cary Elwes with his wife - Famebytes.com
Cary Elwes with his wife – Famebytes.com

Cary Elwes Net Worth and Online Presence

The British actor and writer, Cary Elwes has earned the decent income from his career. He has a net worth of around $8 million USD. Likewise, Cary is active on social media. He has around 63k followers on Instagram, about 74k followers on Twitter, and around 165k followers on Facebook.