Billy Crudup Biography: Net worth, Height, Marry Naomi Watts ,Film & More

William Gaither Crudup is an American actor who was born on July 8, 1968. For his work in Jesus’ Son (1999), he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015), Jackie (2016), Alien: Covenant (2017), Big Fish (2003), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Watchmen (2009), Public Enemies (2009), Almost Famous (2000), and Jackie all featured him in lead or supporting parts.

Crudup has been nominated for four Tony Awards, winning one in 2007 for his performance in Tom Stoppard’s play The Coast of Utopia. He has additionally appeared in the streaming television shows Gipsy (2017), and The Morning Show (2019), for which he won both a Critics’ Choice Television Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, and Hello Tomorrow (2023).

Full NameWilliam Gaither Crudup
Birth Date / AgeJuly 8, 1968 / 55 Year Old
Birth Place Manhasset, New York, United States
Source of WealthActor 
Relationship StatusMarry Naomi Watts in 2023
Height5 ft. 9 in. / 174 cm
Net Worth$8 Million Estimated

Early Life

John Crudup was born in Manhasset, New York. During his formative years, his parents, Georgann (née Gaither) and Thomas Henry Crudup III, went through the cycle of marriage, divorce, and remarriage, only to end up divorcing again. These familial dynamics had a profound impact on Crudup, especially his relationship with his father. He often describes his late father, who passed away in 2005, as an “unrelenting gambler and persuasive salesman,” who incessantly pursued the illusory promise of striking it rich.

Digging into Crudup’s lineage, we discover that he hails from the bloodline of Congressman Josiah Crudup from North Carolina. On his mother’s side, his maternal grandfather was William Cotter “Billy” Gaither, Jr., a renowned trial attorney in Florida. It is worth noting that his maternal grandmother eventually remarried and tied the knot with Episcopal bishop James Duncan.

Crudup, the second-born among three brothers, comes from a family with a creative inclination. Both his brothers, Tommy and Brooks, have found their place in the entertainment industry as producers. When Crudup was around eight years old, his family decided to uproot from New York, embarking on a journey that led them to Texas and eventually settling in Florida. It was in Fort Lauderdale that Crudup completed his high school education, graduating from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in 1986.

Continuing his academic pursuits, Crudup enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here, he delved into his passion for acting as a part of the undergraduate acting company, LAB! Theatre. His talents extended beyond the theater, as he also showcased his acting skills on UNC-STV’s popular program, General College. As a member of the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Crudup was actively involved in campus life. Subsequently, he pursued his graduate studies in acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, earning a coveted Master of Fine Arts degree in 1994.


Crudup started acting in movies like 1996’s Sleepers, 1997’s Imagining the Abbotts, and 1998’s Unbounded, where he assumed the part of running legend and Olympian Steve Prefontaine. His most memorable job in an enlivened element was in 1999’s English arrival of Princess Mononoke, in which he featured as Ashitaka. He then, at that point, played lead guitarist Russell Hammond from Stillwater, the imaginary band at the focal point of Cameron Crowe’s Practically Renowned (2000). In 2006’s The Great Shepherd, he played English government operative Curve Cummings, a substitute for Kim Philby. That very year, he assumed a supporting part in Mission III. In 2007, he assumed the main part of Henry Roth in the film Commitment.

Crudup finished shooting Guardians with Zack Snyder in Vancouver, English Columbia. He depicted the superhuman Specialist Manhattan. He depicted previous U.S. Secretary of the Depository Timothy Geithner in a television film around 2008’s monetary emergency, Too Large to Even consider fizzling (2011). Crudup stars in the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, for which he won an Early evening Emmy Grant in 2020.

Personal Life

Crudup was in a relationship with Mary-Louise Parker from 1996 to November 2003. When Crudup quit their relationship and started dating actress Claire Danes, she was seven months along with their son, William Atticus Parker, who was born in January 2004. Crudup and Danes parted ways in 2006.

After interacting with British actress Naomi Watts during the shooting of the Netflix drama series Gipsy, Crudup started dating her in 2017. In a simple ceremony, the pair wed in June 2023 in New York City.


Everyone Says I Love YouKen
1997Inventing the AbbottsJacey Holt
GrindEddie / Terry’s brother
1998Monument Ave.Teddy Timmons
Without LimitsSteve Prefontaine
The Hi-Lo CountryPete Calder
1999Princess MononokeAshitaka (voice)English dub
Jesus’ SonFH
2000Waking the DeadFielding Pierce
Almost FamousRussell Hammond
2001World TravelerCal
Charlotte GrayJulien Levade
2003Big FishWill Bloom
Stage BeautyNed Kynaston
2005Trust the ManTobey
2006Mission: Impossible IIIMusgrave
The Good ShepherdArch Cummings
2007DedicationHenry Roth
2008Pretty BirdCurtis Prentiss
2009WatchmenJon Osterman / Dr. Manhattan
Public EnemiesJ. Edgar Hoover
2010Eat Pray LoveStephen
2011Thin IceRandy
Too Big to FailTimothy GeithnerTelevision film
2012The WatchPaul
2013Blood TiesFrank
The Longest WeekDylan Tate
Glass ChinJ.J. Cook
2015The Stanford Prison ExperimentDr. Philip Zimbardo
SpotlightEric MacLeish
2016Youth in OregonBrian
JackieThe Journalist
20th Century WomenWilliam
20171 Mile to YouCoach K
Alien: CovenantOram
Justice LeagueHenry Allen
2019After the WeddingOscar Carlson
Where’d You Go, BernadetteElgie
2021Die in a GunfightNarrator
Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueHenry AllenDirector’s cut of Justice League
DonnybrookVictor RobertsShort



2017GypsyMichael HollowayThe main role, 10 episodes
2019At Home with Amy SedarisDr. RaddishEpisode: “Halloween”
2019–presentThe Morning ShowCory EllisonThe main role, 20 episodes
2022The Last Movie StarsJames Goldstone (voice)Docuseries
2023Hello Tomorrow!Jack BillingsMain role

Short film

2009The Ballad of G.I. JoeZartan
2017Alien: Covenant – Prologue: Last SupperChristopher Oram


1994America DreamingRobertVineyard Theatre
1995ArcadiaSeptimus HodgeLincoln Center Theatre
1996Bus StopBo DeckerCircle in the Square Theatre
1997The Three SistersStaff Captain SolyonyRoundabout Theatre
1998OedipusOedipusBlue Light Theatre Company
2001Measure for MeasureAngeloPublic TheatreShakespeare in the Park
2002The Resistible Rise of Arturo UiFlake / Defense CounselNational Actors Theatre
The Elephant ManJohn MerrickRoyale Theatre
2004The 24-Hour PlaysBobbyStaged reading
2005The PillowmanKaturianEdwin Booth Theatre
2006–07The Coast of Utopia: Part 1 – VoyageVissarion BelinskyLincoln Center Theatre
The Coast of Utopia: Part 2 – Shipwreck
2009The 24-Hour PlaysBillyStaged reading
2010The Metal ChildrenTobin FalmouthVineyard Theatre
2011ArcadiaBernard NightingaleEthel Barrymore Theatre
2013No Man’s LandFosterBerkeley Repertory Theatre
Cort Theatre
Waiting for GodotLuckyBerkeley Repertory Theatre
Cort Theatre
2017Harry ClarkeVariousVineyard Theatre
2018Minetta Lane Theatre


Net Worth

Billy Crudup is an American actor who has a net worth of $8 million estimated.

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