How Worthy is Justin Theroux?

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Net Worth : $40 million.

Salary  : $75,000 Per Episode

Justin Theroux Net Worth: Justin Theroux is a $40 million dollar American actor, screenwriter, and director. Theroux made his feature film debut in 1996 with “I Shot Andy Warhol.” He has since appeared in over 60 films and television shows, including “Strangers with Candy” (2005), “Wanderlust” (2012), “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (2018), “Six Feet Under” (2003–2004), and “The Leftovers” (2014–2017). Justin was reportedly paid $75,000 per episode for his role as the lead on “The Leftovers,” for which he earned several award nominations. Additionally, Theroux directed the 2007 film “Dedication” and the 2011 television film “Documental,” and he wrote several screenplays, including “Tropic Thunder” (2008), “Iron Man 2” (2010), “Rock of Ages” (2012), and “Zoolander 2” (2013). (2016).

 

Justin Theroux was born Justin Paul Theroux in Washington, D.C. on August 10, 1971. Eugene, his father, was a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie, and Phyllis, his mother, is an author, journalist, and essayist. Justin has two siblings, Elizabeth and Sebastian, and writing runs in the Theroux family; his uncles Paul, Alexander, Peter, and Joseph are all published authors, and his cousins Marcel and Louis Theroux are documentary filmmakers and journalists. Theroux began acting at Massachusetts’ Buxton School and graduated from Vermont’s Bennington College in 1993 with a B.A. in visual arts and drama.

 

Justin made his television debut in 1995 on an episode of “C.P.W.” He then starred in his first film, “I Shot Andy Warhol,” the following year. He starred as Clarence the Cowboy in “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” in 1997, co-starred in “Below Utopia” with Alyssa Milano, and appeared in the direct-to-video film “Dream House.” In 1998, Theroux appeared in the films “Frogs for Snakes” and “Dead Broke” and made guest appearances on “New York Undercover,” “Ally McBeal,” “Spin City,” and “Sex and the City.” In 2000, he landed a regular role as Nick Pierce on CBS’s police procedural “The District,” appearing in 27 episodes. Justin also starred in “American Psycho” and “The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy” that year, and in 2001, he appeared in three films: “The Sleepy Time Gal,” “Mulholland Drive,” and Ben Stiller’s “Zoolander.” He reunited with Stiller for 2003’s “Duplex,” 2008’s “Tropic Thunder,” and 2016’s “Zoolander,” co-writing the scripts for “Tropic Thunder” and “Zoolander 2.”

 

In 2003, Theroux starred in the films “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” “Duplex,” and “Happy Ending,” guest-starred on two episodes of “Alias,” and began an eight-episode run on HBO’s critically acclaimed “Six Feet Under” as Brenda Chenowith’s love interest. Justin was nominated for a 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series for his work on “Six Feet Under.” Theroux made his Comedy Central debut in 2005 with “Strangers with Candy,” a prequel to the Comedy Central series starring Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, and Paul Dinello. Justin made his directorial debut the following year with the film “Dedication” (which he also produced), which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He appeared in 2006 in “Miami Vice” and “Inland Empire,” and in 2007 in David Wain’s comedy anthology “The Ten.” In 2008, Theroux returned to television as John Hancock in HBO’s award-winning miniseries “John Adams,” and two years later, he appeared as lawyer Justin Anderson on four episodes of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” as a love interest for Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope.

 

Justin wrote the screenplay for 2010’s “Iron Man 2,” which grossed an astounding $623.9 million at the box office; he also served as a creative consultant and voiced Megamind’s Father that year. He debuted as the evil wizard Leezar in 2011’s “Your Highness,” and reteamed with director David Wain for 2012’s “Wanderlust.” In 2013, Theroux was cast as the lead in HBO’s supernatural mystery series “The Leftovers,” which is based on a novel by Tom Perrotta. From 2014 to 2017, the show aired 28 episodes and garnered over two dozen award nominations. Justin appeared in “The Girl on the Train” (2016), which grossed $173.2 million at the box office, reprised his role as Evil DJ in “Zoolander 2,” made a cameo appearance in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017), and voiced Lord Garmadon in “The Lego Ninjago Movie” while starring on “The Leftovers.” In 2018, Theroux starred as a neurochemist on Netflix’s “Maniac,” appeared in the films “Mute,” “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” and “On the Basis of Sex,” and voiced Dropkick in the massively successful film “Bumblebee.” He lent his voice to Disney’s remake of “Lady and the Tramp” and served as executive producer on ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” in 2019.

 

Justin met stylist Heidi Bivens in his mid-twenties and dated her for 14 years. He began dating his “Wanderlust” co-star Jennifer Aniston in 2011, and the two were engaged in August 2012. On August 5, 2015, Justin and Jennifer married in a surprise ceremony at their home; guests were told they were invited to a party celebrating Theroux’s 40th birthday. Justin nearly drowned while scuba diving due to low oxygen levels in his oxygen tank during the couple’s honeymoon in Bora Bora. In February 2018, Theroux and Aniston announced their separation.

 

Justin won an Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in “The Leftovers” in 2017, and he shared a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) with fellow executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Brent Miller, and Eric Cook for “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” in 2019. Additionally, “The Leftovers” earned Theroux nominations for the Critics Choice Television Awards (2016), the Dorian Awards (2016), and the IGN Summer Movie Awards (2017), as well as three Gold Derby Award nominations for Theroux: Drama Lead Actor in 2016 and 2017, and Drama Actor of the Decade in 2019.

 

Justin and Jennifer purchased an 8,500-square-foot Bel Air mansion for $21 million in 2011 and renovated it together in 2013. The former couple married in secret in the backyard, and Aniston retained ownership of the property following their divorce. Theroux owns an apartment in Greenwich Village and is rumored to have spent around $1 million on renovations and expansions, which has resulted in a dispute with one of his neighbors dating all the way back to 2017.

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