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Len Wiseman Net Worth

Len Wiseman Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Len Wiseman net worth is
$15 Million

Len Wiseman Wiki/Biography

Born Len Ryan Wiseman on the 4th March 1973, in Fremont, California USA, he is a film director, producer, and writer, probably best known for making “Underworld” (2003), “Live Free or Die Hard” (2007), and “Total Recall” (2012) among other projects. Wiseman’s career started in 1994.

Have you ever wondered how rich Len Wiseman is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Wiseman’s net worth is as high as $15 million, earned through his successful career in Hollywood. In addition to directing movies and TV series, Wiseman also works as a writer and producer, and he directed some commercials and music videos in the past, which also improved his wealth.

Len Wiseman Net Worth $15 Million

Len Wiseman grew up in Freemont and went to the American High School, and after matriculation he studied film at the De Anza College in Cupertino, California.

Wiseman’s career launched in 1994 in Roland Emmerich’s “Stargate”; Len worked as a property assistant and continued to collaborate with Emmerich in “Independence Day” (1996) starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum, and “Godzilla” (1998) with Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, and Maria Pitillo. In the meantime, Wiseman was also a part of another blockbuster called “Men in Black” (1997) starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. These projects grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide, and also increased Wiseman’s net worth.

Wiseman gained a lot of experience working on such successful movies, so he started directing his commercials and music videos. After making a commercial for Sony, he created several videos for such bands and musicians as Megadeth, Static-X, En Vogue, Rufus Wainwright, and Quarashi. Wiseman’s directorial movie debut was “Underworld” in 2003, starring Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, and Shane Brolly; although it didn’t go well with the critics, the saga about vampires and werewolves grossed almost $100 million worldwide and generated a lot of money to Wiseman’s account.

The sequel under the name “Underworld: Evolution” came out in 2006, and this time earned over $110 million. However, Wiseman’s highest-grossing movie to date is the fourth instalment of the Die Hard series called “Live Free or Die Hard” (2007) starring Bruce Willis, Justin Long, and Timothy Olyphant. The estimated budget was $110 million, but the movie earned more than $380 million, making Wiseman a rich man. He didn’t direct the third part of the Underworld series “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” in 2009, but worked as a producer instead.

Wiseman also produced “Underworld: Awakening” in 2012, and will produce the upcoming “Underworld: Blood Wars” that will come out in 2017.
After huge earnings from the first three movies he made, Wiseman took a little break but returned with the remake of “Total Recall” (2012) starring Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, and Bryan Cranston. The film managed to gross almost $200 million, mostly outside the US, and it’s the latest Wiseman has made thus far. Most recently, he directed one episode of “Sleepy Hollow” (2013), “Lucifer” (2015), and “A.P.B.” (2016), and it’s announced that he will make “Die Hard Year One” with Bruce Willis shortly.

Regarding his personal life, Len Wiseman was married to a kindergarten teacher Dana, but they divorced around Christmas 2003 when Len started dating actress Kate Beckinsale, who starred in his “Underworld” movie, and who also ended a relationship with actor Michael Sheen and married Wiseman in 2004. However, in 2015 the pair announced that they were divorcing.


Full NameLen Wiseman
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1973
Place Of BirthFremont, California, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film director, Film Producer, Television producer, Television Director
EducationDe Anza College, American High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseKate Beckinsale (m. 2004), Dana Wiseman (m. ?–2002)
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/lenwiseman
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0936482/
MoviesUnderworld: Blood Wars, Total Recall, Underworld: Awakening, Whiteout, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld: Evolution, Underworld
TV ShowsSleepy Hollow, Max Steel
#Quote
1I'd been jumping on movies as the prop guy or drawing storyboards before I joined the art department on Stargate, Independence Day and Godzilla. When I was pitching the script for Underworld, I did 12 detailed production drawings, which the producers later told me made them feel more comfortable about going with a first- time director.
2Die Hard (1988), Indiana Jones and Lethal Weapon (1987) were the movies that really kicked it off for me in high school. I saw a making-of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) documentary and thought, "Man, that's the job I want to do".
3[on the film Underworld (2003)] It was quite shocking, the DVD sales had matched the box-office sales, and it definitely has been something that has grown.
#Fact
1Wiseman was 15 years old when he saw the first Die Hard (1988). Once back at home, he made his own version of the film in his own backyard on the family video camera. Twenty years later, he got to direct Live Free or Die Hard (2007).
2He studied film at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, making two short films there, the second of which helped him land his first professional gig.
3Len came to the attention of Skip Williamson, President of Lakeshore Records. After seeing his work on the set of the Rufus Wainwright video, Williamson made the push for Lakeshore to take a look at Underworld (2003).
4Len and writer Danny McBride met through their agent, [error] at ICM. The two hit it off through their common love and fan's knowledge of genre films.
5Married Kate Beckinsale on May 9th, 2004, at the Bel-Air Hotel. He gave Kate's daughter, Lily, her own wedding ring.
6Has a stepdaughter named Lily Mo Sheen (b. January 1999).
7June 2003: Engaged to actress Kate Beckinsale.

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucifer2015-2017TV Series executive producer - 35 episodes
A.P.B.2017TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Sleepy Hollow2013-2017TV Series executive producer - 38 episodes
Underworld: Blood Wars2016/Iproducer
Total Recall2012/Iexecutive producer
Underworld: Awakening2012producer
Hawaii Five-02010TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans2009producer
Underworld: Evolution2006executive producer
Underworld: Creature Effects2004Video documentary short producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sleepy HollowTV Series created by - 53 episodes, 2013 - 2017 story - 1 episode, 2013
Underworld: Blood Wars2016/Ibased on characters created by
Underworld: Awakening2012characters / screenplay / story
Underworld: Endless War2011Video short characters - uncredited
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans2009characters / story
Underworld: Evolution2006characters / story
Underworld: The Eternal War2004Video Game characters
Underworld2003story

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Hard Year Oneannounced
A.P.B.2017TV Series 1 episode
Lucifer2015TV Series 1 episode
Sleepy Hollow2013TV Series 1 episode
Total Recall2012/I
Hawaii Five-02010TV Series 1 episode
Live Free or Die Hard2007
Underworld: Evolution2006
Underworld2003

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Godzilla1998/Iprops
Men in Black1997props assistant - uncredited
Independence Day1996assistant props
Stargate1994property assistant

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quest of the Delta Knights1993Video miniature effects

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sleepy Hollow2014TV Series 2nd unit director - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Underworld: The Look of Underworld2004Video documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Decoding Die Hard2013Video documentaryHimself
A Mental Construction: The VFX of 'Total Recall'2012Video documentary shortHimself
Practically Real: The Action of 'Total Recall'2012Video documentary shortHimself
Total Action: The Making of 'Total Recall'2012Video documentary shortHimself
Total Recall: Designing the Fall2012Video shortHimself
Total Recall: Science Fiction vs. Science Fact2012Video documentary shortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2012TV SeriesHimself
Picture Perfect: The Making of the Pilot2011Video shortHimself
True Blood-Lines: A New Type2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bloodsucking Cinema2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard'2007Video documentaryHimself
Making a Scene2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Live Free or Die Hard: Inside the Action2007TV MovieHimself
Life After Film School2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Casting Session2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Underworld: Evolution - Inside the Action2006TV MovieHimself
Shootout2005TV SeriesHimself
Underworld: Creature Effects2004Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Underworld: The Look of Underworld2004Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Underworld: The Making of Underworld2004Video documentary shortHimself - Director

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