Mikhail Baryshnikov Net Worth

Mikhail Baryshnikov Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mikhail Baryshnikov net worth is
$45 Million

Mikhail Baryshnikov Wiki Biography

Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov was born on 27 January 1948, in Riga, Latvia, and is an actor and a dancer of Russian and Latvian descent. Mikhail has been active in his career since 1968 and is famous as being one of the best ballet dancers in history, thus, he has definitely earned his wealth thanks to his talent.

So how rich is Mikhail Baryshnikov? Sources have estimated that Mikhail’s net worth is $45 million, virtually all gained through his dancing talent and on various media.

Mikhail Baryshnikov Net Worth $45 Million

What is interesting about Mikhail’s career is that he started dancing in the Kirov Ballet in St Petersburg (then Leningrad), but defected from the USSR to Canada in 1974, and developed his career as a freelancer. This was simply because in the Soviet system, when Latvia was a part of Soviet Union, there were few opportunities to develop any talent. Later on, Mikhail worked in the New York City Ballet, until in 1980 he was announced as the artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre. Such a jump in the dancer`s career helped Mikhail to make his net worth much larger. The National Medal of Arts, received in 2000, confirms Mikhail`s innate talent and great performances.

Mikhail Baryshnikov net worth have increased considerably through his appearances on TV, too, with “In Performance Live from Wolf Trap” being his debut in 1976. Mikhail became noted for his American Ballet Theatre production of Tchaikovsky`s “The Nutcracker” on TV. In this performance, Baryshnikov appeared along with such stars as Gelsey Kirkland and Alexander Minz. The production became very popular and watchable on TV, and thus added a significant sum of money to Mikhail Baryshnikov’s net worth. Certainly Tchaikovsky`s ballet has had many other versions, however, only Baryshnikov`s production along with one other have been nominated for an Emmy Award. Moreover, during the 1970s and 1980s Mikhail increased his net worth with incomes from perfomances with the American Ballet Theatre on “Live From Lincoln Center“ and “Great Performances“.

Written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross, “The Turning Point“ (1977) was another source of great revenues enhancing Mikhail Baryshnikov’s net worth. Along with Gregory Hines and Isabella Rossellini, Mikhail also appeared in an American drama “White Nights” (1985), directed by Taylor Hackford. Baryshnikov accumulated more net worth when he appeared as a Russian artist in an American television sitcom “Sex and the City” along with such celebrities as Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis. Most recently, Baryshnikov performed in the action-thriller film “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014). The talented dancer has also been cast in plays  ”In Paris”, and “Man in a Case”.

As regards Mikhail`s family, along with American actress Jessica Lange the dancer has a daughter Aleksandra Baryshnikov (born in 1981). Currently, together with the former ballerina Lisa Rinehart whom he married in 2006, Mikhail has three children: Peter (born in 1989), Anna (born in 1992), and Sofia (born in 1994). The family now resides in the Dominican Republic.

Full NameMikhail Baryshnikov
Net Worth$45 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 27, 1948
Place Of BirthRiga, Latvia
Height5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
ProfessionActor, Television producer, Ballet Dancer, Choreographer
EducationVaganova Academy of Russian Ballet
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseLisa Rinehart (m. 2006)
ChildrenAlexandra Lange Baryshnikova
ParentsAlexandra Kiselyova, Nikolay Baryshnikov
PartnerJessica Lange
NicknamesMikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov , Mikhail Baryshinikov , Misha , Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov , Михаи́л Никола́евич Бары́шников
AwardsKennedy Center Honors, National Medal of Arts
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Latvian Theater Award for Actor of the Year, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Classical Music or Dance Programmi...
MoviesWhite Nights, The Turning Point, Dancers, The Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre), Company Business, That's Dancing!, The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About, Great Pas de Deux, Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra, Baryshnikov Live at Wolf Trap, Place, World's Young Ballet: Mikh...
TV ShowsSex and the City, Great Performances, Baryshnikov on Broadway, Great Performances: Dance in America
1[on the difficulty of acting in front of the camera, encountered while working on _White Nights (1985)_, and the help he received from acting coach Sandra Seacat, whom he'd met earlier through Jessica Lange, from 12/6/85 Washington Post profile] One of the main things was she helped me relax in front of the camera. The best acting I did on the set was in the improvisations before the takes - that gave me real satisfaction. But keeping the level when the camera was going, that was completely something else. Technicians placing the camera, the director behind you, your throat is dry, and you're trying to forget everything, all distractions, and ask yourself what is this scene really about - that's when the hard work starts.
2[on being directed by Dmitry Krymov in a play, 2011] I myself didn't agree with many of his choices. But I am not entitled to raise my objections. It's the same with a choreographer. If you commit, you should be a good foot soldier. This is not the place to be a general.
3Oh, that's nonsense. Sex symbol? A cup of tea will do it. Sex is overrated. Absolutely. Forget about it. A good golf game, a nice conversation with friends, will do better. - On what it is like to be an international sex symbol.
4That somebody has the vision to put a few steps together and make a dance out of it, there is already a certain power implanted. My job is much easier - it's just to put a light in it. - The Daily Telegraph, 09/02/2004
5I think I got disappointed over the years about New York, about the States. You know, sometimes you go and visit Europe and see good old socialism in its good part! You see public concern about art, and young people's participation and young faces in the audience. Then you arrive in the States and it is $150 to go to an opera. Ridiculous. We have so much young talent on the streets, but because everything is commercial they finally drift away from their dream of their life. - The Daily Telegraph, 09/02/2004
6Dancers are made, not born.
7No matter what I try to do or explore, my Kirov training, my expertise, and my background call me to return to dancing after all, because that's my real vocation, and I have to serve it.
8No one is born a dancer. You have to want it more than anything.
9[on the late Fred Astaire] "No dancer can watch him and not know that all the rest of us should be in a different business. Astaire is remote. It's as if he were in an incubator, breathing his own air. His perfection is like crystal: you can see through it. It's hopeless to try and imitate him."
10The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
11I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.
12There comes a moment in a young artist's life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out.
13I am not the first straight dancer, nor the last.
1Is a fan of cigars.
2Enjoys fishing.
3He was Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre from 1980 to 1989, until they fired his right-hand man Charles France. Baryshnikov's successor was Kevin McKenzie.
4Appearing in dramatic roles in a series of one-act plays by Samuel Beckett, at the New York Theater Workshop. [December 2007]
5Taught by ballet instructor Bella Kovarsky when he was a child.
6Owner of ballet troupe, "White Oak Dance Project".
7Hobby is golf.
8His and Jessica Lange's daughter is Aleksandra (born 1981).
9He appeared in three of the ballet programs which were Emmy-nominated for "Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts" in the same year - "Giselle", "American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House", and "The Nutcracker". "Giselle" was the one that took home the Emmy, but "The Nutcracker" remains the one that has most often been shown and is consistently the most popular. The other two have not even been released on video or DVD, due to a royalties dispute about all "Live From Lincoln Center" programs.
10He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2000 by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C.
11His name in English means "Michael."
12He had a romantic relationship with fellow Soviet defector and prima ballerina assoluta Natasha Makarova. She was eight years his senior. She ended it because of this fact and when she needed him back as a sympathetic shoulder to cry on, Baryshnikov was already involved with another young ballerina named Gelsey Kirkland.
13Daughter Shura (Aleksandra) Baryshnikov, whose mother is Jessica Lange, graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont, the same college that Chris Noth attended in the 70s. [2003]
14When he met Jessica Lange, he spoke little English. Fortunately for him, Lange spoke French, which he could speak fluently.
15Was nominated for Broadway's 1989 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for "Metamorphosis."
16Frequently attended legendary New York disco Studio 54.
17Was romantically involved with legendary ballerinas Natalia Makarova and Gelsey Kirkland.
18Was artistic director with ABT and even ran his own class outside of ABT - Mikhail Baryshnikov's School of Classic Ballet.
19Danced with the Kirov Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet.
20Has his own clothing line: "Baryshnikov", plus his own perfume brand: "Misha".
21Children by Lisa Rinehart: Peter Andrew (born 1989), Anna Katerina (born May 22nd 1992) and Sofia-Luisa (born May 24th 1994).
22Mikhail was a 2000 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Honors.
23Following his defection in Canada, the first ballet troupe that he performed with was the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
24Father of four children. He lives with girlfriend Lisa Rinehart.
25Ballet dancer turned actor


Doll & Em2015TV SeriesMikhail
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit2014The Minister Sorokin (uncredited)
Place2009TV MovieDancer
Sex and the City2003-2004TV SeriesAleksandr Petrovsky
Company Business1991Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez1991Cesar
White Nights1985Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
Don Quixote (Kitri's Wedding), a Ballet in Three Acts1984TV MovieBasilio
Carmen1980/ITV MovieDon José
The Nutcracker1977/ITV MovieNutcracker Prince
The Turning Point1977Yuri
Live from Lincoln Center1977TV SeriesCount Albrecht
Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap1976TV MovieFranz in 'Coppelia' / Le Spectre de la Rose / Basilio in 'Don Quixote' / ...
Fiesta1971TV MoviePedro Romero
Gorod i pesnya1968Dancer


Stories from My Childhood1981-1998TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes


Don Quixote (Kitri's Wedding), a Ballet in Three Acts1984TV Movie artistic director: American Ballet Theatre / choreographer after Marius Petipa / director: stage production
The Nutcracker1977/ITV Movie choreographer / production: ballet
Breakfast with the Arts1997TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Dancers1987staging: ballet sequences
White Nights1985additional choreographer


Sex and the City2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Turning Point1977performer: "Dom chrustalniy" - uncredited


The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez1991


Day Zero2007very special thanks


¡Atención obras!2016TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
West Side Story: A Place for Us - West Side Story's Legacy2011Documentary shortHimself
West Side Story: Pow! The Dances of West Side Story2011Documentary short
American Masters1996-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Imagine2008TV Series documentaryHimself
PBS NewsHour2007TV SeriesHimself Nutcracker Prince ...
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Iconoclasts2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Rehearsing a Dream2006Documentary shortHimself
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryHimself / Aleksandr Petrovsky
Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Great Performances1987-2003TV SeriesHimself
Betty Oliphant: A Life in Dance2001DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2000TV Special documentaryHimself - Honoree
Mark Morris Dance Group: A Dance Center in Brooklyn1998ShortHimself
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey1997TV SpecialHimself
Babilée '911992DocumentaryHimself - Dancer (as Mikhail Baryshinikov)
Ken Adam - Production Designer1990Himself
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival1989TV MovieHimself
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Presidential Inaugural Gala1989TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon1988TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
All Star Gala at Ford's Theatre1987TV MovieHimself
Great Performances: Dance in America1979-1987TV SeriesHimself
The Gershwin Gala1987TV MovieHimself
Vancouver: Focus on Expo 861986Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1985TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHimself
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala1985TV SpecialHimself
That's Dancing!1985DocumentaryHimself - Host
American Ballet Theatre at the Met1984TV SpecialHimself
Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater1984TV MovieHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1983TV Special documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday, Bob!1983TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston1983TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Baryshnikov: The Dancer and the Dance1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Baryshnikov in Hollywood1982TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra1982TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1981TV Special documentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1981TV SeriesHimself
Live from Lincoln Center1978-1981TV SeriesHimself - 'The Sleeping Beauty, Act III' / Himself - 'Theme and Variations'
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1980TV SpecialHimself
Baryshnikov on Broadway1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Magic of Dance1979TV Series documentaryHimself
Bob Hope on the Road to China1979TV MovieHimself
Baryshnikov at the White House1979TV MovieHimself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHimself
Arena1975TV Series documentaryHimself
Music on 21970TV SeriesHimself - Dancer

Archive Footage

Mao's Last Dancer2009Himself (uncredited)
Live from Lincoln Center2006TV SeriesHimself
Bourne to Dance2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Life and Times2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Breakfast with the Arts1997TV SeriesNutcracker Prince
¡Qué noche la de aquel año!1987TV SeriesNikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko

Won Awards

1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in Classical Music/Dance ProgrammingGreat Performances: Dance in America (1976)
1987Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety or Music ProgramBaryshnikov on Broadway (1980)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement - Special EventsBaryshnikov at the White House (1979)
1978Special DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsThe Turning Point (1977)

Nominated Awards

1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement - ClassicalGreat Performances: Dance in America (1976)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramGreat Performances (1971)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsGreat Performances: Dance in America (1976)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramBaryshnikov in Hollywood (1982)
1978OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Turning Point (1977)
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureThe Turning Point (1977)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsSpecial Classification of Outstanding Individual AchievementThe Nutcracker (1977)

Known for movies

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