Nick Cassavetes Net Worth

Nick Cassavetes Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Nicholas David Rowland Cassavetes net worth is
$40 Million

Nicholas David Rowland Cassavetes Wiki Biography

Nicholas David Rowland Cassavetes was born on 21 May 1959, in New York City, USA, to actress Gena Rowlands and actor and film director John Cassavetes, of Greek-American descent. He is a filmmaker and actor, perhaps best known for directing the films “John Q” and “The Notebook”.

So just how rich is Nick Cassavetes? According to sources, Cassavetes has established a net worth of over $40 million, as of early 2017, earned through his involvement in film industry which began in the early 1970s.

Nick Cassavetes Net Worth $40 Million

Cassavetes grew up in New York City. Hailing from a family of noted actors, it was quite natural for him to take up the same profession. His acting career started when he was 11 years old, appearing in his father’s film “Husbands” in 1970. Four years later he appeared in “A Woman Under the Influence”, another film directed by his father. However, Cassavetes later decided to give up on his career in film, and enrolled at Syracuse University on a basketball scholarship, but an injury ended his collegiate athletic career, so he returned to acting and, following his parents’ footsteps, enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

His first adult role came in 1985 with Peter Bogdanovich’s acclaimed drama “Mask”, however, his next few roles were mostly in various B-movies such as “Under the Gun”, “Blind Fury” and “Sins of the Night”. He also appeared in guest spots in several television series, including “L.A. Law” and “Matlock”, which slowly increased his net worth.

In the mid-’90 Cassavetes began working behind the camera, releasing his directorial and screenwriting debut, the 1996 drama film “Unhook the Stars”. The following year his second film came out – “She’s So Lovely” – which was one of unpublished material written by his father. Around this time, he also appeared in films such as “Face/Off”, “Life” and “The Astronaut’s Wife”, paving his way to recognition and fame in both facets, as well as contributing to his net worth.

The 2000s saw Cassavetes continuing to write, direct and act. He penned the popular Johnny Depp film “Blow” in 2001, and directed his first big-budget film, “John Q”, the following year, which boosted his popularity in the world of Hollywood films, considerably improving his wealth.

In 2004 he directed the big screen romantic drama “The Notebook”, an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel of the same name, in which Cassavetes’ mother Gena starred, and was a great commercial success, soon attracting a cult following. It won several awards, including eight Teen Choice Awards and a Satellite Award, and which brought Cassavetes high praise as a filmmaker, significantly adding to his net worth too.

His next film was the 2006 crime drama “Alpha Dog”, followed by the 2009 drama “My Sister’s Keeper”, serving as director and co-writer in both projects. The films reinforced Cassavetes’ high status in Hollywood, improving his wealth once again.

His most recent projects were the drama “Yellow”, which he co-wrote and directed in 2012, and the comedy film “The Other Woman, which he directed in 2014.

Aside from films, Cassavetes is also credited for writing the dialogue for Justin Timberlake’s music video “What Goes Around… Comes Around”.Tokyo Grand Prix (2012), Audience Award (2013, SXSW Film Festival), Gold Hugo (1996, Chicago International Film Festival), Palme d’Or (1997, Cannes Film Festival)

A passionate poker player, he has participated in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Invitational Season 5, finishing in the fifth place. He has also appeared in the cash game poker television program “High Stakes Poker”.

When it comes to his personal life, Cassavetes has been married twice; in 1985 he married Isabelle Rafalovich, with whom he has two daughters. After their divorce, he married actress Heather “Queenie” Wahlquist, who has appeared in several of his films. The couple has one child together.

Full NameNick Cassavetes
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthMay 21, 1959
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Height6' 6" (1.98 m)
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Director, Writer
EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York
SpouseIsabelle Rafalovich (divorced), Heather Wahlquist
ChildrenSasha Cassavetes, Virginia Cassavetes
ParentsGena Rowlands, John Cassavetes
SiblingsAlexandra Cassavetes, Zoe Cassavetes
AwardsDaytime Emmy Awards (2004), Catalina Film Festival - best Film (2013), Directors' Week Award (1997)
NominationsTokyo Grand Prix (2012), Audience Award (2013, SXSW Film Festival), Gold Hugo (1996, Chicago International Film Festival), Palme d'Or (1997, Cannes Film Festival)
Movies“John Q” (2002), “The Notebook”, "Just Like Dad" (1995), "Mask" (1985), "Under the Gun", "Blind Fury", "Sins of the Night", "Unhook the Stars" (1996), "The Other Woman" (2014)
TV Shows"L.A. Law", "Matlock", "Game Show Network's (GSN): High Stakes Poker", "The Hangover: Part II"
1We watch violent images on TV, we revere violence, but we're not raised violently.
1Met Heather Wahlquist shortly before filming John Q (2002). While on set, they fell in love and got engaged one month later. They have one child together.
2Considers The Notebook (2004) his worst film.
3Nephew of David Rowlands.
4Grandson of Katherine Cassavetes and Lady Rowlands.
5Is a gifted speed-reader.
6He is nearly a foot taller than his father John Cassavetes. He gets his height from his mother's (Gena Rowlands) side of the family.
7Was in negotiations to write a screenplay for a remake of his father's film, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) for New Line Cinema with Brett Ratner set to direct in 1998. The project never got made because Ratner made The Family Man (2000) instead.
8Ex son-in-law of Linda Massad.
9Older brother of actors Xan Cassavetes and Zoe R. Cassavetes.
10Son of actors John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands.
11Father of Sasha Cassavetes and Virginia Cassavetes.


Love and Skin2013ShortUncle Nicky
The Hangover Part II2011Tattoo Joe
Entourage2010TV SeriesNick Cassavetes
Blow2001Man in Derek's Salon (uncredited)
The Astronaut's Wife1999Capt. Alex Streck
Life1999/ISergeant Dillard
Conversations in Limbo1998Short
Farticus1997Adonis Papadapadopounopoulopoulos
Face/Off1997Dietrich Hassler
Black Rose of Harlem1996Johnny
Just Like Dad1995TV MovieJoe
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle1994Robert Sherwood
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute1994Emmett Grazer
Broken Trust1993Alan Brogan
Sins of the Night1993Jack Neitsche
Body of Influence1993VideoJonathan Brooks
Crime & Punishment1993TV Series
Sins of Desire1993Barry Mitchum
Twogether1992Wolfgang Amadeus 'John' Madler
Delta Force 3: The Killing Game1991Charlie
Object of Desire1990
Backstreet Dreams1990Mikey
Shannon's Deal1990TV Series
The Marshall Chronicles1990TV SeriesGus
Desperation Rising1989Tony Sarchuzi
Blind Fury1989Lyle Pike
Quantum Leap1989TV SeriesPrimo La Palma
Shooter1988TV MovieTex
Assault of the Killer Bimbos1988Wayne-O
Under the Gun1988Tony Braxton
L.A. Law1987TV SeriesRichard Bertrand
Matlock1987TV SeriesFoley
Quiet Cool1986Valence
The Wraith1986Packard Walsh
Black Moon Rising1986Luis
Reunion1980TV MovieSteve Cowan
Husbands1970Nick (uncredited)


Kentucky Rhapsodyattached announced
Road Houseannounced
The Other Woman2014
My Sister's Keeper2009
Alpha Dog2006
The Notebook2004
John Q2002
She's So Lovely1997
Unhook the Stars1996


Kentucky Rhapsodyscreenplay announced
Road Housescreenplay announced
My Sister's Keeper2009screenplay
Justin Timberlake: What Goes Around ...Comes Around2007Video short
Alpha Dog2006written by
Whatever We Do2003Short writer
Unhook the Stars1996


The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie2003TV Movie executive producer


Alpha Dog2006performer: "On Top of December"
John Q2002writer: "The Voice Inside My Heart"


Consult and Conquer2016Short special thanks
Toxic Temptation2016Short special thanks
Blake2013Short the producers wish to thank
Broken English2007special thanks
Panic2000special thanks


In Search of Ted Demme2010DocumentaryHimself
Storymakers2009TV SeriesHimself
Free Radio2009TV SeriesHimself
The Young Hollywood Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
All in the Extended Family: Nick Cassavetes Profile2005Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Scenes of 'John Q'2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Independent2000Himself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host / Jonathan Brooks

Archive Footage

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesJonathan Brooks

Won Awards

2013Best FilmCatalina Film FestivalBest Feature FilmYellow (2012)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children/Youth/Family SpecialThe Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
1997Directors' Week AwardFantasportoUnhook the Stars (1996)

Nominated Awards

2013New Visions AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest Motion PictureYellow (2012)
2013Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalVisionsYellow (2012)
2012Tokyo Grand PrixTokyo International Film FestivalYellow (2012)
1997Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalShe's So Lovely (1997)
1996Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureUnhook the Stars (1996)

2nd Place Awards

1997Audience AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalBest English Language FilmUnhook the Stars (1996)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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