Peter Sarsgaard (Actor) Net Worth

Peter Sarsgaard (Actor) Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Peter Sarsgaard net worth is
$15 million

Peter Sarsgaard Wiki Biography

John Peter Sarsgaard was born on 7 March 1971, in St. Clair County, Illinois USA, of part-Danish ancestry, and is an actor, best known from appearing in various popular films, such as “The Man in the Iron Mask”, “Shattered Glass”, and “The Magnificent Seven”. He’s been active since 1995, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Peter Sarsgaard? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been nominated for numerous awards and has also participated in various stage productions. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Peter Sarsgaard Net Worth $15 million

At a young age, Peter’s family moved around a lot due to his father’s work as an engineer in the US Air Force. He originally wanted to become a soccer player, and took ballet lessons to help his coordination, however, he suffered multiple concussions as a soccer player which led him to stop the sport.. He attended Fairfield College Preparatory School and during his time there, became interested in film, so he transitioned to theatre and writing After matriculating, he attended Bard College for two years then moved to Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), where he was instrumental in launching an improvisational comedy troupe, and also started performing on stage, debuting in a production of “Tartuffe”. In 1993, he graduated with a degree in history, and moved to New York shortly afterwards.

Sarsgaard started off appearing as a guest in various television series, such as “Law & Order” and “New York Undercover”. In 1995 he appeared in his first film entitled “Dead Man Walking”, in which he played a murdered teenager. He continued with more projects over the next few years which would increase his net worth, including “Desert Blue” and “The Man in the Iron Mask”, which proved to be a box office hit. In 1999, Sarsgaard earned critical acclaim when he played the role of John Lotter in the film “Boys Don’t Cry”, based on a true story, and the film was well received. This eventually led him to his first leading role in “The Center of the World” which also attracted positive reviews. He continued in more films in 2002, such as “Empire” and “The Salton Sea”, steadily building his reputation and net worth..

The following year, Peter became a part of the film “Shattered Glass”, in which he played the role of Charles Lane – the film is another project based on real life events, and his performance earned him several award nominations, and his net worth would increase significantly thanks to the success of the film. He then appeared in the films “Garden State” and “Kinsey”, followed in 2005 by starring in the film “The Dying Gaul”, all of which continued to bring him good reviews. He then had roles in films such as “The Skeleton Key” and “Flightplan”, and the following year he became a host of “Saturday Night Live”, before engaging in more supporting roles in films such as “Year of the Dog”. In 2009 he starred in the drama “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” which is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Chabon, and was also cast in the films “An Education” and “Knight and Day”, appearing alongside Tom Cruise. He also did consistent stage work during this time.

For his personal life, it is known that Sarsgaard married actress Maggie Gyllenhaal in 2009 and they have two daughters. Maggie is the sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal who is Sarsgaard’s close friend. He also previously had relationships with dancer Dita Von Teese and actress Shalom Harlow. Sarsgaard has also mentioned that his is Catholic and that he is vegan, but cooks meat for his children.

Full NamePeter Sarsgaard
Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthMarch 7, 1971
Place Of BirthSt. Clair County, Illinois USA
Height1.8 m
EducationWashington University in St. Louis
SpouseMaggie Gyllenhaal
ChildrenGloria Ray Sarsgaard, Ramona Sarsgaard
ParentsJohn Dale Sarsgard, Judy Lea Reinhardt
AwardsNational Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Tele...
MoviesOrphan, Jackie, The Magnificent Seven, Green Lantern
TV ShowsThe Slap, The Killing
1Often takes supporting roles instead of headlining a picture, whereby his character is friend to the main character in the film (Kinsey (2004), Shattered Glass (2003), Garden State (2004), Jarhead (2005)).
Flightplan (2005)$750,000
1In my first scene in any movie ever, Sean Penn dragged me out to a swamp, threw me down in the mud, raped and killed me and my girlfriend. We did the scene, we took a shower, put on new clothes and did the scene again. All night long. And that was my big break.
2[on Sean Penn taking him out to dinner during the making of his first film, Dead Man Walking (1995)] It was a sort of I'm-going-to-rape-you-and-we-should-get-to-know-one-another meal. I thought that was nice, and I've tried to extend the same courtesy to my co-stars, especially if I'm going to kill or rape them.
3I'm very much against the death penalty. It's very easy to do a piece about someone who's been railroaded by the system, who's innocent. If you don't believe in the death penalty, you have to take an extreme circumstance - someone who's indefensible - to see if it still applies. Otherwise the death penalty applies in some cases.
4Seriously, in Catholicism, you're supposed to love your enemy. That really impressed me as a kid, and it has helped me as an actor. I don't believe there are bad people. Just people who do bad things. The way that I view the characters I play is part of my religious upbringing. To abandon curiosity in all personalities, good or bad, is to give up hope in humanity. Like somebody who is mumbling on the street - I'm always curious if his words make any sense. I'm interested in lost souls. They possess another sort of secret. (Explaining how his religious upbringing influences his choices as an actor, 2005.)
5When people say, 'The movie sucked, but you didn't'; that means you didn't swing hard enough. You bunted. If the movie goes down, I want to go down with it.
6On his role as a marine in Jarhead (2005): There's a quality my character has about not caving in to the physical or mental demands of your job. I really took that to heart. A lot of my relatives have served, and I have respect for what it means to be a soldier. These guys are carrying a very heavy burden. We joke about marines being strict and severe, but would you want a bunch of hippies running around with guns?.
7When you don't have power, which I still don't in the grand Hollywood scheme of things, you get offered things that you wouldn't ordinarily be offered. Frequently, other people know what I can do more than I do.
8If you go in and audition for roles rather than just be offered them, then you kind of get a chance to kind of discover that you can do something that you didn't think you could do.
9"I just pick the best roles that are left over, and they usually aren't the heterosexual, leading-man, non-drug-addict parts. And once you get into doing them, people know you do them." - On his wide range of offbeat parts.
1Appearing on Broadway as Trigorin in "The Seagull." [October 2008]
2Co-starring with Elisabeth Shue in the off-Broadway revival of "Burn This" by Lanford Wilson. [2003]
3Is friends with ultra marathon champion Scott Jurek.
4Is an avid runner. Runs 50-60 miles per week.
5His paternal grandfather was of half Danish and half Norwegian descent. His other ancestry includes German, Austrian, Ulster-Scots (Scots-Irish), English, and Irish. His surname originates in Denmark.
6Became a father for the 2nd time at age 41 when his wife Maggie Gyllenhaal gave birth to their daughter Gloria Ray Sarsgaard on April 19, 2012.
7Became a father for the 1st time at age 35 when his fiancée [now wife] Maggie Gyllenhaal gave birth to their daughter Ramona Sarsgaard on October 3, 2006.
8Brother-in-law of Jake Gyllenhaal.
9Son-in-law of Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner.
10Admits to having a lifelong fear of flying.
11He attended the Actors' Studio Program at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
12Engaged to Maggie Gyllenhaal [April 2006]
13Childhood hero was Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett.
14He studied with legendary acting coach Terry Schreiber at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City, like Edward Norton, Jeanine Louise DeName and Broadway actress Kimilee Bryant.
15In Garden State (2004), Peter's character collects Desert Storm trading cards. In Jarhead (2005), Peter's character fights in Desert Storm.
16His baby face; his soft, strangely ominous voice; and often bizarre, unstable characters have led to him being compared to John Malkovich, who played his father in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998).
17He attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he co-founded a comedy improvisation group called Mama's Pot Roast.


SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground1997TV MovieBoy No. 1 (segment "Underground") (as Peter Scarsgaard)
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesDonald Jones
Dead Man Walking1995Walter Delacroix
Law & Order1995TV SeriesJosh Strand
The Magnificent Seven2016Bartholomew Bogue
Jackie2016/VBobby Kennedy
Black Mass2015Brian Halloran
The Slap2015TV SeriesHector
Experimenter2015Stanley Milgram
Moustaches Make Food Taste Better2014ShortJørgen 'Jørgen' Jørgen
Pawn Sacrifice2014Father Bill Lombardy
Reel Rock Film Tour2014TV SeriesNarrator
Night Moves2013Harmon
The Killing2013TV SeriesRay Seward
Blue Jasmine2013Dwight
Very Good Girls2013Fitzsimmons
Robot & Frank2012Robot (voice)
Green Lantern2011Hector Hammond
Saturday Night Live2010TV SeriesBoogerman
Knight and Day2010Fitzgerald
In the Electric Mist2009Elrod Sykes
An Education2009David Goldman
Elegy2008/IKenny Kepesh
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh2008Cleveland Arning
Rendition2007Alan Smith
Year of the Dog2007/INewt
High Falls2007ShortPedro
Jarhead2005Alan Troy
The Skeleton Key2005Luke Marshall
The Dying Gaul2005/IRobert
Kinsey2004Clyde Martin
Garden State2004Mark
Shattered Glass2003Charles 'Chuck' Lane
Death of a Dynasty2003Brendon III
Unconditional Love2002Window Washer
K-19: The Widowmaker2002Lt. Vadim Radtchinko
The Salton Sea2002Jimmy the Finn
Bacon Wagon2001ShortCowboy Zombie Victim
The Center of the World2001Richard Longman
The Cell2000Julia Hickson's Fiancee (uncredited)
Boys Don't Cry1999John Lotter
Cracker: Mind Over Murder1999TV SeriesSpencer Trent
Freak City1999TV MovieCal Jackson
Minor Details1998Scott
Desert Blue1998Billy Baxter
Another Day in Paradise1998Ty
The Man in the Iron Mask1998/IRaoul


Lovelace2013executive producer


The Magnificent Seven: Rogue Bogue2016Video documentary shortHimself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
America Divided2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Rotten Tomatoes2016TV SeriesHimself
Starring Austin Pendleton2016Documentary shortHimself
Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg2016TV Series shortHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Angrily Swiping Things Off Desk / Himself - Guest
Valley Uprising2014DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Blue Jasmine: Notes from the Red Carpet2014Video documentary shortHimself
Conan2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Green Lantern's Light: Focus Points2011Video documentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Green Lantern: An Exclusive Look2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boston Days and Spanish Knights2010Video shortHimself
Knight and Day: Scope2010Video shortHimself
Knight and Day: Story2010Video shortHimself
Wilder Knights and Crazier Days2010Video shortHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Cinema 32010TV SeriesHimself
Guión busca estrella2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mama's Little Devils: Bad Seeds and Evil Children2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Hour2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
DP/30: Conversations About Movies2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Intersections: The Making of 'Rendition'2008Video documentary shortHimself
History in Focus2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Indie Sex: Extremes2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Indie Sex: Teens2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Indie Sex: Censored2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
In-Flight Movie: The Making of 'Flightplan'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live2006TV SeriesHimself - Host
Background2006Video documentary shortHimself
Jarhead Diaries2006Video documentary shortHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2002-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The WIN Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Starz Special: On the Set of 'Flightplan'2005TV Movie documentaryCarson
The Kinsey Report: Sex on Film2005Video documentaryHimself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Garden State'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie Rose2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
K-19: It's in the Details2002Video shortHimself
The Making of 'K-19: The Widowmaker'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Embracing the Chaos: A Conversation with the Cast of 'The Salton Sea'2002Video documentary shortHimself / Jimmy the Finn

Archive Footage

Democracy Now!2015TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesHimself / David Goldman
Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize2010ShortAlan Troy
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryJohn Lotter (uncredited)

Won Awards

2010Cinema Vanguard AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalAn Education (2009)
2009EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or SeductionAn Education (2009)
2005Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorKinsey (2004)
2005Glitter AwardGlitter AwardsBest Supporting ActorKinsey (2004)
2004Best ActorStockholm Film FestivalGarden State (2004)
2004Best ActorLas Palmas Film FestivalShattered Glass (2003)
2004NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2004OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2003TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Performance, MaleShattered Glass (2003)
2003VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting PerformanceShattered Glass (2003)
2003BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2003KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2003SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2000Emerging Actor AwardSt. Louis International Film Festival

Nominated Awards

2015VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorExperimenter (2015)
2015Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest ActorExperimenter (2015)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Killing (2011)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastBlue Jasmine (2013)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorThe Killing (2011)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Killing (2011)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAn Education (2009)
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleAn Education (2009)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaJarhead (2005)
2005WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorJarhead (2005)
2005WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActor in FilmFlightplan (2005)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorKinsey (2004)
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorKinsey (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorKinsey (2004)
2005Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleKinsey (2004)
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorKinsey (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorKinsey (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaKinsey (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalGarden State (2004)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureShattered Glass (2003)
2004COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2004Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2004DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2004Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearGarden State (2004)
2004Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleShattered Glass (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2003WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)

2nd Place Awards

2004ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2003Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)
2003SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorShattered Glass (2003)

3rd Place Awards

2005NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorKinsey (2004)

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