Jeff Goldblum is undeniably one of Hollywood’s most prized possessions. He’s charming, talented, and hilarious.
He is known best for his roles in movies such as Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok, and The Fly. Indeed, Jeff is so good at what he does that he has won multiple awards throughout his career.
So, if you want to know more about Jeff Goldblum, keep reading because we’ll be giving you everything you need to know about his age, height, kids, parents, and sexuality!
How Old is Jeff Goldblum?
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born on October 22, 1952, making him 69 years old at the time of this writing. He was born and raised by his Jewish family in West Homestead, Pennsylvania.
Several sources report that Jeff’s ancestors were originally from Russia, Austria, and Ukraine but had to flee for safety during the reign of Nazi Germany. That is why his family ended up in the US.
Since Jeff was young, he has always been interested in acting and music. He even took up piano lessons at the age of 14.
But then his passion for acting grew, prompting him to attend drama classes at Carnegie Mellon University during the summer. And by the age of 17, he had moved out of his home to pursue an acting career in New York.
How Tall is Jeff Goldblum?
We don’t need to meet Jeff Goldblum in real life to know that he’s quite a tall dude. In movies, he easily towers over his co-actors. Several sources report that the Jurassic Park actor is somewhere around 6’4’’ or 1.93m in height.
Now that he’s getting older, though (he’s one year away from stepping into his seventies), he might have gotten a bit shorter, measuring at 6ft3 or 191.8cm. Nevertheless, Jeff is still a tall guy!
Does Jeff Goldblum Have Any Children?
Given his flirty behavior (and the fact that he’s been married thrice), Jeff Goldblum has often been presumed to be the father of many children. However, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
In fact, he previously stated that he never initially planned on becoming a father. But that all changed when he met his current wife, Emilie Livingston. Together, the two share two beautiful sons, namely:
- Charlie Ocean Goldblum
- River Joe Goldblum
In an interview with Radio Times in 2019, the actor revealed what made him change his mind about fatherhood:
“I never thought that I was going to do it. I had never been particularly passionate [about fatherhood] or envisioned it for myself – I don’t have any nieces or nephews, had never seen a birth before. In the couple of lovely previous marriages I had, there was some fantasy talk about it, but never any serious business. And I always thought it was a good thing that I didn’t have any drama with kids and breaking up. We thought about it for a year, talked about it with my therapist, went in together, and after a year of that, I said, ‘Yeah, this sounds kinda good, let’s get married and have kids.’”
Who are Jeff Goldblum’s Parents?
Jeff and his three siblings were raised by their Jewish parents: Shirley Jane Goldblum and Harold Leonard Goldblum. Both of their parents worked to provide a living for their family. His mother ran a kitchen appliances sales firm while his father was a community doctor.
In an interview, Jeff candidly described his mother as a ‘vivacious’ woman with a short temper. In contrast, his dad had a commendable work ethic.
However, interestingly enough, it was his father who actually forced his brother Lee to undergo gay conversion therapy to ‘cure’ his homosexuality. Moreover, Jeff also revealed that it was his mother whom he bonded better with.
Sadly, his mother passed away in 2012, while his father died in 1983.
Is Jeff Goldblum Gay or Straight?
It’s obvious that Jeff doesn’t always behave in the most masculine way. In fact, some might say that he’s somewhat androgynous. There have also been rumors about how the actor is secretly gay.
Until now, Jeff hasn’t revealed anything about his sexuality. He has never come out as gay, bisexual, or even straight. However, if we take a look at his dating history, it is clear that Jeff Goldblum is romantically interested in women only.
Moreover, the fact that he’s married and has two children with his wife tells us that he’s most possibly a straight male.
In a Nutshell
To sum everything up, Jeff Goldblum is a 69-year-old actor who measures at around 6’4’’ or 1.93m in height.
He has two sons with his current wife. His parents are Shirley Jane Goldblum and Harold L. Goldblum. Jeff has never publicly confirmed or denied rumors about his sexuality, but we are certain he is straight.