Edward Norton Biography, Family, Career, Net Worth and Awards

Edward Norton Biography / Who Is Edward Norton

Edward Norton, born Edward Harrison Norton, is an award-winning American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his various works in the film industry. He has also directed and co-written various notable films. He is also known to be an environmental and social activist.

He is the is president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He also raises money for charity through Crowdrise, a social networking community for volunteers and a micro-donations fundraising platform.

Edward Norton Age / How Old Is Edward Norton

He was born on the 18th of August 1969 in Boston. Massachusetts.  As of 2018, he is 49 years old.

Edward Norton Height / How Tall Is Edward Norton

He stands at a height of 6ft 0 (1.83 m) as of 2018.

Edward Norton Family

He was born to Edward Norton Jr a Marine lieutenant later an environmental lawyer and conservation advocate, as well as a federal prosecutor and Lydia Robinson, an English teacher. He has two younger siblings, Molly, and Jim with whom he has worked with occasionally.

Edward Norton Wife / Girlfriend

Norton first dated Courtney Love, then later Salma Hayek for some years. He then proposed to Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson, after six years of dating, in 2011 and in 2012, they married.

Edward Norton Children / Kids

The couple has one child, Atlas, whom they bore in 2013.

Edward Norton Career

In his first film, he played as an altar boy charged of murder of a Roman Catholic archbishop in the film Primal Fear in 1996. For his role, he received many positive remarks as well as a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination. In 1998, he again got nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Derek Vinyard in the film American History X. He first directed the movie Keeping the Faith in 2000 in which he starred opposite Ben Stiller and Jenna Elfman.

He starred in the film The Incredible Hulk in 2008. He then attempted to re-write the film on his own but was unsuccessful. He was supposed to star again as the Hulk in The Avengers in 2012 but was replaced due to his disagreements with Marvel on Salary issues as well as their lack of collaboration and teamwork. He played in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role on the film as Mike Shiner.

He was directing Motherless Brooklyn on February 2014, a New York City firefighter died on the set while attending to a fire in the basement of a Harlem apartment. A lawsuit worth $7million was filed against his production company alleging that it acted with recklessness, carelessness, and negligence.

Edward Norton
Edward Norton photo

Edward Norton Films / Movies / Filmography





Alita: Battle Angel


Motherless Brooklyn

Lionel Essrog


Isle of Dogs

Rex (voice)


Little Door Gods

Yu Lei (voice)

Sausage Party

Sammy Bagel Jr. (voice)

Collateral Beauty

Whit Yardsham


The Grand Budapest Hotel


Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Mike Shiner


Moonrise Kingdom

Scout Master Randy Ward

The Dictator


The Bourne Legacy

Eric Byer

Thanks for Sharing



Leaves of Grass

Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid


Gerald “Stone” Creeson


By the People: The Election of Barack Obama


The Invention of Lying

Traffic Cop


The Incredible Hulk

Bruce Banner / The Hulk

Pride and Glory

Ray Tierney


The Illusionist


The Painted Veil

Walter Fane


Kingdom of Heaven

King Baldwin IV

Down in the Valley

Harlan Fairfax Carruthers


The Italian Job

Steve Frazelli


Death to Smoochy

Sheldon Mopes / Smoochy the Rhino


Nelson Rockefeller

Red Dragon

Will Graham

25th Hour

Monty Brogan


The Score

Jack Teller


Keeping the Faith

Father Brian Finn


Fight Club

The Narrator



Lester “Worm” Murphy

American History X

Derek Vinyard


Primal Fear

Aaron Stampler / Roy

Everyone Says I Love You

Holden Spence

The People vs. Larry Flynt

Alan Isaacman

Edward Norton Television





The Comedy Central Roast



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver



Saturday Night Live



Modern Family

Izzy LaFontaine




2000, 2013

The Simpsons

Devon Bradley
Reverend Elijah Hooper (voices)

 Edward Norton Awards

  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
  • 2015, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble.
  • 2014, Best Supporting Actor award at the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
  • 2014, Best Performance by an Ensemble award at the San Diego Film Critics Society.
  • Best Supporting Actor award at the National Board of Review in 2014.
  • A satellite Award for Best Actor – Drama in 1999.
  • Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture in 1997.
  • Two Most Promising Actor awards at the Chicago Film Critics Association in 1997.
  • A Best Supporting Actor award at the National Board of Review in 1997.
  • A Best Supporting Actor award at the Online Film Critics Society in 1997.
  • Three Best Supporting Actor awards at the Boston Society of Film Critics in 1996.
  • Three Best Supporting Actor awards at the Florida Film Critics Circle in 1996.
  • Three Best Supporting Actor awards at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in 1996.
  • Two Best Supporting Actor awards at the Society of Texas Film Critics in 1996.

Edward Norton Net Worth

Over the years, Norton has accumulated a total net worth estimate of $80 million as of  2018.

Edward Norton Quotes

  • Duality is not a story. Duality is just a complexity.
  • The more you can create that magic bubble, that suspension of disbelief, for a while, the better.
  • Life, like poker, has an element of risk. It shouldn’t be avoided. It should be faced.
  • Instead of telling the world what you’re eating for breakfast, you can use social networking to do something that’s meaningful.
  • Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it.
  • I have this embedded faith in the process through which films of a certain type get discovered on longer timelines.
  • In a drama, I think, the audience is a willing participant. It’s suspending a certain kind of disbelief to try to get something out of a story.
    Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/edward_norton

Edward Norton Facebook

Edward Norton Twitter

Edward Norton Instagram


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!