Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes
Quick Facts About Cary Elwes
Celebrated Name Cary Elwes
Age 59 years old
Nick Name Rocky
Birth Name Ivan Simon Cary Elwes
Birth Date 1962-10-26
Gender Male
Profession English actor
Nationality English
Place of Birth Westminster, London, England
Ethnicity mixed
Horoscope Scorpio
Religion Roman Catholic
Father Dominic Elwes
Mother Tessa Kennedy
Brothers Damian and Cassius
Sister Milica
School Harrow School
College Sarah Lawrence College
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status married
Wife Lisa Marie Kurbikoff
Children 1
Net Worth $8 million
Salary $1 million per year
Height 6 ft 0 inch
Weight 76 Kg
Body Measurement 42-32-35 inches
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Cary Elwes, an English actor, and writer is best known for his leading film roles as Westley in The Princess Bride (1987), Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the Saw film series. He is also known for his performances in films The Jungle Book (1994), Days of Thunder (1990), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Ella Enchanted (2004), and No Strings Attached (2011). 

Elwes made his acting debut in 1984 with Marek Kanievska's film Another Country. In 2004, Elwes starred in the horror-thriller Saw which, at a budget of a little over $1 million, grossed over $100 million worldwide. In 2010, he returned to the Saw franchise in Saw 3D (2010), the seventh film in the series. In 2016, Elwes starred in Fernando Trueba's Spanish-language period pic The Queen of Spain. 

Who is Cary Elwes?

Cary Elwes is a California-based English actor and writer. He is an extremely versatile and prolific actor and has appeared in movies of almost all genres. He is one of the most renowned actors in the world who has a career spanning over 4 decades. He has been nominated for a number of Awards including Satellite Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and MTV Movie Award. 

Elwes who is mainly known for his film work has also appeared on television in a number of series including The X-Files, Seinfeld, From the Earth to the Moon, Psych, Life in Pieces, Stranger Things, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. His upcoming movies include Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre which is going to release in the middle month of this year. 

He has also played the role in the most anticipated big project film "Mission: Impossible 7", an upcoming American action spy film that is set to be released on July 14, 2023. His other American science epic film titled "Rebel Moon" is currently in the filming process. 

What nationality is Cary Elwes?

Cary Elwes was born on 26th October 1962 in Westminster, London, England. His birth name is Ivan Simon Cary Elwes. He holds an English nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His star sign is Scorpio. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic and was an altar boy at Westminster Cathedral. He has English, Irish, Scottish, Croatian-Jewish, and Serbian ancestry. 

Elwes was the last child born to Dominic Elwes, an English portrait painter and interior designer, and socialite Tessa Kennedy. He is the younger brother of artist Damian Elwes and film producers Cassian Elwes and Milica Kastner. His stepfather, Elliott Kastner, was an American film producer and the first American to set up independent film production in the United Kingdom.

As for education, Elwes attended Harrow School and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. At the age of 19, he moved to America to study acting at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. He also studied acting at both the Actors Studio and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. 

Who is Cary Elwes married to?

Elwes has been married to Lisa Marie Kurbikoff since 2000. By profession, Lisa Marie is a professional photographer, associate producer, and actress. She was born on 10th May 1975 in California, the US, and was raised in Malibu. Elwes met Lisa for the first time in 1991 at a chili cook-off (cooking competition) in Malibu, California.


While at the show, they became close and began to like each other. They soon fell in love and began dating. At that time, Elwes was 29 while Lisa was only 17 years old teenage girl. After dating for several years, they became engaged in 1997. The love birds tied their knot in 2000 and have one daughter named Dominique Elwes who was born in 2007. 

How much is Cary Elwes's net worth?

As of April 2022, the net worth of Cary Elwes is estimated to be US $8 million. He has accumulated most of his fortune through his successful acting career. He charges around $1 million as a paid salary for his role per movie project. he also earns extra income through endorsement deals too. 

How tall is Cary Elwes?

Cary Elwes is 6 ft 0 inch tall and his body weight is around 76 Kg. He has a muscular build and an attractive perfectly toned body. His body measures 42-32-35 inches (Chest-Waist-Biceps). He looks really handsome in his raised hairstyle which is apparently blonde in color. His stubble bearded style provides him with gentlemanly looks. He has a pair of sparkling blue eyes.

Facts About Cary Elwes

  • #1His paternal grandfather was the portrait painter Simon Elwes.
  • #2 In 1975, when Elwes was 13, his father died by suicide.
  • #3He is known for his feud with Republican Texas Senator and Princess Bride fan Ted Cruz.
  • #4He is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
  • #5He is a history fan.
  • #6He campaigns actively to protect the environment.
  • #7He met Marlon Brando early in his career.
  • #8He is good at sword fighting.
  • #9He is featured in Video game series.
  • #10He was genuinely smitten with Robin Wright while filming The Princess Bride.

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