Who is Boston Russell?
Boston Russell is best known as the first son of famous Hollywood actor and a Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell. Although the eldest Russell child is a celebrity baby, he keeps a low profile, unlike his half-brother Wyatt Russell who is pretty much involved in the family business. Boston’s reclusive nature is making people even more interested in knowing facts about his life, which remains rather mysterious.
So, do you want to find out more about the life and work of Boston Russell, from his early childhood to date, including his personal life? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article as we bring you closer to Kurt Russell’s oldest son.
Boston Russell Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Born Boston Oliver Grant Russell on the 16th February 1980 in Los Angeles, California, he is the first child of Kurt Russell and his then-wife Season Hubley. Boston has a half-brother Wyatt Russell, whom his father Kurt had with Goldie Hawn, while Kate and Oliver Hudson are his step-siblings, from Goldie’s previous marriage with American actor and musician Bill Hudson. Boston became a celebrity baby, attracting lots of media attention, but he never became fully involved in Hollywood, and therefore he is less known to media. Both Kate and Oliver are accomplished actors in Hollywood, and Wyatt, a former ice hockey player, has also become a Hollywood actor.
His parents met while filming the 1979 TV movie “Elvis”, in which Elvis Presley was played by Kurt, and Season played Priscilla Presley – Kurt’s role earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Although they married soon after, Boston’s parents didn’t remain together for too long; their marriage ended after four years and Season Hubley married David Hayball in 1992 but that marriage was also short-lived, as they divorced in 1994. On the other hand, Boston’s dad Kurt almost immediately after the divorce began a romantic relationship with actress Goldie Hawn, whom he met during the filming of “Swing Shift” (1984). Kurt and Goldie have remained together since, and had Wyatt Russell in 1986.
Although he decided not to pursue a career in Hollywood, Boston Russell did participate in the movie “Executive Decision” (1996), in which Kurt Russell played the lead part of David Grant. Boston worked as one of the production assistants, and the movie also starred notable names such as Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Joe Morton and Oliver Platt. The film received mixed reviews but that didn’t prevent it from grossing $122.1 million worldwide against a budget of $55 million. Boston appeared in “60 Minutes” in 2005 as Goldie’s stepson in the segment “Goldie”, but since then he hasn’t been involved in any Hollywood or TV projects.
Boston’s father, Kurt Russell, is the most prominent member of the family, and as well as the aforementioned “Executive Decision”, has starred in numerous other movies such as “Tango & Cash” (1989) with Sylvester Stallone, John Carpenter’s “Escape from L.A.” (1996), and Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” (2015) with Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. These movies grossed around $400 million worldwide, however, Kurt’s best role acknowledged by the experts is as Drew Stephens in Mike Nichols’ movie “Silkwood” (1983), alongside Meryl Streep and Cher. The film earned five Oscar nominations, while Kurt was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.
Kurt has around 100 movie and television appearances in his 57 year-long career, and he remains quite active on the scene in the past few years, having appeared in such movies as “Fast & Furious 7” (2015), “Bone Tomahawk” (2015), “Deepwater Horizon” (2016), and “Fast & Furious 8” (2017). At the moment, Russell is working on the thriller “Crypto”, and Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” alongside such stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino and Margot Robbie. His latest movie is “The Christmas Chronicles” (2018) in which Kurt co-starred with Goldie Hawn and his stepson Oliver Hudson.
Boston Russell Net Worth
Specific details about Boston Russell’s net worth are unknown, but considering his parents’ wealth, he is certainly well-situated. Kurt Russell’s net worth is estimated at $70 million, while Boston’s stepmother Goldie Hawn is worth $60 million, and that basically means that Boston can be considered a millionaire as well.
Boston Russell Personal Life and Relationships
Boston is doing a perfect job in keeping his personal life away from the media, as he doesn’t have any known social media accounts, so it would be difficult to say that Russell is not in a relationship, or he isn’t married, only because the media can’t get to details about his personal life. His parents and brother Wyatt rarely speak about him in public, and they are more or less the only ones who could share some of Boston’s private details.