Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, director, screenwriter, martial artist, and musician whose citizenship is German, Serbian, and Russian. Seagal was born in Michigan, at Lansing. A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, he started his adult life as a Japanese martial arts instructor, becoming the country’s first foreigner to run an aikido dojo. He moved later to Los Angeles, California, where he had the same occupation. Seagal made its acting debut in Above the Law in 1988. He had appeared in 4 successful films by 1991. In 1992, in Under Siege, he was playing Navy SEAL countertenor-terrorist specialist Casey Ryback.
Caption: Steven Seagal
Seagal is a guitarist who has released two studio albums, Songs from the Crystal Cave and Mojo Priest and worked on several of his films ‘ scores. N However, Seagal is a well-known environmentalist, animal rights activist and supporter of Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, 14. He is popular for Vladimir Putin’s political views and support.
Steven Seagal: Early Life, Education, Family
Steven Frederic Seagal was born on 10 April 1952, in Lansing, Michigan, as the son of Patricia, a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school mathematics teacher. His mother was Dutch, English, and German, while his father was the son of Russian Jews. According to some rumors, he shares Mongolian heritage. When he was five, he moved to Fullerton, California with his parents. According to People magazine, as per his mother, Seagal was weak and had asthma prior to the move.
Caption: Young Seagal
Between 1970 and 1971, Seagal attended Buena Park High School in Buena Park, California, and at Fullerton College. As a kid, he’d spent a lot of time listening to loud rock music in his garage.
Steven Seagal: Career and achievements
In 1987 Seagal began working with director Andrew Davis on his first film, Above the Law. After his success, Seagal’s subsequent films were Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, and Out for Justice; they were all successes for the box office, making him an action hero. Earlier, with the release of Under Siege, which reunited Seagal with director Andrew Davis, he gained wider, mainstream success in 1992.
Caption: Seagel in the movie ‘Above the Law’
Seagal made The Patriot in 1998, another environmental thriller that was his first direct-to-video release in the USA. Likewise, the actor also produced this movie with his own money, and the shot it on and near his Montana farm. Similarly, he returned to cinema screens after making Prince of Central Park, with the release of Exit Wounds in March 2001. Moreover, the actor credited to many of these DTV movies as a director and sometimes writer.
A&E Network debuted the reality television show Steven Seagal: Lawman in 2009, with an emphasis on Seagal as Louisiana’s deputy. In 2011, he created and starred in True Justice, a 13-episode television series.
Steven Seagal: Personal life and wife
While in Japan, Seagal married his first partner, a daughter of an aikido instructor, Miyako Fujitani. He had a son, actor, and model Kentaro Seagal along with Fujitani, and a daughter, writer, and actress Ayako Fujitani. Seagal left Miyako to move back to the USA.
He met the actress and model Kelly LeBrock during this period, with whom he started an affair that prompted Fujitani to grant him a divorce. In 1984, Seagal briefly married actress Adrienne La Russa. However, that marriage was annulled the same year because of worries that his divorce had not yet been finalized. Eventually, in early 1987 LeBrock bore Seagal’s daughter Annaliza. In September 1987 Seagal and LeBrock married, and their son Dominic was born in June 1990. It was in 1993 that their daughter Arissa was born. LeBrock filed a divorce the next year citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Seagal is married to Erdenetuya Batsukh of Mongolia, or “Elle.” They have one friend, Kunzang. Seagal has 7 children from four marriages, and his eldest son, Kentaro, has two grandchildren. In addition to his biological offspring, Seagal is the guardian of Tibet’s only 10th Panchen Lama, Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo. Seagal was their minder and bodyguard while she studied in the United States.
Seagal himself is a Buddhist. Accordingly, in February 1997, Palyul monastery Lama Penor Rinpoche declared that Seagal was a tulku. Moreover, he was the reincarnation of Chungdrag Dorje, a Nyingma Terton from the 17th century, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist sect. Seagal has citizenship in three countries: the U.S., Serbia, and Russia. He was born in the United States and is an American citizen. On 11 January 2016, after several visits to the region, he was granted Serbian citizenship and was asked to teach aikido to the Special Forces of Serbia. On 3 November 2016, Seagal was granted Russian citizenship.
Steven Seagal: Net Worth and social media
The American martial artist and action movie star, who has a $16 million net worth. Steven Seagal earned his net worth as one of the 1980s and 90s greatest action movie stars.
Similarly, talking about his availability on social media platforms, he is available on Instagram by the name ‘seagalofficial‘ with 253k followers. Besides, he is also accessible on Twitter by the name ‘sseagalofficial‘ and has 112.5k followers.
Steven Seagal: Body measurements
The martial artist has an athletic body type lady. In addition, his height is 1.93 meters and he weighs 120 kgs. Moreover, his body measurements are 32-26-32.