Peter Sarsgaard Biography – Shattered Glass Star

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Peter Sarsgaard is an accomplished actor of his time. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Last updated on March 26th, 2022 at 04:12 pm

Peter Sarsgaard is an actor of American nationality. He has acted in several movies and television series that have helped him earn significant fame and fortune to his name.

Despite being in the limelight, Peter’s personal life has been a topic of curiosity for many of his fans, as he has not revealed much. Thus, in this biography, let’s get to know about Peter Sarsgaard’s parents, family, net worth, and many more.

Grew Up In Illinois

Peter Sarsgaard was born John Peter Sarsgaard on March 7, 1971, at Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois. He comes from a military household.

Peter Sarsgaard’s dad, John Dale Sarsgaard, was an Air Force engineer. Later, he worked for IBM and Monsanto. Similarly, Peter Sarsgaard’s mom is Judy Lea Reinhardt. As the only kid of his parents, he must have been pampered really well.

Peter Sarsgaard's parents
Peter Sarsgaard’s dad was an Air Force engineer. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Peter went to a private Jesuit boys’ school, Fairfield College Preparatory School in Connecticut. He graduated in 1989, and he attended Bard College in New York. Two years later, he transferred to Washington University in St. Louis. Sarsgaard graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in history.

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Peter Sarsgaard Net Worth – $25 million

Peter has been in the acting business since 1995. He has acted in numerous movies and television series since then and has earned significantly. All thanks to his exemplary acting career, Peter Sarsgaard’s net worth is reportedly $25 million.

Before making his feature film debut in Dead Man Walking, Peter had made guest appearances in different television series like Law & Order and New York Undercover. Three years later, he starred in an independent movie, Another Day in Paradise and Desert Blue.

Peter then went on to star in different movies, and they were a massive hit. Some of the films, along with their box office collections, are given below.

Movies Box Office Collections
Boys Don’t Cry $11.5M
The Center of the World $1.1M
Shattered Glass $2.2M
Orphan $41.6M
Robot & Frank $3.3M
Green Lantern $116.6M
The Magnificient Seven $93.4M
The Batman $134.0M
Blue Jasmine $33.4 M

Besides the films mentioned above, Peter has also acted in numerous television series like Dopesick, Interrogation, The Looming Tower, The Killing, etc. Apart from acting, Peter has also worked as an executive producer in Lovelace and Best Summer Ever.

In 2005, Sarsgaard earned $750,000 as the salary from the film Flightplan. Over the years, he must have received even more amount as salary. Furthermore, in 2019, he listed the townhouse for $4.59 million which he had bought for $1.91 million in 2006.

Thus, looking at his income source, Peter Sarsgaard’s net worth of $25 million seems reasonable.

Another well-known personality in the acting business who has earned significantly is Deanne Bray.

Is Married To A Fellow Actress

Apart from his successful professional career, Peter also enjoys his long-running marriage. Sarsgaard shares a blissful marital life with a fellow actress, Maggie Gyllenhaal, sister of his close friend, Jake Gyllenhaal.

The duo met for the first time at a dinner in 2001. A year later, they began their romantic relationship. They dated for four years, and in April 2006, the love birds got engaged.

Then, on May 2, 2009, the engaged duo walked down the aisle. Moreover, the couple has also worked together on different projects.

The married pair’s love is growing stronger each day. They are the doting parents of two kids.

Proud Father Of Two Daughters

The couple that began dating in 2002 had welcomed their first child three years before walking down the aisle. On October 3, 2006, Peter Sarsgaard’s daughter, Ramona Sarsgaard, was born.

Three years after her birth, Peter and Maggie got married. Then, on April 19, 2012, Peter Sarsgaard’s second child Gloria Ray Sarsgaard was born.


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Nonetheless, Peter must be living a wonderful life with his wife and kids. Let’s hope Peter gains more success in his upcoming ventures.