James Marsden Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Movies, Net Worth

James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) well known as James Marsden, is an Award winning American actor and singer who rose to fame for his role of Scott Summers/ Cyclops in the X-Men film series.

He is also known for his role in the romantic drama, The Notebook as well as other movies such as; Enchanted, Sex Drive and The Box.

James Marsden
James Marsden: Bio, Facts, Photo
Quick Facts
Real Name:James Paul Marsden
Birth Date:September 18, 1973
Birth Place:Oklahoma, U.S
Wife:Lisa Linde (m. 2000, div. 2011)
Height:5 feet 10 in
Net Worth:$10 million

Early Life

James Marsden was born on September 18, 1973 in Oklahoma to parents; Kathleen and James Luther Marsden. His father was a food advisor to LexiGene industries while his mother, a nutritionist. His parents divorced when he was barely nine years of age.

He also has four siblings; two younger sisters and two brothers. He went to Hefner middle School and Putnam City North High School. He obtained a degree in broadcast journalism at the Oklahoma State University.


Marsden started his acting career with guest appearance in television shows such as; Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993), Touched by an Angel (1995), and Party of Five (1995).

He came to limelight for his role of Scott Summers in the X Men film series, and he also got more exposure for his role in Superman Returns, The Notebook and The Alibi.

He later made appearance in films such as; Sex Drive (2008), The Box (2009) and Straw Dogs (2011) and had starring roles in several family friendly films which include the like of 27 Dresses, Enchanted and The Best of Me

He appeared in numerous independent films which include the likes of Bachelorette, Robot & Frank and Small Apartments, in 2012.

He appeared as Steve and Ben Wood in the Netflix Black Comedy series, Dead to Me, since 2019.

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  • X-Men
  • Public Enemies
  • The Notebook
  • Sugar & Spice
  • Superman Returns
  • The Alibi
  • Enchanted
  • 27 Dresses
  • Straw Dogs
  • Bachelorrete
  • Small Apartments
  • The Butler
  • Robot & Frank
  • Blossom
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Dead to Me
  • The Stand
  • Modern Family

Personal Life

James Marsden got married to his wife, Mary Elizabeth Linde popularly known as Lisa Linde, on July 22, 2000. They have two children together; a son born in 2001 and a daughter born in 2005.

Marsden and Lisa divorced in 2011 due to irreconcilable differences.

He already has a son with his former girlfriend, Rose Costa.

Awards & Nominations

Marsden has won numerous awards such as:

  • Ensemble of the Year at Hollywood Film Awards (2007)
  • Best Acting Ensemble Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (2008)
  • Favorite Supporting Actor at Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2001)

He has nominations which include;  Best Supporting Actor at Saturn Awards (2007) and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy series at Screen Actors Guild Awards (2021)

Net Worth

James Marsden is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @james_marsden

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