Kyle Chandler - Biography

Last Modified: Jun 25, 2020

Kyle Chandler
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Friday Night Lights, Bloodline, The Wolf of Wall Street
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $9 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 17, 1965 (age 56)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Kyle Martin Fitzgerald Chandler
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Edward Chandler
Mother's Name: Sally Jeanette
Siblings: 3

Kelcey Chandler (sister)
Brian Chandler (brother)

High School: George Walton Academy
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, English, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Kathryn Macquarrie
Children: 2

Sydney Chandler (daughter)
Sawyer Chandler (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 82 kg (180.78 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Kyle Chandler?

Kyle Chandler is an American actor.

Kyle Chandler: Age, Parents, Siblings

Kyle Chandler was born on September 17, 1965, as Kyle Martin Fitzgerald Chandler. His birthplace is Buffalo, New York, the U.S.A. to parents Edward Chandler, a pharmaceutical sales representative and Sally Jeanette, a dog breeder. He has three siblings among which two are Kelcey Chandler (sister) and Brian Chandler (brother), who is now a successful attorney.

Along with his siblings, his parents raised him in Lake Forest, Illinois. At the age of 11, the family moved to Loganville, Georgia.

Source: Twitter (young Kyle Chandler)

Education, Ethnicity

Chandler attended George Walton Academy and graduated from the same in 1983. During high school, he used to play football and also was a member of the 1979 state championship football team. Following his father died of a heart attack when Kyle Chandler was 14 years old, he left football a year later. Instead, he began to participate in theatre programs.

For further education, Chandler attended the University of Georgia to earn a bachelor’s degree in drama but dropped out as he was seven credits short.

His ethnicity includes German, English, Irish.

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Kyle Chandler: Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife, Children

Kyle Chandler dated and married his girlfriend Kathryn Macquarrie in 1995. They had first met at a dog park in the mid-1990s.

Chandler has welcomed two daughters with his wife. Their first child is named Sydney Chandler and the second daughter is named Sawyer Chandler. As of now, Sawyer Chandler is an activist against the practice of shark finning. Currently the couple is living a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Source: Getty Images (Kyle Chandler on 17 September 2007 The Kingdom  premiere)

Kyle Chandler: Career

Early Days

Kyle Chandler was cast as a supporting actor in 1988 TV film Quiet Victory which was followed by Tour of Duty. In 1994, he starred alongside Ashley Judd in Picnic. In 1996, he was cast as the lead character in Early Edition, the role he played until 2000.

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Films, Series

Kyle Chandler has an enormous contribution in the field of series as well. He has portrayed roles in Tour of Duty (1990), Homefront (199-1993), What About Joan (2000-2001), The Lyon's Den (2003), Grey's Anatomy   (2006-2007), Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), Bloodline (2015-2017), Catch 22 (2019).

In addition to his work in TV series, he is also well known for portrayal of characters in movies. He has starred in King Kong, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea (2017), First Man (2018), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). Currently, he is filming Godzilla vs. Kong for 2020 while Godzilla: King of the Monsters is already under production.

Source: USA Today (Kyle Chandler in Bloodlines alongside co-star Ben Mendelsohn)


On the set of The Wolf of Wall Street, Kyle Chandler has worked with Jake HoffmanCarmella Rose, MacKenzie Meehan, Madison McKinley, Jon Spinogatti.

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Kyle Chandler: Awards, Nominations

Over the course of more than two decades of acting career, Kyle Chandler has had 19 award nominations. He has been nominated for a Saturn Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, a TCA Awards, three Satellite Awards, two Critics' Choice Television Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Hollywood Film Awards, a San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, a Palm Springs International Film Festival, a Seattle Film Critics Awards etc.

Among all the nominations, Chandler has won each of Saturn Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Source: New York Post (Kyle Chandler)

Kyle Chandler: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Chandler is estimated at around $9 million but his annual salary is unknown.

Kyle Chandler: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Twitter, Kyle Chandler is followed by thousands of followers but is absent Instagram, Facebook.

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