Tony Goldwyn - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 20, 2020

Tony Goldwyn
Nick Name: Gold
Profession: Actor, Singer, Producer, Director, Political activist
Best Known For: Scandal, Ghost
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 20, 1960 (age 62)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Anthony Howard Goldwyn
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
Mother's Name: Jennifer Howard
Siblings: 5

John Goldwyn (brother)
Francis Goldwyn (brother)
Catherine Howard Goldwyn (sister)
Liz Goldwyn (half-sister)
Peter Goldwyn (half-brother)

University: Hamilton College, Brandeis University, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, HB Studio
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Ashkenazi-Jewish, Irish, English, Scottish, German)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: April 18, 1987
Wife's Name: Jane Michelle Musky
Children: 2

Anna Musky-Goldwyn (daughter)
Tess Frances Goldwyn (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176.37 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: 14 inch
Chest Size: 42 inch
Waist Size: 35 inch

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Who is Tony Goldwyn?

Tony Goldwyn is an actor, singer, producer, director, political activist by profession and American by nationality. Among all his roles, he is best known for his role in Ghost, The Last Samurai, Scandal and lent his voice in the film Tarzan.

Tony Goldwyn: Age, Parents, Siblings

Tony Goldwyn’s birth took place on May 20, 1960, in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was born as Anthony Howard Goldwyn to parents Jennifer Howard, an actress, and Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a film producer.

He comes from a family of entertainers and has a lot of famous names in his family. His paternal grandfather Samuel Goldwyn, a Polish Jewish immigrant mogul wed his paternal grandmother Frances Howard, an actress. His maternal grandparents, Sidney Howard, and actress Clare Eames were playwrights.

Goldwyn has three siblings, brothers John Goldwyn, Francis Goldwyn and a sister Catherine Howard Goldwyn.  He is also the uncle of Emily Goldwyn and step-son of Peggy Elliott. Moreover, his half-siblings are Liz Goldwyn and Peter Goldwyn. Both John and Peter are now film producers.

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Education, Ethnicity

For education, Tony Goldwyn attended Hamilton College and in Brandeis University from where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He also studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and acting at HB Studio.

His ethnicity includes Ashkenazi-Jewish, Irish, English, Scottish, German.

Tony Goldwyn: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Goldwyn married his longtime girlfriend Jane Michelle Musky, an art designer on 18 April 1987. The couple has welcomed two children together, daughters named Anna Musky-Goldwyn (born in 1990) and Tess Frances Goldwyn (born on March 6, 1995).

Source: Pinterest (Tony Goldwyn, Jane Michelle Musky)

Anna is now a screenwriter and a producer. He and his wife are happily married without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

Tony Goldwyn: Career

Before fame

The aspiring actor began his professional career soon after his graduation in the mid-1980s. His first roles were in the films Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Gaby: A True Story (1987) and in the TV series Designing Women (1987), Favorite Son (1988), Murphy Brown (1988).

Finally, in 1990, he landed his breakthrough role of Carl Bruner in the film Ghost, for which he was nominated Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Worked in

Since his breakthrough role, Tony Goldwyn has worked in more than a hundred TV series, films, stage plays as an actor, producer or director.

Some of the most notable films in which he has acted in include Nixon (1995), Tarzan (1999), The Last Samurai (2003), The Sisters (2005), The Mechanic (2011), Divergent (2014, 2015).

Goldwyn has also had made appearances in TV series Doomsday Gun (1994), Truman (1995), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007-2008), The Good Wife (2009), Scandal (2012-2018), Chambers (2019).

Source: Toronto Star (Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington in Scandal)

His directional debut was in 1999 with A Walk on the Moon, in which he also worked as a producer. Other shows which he has directed include The L Word, Dexter, Law & Order, Justified, Scandal.

In addition to all his work, he is also known for his audiobooks, soundtracks, and stage acting.

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Worked with

Over the career span of three decades, he has worked alongside many notable names. Some include Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Ellen Pompeo, Shonda Rhimes.

Tony Goldwyn: Awards, Nominations

Goldwyn has been nominated for 1990’s Saturn Award, 1995’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, and has won 1991’s Obie award, 2013’s TV Guide Award.

Tony Goldwyn: Net worth, Salary

The net worth of Goldwyn is estimated to be around $6 million while the figure on his annual salary is not known.

Tony Goldwyn: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Tony Goldwyn is active on social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

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