Eric Roberts Wiki, Family, Net Worth

By Pranish Sumsher Thapa | Published On: 23 Jul, 2019
Eric Roberts Wiki, Family, Net Worth

Eric Roberts is an American actor most notable for his role in the hit movies and tv shows such as ‘King of the Gypsies,’ ‘Wolves of Wall Street,’ ‘Runaway Train,’ ‘Deadline,’ and ‘Sicilian Vampire.’ Throughout the years, Eric has managed to make a name for himself as a bad boy in the industry. From drug abuse to physical altercations with his ex-wife, Eric’s career took a hit because of his bad-boy attitude and from where it never really took off.

On the bright side, Eric does have his contribution to the Hollywood industry. His first breakthrough came in 1976 when he was cast as Ted Bancroft on the soap opera Another World. From there on, he went on to star in King of the Gypsies, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination.

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Likewise, in  1985, Biloxi's native was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the movie Runaway Train. But by the year 1990, his career started to fade out, and he began getting parts in B-movies and direct-to-video releases.

Fortunately, he made an astonishing comeback with his 1996 movie. It’s My Party. Eric is the only actor in history to have more than 500 credits, which make him nothing less than a veteran actor.

So when it comes to an understanding his net worth and salary,  Eric has kept it a mystery. But, seeing his success, it seems like his net worth might range in a million figures.

Wedding, Wife

Eric’s love life is something that many people are very aware of. Eric was in a relationship with Kelly Cunnigham in the early 1990s. Their relationship lasted about a year, and they broke up after a year. But their relationship did bring them joy in the form of their daughter Emma Roberts who has gone on to be a top actress in Hollywood. Emma was born on 10 February 1991.

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Eric Roberts with his daughter Emma Roberts. (Photo:

But it’s not his relationship with Kelly that made the headlines; it was his custody battle over his daughter Emma. He had to go through a fierce and lengthy legal battle for custody of his daughter but lost the fight to Kelly. In a surprise turn of events, his sister Julia Roberts sided with Kelly resulting in their relationship turning sour.

After ending feud and custody case with Kelley, Eric found the love of his life in Eliza Garrett. Soon after, the love duo shared the wedding vows on 16 August 1992. In the course of their relationship, the two has faced ups and downs in their life.

In 1995, Eric was arrested for physically abusing Eliza while under substance abuse. And after the incident, he publicly announced that he would give up drugs altogether.

Despite the troublesome, as of now, he has been in the run of 27 years of marriage. Together, they reportedly have a kid.

Family Background

Eric Roberts was amongst three children to parents Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Bredemus. His siblings are sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan.

His parents managed to run a successful acting and writing school out of their home and which is what brought his joy and love for acting. But his parents separated ending a 16-year-long marriage, and at that time he was only 15 years old.

After his parents' separation, Eric went on to live with his father while his sisters lived with their mother. Unhappily, he lost his dad after a long battle with cancer.

In the family, Eric was not in a good term with his sister Julia. After his separation from his girlfriend Kelly, his relationship with his sister Julia was tainted. While battling for custody over his daughter Emma, Julia took a side of Kelly that ruined the relationship between the two siblings.

But their relationship was repaired after the birth of Julia's twin's. Eric visited the hospitals to meet the newborn and thus yet again bringing back the brother sibling bond that presumably had been lost.

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Wiki & Bio: Age, Education

Eric Roberts was born on 18 April 1956 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He stands at the height of 5’ 10”.

As for his education, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.