Kathryn Bigelow Net Worth: How Rich Is James Cameron's Ex-Wife?

By Soni Pahadi | Updated On: 16 Feb, 2020
Kathryn Bigelow Net Worth: How Rich Is James Cameron's Ex-Wife?

Quick Information

Date of Birth November 27, 1951 Age 69 Years 8 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Film Director
Marital Status Single Husband/Spouse James Cameron (m. 1989–1991)
Divorced Once Boyfriend/Dating Ex Mark Boal
Gay/Lesbian No Net Worth $40 million
Ethnicity White Height 5 Feet 11 Inches (1.80 m)
Parents Ronald Elliot Bigelow (Father), Gertrude Kathryn Bigelow (Mother)

A broken heart/relationship often leads to two things: it either makes a person go batsh*t crazy, or it can help one build themselves up. 

Kathryn Bigelow- a movie director and producer- faced similar fate with her former marriage to Avatar's director, but she chose to go with the latter than become desperate.

After being legally divorced from James, Kathryn made a film called The Hurt Locker in 2008- which made her the first women director to win the Oscar award. Interestingly, she took that award by beating her ex-husband, James, in the same category.

Relationship With Producer Ex-Boyfriend

Kathryn Bigelow was in a relationship with writer-producer Mark Boal in 2009. The couple was indulged romantically while they were working together on The Hurt Locker.


Kathryn Bigelow and her ex-boyfriend Mark Boal (Photo: Getty Images)

However, the duo parted ways in 2012 before the release of their movie, Zero Dark Thirty.

Later, Kathryn and Mark reunited in 2017 to work together for the movie, Detroit. But, the reunion was limited to professional works as the two didn't rekindle their romance.

Kathryn Bigelow's First Failed Marriage

Kathryn was first married to The Terminator’s director and writer, James Cameron, for almost two years. 

The duo had met on the set of the movie Blue Steel (1990)- where Kathryn served as the director and screenplay writer. Within weeks, James fell in love with Kathryn, and the two eventually got married on 17 August 1989.

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However, Kathryn and James started to get distanced from each other as work came in the middle of their marriage. Further, rumors began spreading that James developed an affair with Linda Hamilton while shooting for Terminator 2: Judgment Day. So, after weeks of the premiere of the movie, Kathryn and her first husband walked different paths legally from 10 November 1991.

Who Is James Cameron?

Kathryn’s ex-husband, James, is a writer and director. He is best known for producing movies like The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Titanic(1997), Avatar (2009), and more.

 He has won five Oscars for movies: Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009). 

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James was married to Sharon Williams from 14 February to 14 July 1984. Also, he married Gale Anne Hurd in 1985 but ended the relationship in 1989. Later, he tied the knot with Linda Hamilton on 26 July 1997; they both walked away on 16 December 1999. 

As of now, James has been married to Suzy Amis since 4 June 2000. 

Net Worth Details

Kathryn has collected a total net worth of $40 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth. The amount is fueled via her career as a producer, director, and screenwriter.

Bio: Height, Age, And Education

Kathryn stands at a height stretching 5 feet and 11 inches (1.82m). She was born as Kathryn Ann Bigelow on 27 November 1951 in San Carlos, California.

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After graduating her high school, Kathyrn studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1972, she got a scholarship at the Whitney Museum of Art and pursued education for the Independent Study Program. But, she changed her mind and did a master's in film from Columbia University in 1979.

Quick Facts About Her

  • Kathryn made her first short movie called The Set-Up in 1978. The movie was based on violence.
  • In 2009, she received a Dallas Star Award at the AFI Dallas Film Festival.
  • Kathryn is also the first woman to win a BAFTA Award for Best Director. 
  • Back in 2015, she bought a $3 million Tribeca pad. But, she listed it on sale for $2.89 million in 2017.
  • In 2018, Kathryn listed her Beverly Hills home for sale at $12.9 million. The home- which covers an area of 4,236 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms- was bought by Kathryn and her ex-husband James in 1989 for $1.8 million.
  • Kathryn’s highest-rated movie with 97% is The Hurt Locker; whereas, her lowest-rated movie with 35% is The Weight Of Water.