When a certain name or word is mentioned, it brings with it a flow of memories. This is exactly what happens when the film “Mission Impossible” is mentioned. For many people, the only person they remember is Ving Rhames who is an award-winning American actor. To know more about the net worth of Ving Rhames in 2019, read the following article.
Early life and Biography
Ving Rhames was born on 12th May 1959. His hometown is New York City. The official names of Ving Rhames are Irving Rameses Rhames. Ving is the biological son of Ernest Rhames who is an auto mechanic and Rather Rhames a homemaker. His parents grew up as sharecroppers in South Carolina. Ving is named after the late Irving R. Levine who was an NBC journalist.
Ving had a great passion for film and acting. Hence, he joined High School of Performing Arts in New York to pursue his dream. After graduating from High School, he joined SUNY Purchase where he studied drama. This is where he got his nickname Ving given by his fellow acting student Stanley Tucci. Ving later left SUNY Purchase and moved to Juilliard School’s Drama Division and did Bachelor of Fine Arts. He graduated in 1983.
Ving Rhames has also been a victim of false allegations just like many other celebrities. The fact that he kept his personal life private made many people think of him being a gay. These claims have, however, been proved to be false as he has been seen on several occasions with his wife, Deborah Reed. Ving however, had another wife known as Valerie Scott, but they divorced after five years.
Ving Rhames and Deborah Reed got married in 2000, and their union produced two kids. They are also the parents of Tiffany who is Reed’s daughter from her previous marriage.
Career, Awards, and nominations
The famous and award-winning actor made his first appearance on TV in 1984. His first drama was “Go and Tell It on the Mountain.” His first big break, however, came when he landed a starring role the same year in a Broadway’s film known as “The Winter Boys.”
Since then, he has appeared in different films and TV shows like; “Another World”, Guiding Light”, “Miami Vice”, “Native Son”, “Casualties of War” among many others. The role he played in Mission Impossible gave him more fame and bigger exposure opening doors for him to interact and be grouped with other famous Hollywood stars.
He won a Golden Globe Award in 1998 for best actor in a television miniseries. Ving however, handed over the award to his fellow nominee which was taken as a very humble gesture.
Net Worth and Earnings
Ving Rhames is among the most famous Hollywood actors with over 100 credited roles and 30 years in the acting career. His current net worth is at $20 million much of which has been earned through the various roles he has played in different films.
Ving is a creative actor which has earned him different roles on both small and big screens. Other than the popularity and great earnings from his acting career, he has also remained an icon and a role model for many upcoming artists.