A very famous screenwriter, Joss Whedon has also worked as a composer, writer, and director. He has successfully founded Mutant Enemy Productions and is the creator of the television series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. He is also credited for his work in the television series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, ‘Dollhouse’, ‘Angel’, and ‘Firefly’. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Joss Whedon in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Joseph Hill Whedon was born in 1964 in New York City. Like him, his father Tom Whedon was also a screenwriter. He is the son of Ann Lee Stearns who used to work as a teacher. He is from a very talented family, as his grandfather, John Whedon was also involved in showbiz. Both his parents have acted and his half-siblings are Zack Whedon and Jed Whedon.
He went to New York City’s Riverdale Country School where his own mother was a history teacher. He then went to England’s Winchester College for three years. In 1987, the writer completed his graduation from Wesleyan University. He has received an honorary Doctorate of Letters.
Joss Whedon got married to Kai Cole in 1995. His wife is the co-founder of Bellwether Pictures. The couple has two children named Squire and Arden. However, they got separated in 2012. Their divorce was finalized in 2016. Whedon has not dated any other woman apart from Cole. In much of his works, he is known to represent elements of feminism.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1989, Joss Whedon became the writer of the television series ‘Roseanne’. He then became the co-producer and writer of ‘Parenthood’. From 1997 to 2003, he served as the writer, executive producer, and director of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. This made him received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2000. He has written, produced, and directed ‘Dollhouse’, ‘Firefly’, ‘Angel’, and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’. He has received several Hugo Awards and nominations for his television work.
Whedon was credited as the writer of the 1992 movie ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. In 1995, he became the co-screenwriter of the animated movie ‘Toy Story’. This earned him an Academy Award nomination. He has written many other movies like ‘Alien Resurrection, ‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’, and ‘X-Men’. His first film as a director was ‘Serenity’ in 2005. He was also the writer, producer, and director of the horror movie ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ in 2012. For this, he won several awards and nominations.
His other film credit includes ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘In Your Eyes’, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘The Avengers’, ‘Justice League’, and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. But he is not just restricted to television and films Whedon has also worked for online media. He was the writer, producer, and director of R. Tam Sessions in 2005. In 2017, he became the director of ‘Unlocked’.
Net Worth & Earnings
What would be the net worth of a person who has worked for a number of popular television series and movies? He is a very talented person who has won many awards and nominations. In the course of his career, he has been able to amass a net worth of over $120 million. He owes every single penny from it, as he has given the world some of the most remarkable television shows. He is also the writer, director, and producer of the web series ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’.
A man who has won many awards like the Nebula Award and the Guinness World Records, Joss Whedon is an influential person. He has been a part of several blockbuster films and has contributed in many other TV shows.