Quick Facts of Ivan Simon Cary Elwes
- Full NameIvan Simon Cary Elwes
- Net Worth$8 million
- Date of Birth1962 /10 /26
- NicknameCary Elwes
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceWestminster, London, England
- Active Year1979-present
- Eye colourGrey
- Hair colourBlonde
- SpouseLisa Marie Kurbikoff
- Height5 ft 11 inches
- Weight74 kg
- EducationHarrow School, Sarah Lawrence College
- Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
Cary Elwes is an English actor and writer. Moreover, he is famous for playing the leading role in the movie The Princess Bride as Westley. Besides, he also played the role of Robin Hood in the movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the Saw movie series.
Furthermore, Cray has appeared in various movies and television series in his life. Apart, he came in the limelight again because of his appearing in the Netflix series called the Stranger Things and another Tv series X-Flies, Psych. Currently, he joined the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, playing the role of Gavin Hawk.
Early Years of Cary Elwes
Ivan Simon Cary Elwes aka Cary Elwes was born on October 26, 1952, in Westminister, London, England. He is the youngest son of Dominic Elwes and Tessa Kennedy. Talking about his parents, his father is a portrait painter, and his mother is an interior designer and socialite. He grew up alongside his two older brothers Damian Elwes who is an artist, and Cassian Elwes, who is a film producer.
During his early years, Cary was raised in a Roman Catholic and was an altar boy at Westminster Cathedral. Unlike his other siblings, he never attended denominational schools. In January 1969, his parents got divorced, and at that time, he was just six years old. After his parent’s separation, he sometimes lived with his father in Spain and sometimes lived with his mother in London.
In 1971, his mother got married to Hollywood film producer Elliott Kastner. Also, he got two step-siblings from his mother’s second marriage. Dillon Kastner and Milica Kastner are the names of his step-siblings. In between his childhood, his biological father committed suicide in 1975. Later on, he was sent to Harrow School for his education. After graduating from the school, he briefly studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before he moved to the USA in 1981.
Rise to Stardom
During that time, Cary Elwes started working as a production assistant in various movies, appearing as Disco Dancer in 1979, film Yesterday’s Hero. After moving to the USA, he enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. At there, he studied acting, Philosophy, and history. In that period, he also took a lesson from Charlie Laughton at the Actor Studio Inc and Lee Strasberg Theater.
Also, he started working odd jobs like serving as a waiter and a busboy to maintain himself. In 1984, he left the University to pursue his career in acting, and in the same year, he made his movie debut from the movie Another Country. Since then, he has been working continuously and receiving fame. Moreover, he also appeared in the Netflix series called Stranger Things, along with Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, and Charlie Heaton.
Elews is married to his long time girlfriend turned wife Lisa Marine Kurbikoff. The couple first met at a chili cook-off in Malibu in 1991. Since then, the couple started dating each other. Later in December 1997, the couple announced their engagement, which was held in Paris. Three years after, the couple finally tied their knot in 2000.
The couple held their marriage in a cozy marriage ceremony where they invited their close friend and relatives. From their marriage, the couple got blessed with one child named Dominique Elwes, who was born in 2007. It seems like the couple is living a lavish, and also there is no sign of getting a divorce any time soon.
Net Worth in Millions
The 57 years old actor and writer has received lots of fame and wealth from his long career. Until now, Cary Elwes has already grabbed over millions of dollars and fans from his charming looks and acting skills. According to celebritynetworth.com, Carly has $8 million as his net worth of 2019.
Additionally, he is still active on the field of the entertainment industry, which leads that Cary might increase his net worth in the future as well. Not only that, but he is also involving with many charitable organizations and is also a current ambassador of the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund with UNICEF.