Christopher Backus is a star among a galaxy. The American actor, director, and screenwriter is the husband of the 2006 Amnesty International’s Artist of Conscience Award winner Mira Sorvino. Through his marriage to Mira, he is a son-in-law to the veteran opera singer, sculptor, writer, businessman, and actor, Paul Sorvino. Also, the actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Rob McElhenney who created FX’s hit series, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, is a close friend of Backus. What is more? Backus is a son to a retired colonel in the United States Marine Corps.
The achievements of all these big names in the life of Christopher tends to becloud his own career accomplishments. Yet, he has his own enviable records which we are here to share with you among other details about him. So, read on…
Who is Christopher Backus and How Old is He?
It was on the 30th of October 1981 that the actor was born as Christopher Paul Backus in Mission Viejo, California. His mother is Teryl Backus who was a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps as already hinted. As for his father Late Terry Backus, he was a great attorney while he lived. Terry died while Christopher was only three. So, Christopher was largely raised by his mother together with his sister Michele in Kansas City.
We are still digging for further information about Christopher Backus’ childhood and upbringing including his education history. So, in the absence of these details, let us focus on the information we already have.
Christopher’s Hollywood career took off in 2004 shortly after moving from New York to Los Angeles with his friend Rob McElhenney. It was not long after arriving in Los Angeles when he landed his first movie role ever, starring in the 2004 short comedy-drama film Benjamin Splits. In TV, he started with supporting roles in NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace and The WB’s teen drama series The O.C in 2005. He then starred as ‘Pete’ in Nick Vallelonga’s 2006 film All In opposite the superstar actress Dominique Swain. He also starred as ‘Lucas Snow’ in the 2008 action mystery-thriller film 3 Days Gone and a number of other projects over the years.
What Is His Net Worth?
As of the first quarter of 2019, Christopher Backus’ net worth was estimated at $7 million. He has obviously acquired the wealth from his work as an actor, director, and screenwriter. His annual earning was also estimated at $27,647. Of course, these figures are expected to increase as he keeps earning from his career while making intelligent financial decisions.
Christopher Backus’ Family (Wife and Children)
Christopher Backus is married to actress Mira Sorvino. The duo met in August 2003 at a party and fell for each other. After a period of dating, they wedded on June 11, 2004.
Backus’ wife Mira is a Harvard graduate and a respected actress. About 14 years older than Backus, Mira is the daughter of famed opera singer and actor Paul Anthony Sorvino. Apart from being an Academy and a Golden Globe Award winner, Mira has won a number of other prestigious awards and nominated for even more. For instance, in 1995 alone, she was the winner of a Broadcast Films Critics Association Award, Dallas Forth Worth Film Critics Award, National Board of Reviews Award, and the New York Film Critics Circle Award all under the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her work in the romantic comedy film Mighty Aphrodite.
She also won the San Diego Film Festival Award under the ‘Best Actress’ category in 2009. As already said, Christopher Backus’ wife was the winner of the 2006 edition of Amnesty International’s Artist of Conscience Award which is given to artists who have manifested commendable philanthropic attitude.
Also a political activist, Backus’ wife Mira worked as U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking between 2009 and 2012. She is also noted for lobbying the US Congress to end human trafficking in the Sudanese region of Darfur. For you to have an idea what a great achiever Christopher Backus has as a wife, the German-American entomologist Thomas Eisner (1929-2011) known as ‘Father of chemical ecology’ named a dangerous substance excreted by sunburn diving beetle for self-defense as ‘mirasorvone’ in honor of the actress for her role as ‘Dr. Susan Tyler’, an entomologist investigating deadly insect mutant varieties in the 1997 feature film, Mimic.
Backus and Mira so far share 4 kids – two boys and two girls. Their first kid/daughter named Mattea Angel was born on November 3, 2004. Mattea was followed by a son named Johnny who was born on May 29, 2006. Another son named Holden was born on the 22nd of June, 2009. Lastly, they had a daughter named Lucia who arrived on May 3, 2012.