Other than just being the wife of a famous actor, Victoria Spader has managed to make a name for herself both in and outside the entertainment world. Although she gained more media attention for her association with Stargate actor, James Spader, Victoria is also among the many celebrities who built so much reputation for themselves through hard work and determination. The American set decorator is also known for her role in films like Jack’s Back and Sex, Lies, and Videotape.
Victoria Spader – Biography, Age
Born June 1, 1959, as Victoria Elizabeth Kheel, Victoria is the daughter of Julian and Lee Kheel. Her birthplace is in Rochester, New York State and her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Information about Victoria’s educational background cannot be found but professionally, she began her career as a set designer. While doing that, she also got a chance to work in some highly rated movies like the Sex, Lies, and Videotape, a 1989 comedy-drama directed by Steven Soderbergh. Victoria also worked in a 1988 film, Jack’s Back. The crime-horror film was written and directed by Rowdy Herrington and it starred James Spader as John/Rick Westford. Others present in the film include Cynthia Gibb, Rod Loomis, Jim Haynie, and Robert Picardo, among others. Additionally, Victoria Spader is said to still be working as an employee of an art department called Jack’s Pack. Prior to meeting James Spader, Victoria was already making huge earnings from her professional career as a set designer. Her net worth is estimated at $2 million.
While nothing much is known about Victoria’s childhood and her siblings, we know of her parents who are both involved in the entertainment business. Her mother is an actress and her father works as a sound mixer. Her mom reportedly played a role in a 2003 film titled, Jersey Guy. There is no doubt that it is on this root that Victoria was able to find her fitting in the entertainment industry.
Victoria Spader’s Personal Life
Her popularity grew exceedingly after her marriage to the three-time Emmy award winner, James Spader. The two met for the first time in a yoga studio where the Hollywood actor was working as a yoga instructor. They became best friends soon after. Their relationship moved to another level when in 1987, they shared marital vows. She had her surname changed from Kheel to Spader after being maritally committed to James.
Victoria Spader and James lived together as husband and wife for almost two decades before separating in 2004. Their marriage was blessed with two sons Sebastian and Elijah. It was James who reportedly filed for divorce from Victoria but the reasons behind their separation are not known. After their separation in 2004, James got hooked up with Leslie Stefanson, an actress and model. Together, they have a son named Nathanael. As for Victoria, she is currently single and not involved in any relationship.
Ex-husband, James Spader
James Spader is a famous actor born in Boston, Massachusetts. His name in full is James Todd Spader, he is the son of Stoddard Greenwood “Todd” Spader and Jean (née Fraser) who were both teachers. He went to schools where his parents taught but later dropped out to pursue a career in acting. He began acting in 1981 with the film, Endless Love as his first project but his debut starring role was in the 1985 film, Tuff Turf. Spader’s first rise to prominence is linked to his acting role in the 1986 film, Pretty in Pink where he acted as Steff, the rich, arrogant playboy.
Spader won his first Emmy award in 2004, he received the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, following his role in the film, The Practice. He also won the award in 2005 and 2007 for his leading role in Boston Legal. Following his three Emmy awards, James Spader became one of the very few Hollywood stars to win an Emmy award for playing the same character in different series.
Both James Spader and Victoria have worked together in films like Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Jack’s Back. With a net worth of about $10 million, James is still committed to TV series, The Blacklist, which has been airing since 2013. He plays Raymond “Red” Reddington in the TV series that has 111 episodes. According to reports, James earns as much as $125 thousand per episode of the NBC-aired series, The Blacklist, among others.