Joshua ‘James’ Brolin is an excellent actor who is best known for his role as Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). His other praise-worthy acting can be seen in The Goonies (1985) as Brandon ‘Brand’ Walsh, Men in Black 3 (2012) as Young Agent K, Sicario (2015) as Matt Graver, Deadpool 2 (2018) as Cable.

Quick Info
Full NameJoshua James Brolin
Date of BirthFebruary 12, 1968
Birth PlaceSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Parent(s)Jane Cameron and James Brolin
Age52 years
Height5 feet 11 inches (1.79 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Alice Adair (m. 1988- div. 1994)
Minnie Driver (2001)
Diane Lane (m. 2004- div 2013)
Kathryn Boyd (m. 2016)
Children4 (Trevor Mansur, Eden Brolin, Westlyn Reign Brolin and Chapel Grace Brolin)
Net worthUS $45 million

Early Life and Bio

Joshua Brolin was born on the 12th of February, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, United States of America (USA). He was born to Jane Cameron and James Brolin. His father was an actor and his mother was a wildlife activist. He was raised on a ranch in Templeton, California. His parents divorced when he 16 years old. 

As a teenager, he was a member of a surfing group called the “Cito Rats” in Santa Barbara. Due to their rough childhood, he has admitted that he was involved in drugs. He even used to steal cars to fuel his drug expenses. He has admitted to doing heroin but stopped before getting addicted to it. He said that most of the people he grew up with are already dead because of drug abuse.

Josh Brolin

Nationality and Physical Stats

Josh’s nationality is American and his ethnicity is mixed (German-Swiss, English, Scottish and Irish). He is currently 52 years old.

He is a man of average built of height 5 feet 11 inches or 1.79 m and weight 83 kg or 183 lbs. He has a muscular body and has a strong squared jawline. Similarly, the color of his eyes is green, and has dark brown hair.

His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Education: Schooling

Josh Brolin attended Templeton Elementary and Templeton Middle School. He started his high school in Santa Barabara at the age of 11 or 12.

In high school, he took up an improved acting class which eventually led to his interest in acting. This is the only information made available to us about his education.


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Josh Brolin made his movie debut in the adventure comedy The Goonies as Brandon ‘Brand’ Walsh in 1985. He has done several amazing movies and has acted brilliantly in movies like No Country for Old Men (2007) as Llewelyn Moss, American Gangster (2007) as Det. Reno Trupo, Men in Black 3 (2012) as Young Agent K, Gangster Squad (2013) as John O’Mara, Oldboy (2013) as Joe Doucett, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) as Dwight McCarthy, Sicario (2015) as Matt Graver, Deadpool 2 (2018) as Cable and many more.

Josh Brolin got more famous after his performance in MCU’s Guardian of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019) as Thanos. He has portrayed the character of a mad titan who is hell-bent on destroying half the population of the whole world. This franchise starred Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johanson, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, and many more. These movies did so well and might as well be one of the highest-grossing movies in the world.

Television Shows

Josh Brolin made his first appearance in a TV show in Highway to Heaven as Josh Bryant in 1986. Even though he is most popular for his movies, he has also been part of some good TV. Some of his television shows are Private Eye (1987-1988) as Johnny Betz, 21 Jump Street (1987) as Taylor Rollator, The Young Riders (1989-1992) as James Butler Hickok, Mister Sterling (2003) as Senator Bill Sterling, Mankind: The Story of All of Us (2012) as the narrator and a few more.

Awards and Achievements

Josh Brolin is an amazing actor and it will come off as no surprise when we hear that he has been nominated for various prestigious awards 51 times and has won 18 of those awards. He has won awards like Teen Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Saturn Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, National Society of Film Critics Awards, and many other awards.

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Personal Life: Wife

Josh Brolin has dated a few women so far. He met Alice Adair, an actress, and married her in 1988. In the same year, the couple gave birth to a baby boy named Trevor Mansur in June. Trevor is now an actor and producer. Similarly, in 1994, they gave birth to a daughter named Eden Brolin. However, the couple divorced in 1994 after being married for 6 years.

After 4 years, he met Minnie Driver, an actress as well as a singer, on the sets of Slow Blow and got in a relationship with her. They got engaged in 2001 but broke it off just after 6 months of engaging.

In 2001, Josh Brolin met Diane Lane and got married in August 2004. However, the pair separated in November 2013 after being married for 9 years.

Similarly, in 2015, Josh Brolin got engaged to his former assistant and model Kathryn Boyd. Kathryn is 19 years younger than him. The couple got married in September 2016. The pair were blessed with two beautiful daughters named Westlyn Reign Brolin and Chapel Grace Brolin who was born on November 4, 2018, and December 25, 2020, respectively.

What is Josh Brolin’s Net Worth?

The 52-year-old awesome actor has been working in the entertainment industry since 1984. Through his hard work, talent, and determination, the actor is now estimated to have a net worth of $45 million.

Social Media Presence

Josh Brolin has a huge fan following on his social media with 3 million followers on Instagram (@joshbrolin). He doesn’t seem to be active on any other social media platform except Instagram.

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