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(Actor, Filmmaker, Singer, Songwriter, and Musician)

Billy Bob Thornton is an actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician appeared in 'Sling Blade,' 'Monster's Ball' and 'Our Brand Is Crisis.'

Relationship Facts of Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton is married to Connie Angland {Compare Couple}.
Billy Bob Thornton married on October 22, 2014.
💑 Anniversary in 146 days 💑
He is father of Four (Bella Thornton, Amanda Thornton, Harry James Thornton, William Thornton).
Billy Bob Thornton is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

How many times did Billy Bob Thornton marry?

Billy Bob Thornton has married six times, with the first five marriages ending in divorce, and he has four children by three women.

He was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin from 1978 to 1980. He has a daughter named Amanda from the marriage. Later, he married actress Toni Lawrence in 1986; they separated the following year and divorced in 1988.

From 1990 to 1992, Thornton was married to actress Cynda Williams. In 1993, he married Playboy model Pietra Dawn Cherniak, with whom he had two sons, Harry James and William; the marriage ended in 1997.

Additionally, he was engaged to be married to actress Laura Dern, whom he dated from 1997 to 1999. However, in 2000, he married actress Angelina Jolie.

Thornton and Jolie announced the adoption of a child from Cambodia in March 2002, but it was later revealed that Jolie had adopted the child as a single parent. Eventually, they separated in June 2002 and divorced the following year.

In 2003, he was in a relationship with makeup effects crew member Connie Angland, with whom he has a daughter named Bella. His representatives confirmed that he and Angland were married on October 22, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Relationships History With?

Billy Bob Thornton was previously married to 

  • Angelina Jolie (2000 – 2003)
  • Pietra Thornton (1993 – 1997)
  • Cynda Williams (1990 – 1992)
  • Toni Lawrence (1986 – 1988)
  • Melissa deBin (1978 – 1980)

Billy Bob Thornton has been in relationships with 

  • Téa Leoni (2008)
  • Danielle Dotzenrod (2002)
  • Laura Dern (1997 – 2000)
  • Lisa Cone

Relationship Timeline

TypeTotalTime Duration
Married620 years, 8 months
Dating42 years, 6 months

Billy Bob Thornton: Biography in Details

Who is Billy Bob Thornton?

Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician.

People know him through his roles in such films as ‘Sling Blade,’ ‘Monster’s Ball’ and ‘Our Brand Is Crisis.’

Billy Bob Thornton: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

Thornton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 4, 1955, as William Robert Thornton to parents Virginia Roberta and William Raymond “Billy Ray” Thornton.

Throughout his childhood years, he lived in numerous places in Arkansas, including Alpine, Mount Holly, and Malvern.

He is of American nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to a mixed ethnic background of English, as well as some Scottish and Irish.

Talking about his education, Thornton graduated from Malvern High School in 1973. Later, he attended  Henderson State University to pursue studies in psychology but dropped out after two semesters.

Billy Bob Thornton: Career, Salary, Net Worth

Thornton initially played drums and sang with the South African rock band Jack Hammer. Additionally, he also worked as a waiter for a while. His first screen role was in the 1980s ‘South of Reno’.

Later, he went on to write, direct, and star in the 1996 independent film Sling Blade’. Furthermore, he played a malicious mall Santa in 2003’s ‘Bad Santa’.

Thornton has more than 80 credits as an actor. Some other movies and television series that he has been part of our ‘Goliath’, ‘Fargo’, ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’, ‘American Dad!’, ‘Our Brand Is Crisis, ‘The Big Bang Theory, ‘Robot Chicken’, ‘The Baytown Outlaws’, ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car, ‘The Informers, and ‘Mr. Woodcock’ among others.

Additionally, he also has 10 credits as a writer and 6 credits as a director as of now.

Apart from his acting career, Thornton is also a successful musician. He released a roots rock album titled ‘Private Radio’ in 2001, and three more albums, ‘The Edge of the World’ (2003), ‘Hobo’ (2005), and ‘Beautiful Door’ (2007).

Thornton has 32 wins and 53 nominations to his name for various awards. He won the prestigious Academy Awards and garnered another nomination in 1997 for ‘Sling Blade.’

Additionally, he was also nominated for the same award in 1999 for ‘A Simple Plan. Furthermore, he has won the Golden Globes a total of two times. He has also garnered the Primetime Emmy Awards nomination.

Thornton has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $45 million.

Billy Bob Thornton: Rumors, Controversy

Thornton became part of a controversy after his ex-wife Dawn Cherniak accused him of spousal abuse.

Additionally, Thornton and his musical group The Boxmasters appeared on CBC Radio One program Q, which was widely criticized and received international attention on April 8, 2009. How many times did Billy Bob Thornton marry?

Additionally, he came under lots of controversies after he described Canadian audiences as “mashed potatoes without gravy”.

Furthermore, his marriage to Angelina Jolie also received numerous controversies and backlashes. At present, there are no rumors concerning Billy and his career.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Talking about his body measurement, Thornton has a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).

Additionally, he weighs around 187 lbs (85 kg). Furthermore, his hair color is grey and his eye color is brown.

Social Media Profile

Thornton is not directly active on social media. He does not have an account on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

His fan page has 9.6k followers on Twitter and more than 33.7k followers on Facebook.


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How many wives has Billy Bob Thornton had?

  • He married six times and has five divorced.

Is Billy Bob Thornton nice in real life?

  • He is very calm and measured.

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