Bob Balaban Bio, Affair, Married, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Age, Nationality, Height

(Actor, Producer, Writer)

Relationship Facts of Bob Balaban

  • Bob Balaban is married to Lynn Grossman.
  • He is father of Two (Mariah Balaban and Hazel Balaban).
  • Bob Balaban is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Bob Balaban is currently married to Lynn Grossman. The couple married in 1977 after dating for a long time. It ha been a three-decade that they are living together with each other.

The couple also has two daughters, Mariah Balaban and Hazel Balaban.

As of now, he resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. Bob doesn’t share much about his martial and children’s life. His children are grown up now and maybe engaged in their profession.

Who is Bob Balaban?

Bob Balaban is an American actor, author, producer, comedian, and director.

He is one of the producers who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for Gosford Park in the year 2001. Further, he also appeared in the movies.

Bob Balaban: Age, Parent, Siblings, Ethnicity

The actor was born on August 16, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

His father’s name is Elmer Balaban, who was an American theater owner and early cable television provider. Likely, his mother’s name is Eleanor Balaban, who was an actress.

Bob has three siblings. His older sister’s name is Judy Balaban, who is an American actress and author. His brother’s name is Burt Balaban, who was an American film producer and director.

Sadly, he died on October 14, 1965. Bob’s other brother, Leonard “Red” Balaban. He was an American jazz tubist but sadly passed away on December 29, 2013.

Bob Balaban
Caption: Bob Balaban and Blythe Danner (Source: Pinterest)

He belongs to American nationality and is of Mixed (Russian, Germany, and Jewish) ethnicity.

Education, University

He attended Colgate University where he joined Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and then transferred to New York University. He studied acting at HB Studio under Uta Hagen.

Bob Balaban: Career, Professional life

TV and Film career

Bob started his career in acting by appearing in the 1969’s movie, Midnight Cowboy.

Then in the year 1967, he was seen playing as Linus in the original off-Broadway production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. In 1970, he played the role of Elliot in the film, The Strawberry Statement alongside, Bruce Davison, and Bud Cort.

In 2001, Balaban produced Gosford Park. Also, he has portrayed in films like Prince of the City, A Monster in Paris, Mascots, and The Majestic. Likely, he appeared as Ted Marcus in the 2000s movie, The West Wing. He is also credited for the films like The Education of Max Bickford, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Entourage, Recount, and The Good Wife.

Meanwhile, in 2020, Bob appeared in the film titled, The French Dispatch. Likely, he has worked for various movies in his career.

Writing career

Bob Balaban is the writer of the six children’s novels based series which also features a bionic dog named McGrowl. In addition, he also co-authored Spielberg, Truffaut & Me: An Actor’s Diary with Steven Spielberg and The Creature from the Seventh Grade: Sink or Swim.


In the year 1979, he received a Tony Award nomination for his role in The Inspector General. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for Gosford Park in 2001. Balaban produced Gosford Park, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture in 2001.

In 2002, he won different awards like the Best Screen Actor Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his movie Gosford Park. He also won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble for his movie Gosford Park in 2002.
The same year, he also received Satellite Award for Best Ensemble Motion Picture for his movie Gosford Park, and the BAFTA Award for Best British Film for his movie Gosford Park.
Further, he won the Lucille Lortel Award for Alternative Theatrical Experience for the movie, The Exonerated in 2003.

Bob Balaban: Salary, Net Worth

Being one of the successful personality, his net worth is said to be $25 million. Other information regarding his cars and salary is not available.

Bob Balaban: Rumor, Controversy

The producer keeps a private life in a low profile maintaining distance to appear in any rumors and controversy.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Bob Balaban stands with a height of 5 ft 5 inches (1.65 m). Likely, his weight is 75 kg (165 lbs).

The actor has light-colored hair and brown colored eyes.

Social Media

Balaban is active on Instagram with over 3.4K followers and has around 14.2K followers on Twitter. He is not available on Facebook.


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