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Relationship Facts of Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman is married to Lisa Gottsegen.
Dustin Hoffman married on October 12, 1980.
💑 Anniversary in 319 days 💑
He is father of Six (Alexandra Hoffman, Jake Hoffman, Jenna Byrne, Karina Hoffman-Birkhead, Max Hoffman, Rebecca Hoffman.
Dustin Hoffman is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Dustin Hoffman Marital Life!

Dustin Hoffman married Anne Byrne Hoffman on May 4, 1969. They had a daughter, Jenna (1970). Dustin adopted Anne’s daughter, Karina too.

The used to live in Greenwich Village but got divorced in 1980 after staying together for 11 years.

Then Dustin married to a businesswoman, Lisa Gottsegen, on October 12, 1980.

The couple has four children together: Jacob Edward, Rebecca Lillian, Maxwell Geoffrey, and Alexandra Lydia.

Who is Dustin Hoffman?

Dustin Hoffman is an American actor and director.

Likely, he has been called one of the greatest actors of all time and is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters.

This actor has also been awarded several awards.

Dustin Hoffman: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Dustin Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States on August 8, 1937.

He is 84 years old. His birth name is Dustin Lee Hoffman.

His father’s name is Harvey Hoffman and his mother’s name is Lillian Gold.

He was brought up in a humble Jewish family who were neither religious nor observant.

He has a sibling namely, Ronald Hoffman. Dustin holds American citizenship and Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. His birth sign is Leo.


Talking about Dustin’s education history, Hoffman went to Los Angeles High School and later attended Santa Monica College to pursue medicine but he dropped out.

Dustin Hoffman: Professional Life, Career

Talking about his profession, during the 60s, Dustin Hoffman earned a few opportunities to act in Off-Broadway productions, and side by side, he studied method acting at Actors Studio.

In the year 1967, he acted in his first theatrical film, ‘The Tigers Make Out’, and directed the productions Two for the Seesaw’ and ‘The Time of Your Life for the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, for which he received $1000.

In the same year, Mike Nichols took his screen test for ‘The Graduate’. Likewise, he also landed the role and it became the biggest sensation in American cinema.

His unconventional looks and brilliant acting skills established him as a star.

Although Hoffman’s career had now kick-started in Hollywood, he returned back to Broadway in 1968 to act in ‘Jimmy Shine’.

In the year 1969, ‘Midnight Cowboy, an American drama, starring Hoffman, Jon Voight, etc. was released.

In the year 1976, he starred in major films like, ‘All the President’s Men’ and ‘Marathon Man’.

These movies were establishing him as a seasoned actor and in the following years he acted in ‘Straight Time (1978)’ and ‘Agatha (1979)’.

Likewise, 1979 elevated Hoffman’s position in the Hollywood film industry when ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ was released. It was another stepping stone in Hoffman’s career.

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Caption: Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman (Source: Heavy)

Next came ‘Ishtar’ in 1987, a comedy movie that was a serious failure in Hoffman’s otherwise shining film career. He starred in the movie with Warren Beatty.

Although it was a big flop ‘Ishtar’ became a cult film. Another big role in Hoffman’s career came with his portrayal of an autistic savant in ‘Rain Man’ in 1988.

In the following year, ‘Family Business’ was released in which Hoffman starred along with Sean Connery and Matthew Broderick.

Throughout the 90s, he did movies like, ‘Dick Tracy (1990)’, ‘Billy Bathgate (1991)’, ‘Hook (1991)’ in which he played the title role of Captain Hook, ‘An outbreak (1995)’ alongside Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey and ‘Sleepers (1996)’ with Brad Pitt.

Additionally, he starred in ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ in 2006, which is a comedy-drama-fantasy film, along with Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, etc.

And in the same year, he played the perfumer Giuseppe Baldini in ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’.

Moreover, he also starred in ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’. Besides that, he did voice acting for the animation ‘Kung Fu Panda’ in 2008.


Hoffman is the proud receiver of four BAFTA awards, five Golden Globe Awards, two Golden Laurel Awards, two Academy Awards, three New York Film Critics Awards, two David di Donatello awards, etc.

Also, he won two Academy Awards for his performance in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ (1979) and ‘Rain Man’ (1988).

Dustin Hoffman: Net Worth, Salary

He has an estimated net worth of around $100 million (as per 2023 data) and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career.

Being an award-winning actor, he is living a lavish life.

Dustin Hoffman: Rumors and Controversy

There was a rumor that Dustin Hoffman sexually harassed Anna Graham Hunter on the set of Death of a Salesman when she was only 17.

Currently, he is far from rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Dustin Hoffman has a height of 5 feet 6 inches. Additionally, he weighs is 67Kg.

His hair color is light and his eye color is dark brown.

Social Media

Dustin has an official page on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

He has over 215k followers on Facebook, more than 1.3k followers on Twitter, and around 2.7k followers on Instagram.


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