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James Franco is an American actor and director. James Franco was in a relationship with an American actress Marla Sokoloff.

Relationship Facts of James Franco

James Franco is having an affair.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of James Franco?

James Franco was in a relationship with an American actress Marla Sokoloff, they first met in 1999 during the filming of the 2000 movie Whatever It Takes and soon started dating. They separated in 2004. He dated Ahna O’Reilly in 2006, but the couple got separated in 2011.

He dated English actress, Sienna Miller in June 2006, but they separated. Then,  Franco dated British model, actress, and singer, Agyness Deyn for a couple of months. He was rumored to have had a fling with Italian fashion designer, Riccardo Tisci in 2011. On the same year, James was romantically linked to German curator, Klaus Biesenbach. However, their dating relationship was a rumor. He was in a relationship with Anne Hathaway but they separated.

Moreover, James and Amanda Seyfried shot the biographical drama film Lovelace (2013) together. However, this proved to be a rumor. He dated  Italian television personality, Roger Garth, but it was a rumor. He dated Ashley Benson on the set of “Spring Breakers” and dated each other from October 2012 until 2013.

Therefore, he dated Kristen Stewart in 2013, but they separated. He dated British actress Emilia Clarke in 2013. However, it proved to be a rumor. He dated Kelly Baugher, she is 10 years his junior, and dated him for a couple of months in 2013. She first became friends with him online. He was in a relationship with Lana Del Rey in 2014. He was in a relationship with Scott Haze in 2014. He dated Erin Johnson in 2014.

During 2017, he started dating Isabel Pakzad. They have kept it a low profile primarily but were photographed multiple times after late 2017.  She is 15 years junior.

Who is James Franco?

James Franco is an American actor and director. In addition, he is also a talented screenwriter, producer, teacher, and author. His debut film was “Never Been Kissed”.

Additionally, he reprised his role in the sequels “Spider-Man 2” and “Spider-Man 3”. Likely, he also appeared intermittently in the soap opera “General Hospital” as Robert James “Franco” Frank.

Who are the parents of James Franco?

James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, the United States on April 19, 1978. His birth name is James Edward Franco and he is currently 45 years old. His father’s name is  Douglas Eugene ( businessman) and his mother’s name is Betsy Lou (writer, actress).

He has two young brothers namely, Tom and Dave. James holds American citizenship and mixed (Portuguese- Swedish- Ashkenazi Jewish) ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries.

Education, School/ College University

Talking about his education, he graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996, where he acted in plays. Then, he attended Columbia University’s MFA writing program, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for filmmaking, and Brooklyn College for fiction writing.

Similarly, James Franco attended the MFA Program for Writers at North Carolina’s Warren Wilson College for poetry. In fact, he is a Ph.D. student in English at Yale University. Eventually, Franco enrolled at the UCLA to major in English but dropped out choosing to take acting lessons with Robert Carnegie at the Playhouse West.

James Franco: Professional Life, Career

James Franco debuted in films with “Never Been Kissed”. Then, he played the popular jock Chris in “Whatever It Takes” in 2000, a modern remake of the play “Cyrano de Bergerac”. Additionally, he starred in “Sonny” directed by Nicolas Cage in 2002. Whereas, he played a homeless drug addict in “City by the Sea” co-starring Robert De Niro. Besides that, to support himself, he took a late-night job at McDonald’s.

He also starred in Robert Altman’s ballet movie “The Company”. In addition, he completed training for his Private Pilot Licence for his role in “Flyboys”, which released in 2006. Likely, he appeared briefly in the remake of “The Wicker Man”, and made a cameo appearance in “The Holiday”.

Likewise, James Franco originated the fictional character of Robert James “Franco” Frank, a multimedia artist, in the ABC soap opera “General Hospital”. Besides that, he appeared in the action comedy “Date Night”, in the movie adaptation of “Eat Pray Love”, and as the poet Allen Ginsberg in the drama “Howl” which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.

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Caption: James Franco and Dave Franco (Source: Zimbio)

In 2010, he acted in “127 Hours“, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, starred alongside Winona Ryder in “The Letter” directed by Jay Anania, and as a drug-addicted lawyer in “About Cherry”.

He was also cast in the 2002 superhero film “Spider-Man” as Harry Osborn, the son of the villainous Green Goblin. He also reprised his role in the sequels “Spider-Man 2” and “Spider-Man 3”.

Awards, Nomination

He won Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for The Disaster Artist (2017), Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for James Dean (2001).

James Franco has also won the Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble for Milk (2008). He won FilmOut Audience Awards for Best Actor for I Am Michael (2015).

How much is the net worth of James Franco?

James Franco has an estimated net worth of around $20 million as of 2023, and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career.

James Franco: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

There was a controversy that as a teenager, he was arrested for offenses like underage drinking, graffiti, and selling stolen designer fragrances from department stores to classmates.

All these activities and events resulted in his briefly becoming a ward of the state.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

James Franco has a height of 5 feet 11 inches. Additionally, he weighs is 76Kg. In addition, his chest, waist, and biceps sizes are 42-31-15 inches.

Furthermore, James’s hair color is dark brown and his eye color is dark brown.

Social Media

James Franco is not active on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.


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