Frank A. Langella, Jr. popularly known as Frank Langella is one of the finest actors in America. He was born on 1st January 1938, which makes his age 77. His birthplace is Bayonne, which lies in New Jersey, USA. He is an American by nationality. His parents are Angelina and Frank A. Langella Sr. His father was the president of the Bayonne Barrel and Drum Company. He studied at Washington Elementary School and completed his high school from Bayonne High School in Bayonne. He moved to South Orange, New Jersey with his family and graduated from Columbia High School in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. He attended Syracuse University and completed his graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama.
He has been active in the field of acting since 1965 till the present age. Throughout his career he has been featured in a number of movies and TV shows. He started his career by performing on the stage. He had appeared in the play The Old Glory by the American poet Robert Lowell. He can be seen in Garcia- Lorca’s play Yerma the Broadway stage production which he performed at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center on 8th December 1966. In 1968 he played the role of young and highly fictionalized character of William Shakespeare with co-star Anne Bancroft in the William Gibson’s play A Cry of Players at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. In 1970 he appeared in the Mel Brooks’ movie The Twelve Chairs. In the same year he starred in Frank Perry’s Diary of a Mad Housewife as George Prager. His role in the movie was highly acclaimed by critics and eventually earned him the nomination in Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 1975 he was featured in Edward Albee’s Seascape for which he won Tony Award. He was nominated again for the same in the 1977 Broadway production Dracula in which he had a role as the lead character. In 1981 he played the lead role in Sherlock Holmes, which is the TV recording of the live stage production. In 1987 he was cast in the role of a villain Skeletor in Masters of the Universe.
He is quite tall man with the height of 6 feet 3 inches. He has maintained his weight and good health with the help of dieting. He has not publicly spoken about his sexual orientation whether he is gay or straight. He is quite popular in social networking sites like Instagram and regularly posts pictures in the site. He has many fans and followers of different ethnicity from around the world in Twitter. The detailed information about him can be found in wiki websites like Wikipedia. His brief biography can be read from IMDb.
He was married to Ruth Weil on 14th June 1977. The couple had two children (kids). The relationship came to an end when he got divorce from his wife in 1996. There were some hoaxes about him being dead by the cause of cancer over the media. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million dollars. His contribution as an actor is immeasurable in the industry.