Kate Capshaw Wiki: Age, Net Worth, Willie Scott & Facts About Steven Spielberg’s Wife

Kate Capshaw is an actress and the lovely wife of Steven Spielberg. Learn more about her net worth, former roles, and family.

Kate Capshaw- The Wife Of Steven Spielberg

Kate Capshaw, age 64, born Kathleen Sue Nail, was born in November of 1953. Capshaw did not start off acting after high school. Capshaw attended the University of Missouri, where she was in a sorority and graduated with a degree in education. From there, Capshaw went on to teach special education at Southern Boone County High School in Ashland, Missouri, and Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri. In 1976, Capshaw married her first husband, Robert Capshaw, they had a seemingly normal life and produced one child, Jessica Capshaw, before their divorce in 1980. Capshaw decided to keep her ex-husband’s last name as her stage name. After deciding to venture into acting, Capshaw met her second husband, famous Golden Globe winner, Steven Spielberg. Capshaw met Spielberg after auditioning and getting cast as the lead in his movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Spielberg is the only son of Leah Posner and Arnold Spielberg. His parents held jobs far from filmmaking, a concert pianist, and electrical engineer respectively. His love for filmmaking started early. He started making films with an 8mm camera his father owned. Most of them had an adventure theme. He eventually moved to California and was signed. That made him one of the youngest directors with a deal that was significantly longer. This occurred at Universal Studios. On one of his first directing jobs, he was met with apprehension and aggression regarding his age and experience, via the stars of the show. Joan Crawford was leading the push against him, but once she had the chance to work with him, it all changed. “When I began to work with Steven, I understood everything. It was immediately obvious to me, and probably everyone else, that here was a young genius. I thought maybe more experience was important, but then I thought of all of those experienced directors who didn’t have Steven’s intuitive inspiration and who just kept repeating the same old routine performances. That was called ‘experience.’ I knew then that Steven Spielberg had a brilliant future ahead of him. Hollywood doesn’t always recognize talent, but Steven’s was not going to be overlooked. I told him so in a note I wrote him. I wrote to Rod Serling, too. I was so grateful that he had approved Steven as the director. I told him he had been totally right.” -Joan Crawford

Kate Capshaw Early Headshot

Kate Capshaw, The Actress and Fundraiser

Kate Capshaw’s most famous role would be her lead as Willie Scott in Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Since then Capshaw has been a part of many star-studded casts, like “Dreamscape” and “Black Rain.” Capshaw is one of the founding members of The Women’s Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). The WCRF is a part of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and it has been operating since 1997. Along with Capshaw, the founders include Rita Wilson, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Anne Douglas, and Chapman Meyer. Since 1997, The WCRF has donated around 40 million dollars to various cancer treatment and research facilities.

“The best preparation for acting is life — observing life and people and observing yourself. All that becomes your library. So when you have to research a part, a scene or emotion, you go in to the library and get what you need.”

Kate Capshaw

The World Cancer Research Fund Logo

Capshaw was one of the many founders back in 1997.

Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg Net Worth

Kate Capshaw’s husband, Steven Spielberg, is one of the most well-known celebrities of all time. It is no surprise that Steven Spielberg is worth a lot of money, having directed some of the most popular and well-loved movies of all time and having won a total of six Golden Globe awards. Spielberg’s estimated net worth is 3.7 billion dollars, and his yearly salary is around 150 million dollars. Speilberg’s most recent movie is “The Post,” which is out in theatres now. Capshaw doesn’t have to rely on her husband’s money because she has her own wealth; her net worth is 20 million dollars.

The Spielberg Home

The home of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw. It is located in Georgica Pond East Hampton, Long Island and is estimated to be worth 25 million dollars.

The Spielberg Family

Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg met in 1984, and they were married October 12, 1991, in two separate ceremonies, civil and Orthodox. Both having been married previously, they brought many children to the family. The eldest, Jessica Capshaw was born in 1976. She is the daughter of Kate Capshaw and her first husband. Max Spielberg is Steven Spielberg’s eldest child, born in 1985 with his previous wife, Amy Irving. Kate Capshaw then adopted Theo Spielberg, born in 1988, and he was later adopted by Steven Spielberg as well. They then had three children together, Sasha Spielberg, born in 1990, Sawyer Spielberg, born in 1992, and Destry Spielberg in 1996. They also adopted Mikaela George who was born in 1996.

The Spielberg Family

Kate Capshaw, Theo Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Sasha Spielberg and Sawyer Spielberg


Steven Spielberg’s new movie “The Post”

Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks

“Transformers: The Last Knight”

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel

The next event coming up would be Steven Spielberg’s new movie The Post. He and his wife will likely be seen at the premiere. He’s also working on “Five Came Back,” “Transformers: The Last Knight,” and “Bull.” Steven is also in the pre-production stage with seventeen other movies/tv shows.