Who is Ving Rhames and what is his net worth 2018? Ving Rhames can be famously recognised as Marsellus Wallace of the cult movie Pulp Fiction. He has performed some memorable roles in movies like Mission Impossible series, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Zombie Apocalypse.
Ving was named Irving Rameses Rhames by his parents after the late NBC journalist, Irving R. Levine. He was born in Harlem, New York City, on May 12, 1959 to Reather and Ernest Rhames. Ving did his high school from New York’s High School of Performing Arts and then enrolled himself to study drama at State University of New York at Purchase.
Ving changed his college to Juilliard School’s Drama Division due to some peculiar reason and completed his graduation from there in Fine Arts with a bachelor degree in 1983. Stanley Tucci who was his classmate at Purchase College gave him his nickname “Ving”. Currently he is married to Deborah Reed and is a father of three children.
James started out as a theatre artist in 1980’s. He performed in one of the Broadway plays named The Boys of Winter. His debut movie is “Go Tell It on the Mountain” where he played the role of Young Gabriel Grimes. After few movies “The People Under the Stairs” became his first movie where he was recognised in 1991.
Then came “Dave” his next big hit as a supporting actor which was a comedy film led by Kevin Kline. Next big break of his life came in 1994 with the movie “Pulp Fiction” directed by one of the celebrated Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino which is rated 8.9/10 on IMDB. This movie made him overnight star and he was acclaimed for his outstanding performance.
This status landed him the next huge roles of his film career “Mission Impossible” series and Con Air. He became a regular face in Hollywood after this. He did movies like Striptease (1996), Dangerous Ground (1997), Rosewood (1997), Out of Sight (1998), Entrapment(1999), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Baby Boy(2001), Dark Blue(2002) and a plethora of movies..
His latest appearances are Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 where he did a cameo. He is currently filming Mission: Impossible 6 where he plays the role of computer hacker Luther Stickell. It is expected to release in 2018.
Ving Rhames has won Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in Mini-Series or Motion Picture for the movie “Don King: Only in America” in 1998. He also won ShoWest Convention award for Best Supporting Actor in 2000. He has many nominations and wins to his name from the numerous award shows and film festivals around the globe.
Ving Rhames Net Worth
Ving Rhames net worth is around $18 Million which speaks of his fantastic career all through his life. He has also done quality television works and has lent his voice to famous video games like Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma and Call of Duty: WWII.
Ving Rhames has an active career span till now. His brilliant acting skills made him a complete package. He gets into the skin of any character he is given. This can easily justify the love and fame he has received.