Shauna Redford Short Bio
Best known as the daughter of Robert Redford, and the wife of author Eric Schlosser, Shauna Redford Schlosser was born on 15 November 1960, in Utah, USA, meaning that she’s 59 years old and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Shauna’s father is a legendary actor, and her mother is Lola Van Wagenen a renowned historian, and a co-founder of Consumer Action Now, and of Clio Visualizing History, Inc. Shauna spent her formative years alongside her siblings James, Amy and Scott Anthony Redford. Her brother James was born in 1962 and is recognized as a writer, director and producer, and her younger sister Amy is an actress.
Sadly, her brother Scott passed away at an early age. Being born into an artistic family, she followed their footsteps and became a painter, with her net worth now estimated to be around $2 million as of late 2019. In 1985, Redford married author Eric Schlosser, in Provo, Utah. The couple has two children, Connor and Mica Schlosser. She previously dated Sid Wells, who was shot in 1983, and tragically lost his life.
Father Robert Redford Wiki
Shauna’s dad, Charles Robert Redford was born on 18 August 1936, in Santa Monica, California, USA – he is 83 years old, and is an aclaimed actor who worked on projects such as “The Sting”, “The Natural” and “The Great Gatsby.”
He is the son of Charles and Martha – his father was a milkman who became an accountant. Redford spent his early years alongside his stepbrother William, a sibling from his dad’s previous marriage. Robert’s family has Irish, Scottish and English lineage. He was a student of Van Nuys High School, but as Robert put it, he was a “bad student” who would rather be anywhere than in the classroom – thus came his interest in sports and art. Having somehow matriculated, he enrolled into University of Colorado, Boulder, and studied there for a year and a half, supporting himself by working in a bar.
Sadly, he lost his scholarship due to alcoholic problems, which resulted in him being kicked out. In the upcoming period, young Robert travelled to Italy, Spain and France, but decided to try studying once again and enrolled into Pratt Institute, situated in Brooklyn, where he studied painting. In addition, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Robert’s professional acting career began in the ‘50s, in a starting place for many young actors – theater.
He had a smaller role in “Tall Story” which marked his Broadway debut, then appeared in “The Highest Tree” and “Sunday in New York”. However, his biggest Broadway accomplishment was a role in “Barefoot in the Park” in 1963.
TV and Movie Career
Robert has had 82 acting gigs, and we’ll mention a few of them. He made his TV debut in 1960 joining the cast of “Maverick”, and in the same year worked on “Captain Brassbound’s Conversion”, “Rescue 8”, “Playhouse 90” and “Play of the Week”. In 1962, he was a guest star in “The Twilight Zone”, a cult horror drama series, and the next year could be seen in “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”.
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Although none of the mentioned projects brought him major recognition, they were a good way for the actor to gain experience, build his resume and climb the ladder of success slowly but steadily. In 1967, he landed a starring role in “Barefoot in the Park”, which was nominated for an Oscar award. – the movie revolves around a young lawyer named Paul, who marries a vivacious girl named Corie. In 1973 he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in “The Sting”; the film won several Oscars, but not him. He then landed the role of the main character, Jay Gatsby in “The Great Gatsby”, based on the book of the same title written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Although receiving attention, the movie didn’t impress the critics who gave it mixed reviews. In the same manner, the actor starred in “The Great Waldo Pepper”, which follows the story of a pilot who, having missed flying in WW1, takes on an acting career to prove himself.
Robert followed by working on “Legal Eagles”, alongside Debra Winger and Darryl Hannah, and “Havana”, with the latter being nominated for an Oscar. In 1992, he was the narrator of “A River Runs Through It”.
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"In terms of what's going on right now and a lot of people being fearful … you want to look for where the light is going to come. In this current dialogue, it looks like a lot could be taken away. I think this could galvanize the people … I think there will be a movement." ~Robert Redford at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
His most recent silver screen projects include “The Old Man & the Gun”, “Avengers: Endgame” and “Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia”. Robert has also produced “The American West”, “Ocean Warriors” and “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché”.
Redford is active in politics – he is a supporter of Native American rights, LGBT rights and ,environmentalism. He is also a big fan of arts, and has endorsed advocacy groups such as Political Action Committee of the Directors Guild of America.
He was a vocal supporter of Republican Brent Cornell Morris’ campaign for Utah’s 3rd congressional district in 1990. Redford then supported Barack Obama, but after that expressed his positive opinion on Donald Trump, saying that he shakes things up and that he’s very needed. The actor received backlash, after which one of his representatives claimed that he didn’t intend to endorse Trump, and said that the statement was taken out of context. In 2019, Redford criticized the president for his “dictator-like” behavior.