Steven Seagal has lived a very tumultuous life. Always on the move and living in different parts of the world, the well-known actor initially took a step into the world of showbiz through a leap of faith.
Seagal has acted in some very high-grossing films and was once one of the biggest action stars around, only to fade into relative obscurity. So what happened? And what does he look like now?
Here’s all you need to know about Steven Seagal!
Steven Seagal became an adult very quickly, leaving his home country before his 18th birthday. Since then, the 6ft 4 actor, musician, and cop(!) has done it all, becoming a film star as well as a martial arts master.
But though it might seem like Seagal’s life has only been one of happiness and prosperity, he has endured several rough periods as well. Today, he might look pretty unfamiliar to you.
Here’s all you need to know about Steven Seagal – and why he’s gone from the spotlight.
Steven Seagal was born on April 10, 1952, in Lansing, Michigan. His mother, Patricia, worked as a medical technician and his father, Samuel, was a high school mathematics teacher.
Steven Seagal – early life
At a young age, Seagal was very interested in music. He oftentimes listened to the blues, which would influence him all his life.
“I got my first guitar when I was 12,” he explained. “The blues got into my blood, you know. I started to imitate them and tried to learn from them.”
Not only was Seagal interested in the art of music, but he was also very interested in martial arts, and it was actually a lie that first took him down the path of karate.
At the age of 5, his family moved to Fullerton, California. Now, Steven Seagal had asthma and was very frail as a child.
“He was a puny kid back then. But he really thrived after the move,” his mom told People of her son’s childhood.