Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes as he is commonly known is an English actor who has been gracing our screens since the late 1970s. Though he stated acting in the late 1970s, he is best known with his character Wesley in the 1987 film The Princess Bride. Since then, he has played major roles in films like Glory, Twister, Kiss the Girls, Hot Shots and many more. Cary has also made several television appearances in series like Life in Pieces and The X-Files.

Well, how well do you know about Cary Elwes? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Cary Elwes’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Cary Elwes to date.

Biography and Early Life

Cary was born Ivan Simon Cary Elwes on 26th October 1962 in Westminster, London. His father Dominic Elwes was a portrait painter while his mother Tessa Kennedy is a British interior designer. He was born as the youngest in his mother’s marriage to Dominic. He was born and raised with his brothers Cassian Elwes and Damian Elwes. He also has two more siblings, his half-brother Dilion and his half-sister Milica form his mother’s second marriage.

Cary’s parents divorced in 1969 leaving them under the care of his mother who remarried in 1971. His biological father died in 1975 by committing suicide through over dossing. This happened one month after the death of his paternal grandfather Simon Elwes. Tragedy followed a month after the death of his father as his maternal grandmother died.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Cary Elwes in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Cary Elwes’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 26 October 1962. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Cary started his early education in Westminster London though it’s still not known which school he attended for his early education. Later he joined Harrow School before joining London Academy. In 1981, left England for US to continue with his education. In US, he joined Sarah Lawrence College as he continued studying acting at Lee-Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and Actors Studio.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1991, Cary met Lisa Marie Kurbikoff at a cooking competition commonly called Chili cook-off which was happening in Malibu, California. After dating for a while, they announced their engagement in 1997. Three years later, they got married and are blessed with a daughter together.

Besides his relationship, Cary is close to his siblings and on March 2021, he disclosed his only sister had died of cancer. This was after battling the disease for more than one year.

Is Cary Elwes Gay?

Cary is not gay and is not known to have ever been gay. He is currently in a straight relationship with his wife Lisa and the two are happily married.

Professional Career

His professional acting debut came in 1984 when he made appearance in the film Another Country playing a gay student character James Harcourt. He later appeared in the film Lady Jane in 1986. His acting star began shinning brighter in late 1980s playing major roles in films like Hot Shots and Glory. Since then he has stared in numerous films among them The Riverman, Factory Girl, The Cat Returns, Walk the Talk, Little Murder, and Flying Lessons among others.

Cary is also in television making his first TV appearance in 1996 when he played David Lookner character in the series Seinfeld. In 1998, he appeared in three TV shows among them Hercules. He has continued featuring in TV shows with his latest being in Katy Keene in 2020.


Currently, there is no known award that Cary has received as an individual but films and TV shows that he has  appeared as gone on to be nominated for global awards. With his acting career still active, we can’t rule out future individual awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Cary Elwes in 2021

Most of Cary’s wealth can be traced from his career in acting which he started in 1979. He is also a voice over artist and has done several characters. As of 2021, he is estimated to be worth $10 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His memoir was published in 2014 which became The NYT Best Seller
  • Cary is a skilled horseman
  • He is born in a family of devout Catholics
  • Early in his career he met Marlon Brando who had huge impact in his career
  • He has been injured while shooting a movie.
  • Sued producer of the film saw and his management for bleaching contract. The matter was settled out of court.
  • He featured in 2003 off-Broadway played called The Exonerated where he played Kerry Max Cook character.
  • His mother eloped with dad when she was 18.

Since childhood, Cary knew all what he wanted was to become an actor. This led him to start polishing his acting skills early by going to school and studying acting. This should be an eye-opener to young people who have got talent and aspire to achieve greatness. Talent alone might not be enough as you need to polish up your skills to utilize your talent better.


Facts of Ivan Simon Cary Elwes

  • Gender Male
  • full nameIvan Simon Cary Elwes
  • birthplaceWestminster, London, England
  • Date of Birth October 26, 1962
  • Age 61 years 4 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 9
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • nationalityEnglish
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$10 million
  • professionActor, writer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 75 Kg, In Pounds – 165 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 183 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
  • hair colorBlonde
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolHarrow School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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