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David Lynch

David Lynch is a filmmaker, painter, visual artist, actor, musician, and writer from the United States. Moreover, David Lynch is a well-known artist who is usually considered one of his generation’s top directors.’ Eraserhead,’ his debut feature film, was eventually directed by him.

Early Life

David Keith Lynch best known as David Lynch was born on 20th January 1946, in Missoula, Montana, in the United States of America.

As of now, this multi-talented man is 76 years old and is a citizen of the United States. Moreover, he has a zodiac sign of Aquarius, and he belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Scottish, Irish, English, Finnish, and German.

He is the son of Donald Walton Lynch (father), and Edwin Lynch (mother). David’s father worked for the ‘Department of Agriculture as a scientist.

Donald’s family had to move around the country regularly due to his jobs. Moreover, he has two siblings whose names are John and Martha.

He disliked going to school and preferred to spend his time with his friends. He went to Francis C. Hammond High School in Alexandria for his education.

He was also a student at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He also attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to study art.

David Lynch – Net Worth 2023

Talking about his net worth, his net worth estimated at around $70 million which he earned from his profession and he has not disclosed his income and salary in public yet.

Relationship Status

David has been in long-term relationships with several ladies. In 1967, he married Peggy Lentz, but the pair divorced a few years later.

Jennifer Lynch, who also happens to be a film director, is his daughter from his first marriage. He married Mary Fisk in 1977, but the couple separated in 1987.

His high-profile relationship with Isabella Rossellini, who starred in the film “Blue Velvet,” was widely publicized. He married Mary Sweeney in 2006 after breaking up with her.

In the same year, he divorced Mary and married Emily Stofle in 2009. Lula Boginia Lynch, the couple’s only child was born in 2012.

After Michael J. Anderson accused him of arranging the death of Eraserhead star and Twin Peaks cast member Jack Nance, he became involved in a scandal. Michael also claimed David raped his daughter.

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Caption: David Lynch with his wife Emily Stofle (Source: Robbing the cradle)


To this date, the multi-talented man has received four Academy Award nominations. In addition, he has been nominated for the Golden Globes three times.

He has received numerous awards, including the Life Career Award, the Franklin J. Schaffner Award, the Bodil Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing.

He has 49 wins and 66 nominations for various awards in total.

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Caption: David Lynch after winning Lifetime Academy Award (Source: Dazed)

Career and Professional Life

David Lynch began his career as a short filmmaker. ‘Six Men Getting Sick’ and ‘The Alphabet’ was his first animated projects.

After the release of his first feature film, ‘Eraserhead,’ he began to receive much-deserved acclaim.

He also directed the film ‘The Elephant Man’ in 1980. In addition, he soon directed ‘Blue Velvet,’ possibly his most important film to date.

He has also directed several other films and television shows. He has almost 75 acting credits to his name.

‘Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces,’ ‘The Straight Story,’ ‘Lost Highway,’ ‘Hotel Room,’ ‘On the Air,’ and ‘Dune,’ among others, are among the films and television programs he has directed.

He has also worked as a writer on several projects, including ‘Inland Empire,’ ‘Dead Mouse with Ants,’ ‘Laura Palmer,’ ‘Wild at Heart,’ and ‘The French as Seen by…,’ among others.

He also has 25 acting credits, 28 soundtrack credits, and 8 editing credits to his name. His studio albums include ‘Ghost of Love EP,’ ‘Crazy Clown Time,’ and ‘The Big Dream,’ among others.

Body Measurements

This multi-talented man is 5 feet 10 inches tall and his weight is unknown.

Moreover, this man has blonde/grey hair with blue eyes in color and there is no more information regarding his other body measurements.

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Caption: David Lynch body measurement (Source: Pinterest)

David Lynch – Social Media

David Lynch is a social media user. On social networking platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, he has a large following. On his Instagram, there are more than 144k followers.

Likewise, on Twitter, he has over 3.2 million followers. His Facebook page has almost 1.3 million followers and his YouTube channel has 345k subscribers.