Kris Kristofferson - Updated Jul 2024

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Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson is an American actor, songwriter, musician, and singer who has been awarded the Golden Globe award. Kris Kristofferson is known for his role in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

Early Life

Kris Kristofferson was born on July 22, 1936, in Brownsville, Texas, and is currently 87 years old. His mother’s name is Mary Ann and his father is Lars Henry Kristofferson. Moreover, his grandfather was an officer in the Swedish Army. And, his father was a U.S. Army Air Corps Officer. He is an American. But, he belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Swedish, English, Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch.

For his studies, he attended San Mateo High School. In 1954, he joined Pomona College. Later, he earned a Rhodes Scholarship from Oxford University. Moreover, he studied at Merton College and graduated with a B.Phil in English Literature.

Kris Kristofferson – Net Worth 2024

He has been working for decades. Likewise, he has delivered a marvelous performance. He has also been gaining huge media attention and fans. His main source of earnings is his career in the entertainment field. Therefore, his estimated net worth is $160 million. There is no information regarding his salary.


As being born into a military family, Kris’s father wants him to join the military. But, he was interested in the entertainment field. During the 1960s, Kris joined the army and was posted in West Germany. He was assigned to West Point military academy as an English instructor, in 1965. Then, he decided to resign and take up songwriting seriously.

Finally, he succeeded as a songwriter with Viet Nam Blues for singer Dave Dudley. In 1966, the song made the Top 20. In the 1970s, Ray Stevens, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Price, and Sammi Smith recorded his songs. Unfortunately, his debut album  Kristofferson was a flop. But, in 1971, he released the second album titled The Silver Tongued Devil and I. Through the album, he was recognized, and the song was a pop chart.

Kris Kristofferson

Caption: Kris Kristofferson with his co-stars in between shoots. Source(Instagram)

Kris also made his acting debut in 1971 in The Last Movie. Then he got the opportunity to work at Cisco Pike. In the movie, he played the role of a failed musician turned drug peddler. Additionally, he released his other albums like Border Lord and Jesus Was a Capricorn. In 1973, he starred with James Coburn and Bob Dylan in Pat Garrett and Billy Kid.

Major works

Later, he released a duet album named Full Moon with his wife Rita Coolidge. In 1974, he starred in a comedy film named Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. In 1976, he played the role of Aaron Arnold in the film Vigilante Force. Therefore, once again he worked in a Peckinpah film titled Convoy. In the following year, he participated in the Havana Jam.

In 1982, he released an album named The Willie Hand. Additionally, it was a joined album with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash. Therefore, his album Highwayman and Highwayman2 was a massive hit. In 1998, he got the opportunity to work in the Vampire-action film Blade. He acted opposite Wesley Snipes in the movie.

Moreover, he acted in a movie like Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, and Planet of the Apes. An album named Closer to the Bone was released in 2009. Whereas, he started in the film Dolphin Tale and its sequel. It was a true story of a dolphin. In 2015, he had a recurring role in the TV series Texas Rising. Therefore, he has been featured in movies like The Star, Blaze, Hickok, and Lawless Range. In 2021 he retired.


Kris Kristofferson has been very flexible and worked in different sectors of the entertainment industry. He also has been appreciated for every work he has done. He has been nominated for 27 awards and won 12 awards. Moreover, he has gained love from people while being more than an award.

Personal Life

Kris Kristofferson married his long-time girlfriend Frances Beer, in 1961. But, the couple could not last long and eventually divorced. He also dated Janis Joplin. In 1973, he married Rita Coolidge. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 1976. Moreover, in 1983 he married Lisa Meyers. The couple lives in their own house in Los Flores Canyon California.

Kris Kristofferson

Caption: Kris Kristofferson with his wife Lisa. Source(wide-open country)

Kris has been facing a few serious medical issues in the past. Likewise, he had successful bypass surgery in 1999. Later, he was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease. It is still a mystery how he suffered from the disease. He has been blessed with 8 children from his 3 marriages. The names are Tracy, Casey, Lisa, Jesse, Jody, Jhonny, Kelly Marie, and Blake.

Rumors and Controversies

Maintaining a career in the entertainment industry is very hard. Daly different rumors are been raised about the stars. And, a lot of celebrities are involved in the controversies. He was rumored and said to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Later on, it was found that he had Lyme disease.

Therefore, he has not been part of any rumors and controversies yet. He has been maintaining his career and personal life.

Body Measurements

Kris Kristofferson stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 90 kg. He has beautiful blue eyes color and grey hair color. The other information regarding his body measurement is not revealed yet.

Kris Kristofferson – Social Media

Kris is only active on Facebook with the account name @KrisKristofferson. Currently, he has 857k followers in it.