James Van Der Beek

Actor (1977)
Sun Jun 21 2020
By   Manish Khanal

MTV Movie Awards Winner, James Van Der Beek, is a famous American actor who has been in the industry for more than three decades. James is well-known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek.

James Van Der Beek was born as James David Van Der Beek on March 8, 1977, in Cheshire, Connecticut. James is among the three children born to James William Van Der Beek and his wife, Melinda (née Weber). His father worked as a executive for Cellular phone company and former professional baseball pitcher, and his mother is a former dancer and gymnastics teacher. He attended Drew University but dropped out to start performing. 

Relationship Status of James Van Der Beek

43, James is living a happy married life along with his family members in the United States. He met his second wife, a business consultant in early 2010. The couple dated for some time before exchanging their wedding vows. The lovebirds had a lavish destination wedding. 

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Image: James along with his wife, Kimberly
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Van Der Beek married Kimberly Brook on August 1, 2010, in a small ceremony at the Kabbalah Center near Dizengoff Plaza in Tel Aviv, Israel. The love birds can be seen attending various events and functions together. 

James is the Father of Five Children

Yes, You read that right, James is the Father of Five Children. James welcomed his first child, Olivia, on September 25, 2010. Following the birth of Olivia, The love birds were blessed with Joshua on March 13, 2012. The family of four was living a happy life.

James Van Der Beek family
Image: The family photo of James
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On January 25, 2014, the family added a new member in the family as their third child, Annabel. Then on March 23, 2016, The couple had their fourth child, Emilia. The following year, on June 15, 2018, they had their fifth child, Gwendolyn

James announced in October 2019 that they were expecting their sixth child. In November 2019, it was revealed that Van der Beek's wife, Kimberly, had suffered a miscarriage. Then, again, Lately, June 21, James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly have suffered another heartbreaking miscarriage at 17 weeks.

Short-Lived Marriage with Heather McComb

The actor was previously married to actress Heather McComb. The couple had been dating for some time, people tying their knot. They walked down the aisle on July 8, 2003. They had a private wedding ceremony. 

Heather McComb husband
Image: James along with his former wife, Heather in a event 
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Only a few close friends and some relatives from both the families attended the ceremony. However, This relationship ended in April 2009. Van Der Beek filed for divorce in the fall of that year, which was finalized and enforced in spring 2010. The couple did not have any child from their first marriage. 

Net Worth and Earnings

James Van Der Beek has a net worth of more than $10 Million. He has accumulated most of his net worth through his successful career of working as a actor. Paul Schulze is a American Actor with a net worth of $5 Million

He made his professional debut in the New York premiere of Edward Albee's play Finding the Sun at the Signature Theatre Company in which he played the role of Fergus. James was still making roughly $50,000 per month at the time. 

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