• Lewis Pullman is an American actor, son of Bill Pullman, of “While You Were Sleeping” (1995) and “Independence Day” (1996)
• He is known for his role as Luke in the 2018 horror movie “The Strangers: Prey at Night”
• His father Bill is an actor, director and producer, known for films such as “Ruthless People”, “Spaceballs”, “While You Were Sleeping”, “Casper”, “Independence Day” and its sequel “The Equalizer” and its sequels
• Lewis graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina
• As of May 2020, Lewis Pullman has an estimated net worth of $200,000 while his father, Bill, has an estimated net worth of $18 million
Lewis Pullman is an American actor, who first rose to fame as the son of famed actor Bill Pullman, on “While You Were Sleeping” (1995) and “Independence Day” (1996). He later gained popularity in his own right, when he was cast for the role of Luke in the 2018 horror film ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’.
Early life and family
Lewis James Pullman was born on January 29, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA, the youngest child of William James “Bill” Pullman and Tamara Hurwitz. His father is an actor while his mother is a modern dancer who danced professionally and was a member of dance companies such as the Jose Limon Dance Company, Pacific Dance Ensemble and Rosanna Gamson Worldwide Group.
It was said that Bill and Tamara met at one of her performances in 1980, then dated and eventually married on January 3, 1987. Their eldest, Maesa, was born in 1988, and her brother, Jack in 1989. The family’s primary residence is their 1917 home on a 2.5-acre property in Beachwood Canyon, LA, which the couple bought in 1991, rebuilt and raised their three children. They also spent time on the ranch in Montana that Bill owned with his brother.
Maesa is a singer-songwriter who has composed and acted in soundtracks for short films. She had a minor role as Alice Bell in the Bill Pullman co-starred film ‘The Virginian’ (2000), and as an inn musician in the drama ‘Indigo Valley’ (2020).
Jack makes puppets and is a puppeteer. He is also into art and rock ‘n’ roll as indicated in his Instagram profile. According to news reports, in October 2008, when they were both 19 years old, Jack was arrested with a friend for allegedly possessing moonshine, underage drinking, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. They would have been released the following night. His father had no comment when asked about this, but in a February 2020 interview with Bill Pullman, he said all three of his kids are fine and everyone is tight.
Lewis has a verified Instagram account where he not only posts about his work, but also about his family. He posted pictures of his father whom he called a hero, and how he loves him and how proud he is of him.
There are also pictures of his mother, and he spoke of her with affection, also saying he had “the best big sister this side of the galaxy” when he greeted Maesa on her birthday.
His paternal grandfather was James Pullman, who was a physician and city coroner, and his paternal grandmother was Johanna Blaas Pullman, who was reportedly a nurse.
Who is Bill Pullman?
William James Pullman was born on December 17, 1953 in Hornell, New York State. In 1971, he graduated from Hornell High School and then he attended State University of New York at Delhi (SUNY Delhi) and State University of New York at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta). He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in theater from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Bill made his debut on television in 1986 in an episode of the police drama “Cagney & Lacey”, playing the role of Doctor Giordano. He had guest roles in the anthology series “Fallen Angels” (1995) and the crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2008). He was cast as the lead for the role of Detective Harry Ambrose in the crime drama anthology series ‘The Sinner’ which ran for three seasons with 24 episodes from 2017 to 2020. The series was critically acclaimed and nominated. for Best Miniseries or Television Film from the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. Bill was also nominated for Best Actor at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2018, and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries in 2019.
His debut as a screen actor was in a supporting role in the 1986 black comedy, “Ruthless People”, starring Danny DeVito and Bette Midler, and was a box office success, receiving a 94% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. He starred in several movies that were commercially successful, such as the 1987 sci-fi comedy “Spaceballs,” the 1992 sports drama “A League of Their Own,” the 1993 romantic drama “Sommersby,” and the romantic comedy “Sleepless in Seattle.” however, it was the movie “While You Were Sleeping” (1995) in which he played the role of Jack Callaghan that made him a certified leading actor – it grossed over $180 million worldwide against a budget of $17 million. more popular include ‘Casper’ (1995), ‘Independence Day’ (1996) and its sequel in 2016, and ‘The Equalizer’ (2014) and its sequel in 2018.
Apart from appearing in more than 70 films and in nearly 20 TV series and TV movies, he has also acted in a handful of plays, the most notable of which was ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia’, the Outstanding New Play at the 2002 Drama Desk Award and Best Play at the 2002 Tony Award. He also won the 2002 Drama Desk Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Lewis graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. He played leading roles in local theater productions.
He started his acting career in the short film ‘The Tutor’ in 2013, and continued to make short films in 2015 and 2016.
His television debut was in the pilot episode of the comedy series Highston” (2015), he then appeared in the western film “The Ballad of Lefty Brown” (2017), starring Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker and Jim Caviezel; it had a 78% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and received generally favorable reviews from Metacritic.
Lewis was cast as Major Major Major Major in the black comedy Catch-22, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. The miniseries had six episodes with George Clooney as one of the executive producers, the director of two episodes, and part of the cast. It was released on Hulu in May 2015 and was nominated for Best Limited Series at the Golden Globe Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
In 2017, Lewis starred in the British drama film ‘Lean on Pete’ which premiered at the 74e Venice International Film Festival and screened at both the Toronto International Film Festival in September and the BFI London Film Festival in October. It received a 90% approval rating based on 161 reviews and an average score of 80 out of 100 on Metacritic. Also in 2017, he was cast in the biographical sports film ‘Battle of the Sexes’ along with his father. This film starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell was inspired by the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billy Jean King. It did not have a successful run at the box office, but received generally favorable reviews from critics.
Lewis’ breakthrough came in 2018 when he was cast as Luke in the slasher movie ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’, the sequel to the 2008 movie ‘The Strangers’ and did well at the box office with a gross of over $32 million against a $5 million budget. It received mixed reviews with an approval rating of only 40% from Rotten Tomatoes and a Metacritic score of 48 out of 100, though some film critics said it would most likely appeal to fans of the original film and of this genre. He also starred in the thriller film ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (2018), starring Jeff Bridges, Dakota, Johnson and Christ Hemsworth.
Lewis is starring in a few movies scheduled for release in 2020, including the highly anticipated action drama “Top Gun: Maverick,” starring Tom Cruise; The film’s producers include Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer.
This was the sequel to the blockbuster ‘Top Gun’, which was released in 1986 and grossed more than $350 million worldwide against a budget of $15 million. Lewis was cast in the role of Bob, who was a trainee pilot.
Lewis is 27 years old and single. There is no news that he is dating anyone.
Lewis is 6 feet 8 inches tall. (1.83 m) tall and weighs 57 kg. He is athletically built, has brown hair and blue eyes.
According to sources, Lewis Pullman has an estimate net value of $200,000 as of May 2020, while his father, Bill, has an estimated net worth of $18 million.