8″ x 9″ Signed in 1996 through the mail
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born in Pittsburgh, PA on 22 October 1952. He is the third son of Harold and Shirley Goldblum. His father was a doctor, his mother a radio broadcaster. Jeff has two older brothers, Rick and Lee, and a sister called Pamela. They were an upper-middle class family living outside of Pittsburgh. Jeff’s brother Rick died at the age of 23 while travelling in Morocco (Jeff was 19 by that time). Jeff’s sister is an artist living in LA.
At the age of 17 he left for New York to become an actor. He got his first role in the Broadway hit “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”. After that came his first film role in “Death Wish” (1974). He went on to play in two films directed by Robert Altman, “California Split” and “Nashville”. Thus began Jeff Goldblum’s film career.
In the 70’s he had some smaller parts in movies such as “Annie Hall” or “Thank God,It’s Friday.”
His role in “The Fly” (1985) made him a star world wide. During the production of the movie he fell in love with his co-star Geena Davis. They married in 1987, but split up again in 1990 (in the early 80’s Jeff was married to actress Patricia Gaul).
Goldblum co-founded the acting school “Playhouse West” in 1982 with Robert Carnegie, who also studied with Sanford Meissner in New York.
Aside from his blockbuster hits (Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Lost World) Jeff played in some independent and foreign films in the 1990’s, e.g. “Lush Life”, “Mad Monkey” or “The Favour, The Watch And The Very Big Fish”.
Between 1992 and 1997 he was engaged to Laura Dern.
In 1999/2000 Jeff has been working on a lot of new films like “Chain of Fools” with Salma Hayek or “Like Cats and Dogs” where he’ll play a scientist again!
Goldblum teaches acting when he’s not working, and he loves playing piano. He’s also into art and sports. In his free time he likes to read and work out in the gym.