James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
Celebrated Name: James L. Brooks
Real Name/Full Name: James Lawrence Brooks
Gender: Male
Age: 84 years old
Birth Date: 9 May 1940
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Marianne Catherine Morrissey (m. 1964; div. 1972), Holly Beth Holmberg (m. 1978; div. 1999)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes(Amy Brooks, Chloe Brooks, Cooper Brooks)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is James L. Brooks Gay?: N/A
Profession: Writer, Director, Producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $50 million
Last Updated: June 2024

James Lawrence Brooks is an American who directed and produced movies and also is a screenwriter. Some of his beautiful creations include The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Simpsons, Broadcast News, and the list grows on. Out of which Terms of Endearment earned him an Academy Award and several Prime Time Emmy awards for the Mary Moore Show.

Eventually, the show became famous and got more eyes. This was because it portrayed an independent lady as the lead role. He is best known for his ability to unify fine hilarity with real tidy feeling.

Maybe you know about James L. Brooks very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of James L. Brooks’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

James Lawrence Brooks was born on 9 May 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, US, but raised in North Bergen, New Jersey. Born in a Jewish family, his parents Dorothy Helen and Edward M.Brooks were both salespeople. Brooks described his early life as tough cause his father abandoned his mother when he found out about her pregnancy and had no contact with him when he was 12.

He and his mother lived in a broken house as their financial condition was extremely dreadful. He was lonely too as his mother had to work for long hours to suffice both of them, so he had no choice but to stay alone in the apartment, and that often ushered him to feel deserted. Unfortunately, his mother died when James was only 22. Brooks was in Weehawken High School, and then he dropped out of New York University and began working as a writer in CBS News in 1964.

Personal Life

James, in his life, got married twice, but the relationship did not last long for any of it. His first wife was Marianne Catherine Morrissey, with whom he had a daughter Amy Lorraine Brooks. His second wife was Holly Beth Holmberg, with whom he had three children, daughter Chloe and sons Joseph and Cooper.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 9 May 1940, James L. Brooks is 84 years old as of today’s date 13th June 2024. His height is 1.85 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


He dropped out of New York University and for two and a half years worked as a writer in CBS News. Then he permanently got the job of a copywriter for CBS as a replacement for the employee who never appeared. He later changed his company and became a writer for the news broadcasts.

He even joined the Writers Guild of America. His work made him grow in his career and soon became an associate producer, but he got ceased as the company tried to cut back on payment. Unable to find another job in a news agency, he met producer Allan Burns at a party, and Allan got him a post of a scriptwriter on My Mother The Car.

Then after writing many episodes for several shows Brooks and Burns were enlisted by the CBS executive Grant Tinker to create a series for Tinker’s wife Mary Tyler Moore, which later on got changed to The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which gained them an Academy Award. From there on, he had an amazing and great uprise in his career and continued to win several different awards for his amazing creations and became one of the most exceptional directors and writers in the industry.

Awards & Achievements

James won an Academy Award for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, several primetime Emmy for Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News earned him two academy award nominations. Brooks established the television and film company, which was named Gracie Films in the year 1984. Brooks boasts on having a total of 21 Emmy Awards out of 53 nominations.

Net Worth & Salary of James L. Brooks in 2024

James L. Brooks Net Worth
James L. Brooks Net Worth

As of June 2024, James Lawrence Brooks has a net worth of around $550 million. He earned his net worth by basically writing, producing, and directing several movies and shows. He made a considerable fortune from his creation, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which not only procured popularity but won several awards. Then his other creations like Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, and many others.

James had a very pathetic early-life condition, and it forced him to get out of it and make a life for himself. He did it with the utter will and enthusiasm. This was because he wanted a better and demanding version of himself. This will and desire of his made him achieve greatness and led him to a journey where he made his amazing creations and earned his recognition.


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