Greg Sestero is a versatile personality who has touched upon many art forms. His talents are fluid and easily adaptable from one form to another. They have given him fame and creations that will be remembered for a long time. He had creative juices running in him from an early age, and he portrays them well now that he’s older.
About Greg Sestero
Greg Sestero is a French-American actor, producer, writer, model, and director. He is a handsome personality who started his career modeling for designer brands. ‘Mark’ is a widely known role that he played in “The Room” a Tom Wiseau cult movie, released in 2003.
In 2013, he wrote a memoir “The Disaster Artist.” The memoir was based on his experiences while working for “The Room.” Though the movie is notorious for its bad quality, the cinematic adaptation of Greg’s memoir fetched a Golden Globe award! The book itself made it into the New York Times Bestseller List in 2017. Greg also creates documentaries and stars in various films and TV shows.
Early Life And Family
Greg was born on 15, July 1978 in Walnut Creek, California. His mom is partly French and partly Italian while his father is AmericanF. Growing up in Danville, California he graduated from Monte Vista High School. Even in his young days, he was quite passionate about the show and entertainment business.
During his junior High school, he drifted to far-off places like Milan to pursue a career in modeling. He worked for celebrity designers and big names. But he returned to America and finished his education. He also focused on his acting career by getting himself admitted into American Conservatory Theatre, which helped shaping his acting career.
Career and Major Milestones
Greg saw a huge increase in his fame after acting in The Room. Though the movie was a flop, it gained the attention of cult cinema and became popular through “so-worse-it-is-good.”
His memoir “‘The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room” further increased his popularity. He co-wrote it with Tom Bissel. In it, he has expressed her regret of having acted in the movie.
His modeling career couldn’t go much far. But his acting career got a great update when he took the services of the Hollywood agent Iris.
He produced a documentary called “Homeless in America.” He was the actor and executive producer for the same. He has also starred in television and films like Fashion House, Alien Presence, and The Pit and the Pendulum.
A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Greg Sestero
• At the young age of 12, Greg created a sequel to Home Alone with the name “Home Alone 2:Lost in Disney World” He had creatively planned the movie with himself having the lead role. He submitted the script along with other suggestions to Hughes Productions. Though his offer was rejected, John Hughes wrote him an appreciation letter which motivated Greg to dive into acting.
• Diablo Magazine named Greg as one of the “Best of the East Bay Stars and Standouts” in 2010.
• He was featured in Miranda Lambert’s music video “White Liar” in 2010. It won the titles of the song of the year along with the best video of the year.
His current net worth stands at $700 thousand. His acting career in TV shows and cinema brings in most of his net worth.