Steven Seagal biography
Steven Seagal was born April 10, 1952, in the U.S. state of Michigan in Lansing. Segal is considered one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. Also in different years Stephen acted as writer, producer, Director, musician. Furthermore, Seagal is a martial arts master.
Information about the Segal family are very different. According to some information, father Segal, Professor of mathematics, was Jewish and his mother Irish. Grandma and grandpa Siegel, being Jewish, moved to America from St. Petersburg and shortened his name from Segal to Sigelman. In childhood Stephen told me that his grandfather was a «Mongol», but really he could be with the same success and Kalmyk or Buryat.
In the family Sigalov had four children — Stephen, his older sister and two younger. In 1957 the family of the future actor moved to Fullerton. From early childhood the boy was returned to karate. At the age of fifteen the boy was the typical teenager who participated in every fight in the city. Fortunately, at this time, Seagal met CECI Isesaki, masters of Aikido, who was then the chief instructor at the Aikikai school near Los Angeles. Segal came to the school to Isesaki and very soon attained considerable success. The guy showed a great performance, participated in various competitions and festivals.
At seventeen Seagal decided to go to Japan to improve their sporting success. In 1974, Steven Seagal became the owner of the first Dan. A year later he became the first of its kind by an American who discovered in Japan dojo – school of Aikido. Philosophy of teaching martial arts Seagal was simple – he taught that it would be effective in a fight on the street.
Steven Seagal: movies
In 1982, in Japan, Steven Seagal for the first time took part in the movie. Stephen invited the master of Kendo on the film «the Call» as a master of Japanese fencing. There, he staged several scenes of sword fighting katana. In 1983, the master moved his school in Los Angeles. From Japan Seagal has called in his assistant. So, Steven began to promote his martial arts school in America that still exist.
In 1986, Steven Seagal coached Mike Aviza, the head of the Agency «Talented artists». At that time, Mike was one of the most influential people in Hollywood. Mike offered the young Director Andrew Davis to write a script specifically for Seagal. The script was presented personally by Vicem, the Manager of the film company
In 1998, Seagal joined Buddhism. In the monastery of Mindrolling it recognized the reincarnation of the famous master of Buddhism Cordina Dorje. However, to continue spiritual practices Steven had to stop his acting career in movies where there is death and violence. The actor did so, breaking contracts. For three years the artist completely dropped out of life and media, but in 2000 he returned to the cinema.
In 2001 there was a scandal. Julius Nassau, who previously was the partner of Steven in the movie business, presented his claim for $ 60 million for the failure of contracts. Seagal filed a counterclaim, indicating that some kind of criminal structure he requires 150 thousand dollars for each film. It was true, and in June 2002 had been arrested seventeen people from the mafia clan.
Litigation was battered wallet of the actor, so the actor had to return to show business. In 2001, him has appeared at once two films – «exit wounds» and «clockwork.» The next eight years Steven Seagal starred in films that did not appear on wide screens, but remained in a video rental. The actor tried to regain its former glory, but his time seemed to have passed.
In 2010, Seagal played a relatively small but very interesting and unexpected role in the film
Steven Seagal: personal life
In the seventies in Japan, Seagal met a girl named
In 1994, the couple broke up due to the fact that the actor fell in love with the nanny of their children
Steven Seagal: filmography
- Above the law
- Death defying
- Marked for death
- In the name of justice
- Under siege
- In mortal danger
- Under siege 2: dark Territory
- Ordered to destroy
- The fire from hell
- The maximum depth
Steven Seagal: photo