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Steven Seagal born as Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, martial artist, and musician.
Steven A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, he started his adult life as a martial arts instructor in Japan, becoming the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in the country. He later moved to Los Angeles, California, where he had the same profession. In 1988, Seagal made his acting debut in Above the Law.
By 1991, he had starred in four successful films. In 1992, he played Navy SEAL counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege. During the latter half of the 1990s, Seagal starred in three more feature films and the direct-to-video film The Patriot. Subsequently, his career shifted to mostly direct-to-video productions. He has since appeared in films and reality shows, including Steven Seagal: Lawman, which depicted Seagal performing his duties as a reserve deputy sheriff.
Seagal is a guitarist and has released two studio albums (Songs from the Crystal Cave and Mojo Priest), and performed on the scores of several of his films. He has worked with Stevie Wonder and Tony Rebel, who both performed on his debut album. He has also been involved in a line of “therapeutic oil” products and energy drinks.
In addition, Seagal is known as an environmentalist, an animal rights activist, and a supporter of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. He is also known for his outspoken political views and support of Vladimir Putin. Seagal once referred to Putin as “one of the great living world leaders”. He was granted Russian citizenship in 2016. In 2018, he was appointed as a special envoy to the United States to improve ties with the United States.
From 1996 to 2010, multiple women have accused Seagal of sexual harassment or assault.
Steven Seagal Age | How Old Is Steven Seagal
Seagal was born on April 10, 1952 in Lansing, Michigan. He is 67 years old as of 2019.
Steven Seagal Family| Steven Seagal Young
Steven was born in Lansing, Michigan. He is the son of medical technician Patricia (1930–2003) and high-school math teacher Samuel Seagal (1928–1991). Seagal’s mother was of Dutch, English, and German ancestry, while his paternal grandparents were Russian Jews who immigrated to the U.S. He is also said to have Mongol heritage.
Seagal parents relocated to Fullerton, California when Seagal was five years old . His mother told People magazine that prior to the move, Steven was frail and suffered from asthma, saying, “He was a puny kid back then. But he really thrived after the move [from Michigan].”
Steven Seagal Education
Seagal joined Buena Park High School in Buena Park, California, and Fullerton College between 1970 and 1971. When he was a teen, Seagal spent much time in his garage listening to loud rock music. Seagal was encouraged to visit Japan while he was working with a friendly old Japanese man at a dojo in Garden Grove.
Steven Seagal Russia | Steven Seagal Russian Citizen
Russia appointed action movie star Steven as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States.
The foreign ministry announced the move on its Facebook page, saying Seagal’s portfolio in the unpaid position would be to “facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges.”
He was granted Russian Citizenship in 2016. He vocally defended Putin’s policies, including Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, and has criticized the US government.
Steven Seagal Films
Movies From Year 2010 to 2019
- 2019 – Above The Law 2
- 2019 – Under Siege 3
- 2018 – Attrition
- 2017 – Cartels
- 2017 – China Salesman
- 2016 – Code of Honor
- 2016 – Sniper: Special Ops
- 2016 – The Asian Connection
- 2016 – End of a Gun
- 2016 – Contract to Kill
- 2016 – The Perfect Weapon
- 2015 – Absolution
- 2014 – A Good Man
- 2014 – Gutshot Straight
- 2013 – Force of Execution
- 2012 – Maximum Conviction
- 2010 – Machete
- 2010 – Sheep Impact
- 2010 – Born to Raise Hell
Movies From Year 2001 to 2009
- 2009 – Against the Dark
- 2009 – Driven to Kill
- 2009 – The Keeper
- 2009 – A Dangerous Man
- 2008 – Pistol Whipped
- 2008 – The Onion Movie
- 2008 – Kill Switch
- 2007 – Flight of Fury
- 2007 – Urban Justice
- 2006 – Mercenary for Justice
- 2006 – Shadow Man
- 2006 – Attack Force
- 2005 – Into the Sun
- 2005 – Submerged
- 2005 – Today You Die
- 2005 – Dragon Squad
- 2005 – Black Dawn
- 2004 – Out of Reach
- 2004 – Clementine
- 2003 – The Foreigner
- 2003 – Out for a Kill
- 2003 – Belly of the Beast
- 2002 – Half Past Dead
- 2001 – The Path Beyond Thought
- 2001 – Exit Wounds
- 2001 – Ticker
Movies From Year 1988 to 2000
- 2000 – Prince of Central Park
- 1998 – My Giant
- 1998 – The Patriot
- 1998 – Not Even The Trees
- 1997 – Fire Down Below
- 1996 – Executive Decision
- 1996 – The Glimmer Man
- 1995 – Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
- 1994 – On Deadly Ground
- 1992 – Under Siege
- 1991 – Out for Justice
- 1990 – Hard to Kill
- 1990 – Marked for Death
- 1988 – Above the Law
Steven Seagal Martial Arts| Steven Seagal Aikido
Seagal moved to Japan between year 1971 and 1973. He had returned to California by 1974 . That same year he met Miyako Fujitani, a second-degree black belt and daughter of an Osaka aikido master who had come to Los Angeles to teach aikido. When Miyako was returning to Osaka, Seagal went with her. The which followed they married and had a son, Kentaro, and a daughter, Ayako. Seagale taught at the school owned by Miyako’s family though he is often stated to have been the first non-Asian to open a dojo in Japan. Miyako and her brother still taught there, and her mother was the chairwoman as of 1990.
Initially Seagal returned to Taos, New Mexico, with his student (and later film stuntman) Craig Dunn, where they opened a dojo, though Seagal spent much of his time pursuing other ventures. After another period in Japan, in 1983 Seagal returned to the U.S. with senior student Haruo Matsuoka. They opened an aikido dojo, initially in North Hollywood, California, but later moved it to the city of West Hollywood. Seagal left Matsuoka in charge of the dojo, which the latter ran until the two parted ways in 1997.
Seagal helped train Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist Lyoto Machida. Lyoto credited Seagal for helping him perfect the front kick that he used to knock out Randy Couture at UFC 129 in May 2011.
Steven Seagal Wife
Seagal is married to Mongolian Erdenetuya Batsukh better known as “Elle” Together they have one son known as Kunzang.
In Japan, Seagal married his first wife, Miyako Fujitani, the daughter of an aikido instructor. They had a son, actor and model Kentaro Seagal, and a daughter, writer and actress Ayako Fujitani. Seagal later left Miyako to move back to the United States.
Through this time, he met actress and model Kelly LeBrock, with whom he started an affair that led to Fujitani granting him a divorce. Seagal was briefly married to actress Adrienne La Russa in 1984, but that marriage was annulled the same year over concerns that his divorce had not yet been finalized. In early 1987 LeBrock gave birth to Seagal’s daughter Annaliza. Seagal and LeBrock married in September 1987 and their son Dominic was born in June 1990. Their daughter Arissa was born in 1993. The following year, LeBrock filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Steven Seagal Erdenetuya Seagal
From an early age, Erdenetuya who is current wife to Seagle has trained as a dancer at the Children’s Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. After she graduated from high school and the Children’s Palace, she pursued a career as a professional dancer. She won a number of dancing contests and was considered the top female dancer in Mongolia, excelling at ballroom dancing in particular. In 2001 Elle first met Seagal , when she worked as his interpreter during his visit to Mongolia.
Steven Seagal Children | Steven Seagal Kids | Steven Seagal Daughter
From four relationships Seagal has seven children, and two grandchildren by his eldest son, Kentaro. Seagal in addition to his biological offspring, he is the guardian of Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo,the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet. While she was studying in the United States, Seagal was her minder and bodyguard.
Steven Seagal New Movie | Steven Seagal Latest Movie
- Above The Law 2
- Under Siege 3
Steven Seagal Best Movies
- Under Siege
- Marked for Death
- Above the Law
- Out for Justice
- Hard to Kill
- The Glimmer Man
- Half Past Dead
- The Foreigner
- Maximum Conviction
Steven Seagal Nationality | Steven Seagal Citizenship | Steven Seagal Ethnicity
Seagal holds citizenships in three countries: the United States, Serbia, and Russia. Born in the US, he is an American citizen. January 11, 2016 he was granted Serbian citizenship on , following several visits to the country, and has been asked to teach aikido to the Serbian Special Forces.
On November 3, 2016 Seagal was granted Russian citizenship ; according to government spokesman Dmitry Peskov, “He was asking quite insistently and over a lengthy period to be granted citizenship.”
How Tall Is Steven Seagal |Steven Seagal Height | Steven Seagal Weight
Seagal has height of 193 centimeters and weighs about 130 kilograms.
Steven Seagal Cop | Was Steven Seagal In The Military
In the late 1980s after Seagal taught the deputies martial arts, unarmed combat, and marksmanship, then sheriff Harry Lee (August 27, 1932 – October 1, 2007) was so impressed he asked Seagal to join the force. He has been a Reserve Deputy Chief in the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office.
Seagal owns a second home in Louisiana and spends several months there each year.
Seagal reportedly graduated from a police academy in Los Angeles over twenty years ago and has a certificate from Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST), an organization that accredits California police officers. Nevertheless, POST officials in California and Louisiana have no record of Seagal being certified, and Seagal’s rank in Louisiana is therefore ceremonial.
Actor Steven Seagal
Seagal in 1987 he started working on his first film, Above the Law (titled Nico in Europe), with director Andrew Davis. Following its success, Seagal’s following movies were Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, and Out for Justice; all were box office hits, making him an action hero. Seagal Later, he achieved wider, mainstream success in 1992 with the release of Under Siege (1992), which reunited Seagal with director Andrew Davis.
What Happened To Steven Seagal
Actress Rachel Grant on January 15, 2018, publicly made a sexual assault allegation against Seagal, claiming an incident took place in 2002, during pre-production on his direct-to-video film, Out for a Kill (2003), and that she lost her job on the film after the incident.
Regina Simons in March 2018 publicly claimed that in 1993, when she was 18, Seagal raped her at his home when she arrived for what she thought was a wrap party for the movie On Deadly Ground. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office in February 2018, acknowledged that it was reviewing a potential sex abuse case involving Seagal.
Steven Seagal Book
The Way Of The Shadow Wolves: The Deep State And The Hijacking Of America
This is the story of an Arizona Tribal police officer who stumbles onto one of the of the biggest cases in the history of the Southwest. He is a member of an elite group within the Native American communities known as The Shadow Wolves. What comes with his discovery is the uncovering of massive corruption in places where he once had placed his total trust. Shadow Wolves is a book of fiction based on reality.
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Steven Seagal Religion
Seagal is a Buddhist. Lama Penor Rinpoche from Palyul monastery in February 1997 announced that Seagal was a tulku, and specifically the reincarnation of Chungdrag Dorje, a 17th-century terton (treasure revealer) of the Nyingma, the oldest sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Recognition of Seagal aroused controversy in the American Buddhist community, with Helen Tworkov commenting in Tricycle impugning the extent of Seagal’s “spiritual wisdom” and suggesting that Seagal bought his Buddhahood by donations to Penor’s Kunzang Palyul Choling center.
Penor Rinpoche later responded to the controversy by saying that Seagal, although acting in violent movies, had not actually killed people, and that Seagal was merely recognized, whereas enthronement as a tulku would require first a “lengthy process of study and practice”.
How Much Is Steven Seagal Worth
Seagal is an American martial artist and action movie star who has a net worth of $16 million.
Steven Seagal Album
- Mojo Priest 2006
- Songs from the Crystal Cave 2004
- Marked for Death 1990
Steven Seagal Politics
Seagal spoke out against the protests during the United States national anthem by professional athletes, stating, “I believe in free speech, I believe that everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political views.” He also expressed skepticism of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.
Steven Seagal Allegations
Actress Rachel Grant publicly accused Seagal on January 15, 2018,of sexually assaulting her in 2002. This was, during pre-production on his direct-to-video film, Out for a Kill (2003). She stated that she lost her job on the film after the incident. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office acknowledged in February 2018, that it was reviewing a potential sex abuse case involving Seagal. Regina Simons publicly claimed in March 2018 that in 1993, when she was 18, Steven raped her at his home when she arrived for what she thought was a wrap party for the movie On Deadly Ground.
Actress Portia de Rossi in 2017 she accused Steven of sexually harassing her during a movie audition. De Rossi alleged that during an audition in Seagal’s office, he told her “how important it was to have chemistry off-screen” before unzipping his pants. Dutch model Faviola Dadis posted a statement on her Instagram account on November 9, 2017 stating that she also had been sexually assaulted by Steven years earlier.
Steven Seagal Playing Guitar | Steven Seagal Music
Despite acting and aikido, Seagal also plays the guitar. His songs have been featured in several of his movies, including Fire Down Below and Ticker. Among his large collection are include guitars previously owned by “the Kings”; Albert, BB, and Freddie, as well as Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix.
He released his first album, Songs from the Crystal Cave, which has a mix of pop, world, country, and blues music in 2005 . It features duets with Tony Rebel, Lt. Stichie, Lady Saw, and Stevie Wonder. The soundtrack to Seagal’s 2005 film Into the Sun features several songs from the album. One of his album tracks, “Girl It’s Alright”, was also released as a single in several countries alongside an accompanying music video. His second album, titled Mojo Priest, was released in April 2006. Later, he spent the summer of 2006 touring the United States and Europe with his band, Thunderbox, in support of the album.
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