David Lynch

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 19, 2022
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About David Lynch

David Keith Lynch, also known as Judas Booth, was born on Jan 20, 1946.
He was born in Missoula, Montana, United States of America. His parents are Donald Walton Lynch and Edwina 'Sunny' Lynch. David's father was a researcher, and his mother was a tutor of English subjects.
David Lynch is an American filmmaker,television director, musician, painter, singer, photographer, sound designer, and actor. Lynch's films are surrealist. He has his creative cinematic style, which is popularly called Lynchian. It has meticulous sound and dream imagery. His films have a reputation that tends to leave a violent yet disturbing effect on the audience.
David Lynch is a well-known director and producer from the United States. The daily British newspaper The Guardian has called him 'the most important director of this era.' In contrast, the online website AllMovie has called him 'the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking.'

David Lynch's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is David Lynch’s net worth?

As of April 2022, the net worth of this film director is even more than $70 million. Most of his wealth is due to his successful actor, producer, director, filmmaker, and musician career. Lynch has many multi-million grossing movies in his career, like 'The Elephant Man,' 'The Straight Story,' 'Eraserhead,' 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,' 'Inland Empire,' and more. He earns through books, studio albums, and television series as well. David is the founder of the meditation center, which has about 8000 workers. His website is just inclusive of paid members, and he posts interviews, short videos, and weather reports.

How much does David Lynch earn per year?

The per year income of this famous filmmaker is not known yet.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Lynch?

David Lynch is 5 ft 9 in (180 cm) tall.

How old is David Lynch?

Born on Jan 20, 1946, David Keith Lynch is now 76 years old.

Childhood And Education

Born in Missoula, Montana, Unites the States of America, his father, Donald Walton Lynch, was a research scientist and his mother, Edwina Lynch, was an English tutor. His father served at the USDA (Department of Agriculture in the United States). His family migrated to many places like Durham, Virginia, North Carolina, and more during his early life.
During his early life in the school, David Lynch was not very interested in studies, so he joined the Boys Scouts and rose to the position of Eagle Scout. He was not exceptionally bright academically, but he enjoyed drawing and painting. His enthusiasm drove him to enroll in a painting school. He enrolled at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design in Washington, DC, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1964.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Lynch's partner?

David Lynch had a total of four times. In 1957, he married Peggy Lentz, with whom he had a daughter named Jennifer Lynch, who is today a successful director in the film industry. Davis and Peggy separated in 1974. After three years with Mary Fisk, David married for the second time. The couple had a son called Austin Jack Lynch before divorcing in 1987.
In addition, he had a connection with Mary Sweeney. They also have a child together. David and Mary married in 2006, but they divorced soon after. David married Emily Stofle, a prominent actress, for the second time in 2009, and the couple welcomed a child named Lula Boginia in 2012.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After dropping out of the art school, Lynch made his short film titled ‘Six men getting sick,’ for which he got inspiration from one of his dreams. This was the time Lynch fell in love with making short films and movies to convey the thoughts he wanted to. He later invested all of his savings in another short film as well. His films were very different from what most people were making, which gave him immense popularity in the future. He even got praised by the ‘Pennsylvania Academy’ for having such a vision. This gave Lynch the motivation to move to Los Angles to further learn the art of filmmaking.
In the early 1970s, Lynch began production on his feature film 'Eraserhead.' The project was first supported by the 'American Film Institute' (AFI). The film, however, could not be finished with the $10,000 provided by the 'AFI.' In 1977, the picture was ultimately released.
The film was a terrifying depiction of a man's worries. The film was rejected from film festivals due to its dreamy images and odd story. The picture was eventually chosen and screened at ‘The Los Angeles Film Festival.’
The picture was discovered by a distributor Ben Barenholtz. He then reached out to Lynch to express his desire to release the image. The film gradually drew the attention of a large number of people. After seeing the picture, renowned director Stanley Kubrick declared it to be one of his all-time favorites.
Mel Brooks, a Hollywood icon, viewed the movie and claimed he enjoyed it. He reached out to Lynch and proposed to him the opportunity of directing 'The Elephant Man,' a film starring Anthony Hopkins. The movie was a huge critical and commercial success. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including ‘Best Director.’
Lynch's fame grew, and he began receiving proposals to direct major Hollywood films. However, Lynch chose to focus on what he enjoyed, and as a result, he had to turn down some high-profile projects, including ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.’
David Keith Lynch subsequently went on to write as well as direct the high-budget science fiction picture 'Dune.' The concept was a flop, failing to please both reviewers and the general public. It was later described as the 'worst event of his life' by Lynch. The film, on the other hand, becomes a cult classic.
In 1986, Lynch directed and wrote the film 'Blue Velvet.' Despite the fact that the picture was unconventional in comparison to typical American movies, it was a big success. The image was also nominated for an 'Academy Award’ nomination for the ‘Best Film Director.’ He director a family film too called The Straight Story.
He also created a number of web series, including DumbLand (2002) and Rabbits (2002). His other artistic ventures include the studio albums BlueBOB (2001), The Big Dream (2013), and Crazy Clown Time (all released in 2013).
'Wild at Heart,' 'Mulholland Drive,' as well as 'Eraserhead' are among David Lynch's surrealist flicks. Lynch's inventiveness, dream imagery, and precise sound design have earned him the moniker 'Lynchian' among critics for similar works.

Charity Work

David Lynch is among those celebrities who are very actively involved in charity. David Lynch launched his foundation in 2005 called the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and Peace to help, on a monetary basis, the students in high as well as middle schools who wanted to learn Transcendental Meditation. It also funds the research on it.
Lynch also organized the benefit concert at the Radio City Music Hall in 2009 for his foundation called David Lynch Foundation.

What awards has David Lynch won?

David has received numerous prestigious prizes for his work over the course of his career. In the category of Best Director, he received the Academy Honorary Award. He also won the César Award for Best Foreign Film, the Golden Lion, the Saturn Awards, and the Venice Film Festival Award.
He has also been nominated for a number of prizes, including BAFTAs, DGAs, Emmys, Golden Globes, Saturn Awards, the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Independent Spirit Awards, as well as the Venice Film Festival Award. He's also been nominated for a number of prizes, including BAFTAs, DGAs, Emmys, and Golden Globes.

David Lynch’s Hobbies And Interests

David was very much interested in paintings before films. He even decided to make painting his career and get himself enrolled at ‘The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts’ in Boston. But after some time, he got very bored of it and decided to drop out.
He likes to read books of different genres.
Lynch has also shown a lot of interest in music projects as well.
He also knows how to design furniture creatively for the movies and has done for a few films of his.

Other Interesting David Lynch Facts And Trivia

  • His movie Dune was a cult classic.
  • Lynch has won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film twice.

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David Lynch Facts

Birth Name

David Keith Lynch

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Missoula, Montana,



180 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



Filmmaker, Painter, Musician, Singer, Sound Designer, Photographer, Actor


Francis C. Hammond High School

Net Worth



Emily Stofle


Donald Walton Lynch, Edwina Sunny Lynch


John, Martha
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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