How Much is Leelee Sobieski Worth?
Leelee Sobieski is the former actress, who quit her career in the cinema and television industry to become a full-time artist. Currently her net worth is estimated by different sources from $3 million to $6 million.
Sobieski earnings increased in 1999, after the release of the thriller “Eyes Wide Shut”, where she played the small role. The last movie of a legendary film director Stanley Kubrick, which died four days after the final cut of the movie, the surrealist drama with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as the main cast, was released in summer 1999. The film with the budget $65 million earned $163 million in the box office.
Thus, the unknown and low-paid actress Leelee Sobieski was noticed. She got a chance, and used 100% of it. She played the main role in the series “Joan d’Arc”, portrayed the main female character in “My First Mister” and appeared in “Joy Ride”. Her salary increased from one successful film to another. For her appearance in “The Glass House” Leelee Sobieski earned $1 million.
In spite of the fact, that her career in the movie industry was developing really successful, she quit it in 2012 to become a painter. Leelee learnt painting from her father, Jean Sobieski, a French famous artist.
In spite of a solid level of earnings, Leelee Sobieski had never thought about money. She is a versatile and deep personality. Do you want to hear her story?
Leelee Sobieski Bio and Career
Leelee Sobieski was born in New York City in summer 1983 in the family of a French painter Jean Sobieski and an American writer Elizabeth Sobieski. In spite of creative professions and noble roots (Leelee’s father comes from a noble Polish lineage), the girl’s parents were not rich. Very often they were lack of money and didn’t know where to get it. Jean Sobieski spent all the time in the room of their New York apartment, which he turned into studio. Leelee was keen on painting too. But she started career of an actress in 1995, when was occasionally scouted by an agent in one of NY cafes.
Leelee Sobieski first movie was “A Horse for Danny”, later she appeared in the series “Frasier”. The girl brought home solid paychecks and helped her parents pay the bills. Numerous times she said, that she wanted to leave acting and become an artist, but her parents convinced her “to be grateful for her fame and wealth” and continue acting.
But in 2012 Sobieski finally decided to change the focus of her career. Four years later she presented one of her paintings in public. Leelee, who has taken her husband surname – Kimmel – demonstrated one abstract picture at a group exhibition in New York’s Marlborough Contemporary. Her art work was noticed!
The former actress Leelee Sobieski combines her career of a painter with family duties. She lives with her second husband, a fashion designer Adam Kimmel and their two kids – a daughter Louisanna Ray and a son Martin. Leelee was previously married to an actor Matthew Davis.
Leelee Sobieski has been residing in Tribeca loft (New York) since 2007. The residence is not only luxurious, it is also furnished with great taste and can boast with 4, 800 sq. ft. of living space. Some pieces of the furniture Sobieski husband Adam made himself. For example, it was Adam, who built the coffee table for the library room (see the pic below).
Like a real painter, Leelee Sobiesky loves artworks. Her house is decorated with the sculptures of Ken Price and canvas from Raymond Pettibon, Theodor Seuss Geisel and other talented artists.
Leelee Sobieski and Adam Kimmel created the hand-made paradise, where their kids grow up.