Born to actor parents, Jeff Bridges had been familiar with acting since he was a kid, making his screen debut at mere age of 2 on his father's show "Sea Hunt" and the CBS anthology series "The Lloyd Bridges Show". After few minor parts in TV shows and movies, he landed his first major role in the 1971 film "The Last Picture Show" as Duane Jackson. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the character. His next role as Lightfoot in crime flick "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" earned him another Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. This achievement was followed by a part in the commercially success first remake of "King Kong", which featured him as the protagonist Jack Prescott.
In 1982, Bridges was billed to portray video game programmer Kevin Flynn in the science fiction cult classic "Tron", a role that he reprised in the 2010 "Tron: Legacy". He had since become a frequent in a number of major notable films, which among others included "Kiss Me Goodbye", "Starman", "Against All Odds", "Jagged Edge", and "Fearless". His next film "The contender" earned him multiple award nominations, namely Oscar, Golden Globe, Satellite Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
After starring roles in "Seabiscuit" and "The Door in the Floor", Bridges landed a part as Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger in superhero flick "Iron Man". The December 4, 1949 born actor then rose to prominence with his portrayal of Otis "Bad" Blake in "Crazy Heart" which won him an Oscar and Golden Globe both for Best Actor category. He again received multiple nods through his next film "True Grit" in 2010. He could afterwards be seen starring in "The Giver" (2014) and "Seventh Son" (2015). In addition to acting, the Los Angeles, California-bred also has a career in music. He had released two studio albums; "Be Here Soon" (2000) and "Jeff Bridges" (2011).
Bridges, who was born Jeffrey Leon Bridges, has been married to wife Susan Geston since 1977. They have three daughters together; Isabelle Annie (b. 1981), Jessica Lily "Jessie" (b. 1983), and Hayley Roselouise (b. 1985).