Tim Blake Nelson was born on May 11th, 1964, in Tulsa of state, Oklahoma. His family was Jewish. His mother’s name is Ruth Nelson, and his father’s name is Don Nelson. His mother was a social activist and a philanthropist in Tulsa, and his father was a geologist and wildcatter. His maternal uncle is an American, well-famed businessman. Tim Blake Nelson’s family moved to Britain in 1938 before World War II, where Nelson’s mother got raised, but they settled in 1941. Don’s family were from Russia and were Jewish emigrants.

Quick Info
Full NameTimothy Blake Tim Nelson
Date of BirthMay 11th, 1964
Birth PlaceTulsa, Oklahoma US
ParentsRuth Nelson (Mother)
Don Nelson (Father)
Wife(s)Lisa Benavides
Age56 years
Height5 ft 5 in
ChildrenNot Known
Net WorthUS $5 million

He joined Summer Arts Institute in Oklahoma. Nelson graduated from Holland Hall School in 1982 and went to Brown University for higher studies with his Classics major. As Tim Blake Nelson was studying, he won the University’s excellence awards for his Classical Studies.

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Tim Blake Nelson started his career with Seattle Repertory Theatre in a play called Eye of God in 1992, and The Grey Zone play in New York in 1996. He even worked on a TV show named The Unnatural between the years 1989 to 1991.

His other well-known role was Delmar in a film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The movie was realistic in Odyssey’s story, and Tim read the description for his better performance and to get into the character. Tim Blake Nelson also sang a song named In the Jailhouse Now, and with his sweet voice, many people were impressed. That soundtrack earned a Grammy for Album of the Year in 2001. He played his role in the superhero movie from the Marvel Comics, Incredible Hulk, and Fantastic Four. As of 2019, he worked in a drama Just Mercy.

Tim Blake Nelson gave his voice for an audiobook in 2001 named At the Altar of Speed. He even portrayed Shakespeare’s famous plays like Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and others. Inspired from his theatre The Grey Zone and Eye of God, he directed film versions from it. He got nominated for the Someone to Watch Award.

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With his creativity, he wrote a film based on Othello, and he represented that story as in modern days in high school. He won an award for his movie O as Best Director award during the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival. For his film version of Eye of God, Tim Blake Nelson received Tokyo Bronze Prize in 1997 and American Independent Award during the Seattle film festival. In 2002 he received the National Board’s Freedom of Expression Award, which got selected from reviews.

Tim Blake Nelson even played in an episode of CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) in season 10. As of his interest in Crime scenes, he also played another small role in an episode of the investigative series name Frontline. As a friend Joel and Ethan Coen, he received the script of the film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs in 2002 and played in the movie, released in 2018. The movie was quite a hit as of story and Tim’s fabulous performance.

In 2019 Tim Blake Nelson performed in the TV show named Watchmen as Wade Tillman. The series is a superhero drama based on DC Comics Series Watchmen from 1986. He got nominated for the Critic’s Choice Television Award because of the series in 2019.



Tim Blake Nelson, a man with many talents and charming looks, has inspired many youths and entertained us for a long time. His super realistic acting and creative scripts have blown many people’s minds.

Tim is 56 years old from writing and American nationality. Still being quite old, he is enjoying his life and maintains his body fitness. He has a slim body build standing 5 feet and 5 inches (165 cm) and weighing 70 kilograms. As Tim Blake Nelson was born in a Jewish family, Nelson is still Jewish, and his sun sign is Taurus. He has a charming look along with naturally dark brown hair and brown eyes.

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A celebrity has challenging to deal with the public and manage one’s personal life. And being a man with a family is even more difficult, but Tim never let his career affect his private life; he always spent his time with his family and took good care of his children. Tim Blake Nelson is married to Lisa Benavides, an American actress in 1994. They are settled in New York City currently. He admitted formally as a member of the University of Tulsa’s national collegiate honor society on May 8th, 2009.



According to Celebrity Net worth, Tim has an estimated net worth of $5 million.