Is Steven Seagal Russian? Actor's personal life and 2021 net worth explored

Leigh McManus May 31, 2021
Is Steven Seagal Russian? Actor's personal life and 2021 net worth explored
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Is Steven Seagal Russian? People are interested in the actor’s net worth and personal life after he joined the pro-Kremlin political party Just Russia.

Is Steven Seagal Russian?

Seagal’s spokesman announced on Sunday 30 May that the actor has joined the pro-Kremlin political party Just Russia.

The party was established earlier this year with the merger of three leftist parties. The alliance controls a faction in the Russian parliament and plans to take part in parliamentary elections in September, according to DW.

The 69-year-old martial artist said at a party conference on Saturday that his political goal is to take action against big businesses who harm the environment.

He said: “Without being able to arrest people, when we just fine them, they are probably making more money off the production of the things that are defiling the environment.”

In 2018, Seagal was appointed as a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The unpaid role focuses on developing Russian-American relations in the areas of culture and art.

At the time, the actor was photographed shaking hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Seagal is apparently an admirer of the 68-year-old.

All this involvement with the Eastern European country has led people to ponder whether the Above The Law and Hard To Kill star is Russian.

In short, he is. Seagal was granted Russian citizenship by a decree from President Vladimir Putin in 2016. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at the time that Seagal, who kept his US citizenship, was known for his “warm feelings towards our country and has never hidden them.”

The spokesman added that Seagal had been asking for citizenship “quite insistently and over a lengthy period.”

What is Steven Seagal’s net worth in 2021?

Before his surprising move into the arena of international politics, Seagal was known for his on-screen martial arts.

The Michigan-native was a martial arts instructor in Japan, before moving to Los Angeles, California to start in acting. In 1988 he got a shot at stardom, in Above The Law. By 1991, he had starred in four successful films.

Seagal is also a musician, specialising in guitar. He released two studio albums, Songs From The Crystal Cave and Mojo Priest. The actor also has line of aromatherapy oils. He produced them on a 995-acre northern California farm, which he sold in 2007 for $2.5 million.

A lengthy acting career, foray into music and an eye on business means that Steven Seagal has an estimated net worth of around $16 million, according to Celebritynetworth.

Does the actor have a wife? Who is Kelly Lebrock?

Seagal has been married four times. He is currently married to Erdenetuya Batsukh, a Mongolian-American dancer, who specialises in ballroom dancing.

The pair were married in 2009. Erdenetuya, also known as Elle, gave birth to their only child, a son, in September 2009, and named him Kunzang Seagal.

In 1987, Seagal married his Hard To Kill co-star Kelly Lebrock and had three children, Annaliza, 34, Dominic, 31, and Arissa, 28 , over the course of their nine-year marriage.

“I decided to quit Hollywood to raise my babies away from the limelight,” the actress and model said in an interview with Closer Weekly in 2017.

Seagal was also married to Miyako Fujitani, a martial arts instructor, between 1974 and 1987. They had Ayako Fujitani and Kentaro Seagal together. Steven also had Savannah with Arissa Wolfe.

in 1984, he was briefly married to actress Adrienne La Russa. They divorced the same year.

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Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.