Christopher Kennedy Lawford was an American author, activist and actor. He was best known as the nephew of John F. Kennedy and also a son of actor Peter Lawford. Christopher Lawford net worth before his death is estimated to be $50 million.
Christopher was born on March 29, 1955 in California, United States. He was the eldest son of actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy Lawford. He was a nephew of President John F. Kenndedy and cousin-in law of actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. After his parents got divorced in 19966, Christopher and his three younger sisters were raised by her mother in New York City.
He attended St. Martin of Tours Elementary School in Los Angeles and after moving to New York following his parents’ divorce, he attended the Middlesex School. He then earned Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and then earned J.D. from Boston College Law School. Chris completed his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University.
Christopher began his acting career in 1988. He was responsible for the acquisition of famous movie American Graffiti. Over the span of 15 years as a writer, actor, lawyer and producer he worked on several movies like Kiss Me Guido & Drunks, Eavesdrop, Slipstream, The World’s Fastest Indian, Terminator 3, Blankman, The Doors, The Russia House, Thirteen Days, Exit Wounds, Fourplay, Slipstream, Chump Change and many others. He also has some hand on soap opera like All My Children and General Hospital.
As a writer, Lawford’s memoir “Symptoms of Withdrawl: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption” was a New York Times bestseller in 2005. In 2009, he wrote “Moments of Clarity: Voices from the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery”, a series of essay by athletes, entertainers who have struggled with drug addiction and alcohol.
Regarding his personal life, Christopher Lawford is married three times. He first married Jeannie Olsson in November 1984. Together they have three children named David Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Savannah Rose Lawford and Matthew Peter Valentine Lawford. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2000. His second marriage came with Russian actress Lana Antonova in 2005 and four years later they divorced in 2009. In May 2014, he married Mercedes Miller in Hawaii but that also ended in divorce.