Christopher Backus is a star in a galaxy. The American actor, director, and screenwriter is the husband of Mira Sorvino, who received the Artist of Conscience Award from Amnesty International in 2006. Through his marriage to Mira, he is the son-in-law of a veteran opera singer, sculptor, writer, businessman, and actor Paul Sorvino. Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Rob McElhenney, who created FX’s hit series, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, is also a close friend of Backus. What more is there? Backus is the son of a retired colonel in the United States Marine Corps.
The accomplishments of all these great names in Christopher’s life tend to tarnish his own career achievements. Yet he has his own enviable record, which we’re here to share with you, among other details about him. So read on…
Who is Christopher Backus and How Old is He?
The actor was born on October 30, 1981, as Christopher Paul Backus in Mission Viejo, California. His mother is Teryl Backus, who, as indicated, was a colonel in the United States Marine Corps. As for his father, the late Terry Backus, he was a great lawyer as long as he lived. Terry died when Christopher was only three years old. So Christopher was largely raised by his mother along with his sister Michele in Kansas City.
We are still looking for more information about Christopher Backus’ childhood and upbringing, including his educational history. In the absence of these details, we should, therefore, focus on the information we already have.
Christopher’s Hollywood career began in 2004, shortly after he moved from New York to Los Angeles with his friend Rob McElhenney. Soon after his arrival in Los Angeles, he got his first movie role, which he played in the short comedy-drama movie Benjamin Splits in 2004. On television, he began playing supporting roles in the NBC hit sitcom Will & Grace and the teen drama series The O.C. by The WB in 2005. He then played the role of “Pete” in Nick Vallelonga’s 2006 film All In, in which he faced superstar actress Dominique Swain. He also played the role of “Lucas Snow” in the action-mystery thriller 3 Days Gone of 2008 and in a number of other projects over the years.
What Is His Net Worth?
In the first quarter of 2019, Christopher Backus’ net worth was estimated at $7 million. Obviously he has acquired the wealth from his work as an actor, director, and screenwriter. His annual income was also estimated at $27,647. Of course, these figures are expected to increase as he continues to earn from his career while making intelligent financial decisions.
Christopher Backus’ Family (Wife and Children)
Christopher Backus is married to the actress Mira Sorvino. The duo met at a party in August 2003 and fell in love. After a period of dating, they married on 11 June 2004.
Backus’ wife Mira is a Harvard graduate and a respected actress. About 14 years older than Backus, Mira is the daughter of a famous opera singer and actor Paul Anthony Sorvino. Apart from winning an Academy and a Golden Globe Award, Mira has won a number of other prestigious awards and is nominated for even more. For example, in 1995 alone, she won the Broadcast Films Critics Association Award, the Dallas Forth Worth Film Critics Award, the National Board of Reviews Award, and the New York Film Critics Circle Award in the category of “Best Supporting Actress” for her work in the romantic comedy Mighty Aphrodite.
She also won the 2009 San Diego Film Festival Award in the category “Best Actress”. As mentioned earlier, Christopher Backus’ wife was the winner of the 2006 edition of Amnesty International’s Artist of Conscience Award, which is given to artists who have demonstrated a commendable philanthropic attitude.
Backus’ wife Mira, also a political activist, worked as a UN goodwill ambassador to combat human trafficking between 2009 and 2012. She is also known for her efforts to stop human trafficking in the Darfur region of Sudan before the US Congress. To give you an idea of what a great high-flyer Christopher Backus has as a wife, German-American entomologist Thomas Eisner (1929-2011), known as the “father of chemical ecology”, named a dangerous substance excreted by the sunburn diving beetle in self-defense in honor of the actress for her role as “Dr. Susan Tyler”, an entomologist who studies deadly insect mutants in the 1997 feature film Mimic, “Mirasorvon”.
Backus and Mira share 4 children so far – two boys and two girls. Their first child/daughter, Mattea Angel, was born on November 3, 2004. Mattea was followed by a son named Johnny who was born on May 29, 2006. Another son named Holden was born on June 22, 2009. Finally, they had a daughter named Lucia who arrived on May 3, 2012.