Kelly Marie Kristofferson is known as the daughter of an American singer, songwriter, and actor Kristoffer Kristofferson, and Lisa Kristofferson (Meyers), a hairstylist. He is best known for performing under the country music supergroup The Highwaymen, which he formed with fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash in 1985. The group emerged as a movement to promote outlaw country music across the U.S. Honoring his contribution to music his name was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004. The hit songs written by him are “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”.
Kelly Marie Kristofferson’s Family Background
32 years old celebrity kid Kelly was born in 1990 to Kris and his third wife Lisa. Kris was born on June 22, 1936, in Brownsville, Texas. Kris’s father Lars Henry Kristofferson was a major general in the U.S. Air Force. Kris is of Swedish descent from the father’s side, while he is of English, Scots-Irish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch descent from the mother’s side. Kris’s father wanted him to make a career in the Army, but he developed an interest in writing at an early age. After graduating from San Mateo High School, San Mateo, California in 1954, he enrolled in Pomona College. As an aspiring writer, he won several awards for his easy “The Rock” and “Gone Are the Days” published in The Atlantic Monthly. At 17 he worked with a dredging contractor on Wake Island in the western Pacific Ocean. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature in 1958 where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Kelly Marie Kristofferson’s Career
Kelly’s father started his career as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army due to pressure from family. He left the Army as a Captain in 1965 to pursue his career in music. He did odd jobs during his struggle. He worked as a floor sweeper at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, and a helicopter pilot, before finally entering the music industry. Johnny Cash helped Kris to record the song “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, written by him, for which he won Songwriter of the Year for the song at the Country Music Association Awards in 1970. His acting credit include Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), Blume in Love (1973), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), Convoy (1978), Heaven’s Gate (1980), Lone Star (1996), Stagecoach (1986), and the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004).
Kelly Marie Kristofferson’s Family Net Worth
Kelly’s father, the 86-year-old veteran songwriter, and actor has earned a net worth of $160 million throughout his career. Kris has residential property in Los Flores Canyon in Malibu, California, and the Island of Maui, Hawaii. Kris has earned most of his fortune from his career in the military and as a songwriter. “For the Good Times” (Ray Price) and “Sunday Morning Coming Down” written by Kris won “Song of the Year” from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association respectively. He won Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in the musical romantic drama A Star Is Born in 1976.