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Top 10 Facts - Kevin Costner
11.09.2015
Fact #1

Costner was born in Lynwood, California and grew up in Compton, California. He is the youngest of three boys. His mother, Sharon Rae, was a welfare worker. His father, William Costner, was an electrician and later utilities executive at Southern California Edison.

Fact #2

He has won two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Emmy Award, and has been nominated for three BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards.

Fact #3

Costner is the singer in Kevin Costner & Modern West, a country rock band which he founded with the encouragement of his wife Christine.

Fact #4

In July 2012, the band performed in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the 20th annual Telus World Skins Game in support of the IWK Health Centre Foundation, donating a guitar personally autographed by Costner.

Fact #5

Several of Costner's ?lms have included a baseball theme. They include Chasing Dreams, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game and The Upside of Anger, of which in the majority of those ?lms his character is a former pro baseball player.

Fact #6

In spring 2011, he recorded two radio spots for the museum that were aired on Kansas City Royals Radio Network.

Fact #7

Costner was named ceremonial Grand Marshal of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series‘ Auto Club 500 which took place on February 25, 2007, at the California Speedway.

Fact #8

On September 25, 2004, Costner married his girlfriend of four years, German-American model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner. The wedding took place at his ranch in Aspen, Colorado.

Fact #9

The actor plays regularly in celebrity golf tournaments, including the PGA Tour's annual pro-am at Pebble Beach, California and the BMW Pro-Am held each April in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Fact #10

Costner serves on an honorary board for The National World War I Museum in Kansas City.

Fact #11
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