Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. His ability to flip was what bought him first to the limelight. He snared the showcase role in Primal Fear (1996) with Richard Gere and he gradually kept on building his profile in the industry.
Date of Birth: August 18, 1969
Zodiac Sign: Leo
The Fight Club actor has been interested in acting since he was five and he has today become an established actor with several award nominations and a number of awards received. Alongside his work as an actor, Norton has a private pilot license and even owns a modified Cessna 206. The 25th Hour (2002) actor is also an environmental and social activist who loves his family greatly. Read on as we take you through these people that define his family.
James Wilson Rouse (maternal grandfather)
Date of Birth: April 26, 1914
Date of Death: April 9, 1996 (aged 81)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
He was a pioneering American real estate developer, an urban planner and the famous founder of The Rouse company. He was a socially conscious visionary developer and this made him an anomaly among real estate developers in his time. He sought to not just sell real estate but to transform landscape and change the quality of civic life. James died at 81 of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Though late now, his legacy of better living through design remains, at least shopping malls are proof.
Elizabeth Jamieson Rouse (maternal grandmother)
Year of Birth: 1914
Month of Death: November 2010 (aged 96)
She was married to James Rouse from May 3, 1941 till their divorce in 1973 and he remarried another woman. She died in her North Roland Park home at 96 from pneumonia.
Lydia Robinson Norton (mother)
Date of Birth: July 4, 1942
Date of Death: March 6, 1997 (aged 54)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Lydia was an English teacher until she died in 1997 of a brain tumour.
Edward Mower Norton Jr. (father)
He is a former marine lieutenant who served in Vietnam. He was also an environmental lawyer, a conservation advocate and federal prosecutor.
Molly Norton (younger sister from same parents)
Molly is the only female Norton and she is an actress but not quite as famous as her brother. She is known for her role on the romance drama Late Bloomers (1996).
Jim Norton (younger brother from same parents)
Jim is the only brother to the Birdman (2014) actor. He is the only Norton child who has not had much to do with the entertainment industry.
Shauna Robertson (spouse)
Duration of Marriage: April 2012 till present
Date of Birth: December 18, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Shauna is a Canadian but has produced box office hits like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) and Elf (2003) to mention but a few. She grew up on an Ontario farm, dropped out of school at 16 and relocated to Los Angeles where she worked with under established directors.
Robertson says her biggest preparation for becoming a producer was having irresponsible parents. Her parents were really laid back and it forced her to take responsibility and be organized at a young age. She began with co-producing movies till she grew and was able to stand on her own.
After dating Norton for six years, they got married in April 2012 and within a year, became parents to a son.
Atlas Norton (son with Shauna Robertson)
Date of Birth: March 18, 2013
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
The American History X (1998) star is father to just one child (well as of today). The screen star has also been famously tight-lipped about his personal life so details about Atlas remain hidden from the public.