Jeremy Strong is among the two/three main characters in a show that spreads a lot of screentime between many characters in. But the HBO show isn't the only way that Jeremy's current $4 million net worth is going to grow immensely.
Let's take a look through how this talented actor has built his fortune and how it's likely to double in size.
A Prestigious Start
Jeremy Strong is a high-achiever. The Boston-born actor pursued and earned a degree in English at the prestigious Yale University. While studying at the iconic school, Jeremy starred in a number of plays. This is what pushed him to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, as well as at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.
In 2008, Jeremy made his Broadway debut as well as was chosen as the 2008/20099 Leonore Annenberg Fellow by Lincoln Center Theater. During just a three-year period, Jeremy was nominated for best-off Broadway performance two times.
There's no doubt that Jeremy Strong became very serious about the craft of acting during his time in the theater. In interviews, you can see that Jeremy's process is not one of enjoyment. He takes things very, very seriously. And that's probably why he's so damn good!
Also in 2008, Jeremy made his on-screen debut in the lead role of an independent feature film called Humboldt County.
The Guy You'd Recognize From Everything
After his on-screen debut in Humboldt County, Jeremy Strong won gig after gig... although they were usually quite small. Still, his skill landed him in some really large projects with massive stars. This includes movies like The Happening, the Oscar-nominated The Messengers, Contact High, Robot & Frank, Parkland, The Romantics, Steven Spielberg's Academy Award-winning Lincoln, and Kathryn Bigelow's Academy Award-winning Zero Dark Thirty. All of these works added to the credibility of Jeremy's pursuit and without a doubt got him even more excited about the craft.
Then Jeremy was cast in major character arcs in shows like Mob City, The Good Wife, and Masters Of Sex, expanding his audience exponentially.
In just 8 years Jeremy Strong went from a Yale and theater school grad to one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood.
While most of his roles were fairly small, it was consistent work in notable projects. The independent movies wouldn't have paid him all that well, but they opened the door for him to being cast in the larger Hollywood projects that would've paid him some really decent wages even for a few days of work.
On top of this, it made him that guy you recognized from everything... You know the type you always see but can never remember the name of?
Between 2014 and 2015, Jeremy Strong won major roles in Selma, Robert Downey Jr.'s The Judge, and The Big Short, an Oscar-nominated ensemble movie about the 2008 housing and mortgage crash.
Aside from earning multiple Oscar nominations and rave reviews, The Big Short offered Jeremy an opportunity to play among some of the biggest names in Hollywood (Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Chrisitan Bale) as an equal.
There's no doubt that his role in the ensemble movie prepared him for Succession... After all, both projects involved Adam McKay, one of Hollywood hottest writers, producers, and directors... Seriously, this guy's name is on basically everything nowadays.
Landing An Opportunity For Succession
Adam McKay clearly loved working with Jeremy Strong on The Big Short that he encouraged him to take part in his HBO series Succession. Of course, this is the role that is earning Jeremy his biggest dollars, challenging his artistic craft in truly surprising ways, and is making him the most famous he's ever been.
No wonder why Hollywood legend Aaron Sorkin has cast him in two of his films, Molly's Game and The Trail Of The Chicago 7 which has just debuted on Netflix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Strong was just cast in the leading role of Bradley Cooper's next feature film, Maestro. In the historical flick, Jeremy will be playing John Gruen opposite Bradly Cooper's Leonard Bernstein. So basically, he's come full circle from his days in theater.
Between that and the upcoming season of Succession (and his recent Emmy win for its second season), we're sure Jeremy Strong's net worth will be growing exponentially.
HBO's Succession is one of the most acclaimed 1-hour drama/comedy's on television. With its fantastic juxtaposition of genres and tones, as well as a razor-sharp writer's room, it's not hard to see why people adore it so much. But it's the cast that truly gives this show a lift into the stratosphere of truly remarkable series. Succession relies heavily on the ensemble cast that breathes life into the tragic, vile and oddly relatable Roy family.