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Inside the Life of Nathaneal Spader, James Spader’s Son and His Parents

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Nathaneal Spader is the youngest son of one of the renowned Hollywood actors James Spader. His father now plays on the hit NBC crime drama The Blacklist, probably the role that brought him immense recognition. He has also been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Similarly, Nathaneal’s mother Leslie Stefanson is also an actress with dozens of acting credits under her belt. But, Leslie is now more focused on making bronze and terracotta sculptures in Los Angeles.

While both of her parents are popular faces in the media, Nathaneal relatively lives quite a secret life. So, here we have come with some interesting facts about James Spader’s son.

Let’s begin!

Who is James Spader’s Son Nathanael Spader? He Ultra-Secretive Life

We mentioned above that Spader is the son of one of the committed Hollywood couples James Spader and his long-time partner Leslie Stefanson. Like many star kids, his parents have also kept their son out of the mainstream. Furthermore, Nathanael’s appearance with his family is also quite occasional.

The first and last time Nathanael popped up with his parents was back in August 2015 in New York. He was seen rolling on a scooter, whereas, his actor father was spotted walking with their dog.

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Nathaneal along with his parents in New York.
Source: Daily Mail

His Secretive Father

Nathaneal’s father James has admitted a few times his tendency of keeping his personal details to himself. Back in 2018, in an interview with Playboy, Spader stated,

I’ve been very successful keeping a private face on things, even out in public. If you’re recognizable and you want to draw people to you in public, you can do that. I don’t.

What is Nathaneal Spader’s Age? His Birth Details and Early Life

Born in Los Angeles, California, Nathaneal is aged 13 as of 2021. He was born on 31st August 2008. His parents initially tried to keep their pregnancy private but they eventually revealed the big news when they were spotted together, showing a visible baby bump in May 2008. But, they didn’t say anything about the baby’s due date nor the gender of their unborn child.

As for his childhood, the star kid spent most part of his early days in his father’s now-sold LA mansion, which James acquired for $2.25 million four years before his son was born.


Besides, Nathaneal belongs to American nationality and his ethnicity is Caucasian.

His Family Background

We have already explained a little bit about his parents’ biography. Further, Nathaneal’s paternal grandparents were Jean and Greenwood Spader. Both of them were teachers by profession. On the other hand, his maternal grandparents were Randy and Corinne Stefanson.

Nathaneal Spader’s Parents’ Love Life? Are They Married?

His parents James and Leslie are in a committed relationship for nearly two decades. Despite their long-time relationship, they have yet to covert their love into a marriage neither have shown any near plan of getting married.

Online sources believe that the Blacklist actor first came across Leslie when both of them were working on the set of the movie, The Stickup (2002).

The two soon hit it off. And they were in a relationship for around six years before Spader proposed to his girlfriend in 2008.

Short-Bio of His Mother

Nathaneal’s mother Leslie is an actress who rose to stardom after her breakout role in the movie The General’s Daughter. She snagged the role of Joan Bennett Kennedy in the TV miniseries Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot. Her other works include Unbreakable, The Stickup, Alien Hunter, and more.

Has Two Older Half-Siblings From His Father’s First Marriage

Nathaneal Spader has two half-brothers Sebastian and Elijah Spader from James’ previous marriage with Victoria Kheel. Born in November 1992, in Los Angeles, Elijah is a sound designer/technician. He also served as a  re-recording mix technician for several episodes of the series The Blacklist. 7

As for his education, Elijah attended  Los Angeles Film School, graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Audio Production in 2021.

In the meantime, his second half-brother Sebastian works as a realtor at a luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company called The Agency. In the past, Sebastian also spent some time working for Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

What is Nathaneal Spader Net Worth?

The actual amount of his net worth is yet to reveal. But talking about his father’s fortune, Spader has a net worth of $20 million as of 2021. And his salary is $300,000 per episode from the TV series The Blacklist.

Besides, the family of three now resides in their Greenwich Village carriage house.