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Who Is Elijah Spader? Everything About James Spader’s Second Son

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Elijah Spader is a sound artist by profession but came into the light as the son of one of the leading Hollywood actors James Spader. His father now portrays the main role of Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former U.S. Navy officer turned notorious criminal in the hit NBC crime drama The Blacklist. His son Elijah also worked as a re-recording mix technician for the series.

Further, the young star kid has worked for a few other TV shows such as At Night Comes Wolves and Nailed It as well.

Well, talking about his love life, Spader is dating his girlfriend named Samantha Ladenheim, a production assistant for a few years. In addition, here we will talk about Elijah’s mother, early life, and many other facts… To know everything about his life, read the full article!

Elijah Spader Birth Details and Parents

Spader was born in November 1992, in Los Angeles, California, the United States. We have already talked about his father’s immense popularity in the film and TV world. Talking about his mother, Victoria Spader is a former film set designer who even worked as a decorator on the set of the independent drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape with her then-husband Spader.

Elijah’s mother now owns a real estate company called Wonderland Home Design, in California. It stage homes, townhouses, and condos.

Family Background: His Maternal Grandparents Were Veteran

Elijah’s maternal grandparents Julian and Lee Kheel served in World War II. On the other hand, his paternal grandparents Jean and Stoddard were both teachers by profession.

How Old is Elijah Spader? His Ethnic Background

Spader is aged 28 as of 2021 and will celebrate his 29th birthday in November of the year. Besides, as far as his ethnicity is concerned, Elijah is Caucasian and belongs to American nationality.

Education: Is a Los Angeles Film School Graduate

Spader went to Los Angeles Film School in 2019, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Audio Production in 2021.

James Spader is a Highly-Secret Father

The Blacklist star often acknowledges that He is quite successful in keeping things behind the camera. Back in 2014, Spader told Playboy,

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. If people put their lives in the public eye a lot, people feel as if they’ve gotten to know them through the media. I try not to open the door to my private life in a public way.”

Further, the actor has yet to appear with his son Elijah neither ever talked about him.

Elijah Spader Two Siblings

He has an older brother named Sebastian Spader, a realtor at a real estate brokerage and lifestyle company The Agency. He was previously at a real estate franchise called Keller Williams Realty, Inc., in Austin, Texas. 

Furthermore, Spader has a younger half-brother named Nathaneal Spader from his father’s relationship with Leslie Stefanson, an actress and a model.

What Does Elijah Spader Do For a Living? Was He also on Blacklist?

He currently serves as a mixed tech for Sony Pictures Entertainment in the Greater Los Angeles area. Spader started working for the company back in November 2019 and is still highly associated with it. He is pretty into the field of audio post-production and also loves to mix/edit audio for film and TV shows.

Elijah is a sound artist.
Elijah works as a re-recording mixer.
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As we have already mentioned that Elijah has worked for a couple of TV shows. Predominantly, the young talent is known for his work in the NBC acclaimed TV series The Blacklist. He was a re-recording mix technician for three episodes of the show.


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Furthermore, Spader’s other on-screen credits include Nailed It and Roll for Initiative, among others. He also served as a sound designer and a re-recording mixer for At Night Comes Wolves.

Elijah Spader Net Worth

His estimated net worth is $300,000 as of 2021. He mostly makes money from his booming career as a sound artist. In the meantime, Elijah’s father James’ fortune is $20 million.

Elijah currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Does Elijah Spader Have a Girlfriend?

Spader has been in a beautiful relationship with his girlfriend Samantha Ladenheim for several years now. Although neither of the parties has ever talked about their get-go, their social media posts suggest that the two began dating back in November 2017.


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In November 2018, Elijah shared a beautiful photo of the duo, celebrating their one-year anniversary at Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. He wrote on the photo,

“Happy anniversary!! A truly bananas year.”

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Elijah and his partner of four years Samantha.
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It’s been nearly four years that they are together and their relationship is still going pretty strong.

As for Elijah Spader’s girlfriend, Samantha, the Chapman University graduate now serves as a production assistant at ShadowMachine, an art, and entertainment company. She was also an Executive Assistant at The Gotham Group.

His Past Love Story

Prior to his relationship with Ladenheim, Elijah previously dated a girl named Hilary Powell. The two began dating back in 2016 and were in a relationship for several months. In November of the year, Spader and his ex-gf Powell also celebrated his 24th birthday in Disneyland. However, they reportedly split in late 2016.

Loves to Travel

Spader is fond of traveling. He has already visited several popular places all over the world including Moray, a popular Archaeological site in Peru, South Rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ, Sydney Opera House, and more.

Social Media Presence

Elijah is an active social media user who has official Instagram and Facebook accounts. He has over 1.3k followers on his Insta.