Having been one of the most critically acclaimed actors there are, with 12
academy award nominations under his belt and a huge number of awards,
including the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Golden Globe Cecil B.
DeMille Award among the rest, Jack Nicholson leaves most others in the
What makes him one of a kind is his ability to play a wide range of starring
and supporting roles, including comic characters, romantic leads, antiheroes and villains
When it comes to his personal life, it’s safe to say that The Shining star has
led quite a life. Having five children with four different women, Nicholson
has always been considered a ladies’ man.The actor and filmmaker has only been married once, to actress Sandra
Knight, with whom he has daughter Jennifer Nicholson, his eldest child.
The marriage ended before even Nicholson reached stardom because
Sandra was aware he wouldn’t be faithful to her.
In 1970, the actor became a father to his second child, son Caleb, whom he
has with Susan Anspach. He, however, only fully accepted Caleb as his son
His relationship with Winnie Hollman resulted in the birth of his daughter
Honey Nicholson. After this, he began a relationship with Rebecca
Broussard and the couple welcomed daughter Lorraine and son Ray.
Speaking of co-parenting all of his children with their moms, the actor once
said, “It’s a divided parenthood, with their wonderful [mothers] and
myself. We’ve always gotten along. I want to be inspirational, or some kind
of good influence on them without overburdening them.
Nicholson has spent most of his life believing that his grandmother was
actually his birth mother when in fact he was the son of her daughter June
whom they presented to Nicholas as his sister. The actor only learned the
truth when a journalist asked him for a comment. Nicholson was shocked
at first, to say the least. His mother and grandma took the secret to their
graves and he didn’t get the chance to confront them.
“It was pretty dramatic event, but it wasn’t what I’d call traumatizing…I
was pretty well psychologically formed,” Jack told People of the revelation.
“I didn’t have to deal with it with them. They were dead. I am that kind of
person-what do I feel-and had the tools to know what I feel. Gratitude. I’ve
often said about them: Show me any women today who could keep a secret,
confidence, or an intimacy to that degree, you got my kind of gal.”