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A Hollywood Pioneer’s Cast: Meet Steven Spielberg’s 7 Kids in His Blended Hollywood Family!

If you’re currently reading this, then you know that Steven Spielberg has been a part of your life in one way or another through his work. But aside from his incredible films, the legendary director is also quite the family man — with seven incredible kids you have to get to know!

The man who introduced the world to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and completely captivated audiences with films like Close Encounters of the Third KindJawsIndiana JonesJurassic Park and more, has also made time to be an incredible father to his children.

Steven’s first child came with his now ex-wife, actress Amy Irving. After meeting on the set of Close Encounters in 1976, the pair dated for a while, split in 1979, then rekindled their romance again in 1984. One year later, they not only had their first baby, Max, but they also got married.

In 1989, the pair divorced — a split that cost about $100 million — but that didn’t stop Steven from marrying again. He tied the knot with actress Kate Capshaw in 1991 after meeting her on the set of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.

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Kate already had one daughter, Jessica Capshaw, from a previous marriage to Robert Capshaw, as well as an adopted son, Theo. Together, she and the Oscar winner went on to welcome five kids together. In total, that’s seven kids that can say they’re part of the Spielberg/Capshaw clan. And Steven will always put them ahead of everything else.

“I will always drop everything and go meet those needs. That’s the priority,” he once revealed. “They always need mom and dad, and I am either there with my kids or my wife is, but they’re never without us.” It certainly sounds like this family has plenty of love, and that won’t be changing at all anytime soon.

It may come as a shock that the Hollywood filmmaker never envisioned himself having a family of his own. It was his work on the classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial that led him to realize he wanted to be a parent one day. 

“No. I didn’t want to have kids because it was not a kind of equation that made sense for me as I went from movie to movie to movie, script to script … It never occurred to me till halfway through E.T.: I was a parent on that film,” he said in April 2022, per Variety. “I was literally feeling like I was very protective of Henry [Thomas] and Robert [MacNaughton] and my whole cast, and especially Drew [Barrymore], who was only 6 years old.”

Scroll down to learn about each of Steven Spielberg’s seven kids in his blended Hollywood family!