David Cross - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 23, 2023

David Cross
Nick Name: Crossy
Profession: Singer, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Best Known For: The Ben Stiller Show (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 4, 1964 (age 59)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
David Cross
Birth Place: Roswell, Georgia, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Barry Cross
Mother's Name: Susi Cross
Siblings: 2

Juli Cross (sister)
Wendy Cross (sister)

High School: Northside High School
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 6, 2012
Wife's Name: Amber Tamblyn
Children: 1

Marlow Alice Cross (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Black/Bald
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is David Cross?

David Cross has had a hard childhood living in motels to friends’ houses. But his hard work and determination have paid off. He is now known as a singer, voice actor, director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and journalist.

Read his journey all the way from the beginning!

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David Cross Age, Parents, Siblings

David Cross was born on April 4, 1964, in Roswell, Georgia, U.S.A. His parents are Barry and Susi Cross. His father Barry Cross is British while his mother Susi Cross is American. When Cross was only a six-month-old baby, his family moved to Florida, then to New York and Connecticut, before finally settling back in Roswell, Georgia. He is not the only child of his parents and has two younger siblings -  sisters named Juli Cross and Wendy Cross.

Growing up, Cross lived in poverty. His father walked out on his family when he was 10 years old. He shared that he does not have any relationship with his father and has not talked to each other since he was 19. The financial situation got so worse that his family was evicted from their Georgia home. So, Cross had to live in motels and friends’ homes for some time.

Education, Ethnicity

For his education, he joined Northside High School, from which he also graduated. He attended Emerson College in Boston but dropped out only after a semester.

His ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish.

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David Cross Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Cross began to date Amber Tamblyn in 2007. Four years later, the couple got engaged in August 2011 and finally tied the knot on 6 October 2012. Tamblyn is 19 years younger than Cross.

Their first child, a daughter was born on February 21, 2017. Cross joked that he had named his daughter Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Fünkinstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey jr.

The same year in March, Cross’ daughter’s name was announced to be Marlow Alice Cross. As of 2020, the couple is living without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

Source: Instagram (David Cross with his daughter)

David Cross – Career

Early Days

Cross’ career in comedy began when he was 17 years old, beginning to perform stand-up comedy. After he graduated from high school, he moved to New York without a plan for his future. There for some time, he did odd jobs, fulfilling his basic needs while also continuing his comedy work.

In the early 1990s, he formed a group with 12 other performers and put on a new show every week. As his fame and work experience expanded, Joe Frank hired him to appear in radio programs A Hearing, Jam (1999), Unfictional, and The Last Run. 

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Films, Series

He has portrayed characters in movies such as Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), Arrested Development, Just Shoot Me!, NewsRadio, Strangers with Candy, Scary Movie 2 (2001), She's the Man (2006), Life Without Dick (2002), I'm Not There (2007), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003).

Cross is also a voice actor and has lent his voice to characters in movies such as Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)Curious George, Battle for Terra, Kung Fu Panda (2008)Megamind (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Wonder Park (2019).


On the set of Wonder Park, Cross has worked with Brianna Denski, Matthew Broderick, Kenan Thompson, John Oliver, Oev Michael Urbas.

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Source: Kahn's Corner (David Cross in Scary Movie)

David Cross Controversy

He was sued by Nashville club owner Thomas Weber in October 2005, accusing him of taping him without permission for Shut Up You F**king Baby and Let America Laugh. 

In a 2012 interview with Playboy magazine, Cross revealed that he had taken cocaine at the 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

He also has criticized stand-up comedian Larry the Cable Guy, Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton, Creed, and its lead singer, Scott Stapp. For his appearance in Alvin and the Chipmunks, Cross was greatly criticized.

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David Cross Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of David Cross is estimated to be around $10 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

David Cross Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, David Cross is followed by millions of followers. He also has an official website - officialdavidcross.com.

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