General Facts and Figures
- Name: Thomas Pierre Wiseau
- Net Worth: $4 Million
- Occupation: Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
- Date of Birth: October 3, 1955
- Place of Birth: Poznań, Poland
- Zodiac: Libra
- Spouse: Single
- Social: Instagram
Early Life and Education
Tommy Wiseau was born on October 3, 1955, to his parents in Poznan, Poland. His birth name is Piotr Wieczorkiewicz, but he changed to Tommy Wiseau when he became an American citizen by naturalization.
He spent most of his early years in New Orleans and Louisiana. After graduating from high school, he joined Laney College in Oakland, California.
Tommy studied acting at Vincent Chase Workshop, Stella Adler Studio of acting, and Jean Shelton Actors lab. His role models in acting were James Dean, Tennessee Williams, and Marlon Brando.
Career and Net Worth
Being in the film industry, his main source of income comes from acting, screenwriting, directing, and producing. Currently, his net worth is at $4 million, partly based on the $257,040 in anticipated income and pay that Tommy made as a Director.
The actor owns apartments in San Francisco and Hollywood, and his building in San Francisco is estimated to be worth around $2-4 million.
He is famous for “The Room,” his 2003 film, which was made on a $ 6 million budget. Sadly, the film did poorly on the box office and was rated as the worst film ever.
He also wrote, directed, and starred in “The Neighbors” in 2014, but any network didn’t pick up the film.
He directed and acted in the documentary “Homeless in America” in 2004, which emerged as the best social documentary in the NY International Independent Film and Video Festival Award.
Tommy was a guest star in one episode of the sketch comedy series “Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job” in 2009. He has also appeared in The House that Drips Blood on Alex in 2010 and Bump in 2011.
In 2017, “The Disaster Artist,” which was a documentary created out of his film “The Room,” made the actor won the best actor for the golden globe award. It also acquired 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and generated $ 30 million at the box office.
In 2020, he was ordered to pay two Canadian filmmakers $700,000 for blocking the release of “Room full of spoons,” a documentary about “The Room,” which they had hoped to release.
The film is not the only means to Tommy’s income, and the filmmaker also owns an online store. Prior to his film job, he worked in various places, such as a hospital and as a street vendor.
Though the earnings from these ventures may not seem significant, they still contributed to his current net worth.
The actor does not reveal much of his personal information to the public. Nevertheless, it is speculated that he is currently single and has had at least one relationship in the past.