If you’re a fan of illusions, magic tricks and extreme performances, you’ll love David Blaine White! Having broken several world records regarding magic, he is one of the most renowned artists of our time. He was born in the 4th of April, 1973. This year, the great performer will be turning 47. David Blaine’s idea of entertainment in his industry was an innovative and fresh change from the mainstream system of magic routines, and it got the attention of many people over the last decades. He always shifted the scene to the audience themselves while doing his tricks, a hard stunt to pull off, but one that has had the merit of letting him be remembered as one of the greatest illusionists of all time.
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David Blaine Bio: Age, Early Life
Blaine was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where his interest began. When he was just a four year old, he saw a street magician performing in the subway, and that ignited a lifelong interest in him. However, he was interested in other hobbies that were not related to magic.
David Blaine Education Details
Blaine had attended the Neighborhood Playhouse drama school, and starred in many local TV commercials and soap operas. It was during this time that he discovered an ability to float off the floor, and at the advice of his doctor, Blaine went through a comprehensive medical examination.
David Blaine Body Measurements
He is 1.83 metres, or 6 feet, in height.
David Blaine Career Details
On May 19th, 1997, Blaine’s first television special, “David Blaine: Street Magic”, aired on NBC. On April 5th, 1999, Blaine went into a box made of plastic underneath a 3-ton water-filled tank for an entire week, as part of a stunt named “Buried Alive”. It gathered the interest of Harry Houdini’s niece, Marie Blood, who said that even her uncle could not have pulled off the amazing feat.
On November 15th, 2016, a TV special titled “Beyond Magic” aired on ABC. In one scene, the illusionist attempted a stunt called the ‘bullet catch’, in which he tried to catch a bullet shot from a real gun in his mouth. Blaine was trying to catch the bullet fired from the revolver in a metal cup that he held in his mouth, but accidentally shot himself in the back of his throat. This major injury marked a pause in his activities as a performer.
David Blaine Net Worth
From all of his TV specials, broadcasts and live tours, he has amassed an estimated total of $14 Million in net worth. In a usual year, Blaine can easily make $5 million performing in Las Vegas and private parties. When he does tour, his earnings can surge to $15 million in a year. In 2018, he grossed a total of $13.5 million, which made him the fourth highest-paid magician in the world that year.
Is David Blaine Dating A girlfriend Or Married To Wife?
Blaine doesn’t appear to have a current girlfriend, nor has he ever been married. He has been briefly involved with many famous women before, including Madonna, whom he dated in 1998. He has also been in a relationship with Fiona Apple, Josie Maran and Bijou Phillips.
David Blaine Engagement
In 2009, Blaine got engaged to French fashion model Alizee Guinochet. She is known for her work in Chic Management, Next Model Management, as well as several other agencies. On January 27, 2011, the couple welcomed their daughter Dessa Blaine into the world. The day Alizee went into labor, a snowstorm plagued them, and Blaine had to hire a snowplow so they could reach the hospital. Dessa has turned nine earlier this year.
Why Did David Blaine Split Up With Alizee Guinochet?
Alizee and Blaine split up in 2014, when it was rumored that Blaine cheated on her. After their break up, Blaine has been out of the dating scene for a while, although several rumors say otherwise. Regarding a love life, Blaine told The Telegraph shortly after he and Alizee broke it off that “I think you are always alone. If your life is based on what you do, I think it is difficult not to be caught in your own web of…whatever it is you are tangling yourself into.”