Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and musician.
He was born Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955, in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany, to a German mother and an American father who was a soldier.
Willis achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and appeared in over a hundred films, gaining recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other roles.
He has also taken roles in a number of violent and darkly comedic films, including Pulp Fiction (1994) and Sin City.
In 2022, Willis was diagnosed with aphasia, a cognitive disorder that affects language and speech, and announced his retirement from acting.
Who is Bruce Willis’ wife?
Willis’ wife is Emma Heming Willis.
She has been married to Bruce Willis since 2009 and they have two daughters together, Mabel and Evelyn.
Emma has been providing emotional support to Willis amid his struggle with dementia.
She has shared updates on social media about his condition and has asked paparazzi to give him space and not yell at him.
Emma has also called Bruce’s dementia a “blessing” and a “curse”.
In interviews, Willis has spoken about the challenges of being married to someone who also works in the entertainment industry, but has praised Emma’s ability to deliver in her own career.
Emma has asked for advice from other caregivers or dementia care specialists on how to safely navigate the world with someone who has dementia.
Who is Emma Heming Willis?
Emma is a British and American model and entrepreneur.
She was born on June 18, 1978, in Malta to a British father and an Indo-Guyanese mother, and was raised in north London and California.
Emma started her modeling career in the early 1990s when she was discovered on the UK morning television show, The Big Breakfast’s The British Elle Supermodel competition, which she won.
She has been modeling since 1991 and is still active in the industry.
In 2007, Emma met Bruce Willis, her husband-to-be, at their mutual trainer’s gym.
Two years later, they got married at their home in Turks and Caicos.
Emma started to transition her modeling career into other business opportunities after her marriage.
She created a shoe accessory, a home fragrance line, and partnered with her husband to create three fragrances.
Emma is also a caregiver and an ambassador for Room to Grow, an organization helping families raise children born into low-income circumstances.
She is the founder of a skincare company for expectant mothers called CocoBaba.
Emma has been candid about becoming a caretaker for her husband, who has been diagnosed with dementia.
Bruce Willis career
Willis began his career in the entertainment industry as a bartender in New York City before landing his breakthrough role in the hit television series, Moonlighting, in 1985.
His performance as the wisecracking detective David Addison in Moonlighting earned him critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award.
He then transitioned to the big screen, starring in the action-comedy Die Hard in 1988, which became a massive box office success and established Willis as a leading man in Hollywood.
Throughout the 1990s, Willis continued to star in a string of successful films, including Die Hard 2, The Last Boy Scout, Pulp Fiction and The Sixth Sense.
He also lent his voice to the character of Mikey in the animated film Look Who’s Talking and its sequels.
In addition to his acting career, Willis has also produced several films, including The Whole Nine Yards and its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards.
He has also made appearances in music videos and released his own album, The Return of Bruno, in 1987.
Willis has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a People’s Choice Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He has also been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and has won two.
In recent years, Willis has continued to work in the entertainment industry, appearing in films such as Glass, Motherless Brooklyn and Midnight in the Switchgrass.
He has also reprised his role as John McClane in the Die Hard franchise and is set to star in the upcoming film, McClane.