James Franco: A Biography
James Franco was born in the California city of Palo Alto. His father, Doug Franco came from Portugal and operated business in the Silicon Valley, and his mother Betsy Verne was a Jew whose parents immigrated from Russia. Betsy wrote poems, short stories, and also worked as an editor in various publishing houses. Besides James family grew two more younger sons - Tom and David.
James studied at a secondary school, but during his childhood can not be called satisfactory. At age 13, he first encountered with the law. Over the next two years, he was repeatedly arrested for drinking, for causing graffiti drawings and perfume stolen in a shopping center. For a while, even the boy was under the care of the state, then pulled himself together, became a good student and has ceased to violate the law. The senior classes graduated from the Graduate School of Palo Alto, where he majored in mathematics and even held practice in a large American Aircraft Corporation Lockheed Martin. In addition, James participated in all the drama school productions.
After leaving school in 1996, James Franco enters the University of California, Los Angeles, where he wanted to specialize in the field of English language and literature. But in high school, he studied only one course and left the University for the courses of acting Robert Carnegie at the theater "Playhouse West." Nevertheless, already acting in films, Franco returned to the University and in 2008 was able to get a bachelor's degree. In addition, he later graduated from Columbia University with a degree in "Drama" and New York University, where he studied at the director. Another diploma James Franco was in college in North Carolina, where he passed a course of poetic skill and literary creativity.
More than 4 years, starting in 1999, James Franco met with actress Marla Sokoloff. Then, about a year he would be with the model Ashley Hartmann.
Since the beginning of 2006, his life became an actress Anne O'Reilly. The couple has been together for 5 years, but in late 2011 they announced the termination of their relationship. One of the main causes of James and Anna called the small amount of time they can spend with each other due to a busy work schedule.
In addition to acting and directing profession, James and mastered writing skills. At the moment, when several of his literary works - "History of Palo Alto," "California Childhood," "Dangerous Book Four Boys," "Actors-anonymous", "Directing Herbert White" and "The strongest mess."
James Franco is the face of Gucci perfume company and advertise their flavor «Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme».