Who was Shirley Goldblum? Meet Jeff Goldblum’s Mother

Shirley Goldblum was the mother of American actor JeffShi Goldblum. She was born on October 30, 1926. Shirley Goldblum was a radio broadcaster for years before starting a kitchen equipment firm. She married Harold Goldblum, and they had four children Lee, Jeff, Rich, and Pamela.

Shirley’s husband was a physician who specialized in gynecology. He also served in the U.S Army before starting his practice in the medical field. Two of Shirley’s children died; Rick died after contracting dysentery while visiting Morocco. Lee Goldblum struggled with drug and substance abuse and was ill in later years. Shirley’s son was also gay, and his father pressured him, resulting in mental health issues.

Her Son

Shirley’s son made his acting debut in 1974 in the movie Death Wish. His other early roles were in Columbo: A Case of Immunity and Annie Hall. In 1984, he played the titular and main character in the movie Ernie Kovacs; the film was well-received as it was well acclaimed. Shirley’s son starred as Dr. Ian Malcom in the fictional action movie Jurassic Park. In 1986, Jeff Goldblum played Seth Brundle in The Fly; people still remember him for his exceptional character portrayal.

Shirley’s son’s other film credits include Beyond Suspicion, Chain of Fools, Welcome to Hollywood, Independence Day, One of the Hollywood Ten, Spinning Boris, The Switch, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Independence Day: Resurgence.

Jeff Goldblum played Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. In 1980, Shirley’s son appeared as Lionel Whitney in Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. He also appeared in an episode of American Playhouse. Jeff provided the voice of Verminous Skumm in the animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

From 2009 to 2010, Shirley’s son appeared as Detective Zack Nichols. He had voice roles in Allen Gregory, Monkey Love, Tom Goes to the Mayor, King of the Hill, and Crank Yankers. Besides, Jeff has provided a voice for several video games, including Jurassic World Aftermath and Quest for the Code. Shirley’s son will feature as Zeus in the upcoming show Kaos

Is Shirley’s Son Married?

Shirley Goldblum’s son has been married thrice; his first marriage was to Patricia Gaul in 1980, but they divorced five years later. In 1987, Jeff married actress Geena Davis, who co-starred in Transylvania 6-5000. Their marriage lasted only four years. Jeff Goldblum’s current partner is Emilie Livingston; they are close and have two sons.

Her Son’s Net Worth and Social Media Presence

Jeff Goldblum has appeared in several high-grossing films, taking a lead role in some of them; his net worth is approximately 40 million dollars and will grow as he is still active in the acting industry.

Moving on to his social media presence, Shirley Goldblum’s son is active on social media platforms, particularly Instagram; Jeff has 2.6 million followers. You can also find him on Facebook.


Shirley Goldblum died on January 9, 2012, aged 85. Her family members did not mention her cause of death, but she probably died due to old age.