David Blaine is a magician, illusionist, extreme artist and endurance artist from New York City, USA. In addition, David Blaine is known for his endurance stunts and as a performer of street and close-up magic.
David Blaine was born in Brooklyn, New York City, United States April 4, 1973. He was born under the Aries zodiac sign and currently is 48 years old as of 2021. Additionally, he holds American citizenship by birth and is of mixed ethnicity of Italian, American, Russian Jewish, and Puerto Rican descent. His father, Willaim Perez, is a Vietnam War veteran and his mother, Patrice Maureen White, is a school teacher.
Furthermore, he is the only son of his parents and his mother raised him while he worked in various jobs to meet their daily needs. At the age of four he saw a magician performing tricks on the subway and developed an interest in it. He also began doing magic himself using his grandmother’s gifted tarot cards.
David Blaine studied and completed his education at Passaic Valley Regional High School. He then developed an interest in acting and attended drama school in Manhattan, New York City.
David Blaine decided to devote his life to magic when he was 20 years old. However, his mother supported his decision, but his mother died of cancer when he was 21 years old. He then started as a street performer and gained popularity due to his tricks and charismatic personality. He later sent his performance video to NBC after his success as a street magician.
On May 19, 1997, following his interview for the network, the network aired Blaine’s first television special, ‘David Blaine Street Magic’. Two years later, the station aired another television special, David Blaine Magic Man, which was very successful. He also traveled the country performing street tricks in front of real people for his shows.
Additionally, he became a national celebrity after performing in Atlantic City, Compton, Dallas, the Mojave Desert, New York City and San Francisco. In 1999, he performed his first endurance stunt when he immersed himself in a 3-ton tank of water for seven days. Due to this trick, he gained a huge fan base as he had surpassed his hero Harry Houdini. He then performed a stunt called “Frozen in Time” in 2000, in which he was frozen in a block of ice for about 63 hours.
Three years later, on September 5, 2003, he began his 44-day endurance stunt in a transparent Plexiglas enclosure suspended 30 feet (9 meters) high. Also, on October 19, 2003, he came out of the case and mumbled “I love you all”. “Dive of Death” and “Electrified One Million Volts Always On” over the next few years.
Appearances for celebrities and public figures and philanthropic works
He later appeared in the 2013 ABC 90-minute television special David Blaine Real or Magic. He also performed his tricks for celebrities and public figures such as Woody Allen, Robert De Niro, George W. Bush, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Harrison Ford, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx and Ricky Gervais. In addition, he also performs magic on pediatric wards, burn wards, and juvenile wards in hospitals across the country.
He also performed at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children who have been diagnosed with serious illnesses. In January 2010, he appeared on Magic for Haiti for 72 hours and raised nearly $100,000. In addition, he has also appeared for the ABC channel on its shows such as Real or Magic, Beyond Magic and The Magic Way.
achievements and fortune
In 2002, David Blaine received the Academy of Magical Arts’ Magician of the Year Award. In 2018, he again received the Magician of the Year award, but declined the award for unknown reasons.
He has made a lot of money with his career as a magician, illusionist, endurance artist and extreme artist. According to online sources that estimated net worth Blaine’s is around $40 million as of 2021.
David Blaine was married to French model and actress Alizee Guinochet in 2008 but split in 2014. The couple broke up because she discovered the image of Blaine getting naughty with a mysterious girl at a New Jersey nightclub. The couple also has a daughter named Dessa Blaine who is living with her mother after their split. However, there is no further information on Blaine’s current relationship status.
London’s Metropolitan Police asked David to travel to the UK for an interview, according to British news outlets. Also, police asked him for an interview after ex-model Natasha Prince accused him of raping her. He denied the allegation and detectives later declined to take further action following the investigation. He was then investigated by the New York Police Department in April 2019 when at least two women accused him of sexual assault.
body measurement and social media
David Blaine has black hair and brown eyes with a height 6 feet and weighing 80 kg. Other than that, there is no further information on Blaine’s other body measurements.
David Blaine is quite active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. his official Instagram Account @davidblaine has over 1 million followers. On Twitter, he has over 775,000 followers on his official account @davidblaine. His official Facebook page, David Blaine, has over 750,000 followers. He also has a YouTube channel called “David Blaine” with over 1.71 million subscribers.