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Untold Truth Of Clint Eastwood’s Daughter – Morgan Eastwood

Morgan Eastwood

Morgan Eastwood is an American actress and producer, born on 12 December 1996, in Los Angeles, California USA. She’s also known for being the younger daughter of American actor, filmmaker and Oscar Winner Clint Eastwood.

Early Life

Morgan Colette Eastwood is the daughter of Clint Eastwood and Dina Ruiz, an American TV anchor. Although there’s not much information about Morgan’s childhood, it’s known that she was raised in California in her parents’ house and in a stable environment. There’s no information about Morgan’s high school, but she graduated from Loyola Marymount University. The entire Eastwood family was there to celebrate the graduation with her.

Personal Life

There’s no information about Morgan’s romantic relationships, however is known that she hasn’t married as of yet. Her family is well known in the media, though.

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Family

Morgan has a good relationship with both of her parents, and it’s said that they were always present during her childhood and teens, despite their divorce when she was 17 years old.

Dina Ruiz – Mother

Morgan’s mother is Dina Ruiz, who is an American TV anchor and actress. She was born on 11 July 1965, in Castro Valley, California. She’s the daughter of Mary Lou Ruiz, a woman of German and English origin, and Michael Ruiz of Hawaiian, Japanese and African-American origin. Her father was a teacher in Fresno, California, and Morgan grew up in Fremont and matriculated from Mission San Jose High School. She started studying in Ohlone College, and then attended Arizona State University for a brief time, until she moved to San Francisco State University, from where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Communications.

Dina’s first job in the media was during her time studying at Ohlone College, when she anchored for Ohlone College Television. After her graduation, she joined KNAZ-TV in Arizona as a reporter, but a year later moved back to California to KSBW as a news anchor.

In 1993, during her time in KSBW, she met Clint in an interview. In 2007, Eastwood recalled their first meeting: ‘She was doing an interview with me…[and] we got along really well and I guess we flirted a little bit because she took the film back to KSBW and one of her associates said, ‘You’re going to marry him.’ Then we were attending a function out at Spanish Bay and [one of the hosts] said, ‘Do you mind sitting with Dina Ruiz?’ I said, ‘No! Not at all!’ We ended up holding hands and doing all that kind of nonsense and then we started dating and we’re still dating. … She’s a very forthright kind of person. It’s one of those things you can’t put your finger on because it’s pheromones or something.’

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It’s said that Clint was still in a relationship with Frances Fisher when he started dating Dina Ruiz, but despite   Dina being Clint’s junior by 35 years, they married in 31 March 1996. It was Dina’s first marriage and Clint’s second. In 1996 they welcomed their only child, Morgan.

During their time together, Dina made cameo appearsnces in Eastwood’s movies, such as “Blood Work” and “True Crime”. In 2012 she also starred in the reality show “Mrs. Eastwood & Company”, in which Morgan and Francesca also appeared. The show focused also on Overtone, a South African band that Dina discovered when Clint was filming the movie “Invictus”. Clint made only a brief appearances during the show.

In April 2013 it was announced that Dina had entered rehab, due to depression and anxiety. In August that year she announced that she and Clint had been separated for some time, and she filed for divorce in October that year.

After the divorce, Dina was left with Morgan’s custody. Three years after her divorce, Dina married again, to Scott Fisher.

Clint Eastwood – Father

Morgan’s father is the more famous of her parents, though. Clint has had a long and successful career as an actor and filmmaker, a fact that has led him to earn an impressive fortune and become a Hollywood Icon. He’s a multi- Academy Award winner: in 1992 he won two Oscars for “Unforgiven” and in 2004 he won another two Oscars for his work on “Million Dollar Baby”. These awards gained him appreciation not only as an actor, but also as a celebrated film Director.

Clint was born on 31 May 1930, in San Francisco. His father was an immigrant and his mother a factory worker. Eastwood matriculated from Oakland Technical High School, and served in the US Army Special Services.

Clint Eastwood

Eastwood career as an actor is greatly appraised – he has appeared in over 71 productions, including films and TV series.

Clint’s first roles as an actor came in 1955. He was cast to appear in “Revenge of the Creature” and “Tarantula”, both fiction films. The same year he appeared as Jonesey in “Francis in the Navy”, and had a minor role in “Lady Godiva of Coventry”. The following year, he appeared in several roles in productions such as “Never Say Goodbye”, “Highway Patrol”, “Star in the Dust”, “The First Traveling Saleslady”, “Away All Boats” and the TV series “Death Valley Days”.

Eastwood keep acting in several appraised productions, however the role that made him well known on television was as Rowdy Yates, in the TV-Series “Rawhide”, a CBS series which lasted eight seasons, from1959 and finishing in 1965.

Continuing with the western theme, Clint starred in the three ‘spaghetti western’ films by Sergio Leone in the mid-‘60s, ‘For a Fistfull of Dollars, ‘For a Few Dollars More”, and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”.

Other celebrated roles of Eastwood have been as ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan in “Magnum Force” and the sequels “The Enforcer” in 1976, “Sudden Impact” in 1983 and “The Dead Pool” in 1988. He was also cast as Thunderbolt in “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot”. Other major roles were in movies such as “Bronco Billy”, and in “Honkytonk Man” as Red Stovall, and as Preacher in “Pale Rider”.

More recent of his appraised roles were in “Blood Work” as Terry McCaleb in 2002, as Frankie Dunn in a movie that he also directed entitled “Million Dollar Baby”, in 2008 he was Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino”, and his most recent role: Earl Stone in “The Mule”, a movie from 2018.

Clint’s first job as a director came in 1971 with “Play Misty For Me”, followed the same year by the documentary “The Beguilded: The Storyteller”. Some other works as a director have been “Breezy” in 1973, “The Eiger Sanction” in 1975, “The Outlaw Josey Wales” in 1976, and in “Firefox” in 1982. He also directed the 1992 movie “Unforgiven”, which won two Oscars Awards. More recently he also directed the Oscar Award Winner movie “Million Dollar Baby” in 2004. Other appraised movies that he has directed are “Gran Torino” in 2008, “Invictus” in 2009, “J. Edgar” in 2011 and “The Mule” in 2018.

Siblings

Morgan has many siblings on her father’s side, a product of a previous marriage and many affairs with women. Morgan is the only child of Eastwood and Ruiz’s marriage, but she is the third child Clint had while in a marriage.

To date, Morgan has seven legally recognized step-siblings. The oldest is Laurie Murray, who only became known to the media in 2018. She found out that Clint Eastwood was her father when she was over 30 years old.

Laurie is followed in age by make-up artist and producer Kimber Lynn Eastwood, daughter of Roxanne Tunis, a woman with whom Clint had an affair in the 1960s.

Kyle Eastwood and Alison Eastwood are the only two children from Clint’s first marriage, with Margaret Johnson. However, because of Clint’s several extra marital affairs with other women during his marriage with Margaret, Kyle and Alison have several step-siblings close to their age. Kyle is a musician and Alison is an actress.

Scott Eastwood is probably Clint’s most famous child. He’s an actor and has appeared in several major films such as “Pacific Rim” and “Suicide Squad”.

Morgan’s two other sisters are Kathryn Eastwood and Francesca Eastwood – Kathryn is the second child Clint had with Scott’s mother, which makes her and Scott biological siblings. Francesca though, is the daughter of actress Frances Fisher and is older than Morgan by three years. Morgan and Francesca have a very close relationship as step-sisters.

Career

Actress

Morgan has had a brief career as an actress. Her first appearance in a film was when she was eight years old, in the film “Million Dollar Baby”, starring her father. She also had a minor role in “Changeling”.

In 2012 the reality show “Mrs. Eastwood & Company” was broadcasted on E!, in which Morgan appeared along with her mother Dina and step sister Francesca.

Producer

Morgan has produced two short films, entitled “Daddy’s Playground” and “I See You”.

Net Worth

Morgan Eastwood net worth is estimated at $700,000, largely as a result of her work as a producer and actress.

Appearance

Morgan is light skinned despite her mixed ethnicity, and has brown hair. Her stature and weight are unknown.

 Interesting Facts

Morgan has seven legally recognized step-siblings. However, since her father Clint Eastwood was involved in many affairs with women in the past that resulted in several of those women becoming pregnant, the real number of step-siblings Morgan has is unknown. Laurie Murray, Morgan’s older step sister, was born in 1954. That means Laurie is 11 years older than Morgan’s mother Dina Ruiz. Morgan is very close to her step-sister Francesca, who is only three years older than her.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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