Bruce Willis Parents: Meet Marlene Willis, David Willis, the mother and father of the retired American actor who career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s.
Willis came to the limelight with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and appeared in over a hundred films.
He gained widespread recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other roles.
Willis’s other credits include The Last Boy Scout (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), Last Man Standing (1996), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Hart’s War (2002), Tears of the Sun (2003), Hostage (2005), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Surrogates (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Rock the Kasbah (2015) and Motherless Brooklyn (2019).
Willis has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career, such as the Golden Globe Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People’s Choice Awards. He was awarded an honorary Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the year 2006.
Willis’ family announced his retirement from acting on March 20, 2022, due to Aphasia.
Bruce Willis Parents: Meet Marlene Willis, David Willis
Bruce Willls was born on March 19, 1955, in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, to David Willis and Marlene Willis.
Grew up with two younger brothers, Robert (dead) and David, as well as a younger sister, Florence, the retired American actor mother, Marlene Willis, who was of German ancestry, worked in a bank.
His father, David Willis, was as an American soldier who served in the military as a welder, master mechanic, and industrial worker.