You may have come across Sheridan from his role as David Hale in ‘Sons of Anarchy’ in the early years. Now he is mostly known as the writer and producer of the television series ‘Yellowstone’.
In this article, we will discuss how Sheridan made success in his career as well as what we can learn from.
Sheridan was born on the 21st of May 1970 In Cranfills Gap (Texas). His family did not have very much materialistically to the point of not even having a stereo at home. He had it pretty hard and his family lost their home.
Sheridan was studying at Texas State University and then dropped out. From here, he began to mow lawns and paint houses. It just so happened that when Sheridan went to a shopping mall one day to look for more work, he stumbled across a talent scout who gave him an opportunity to go and pursue an acting career in Chicago.
Transition from Acting to Screenwriting
Sheridan’s career initially began with acting. He appeared in various small films and in a few television series including ‘Sons of Anarchy’. It was not until he was 40 that he managed to move into screenwriting.
Sheridan’s first break as a screenwriter was in the 2015 critically acclaimed film series ‘Sicario’ which was directed by Denis Villeneuve. The film managed to receive a number of award nominations including a ‘Writers Guild of America’ Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Sheridan then went on to write ‘Comancheria’ which was renamed later on ‘Hell or High Water’ in 2016 as it appeared on the Black List back in 2012 under its original title. The 2016 rename featured actors Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Fosters. Sheridan earned several nominations from this film, such as BAFTA, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.
It was in 2017 that Sheridan create ‘Yellowstone’ which was a popular television series starring the all famous Kevin Costner. ‘Yellowstone’ is one of his best-known recent works, he both worked as a writer (co-wrote with John Linson), director and producer. The series aired in 2018 and currently has 4 seasons.
In Nov 2021, another TV series ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ premiered, where Sheridan worked as a writer and director.
The first time Sheridan worked as a director was in the horror movie ‘Vile’ in 2011. Then in 2017, his second film, ‘Wind River’ showcased Sheridanr’s skills as a director. This film is about an FBI agent and a game tracker who collectively investigate a murder that happened on a Native American reservation. He also directed the film ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ in 2021.
From all these written films and productions, we could see Sheridan’s net worth is increasing.
Taylor Sheridan Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, Taylor Sheridan has a net worth of $15 Million. As we can see from Sheridan’s career pattern, the majority of his income has been earned from acting, directing, producing and screenwriting. We can guess Sheridan made a lot of money from ‘Yellowstone’ in recent years due to its popularity.
What Can We Learn from Taylor Sheridan?
It Is Never Too Late To Pursue Your Career
Just briefly re-telling Taylor Sheridan’s career history. Although he was recruited by a talent scout to pursue an acting career, the pay was not very much and he soon began to run out of resources. He then went to an Indian encampment.
It was from there that his inspiration for writing films and series based around Native Americans came from as he was living with Native Americans, taking in all their ‘struggle’ stories which he would then put into his craft.
There is nothing worse than having a job yet still struggling to make ends meet. This was Taylor’s situation in Los Angeles. Even though he was getting some big acting parts on various television shows, it still was not allowing him to showcase his creativity, and ultimately, it was not affecting his bank balance in the most positive way.
Acting is not an easy job. To remember all those lines, to really get into character is not easy, hence why it is such a high-paid job. Unfortunately, Taylor was not reaping the benefits of this which really made him re-think his career path.
There is such a stigma that you really should know what you want to do with your life before you reach 30. Sheridan broke that chain by pursuing his career in production and storytelling at the age of 40.
He wrote some really great films and TV series and was nominated for various awards for them. What Sheridan taught us here is that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and goals.
Use Your Negative Experiences To Make Something Positive
Taylor was not born into wealth. He did little jobs to make ends meet. We can see that his family did not even own a stereo at one point. Life was hard for him but one thing we love; Sheridan released that no matter how hard he was working, the income was not matching his craft.
He could have continued in that setting but he decided to use his environment currently and previously to aid his storytelling to then go on and write some really good films.
We see many artists do this. They use their past experiences to create characters and films. It makes the films more relatable and personable meaning that the target market will be more engaged in the film. Doing this all contributed towards Sheridan currently having a net worth of $15 Million.