Stephen Ira Beatty, 30, is an American writer, performer and filmmaker by profession. He is the eldest child of the legendary actor Warren Beatty and his actress wife Annette Bening†
Born Kathlyn Elizabeth Bening BeattyStephen began to transcend at the young age of 14. At the age of 18, the star child changed his name and underwent hormonal treatment, officially becoming Stephen Ira Beatty. Likewise, Stephen identifies himself as a gay trans man and openly speaks for the rights of trans men.
What about his love life besides his sexuality? Does Beatty have a boyfriend or is she single? Here’s everything about his professional and personal life.
How old is Stephen Ira Beatty? His birth name and college
He is 30 years old. Stephen’s birth name is Kathlyn Elizabeth Bening Beatty, born on January 8, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA to actor parents Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.
By the way, Beatty is an American by nationality and of mixed ethnicity. His grandparents are Iraowners Beatty and Kathlyn Corinne MacLean. Likewise, his maternal grandparents are Katherine Ashley and Arnett Grant Bening.
After completing high school at The Buckley School, Stephen enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
Stephen has three siblings – they are also actors and writers
The 30-year-old grew up in Los Angeles with his three siblings Benjamin Beatty, 28, Isabel Beatty 25, and Ella Beatty22.
Like him and his parents, his siblings also find their way into the acting world. Benjamin graduated from Northwestern University in 2017. He is known for: UFO and Hail, Caesar!†
Likewise, Isabel is popular for her roles in Murder Tag and Luggage. She also worked on the 2017 TV show Quality Sketch†
Not to mention, his youngest sibling Ella is known for All the sun and little white flowers. She recently graduated from Julliard School.
Stephen Ira Beatty came out in 2012
The rising artist came out at the age of 14. Likewise, he began his transition shortly after in 2012.
After openly accepting his sexuality, his acting parents, Warren and Annette, supported his decision. Although several online tabloids reported that Warren was furious with his son, this was later proven to be untrue when the family of six was noted that they were having a great time.
Additionally, Bonnie and Clyde called his son a hero during an interview with Vanity Fair in 2016. He said:
“He is a revolutionary, a genius and my hero, like all my children,”
Likewise, are four-time Oscar-nominated mom openly supported him too during an interview in 2019 said:
“He has managed something that is very challenging with a lot of style and great intelligence. He is an eloquent, thoughtful person and I am very proud of him.”
Beatty talks about his personal experience with his transition
Not to mention, Stephen has also released a video for WeHappyTrans.com where he shares some of his personal details about his transition from a woman to a man. He was then 20 years old.
In the video, Beatty talks about his love of wearing rings, ribbons and necklaces. Likewise, he revealed that he liked to present himself as a “woman” and was under hormonal therapy.
Stephen Ira Beatty’s Feud With Singer Cher’s Trans Son Chaz Bono
In 2011, Ira had a heated keyword war with none other than Goddess of Pop Cher’s son, Chaz Bono. The feud started when Stephen expressed his views on how Chaz handled his transition from female to male in the media.
According to Beatty, Bono claimed to be trans ‘a birth defect, such as cleft palate’, and ‘being a man and having breasts’ was one of the worst things he could have imagined.
After Bono gave his opinion, Ira called him a misogynist and said he doesn’t represent the trans communityj. According to the New York Times, Chaz said:
“There is a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are aligned. For transgender people, they don’t fit together. That’s all. It’s not complicated, it’s not a neurosis, it’s a mix-up. It’s a BIRTH EFFECT, like a cleft palate.”
The Rising Star Stephen Ira Beatty is a writer and filmmaker by profession
As mentioned above, Beatty is a poet, critic, performer and filmmaker by profession and often shares his poems on his respective social media platforms.
He began his poetry journey while attending Sarah Lawrence College in 2012. So far, his poems have appeared in such venues as Poezie, tagvverk, DIAGRAM, and Fence.
Similarly, in 2019 Stephen received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for his poetry. In addition, while he was working as a poetry editor at Strange Horizons magazine, his piece was nominated for a Hugo Award.
In addition, Stephen collaborated with Chris Berntsen for a short film titled “I have to think of us as separate people”. It was screened at various events worldwide, including the New Orleans Film Festival, NewFest and OutFest.
In addition, Beatty co-founded a trans-poetry and poetry magazine called Vetch.
How rich will Stephen Ira Beatty be in 2022?
According to various sources, Beatty has an estimated net worth of $1 million in 2022. Likewise, his successful acting parents, Warren and Annette have a combined net worth of $70 million from now.
His parents currently live in a LA mansion on 6.7 acres. Previously, they owned 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom 10,600-square-foot townhouse in Los Angeles. The house was on the market for: $6,955 million in 2012.
Is Stephen Ira Beatty going to date anyone in 2022?
The writer is reportedly dating his friend Chris Berntsen, a photographer as of 2022. The couple sparked dating rumors after Chris kissed a photo of them on the lips on his IG handle in February. However, Ira has not yet commented on the rumors.
Before Chris, Beatty was in a relationship with Sarah Lawrence College colleague, Liam O’Brien. The duo first met in 2016 and officially became IG the same year.
O’Brien is also a founding member of Vetch. Not to mention, he has taught writing and literature to students at the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College.
Looking at Stephens’ profile, the trio of Beatty, Chris and O’Brien seem to live together as they often share somewhat intimate photos of each other on their respective social media handles.
In 2012, the filmmaker had tweeted about his boyfriend making his socks by hand, although the boyfriend’s identity was never revealed.