David Blaine

  • Birth Name: David Blaine White
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Magician, Actor

Fast Facts

  • Interest in magic was spurred at age 4 by his mother, who gave him a magic trick that involved a pencil passing through a playing card.
  • Began his magic career as a street performer; later performed in nightclubs and at private parties.
  • Studied acting at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse.
  • Influenced by 19th-century French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, who is included in his 2002 book Mysterious Stranger.
  • Body tattoos include a large crucifixion on his back, which is a recreation of Christ of Saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dali.
  • Welcomed his first child, his daughter Dessa, with then-fiancée Alizee Guinochet on January 27, 2011, when New York City was experiencing a blizzard; Blaine resorted to hailing a snow plow to rush them to the hospital when taxis and public transit were unavailable.


  • Josie Maran — Ex-significant Other
  • Michael James Bukalo — Half Brother
  • Fiona Apple — Ex-significant Other
  • John Bukalo — Stepfather
  • Alizee Guinochet — Ex-fiancée
  • William Blaine — Father
  • Patrice Maureen White — Mother
  • Dessa — Daughter