Who is Steven Avery? Check out his Biography and Personal Life 

 April 12, 2021

Who is Steven Avery? Check out his Biography and Personal Life

Facts of Steven Avery Steven Avery

Full Name:Steven Avery Steven Avery
Birth Date:June 9, 1962
Age:59 years
Country:United States
DivorceLori Mathiesen
Net Worth$500 thousand
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
Birth PlaceManitowoc County, Wisconsin
FatherDolores Avery
MotherAllan Avery
SiblingsChuck, Earl, Barbara
KidsRachel, Jenny, Steven, Will
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Steven Avery is an American convicted murderer who came into the limelight from a documentary series on Netflix “Making A Murderer”. The series is made on the life of Steven Avery.

Where was Steven Avery Birthed?

Steven Avery was born in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, the U.S. on 9 July 1962. His full name is Steven Allan Avery. As of 2019, his age is 57 years old and his sun sign is Cancer. His father’s name is Dolores Avery and his mother’s name is Allan Avery. Steven has three siblings two brothers, and one sister and their names are Chuck(brother), Earl(brother), and Barbara(sister).

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Steven has an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnical background. His family used to work in their salvage yard in Wisconsin on 16 hectares of property through which they make their living.


Avery attended public schools in Mishicot and later transfer to another school in Manitowoc. He then attended an elementary school for slower kids because Steven was a slow learner.

Who is Steven Avery?

Steven  Allan Avery is one of the famous American criminals. He was wrongly convicted of attempted murder together with sexual assault in the year 1985. Steven was in a sentence for 18 years of his 32-year but he was released when his DNA test.

Steven Avery then and now picture
Caption: Steven Avery then and now picture (Photo: Oxygen)

In addition to this, he is a television personality who has gained much success in a television documentary known as Making a Murderer.


At the age of 18, he was convicted of burgling a bar with a friend in March 1981. After serving 10 months of a two-year sentence in the Manitowoc County Jail, he was released on probation and ordered to pay restitution. They also threw Avery’s cat in late 1982 after two men admitted. They threw Avery’s cat in late 1982 admitted and then watched it burn until it died” after Avery had poured gas and oil on it.

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Avery was found guilty of animal cruelty and was jailed until August 1983. “I was young and stupid, and hanging out with the wrong people”, Avery said later, of his first two incarcerations. After that, he ran his cousin’s car off to the side of the road. He also pointed a gun at his cousin’s sister.

Avery was upset that she had been spreading rumors about him masturbating on the front lawn, which he stated was not true. Avery maintained that the gun was not loaded and that he was simply trying to stop her from spreading rumors about him. He then sentenced to six years for “endangering safety while evincing a depraved mind” and possession of a firearm.

Accused of Sexual Assault

In the year 1985, Penny Beernsten got raped on a beach near Two Rivers in which she provided a description of the assailant which resembled Steven Avery. He got arrested, and people witnessed that he was there at the time of the attack.

He got convicted of the crime in late 1985 and sentenced to 32 years. Steven was confused with Gregory A. Allen who was also involved in other sex crimes, and Allen was never investigated.

Steven Avery, Criminal
Caption: Steven Avery, Criminal (Photo: BBC)

Steven Avery later maintained his innocence in the year 2001 in the Wisconsin Innocence Project and following the DNA test of the pubic hair found on the victim matched the hair with Allen and charges against Avery were dropped.

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In 2005, another journalist was found dead in Avery’s compound, and Avery got arrested though he settled with a suit with $400,000 though later found guilty in 2007. Together with Dassey, they featured in a Netflix film known as Making a Murderer.

Who is Steven Avery Ex-Husband?

Previously, Steven Avery was a married man. He married his ex-wife Lori Mathiesen in the year 1982 and got a divorce from her in 1988.

Together the couple shares four children and their names are Rachel, Jenny, and twins Steven and Will.

What is Steven Avery Net Worth?

Steven Avery has a net worth of around $500 thousand as of 2022. He gained a lot of popularity through the several lawsuits on which he been charged.

All these have made him experience many challenges in his career. He also gained recognition through the redemption of wrongful charges in which he had filed a wrongful charges redemption worth $36 million.

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