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Joel Edgerton is a talented Australian actor and filmmaker who has starred in the “Star Wars” films “Attack of the Clones” (2002), “Revenge of the Sith” (2005) as a young Owen Lars, “King Arthur” (2004) as Gawain, “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012), “The Great Gatsby” (2013), “Black Mass (2015), “Loving” (2016) and the limited series “The Underground Railroad” (2021). He received a nomination for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film for “The Gift” in 2015. He also garnered further critical acclaim for his performance as Richard Loving in the 2016 historical drama “Loving”. As well, Joel wrote, directed, and starred in the drama “Boy Erased” in 2018. He was seen as Richard Harris in the 2022 film “Thirteen Lives”. Additionally, Joel will be starring as Mark in the upcoming film “The Unknown Man” and as Narvel Roth in “Master Gardener”.
What is Joel Edgerton Famous For?
- Being an Australian actor and filmmaker.
- For starring as “Erskineville Kings”, “King Arthur” and “Ned Kelly”.
What Nationality is Joel Edgerton?
Joel Edgerton was born on Tuesday on 23rd June 1974 which makes him the present age of 47 as of 2021. His birthplace is Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia. Being a citizen of Australia, he possesses Australian nationality. He came from Australian-White ethnic background. He is religious and he follows Christianity. His birth sign is Cancer and his race is white. He is the son of his father Michael Edgerton, a solicitor and property developer, and his mother, Marianne Edgerton. His mother is a Dutch immigrant, who was born in The Hague. He has a brother named Nash Edgerton who is a stuntman and filmmaker. Both he and his brother are a part of the Australian film collective Blue-Tongue Films.
Talking about Joel’s education, he graduated from The Hills Grammar School in 1991. He attended the Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney.
Joel Edgerton Career Timeline
- Joel Edgerton began his acting career starring in such films as “Erskineville Kings”, “King Arthur” and “Ned Kelly” whereas he also appeared on “The Secret Life of Us” and lent his voice to the title character of “The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello” in 2005.
- He appeared in the film “Whisper” (2007) and starred as fictional MMA fighter Brendan Conlon in the MMA film “Warrior” (2011).
- He was cast in Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s 2011 prequel to “The Thing” in February 2010 and played Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 remake of “The Great Gatsby”.
- He starred in the biblical film “Exodus: Gods and Kings”, as Ramesses II in 2014 as well as he directed, starred in, wrote, and produced the thriller “The Gift”, which was released on 7th August 2015.
- He headlined Francis Lawrence’s thriller film, “Red Sparrow” in 2018 whereas it was announced n April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia that a new film, “The Unknown Man”, will begin filming in South Australia as soon as enough of the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
- He was tapped to star in and executive produces the limited series “The Florida Man” based on a novel of the same name by Tom Cooper.
- Edgerton starred in the medieval fantasy film “The Green Knight” in 2021 and he was seen as Richard Harris in the 2022 film “Thirteen Lives”.
- Additionally, Joel will be starring as Mark in the upcoming film “The Unknown Man” and as Narvel Roth in “Master Gardener”.
Awards and Achivements
- AACTA Awards for his work in “The Secret Life of Us”
- Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards for his work in “The Square”
- Australian Film Critics Association Awards for his work in “Wish You Were Here”
- Hollywood Film Awards for his work in “Black Mass”
Who is Joel Edgerton Wife?
Joel Edgerton is an unmarried actor. Thus, he has no wife. But he is in a romantic relationship with Christine Centenera, fashion director of Vogue Australia. They have known each other since the late 1990s. Their twins were born in May 2021. The couple is having a good time together, which signifies they do not have affairs with other people. Concerning Joel’s sexual orientation, he is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Joel Edgerton?
Joel Edgerton has a net worth of $3 million as of 2022 whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary which is also around $515,000 per year. With his calm and easy-going personality, Joel is expected to get more popular in the coming years, and we can expect him to climb the ladders of success in the film industry. In addition, his major source of income is from his acting and filmmaking career.
How tall is Joel Edgerton?
Joel Edgerton is 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm tall and his body weighs around 176 lbs or 80 kg. He has good-looking light brown hair and dark brown eyes color. Moreover, Joel’s body build type is average.
Source: Gossip Gist