Facts of Sharlto Copley
|Full Name||Sharlto Copley|
|Birth Name||Sharlto Copley|
|Birth Country||South Africa|
|Father Name||Bruce Copley|
|Mother Name||Linda Stocks|
|Spouse||Tanit Phoenix Copley|
|No Of Children||1|
|Filmography||Elysium,Open Grave,The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King,Chappie,God: Serengeti,Gringo|
|Date of Birth||November 23,1973|
|Married Date||February 15,2016|
Who Is Sharlto Copley?
Sharlto Copley is a South African actor who is best known for his role of Wikus van der Merwe in the Oscar-nominated film District 9.
Copley made his film debut from the short 2006 film Yellow. Since then, Sharlto has appeared in various movies like The A-Team, Elysium, Maleficent, Chappie, Free Fire, and God: City. The 46-year-old actor is reported to own net worth of $15 million as of 2019.
Personal Details Of Sharlto Copley
Sharlto Copley was born on 27th November 1973 in Johannesburg, South Africa to mother Linda Stocks and father Bruce Copley. He holds South-African nationality and has white ethnicity.
Copley grew up alongside his brother Donovan Copley who is a lead singer of the Cape Town-based band, Hot Water. He went to St. Andre’s Preparatory School and Redhill School before dropping out.
Sharlto’s Journey To Million Dollars
Copley began his acting journey at the age of 12 with his short film works. His big-screen work began after he met South African director Neill Blomkamp. In 2006, he appeared in short films like Yellow and Alive in Joburg.
Sharlto’s career breakthrough came in after he portrayed the role of Wikus van der Merwe in the 2009 sci-fiction action film District 9. The film was a commercial success collecting $210.8 million at the box office.
For his outstanding performance in District 9, he won the Favorite Hero award and the IGN Summer Movie awards including the Best Performance of 2009.
The following year, he wrote, produced, and directed the South African Film and Television Awards called Wikus and Charlize. The same year, Copley starred alongside Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson, and Patrick Wilson in the action thriller film The A-Team (based on the 1980s TV series).
Some of his other film work credits are Elysium, Open Grave, The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King, Chappie, God: Serengeti, and Gringo. His upcoming film credits are Ted K and The Last Days of American Crime which is currently in post-production.
Is The 46-year-old Actor Married?
The South-African actor is married to his girlfriend turned wife model Tanit Phoenix.
The couple started dating in January 2012 and tied the knot on 15th February 2016. Together the duo shares a daughter named Sielle Phoenix-Copley born on 1st June 2017.
Since his debut in 2004, Sharlto has appeared in over a dozen movies. Here is a list of few of his movies and their box office collections:
|Year||Movie||Box Office Collection|
|2010||The A-Team||$177.2 million|
|2015||The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King||$15.5 million|
|2016||Free Fire||$3.8 million|
Some Unknown Facts:
- Copley believes he was named after Thaddeus Sholto, a character from a Sherlock Holmes story.
- Sharlto didn’t start acting until he was 35 years old.
- He stated that he is very comfortable in an acting role as an actor.
- Copley is not fond of villainous roles.
- Following his high school, he co-founded a media production company, a TV channel, a visual-effects house and a talent agency.
- Copley resides in Cape Town and Los Angeles alternately.