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Full NameSharlto Copley
First NameSharlto
Last NameCopley
Birth NameSharlto Copley
Birth CityJohannesburg
Birth CountrySouth Africa
Father NameBruce Copley
Father ProfessionDoctor
Mother NameLinda Stocks
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseTanit Phoenix Copley
No Of Children1
FilmographyElysium,Open Grave,The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King,Chappie,God: Serengeti,Gringo
EducationRedhill School
Height183 cm
Networth$15 M
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Date of BirthNovember 23,1973
Age46 years
Married DateFebruary 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.    

Sharlto Copley is a South African actor with a net worth of $15 millionImage Source: fandango
Sharlto Copley is a South African actor with a net worth of $15 million

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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. 

Copley as H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock in The A-TeamImage Source: Imdb
Copley as H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock in The A-Team

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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).

In 2014, Copley shared the screen alongside Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, and Lesley Manville in the American dark fantasy film Maleficent.

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.   

Sharlto with wife Tanit on their wedding day
Sharlto with wife Tanit on their wedding day

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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:         

YearMovieBox Office Collection
2010The A-Team$177.2 million
2013Elysium$286.1 million
2014Maleficent$758.5 million
2015The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King$15.5 million
2015Chappie$102.1 million
2016Free Fire$3.8 million
2018Gringo$11 million

Some Unknown Facts:    

  1. Copley believes he was named after Thaddeus Sholto, a character from a Sherlock Holmes story.
  2. Sharlto didn’t start acting until he was 35 years old.
  3. He stated that he is very comfortable in an acting role as an actor.
  4. Copley is not fond of villainous roles.
  5. Following his high school, he co-founded a media production company, a TV channel, a visual-effects house and a talent agency.
  6. Copley resides in Cape Town and Los Angeles alternately.
Updated On Sun Oct 20 2019 Published On Sun Oct 20 2019 By Amy