Sharlto Copley is a well-known South African actor, producer, and director who has worked in movies since 2006. After his first fundamental role as an actor, as the main character in the Oscar-nominated sci-fi movie “District 9,” he became well-known worldwide (2009).
He was up for two IGN Movie Awards, one for Best Performance and the other for Favorite Summer Hero (2009). Let's read this article to find out more about him.
Sharlto Copley: Biography
Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 27, 1973. His mother's name is Linda Stocks. His father's name is Dr. Bruce Copley, and he used to teach at a university. Copley's brother Donovan is the lead singer of the Cape Town band Hot Water.
Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley went to the same high school and became good friends. They grew up together. He went to St. Andrew's Preparatory School in Grahamstown and Redhill School in Morningside, Johannesburg.
The handsome actor is about 82 kilograms and 6 feet tall. He is also a South African citizen whose family is from England. He is a massive fan of the Springboks, the national rugby union team of South Africa.
Sharlto Copley: Career
Copley started to work in the field in 2006. He is best known for playing Agent M. Kruger in Elysium (2013) and Stefan in Maleficent (2014). In the 2006 short film Yellow, Yellow, he played a soldier for the first time.
He is also known as Wikus van der Merwe, who played the lead role in the Oscar-nominated film District 9 and was the film's director and producer (2009). He became one of the youngest TV producers in South Africa at the time.
The South African actor also played Christian Walker on the TV show Powers in 2015. He did the same kind of work on the video game Payday 2.
Tanit Phoneix Copley is a South African actor and fashion model who married Sharlto Copley. In January of 2012, they started going out together. On February 15, 2016, they married in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sharlto asked Tanit to marry him on March 28, 2015, on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. They had been dating for three years. The couple is now married and loves each other no matter what.
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Copley and his wife Tanit are happy parents to their only child, Sielle Phoneix Copley. On January 1, 2017, they told the world that their first child had been born. The family of three currently lives in Cape Town and Los Angeles.
Awards and Nominations
- 2009: Best Performance IGN Movie Awards.
- 2009: Favorite Summer Hero, IGN Movie Awards.
- 2009: Most Promising Performer at Chicago Film Critics Association Award
- 2009: Best Actor of the year at the Golden Schmoes Awards
- 2009: Breakthrough Performance of the year at the Golden Schmoes Awards
- 2010: Best Newcomer at Empire Award
- 2010: Best Actor at International Cinephile Society Award
- 2010: Best Breakthrough Performance – Male for the Online Film & Television Association
- 2010: Best Actor Online Film Critics Society Award
- 2010: Best Science Fiction Actor during the Scream Award
- 2010: Choice Movie Actor – Sci-Fi during the Teen Choice Award
Sharlto Copley's Net Worth
According to celebritynetworth, Sharlto's net worth is $15 million as of 2022, at the age of 48. His net worth has grown significantly since 2018.
His primary source of income is as a well-known actor, but he also dabbles in writing, directing, and producing on the side. In the United States, an actor's monthly salary typically runs from $47,547 to $70,447, with an average of $57,698.
Who is Sharlto Copley Dating?
Sharlto Copley is married to Tanit Phoenix, according to our data. Sharlto Copley is not dating anyone as of May 2022.