Manu Bennett Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Dec, 2017
Facts of Manu Bennett
Date of Birth: 1969 , October-10
Age: 49 years old
Birth Nation: New Zealand
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Manu Bennett
Birth Name Jonathan Manu Bennett
Father Ted Bennett
Mother Jean Bennett
Nationality Australian-New Zealand
Birth Place/City Rotorua
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $1.5 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 84 kg
Married Yes
Married to Israeli Karin
Children Huia Bennett, Pania Bennett, Mokoia Bennett
Education Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Awards Not Yet
Movies Beta Test
TV Show The Shannara Chronicles
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Jonathan Manu Bennett, a Kiwi actor, is best known for his role of Azog the Defiler in the Hobbit film trilogy. He has enacted in various films and TV series including The Strip, American Dad, All Saints and Death Race 2050.

He currently appears in the CW series Arrow alongside Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and Emily Bett Rickards. 

Early Life and Career

Manu Bennett was born as Jonathan Manu Bennett on October 10, 1969, in New-Zealand. Manu was born in Rotorua, New Zealand and he is 48-year-old.  He is active in the field of the television industry since 1993. 

Manu’s mother was popular Bikini model of Australia and father was a singer belonging from the country Australia. Right after the birth of Manu this family shifted in Australia from the New Zealand as the existence of permanent residence of his father and settled over the same country.

Bennett completed his education and schooling from the Merewether High School. For his further education, he later, shifted to New Zealand to attend his schooling in Te Aute College and as his father was belonging from the Irish descent he spent his most of the time in Sydney, New castle as well as in New Zealand.

In 1993, Bennett started his professional career in the field of acting. He made his excellent presence in the Paradise beach which was a teen soap. From the very moment, he was offered with his lead role within many featured films like Tomoko that came in the year 1999 and his journey in acting got started.

He was not so open to the people and the public later she started making interaction among the people. His deep gravelly voice is the trademark of himself that made him get known.

Personal Life

Manu and his affair were very stable from the very early stage. Therefore, he is having a wonderful time with his spouse after getting married and no any status to divorce at the present time.

His wife name is Israeli Karin whom her got married right after their affair. They are now the parents of 3 children and providing a good environment for their settlement of their life.

Manu is also creative in his mind in terms of design and decoration so, he decorated and made the internal planning’s of his hometown by himself.

Additionally, he is also spotted in the public events with his wife and children that can clearly see the perfect bounding and attention that they are getting from each other with the love and affection towards each other.

Manu is rich with his tall height that is 5 feet 11 inches. The weight of Manu is much gained than comparing to his pictures of the last years. He mentioned that it was all due to the less attention he is giving towards his health. His salary and net worth is also very creative amount like of his mind that is around thousands of American dollars in current time.


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