Michael Fassbender Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31 Jan, 2020
Facts of Michael Fassbender
Date of Birth: 1977 , April-2
Age: 44 years old
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 6 Feet
Name Michael Fassbender
Father Josef Fassbender
Mother Adele Fassbender
Nationality German
Birth Place/City Heidelberg
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth 30 million U.S dollars
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Red
Weight in KG 79 KG
Girlfriend Alicia Vikander
Married to Not Yet
Education Drama Centre, London, England, St. Brendan's College, Killarney, Ireland
Awards EDA Special Mention Award 2013
Movies Steve Jobs
TV Show Band of Brothers, The Devil's Whore, Hex, More
Siblings Catherine Fassbender
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Michael Fassbender, an Irish actor, is known for portraying the role of 'Steve Jobs' in the biopic film Steve Jobs in 2015. He has appeared in several movies and TV series including 12 Years a Slave, A Dangerous Method and 300

He has portrayed the younger version of Magneto in the Marvel’s X-Men film series. In 2011, he debuted as the Marvel comics antihero Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse. He currently filming the fourth installment of X-Men film series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Early Life and Career

Michael Fassbender was born on 2, April 1977, In Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany.  He was born to an Irish mother, Adele and a German father Josef.

When he was a toddler, he and his family moved to Killarney, Ireland and he spent rest of his childhood days there. He is fluent in the Irish accent. His parents ran a restaurant in their hometown. He is of Irish nationality and Caucasian ethnicity. 

Fassbender completed his primary education at Fossa School and then received secondary school at St. Brendan’s College. Then, he started taking drama class with Donie Courtney. And, he enrolled in theater and acting classes at the Drama Centre London. 

He has played great roles in TV shows and movies and this has made him who he is today. He played the role of Stelios in a movie called 300 in the year 2007. He played the role of Esme Howe-Nevinson in a movie called Angel the same year.

In the year 2008, he played the role of Bobby Sands in a movie called Hunger and his amazing work won him a very prestigious award called British Independent Film Award for the category of Best Actor. He played the role of Richard Wirth in a movie called Blood Creek in the year 2009.

In the year 2011, he played the role of Brandon Sullivan in a very popular movie called Shame and his amazing performance won him the British Independent Award again and he was nominated for other big awards such as Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and BAFTA Award for the same category of Best Actor.

He played the role of Edwin Epps in a movie called 12 years a Slave and his amazing work was nominated for big awards such as Screen Actors Guild Award and Independent Spirit Award. Other movies and TV shows to his credits are The Counselors, Project V, Hex and Wedding Belles.

He has also appeared in Band of Brothers, a the World War II miniseries, alongside Joseph May and Damian Lewis.

Personal Life

Fassbender is a married man. He is married to actress Alicia Vikander since September 2017. The couple met on the sets of The Light Between Oceans in 2014 and started dating. The couple dated for almost three years and engaged in October 2017. A month later, they secretly married on October 14, in Ibiza, Spain.

He previously dated Zoe Kravitz, daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and rock musician Lenny Kravitz in 2011. The duo were co-stars in the movie X-Men: First Class.

Unfortunately, they separated in few months and remained friends after their breakup.  In 2012, he began dating his Shame co-star Nicole Beharie. The duo dated nearly a year and separated.

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Michael Fassbender’s current net worth is $30 million. He has amassed a huge amount of money from his various blockbuster movies.

His wife, Alicia Vikander has $8 million net worth. In 2011, his blockbuster hit film X-Men: First Class collected $353.6 million at the Box Office. His another film 12 Years a Slave made $187.7 million at the Box Office.

In 2014, the third installment of X-Men- X-Men: Days of Future Past earned $747.9 million worldwide. In 2014, he was one of the highest grossing actors of the year.

He is a tall man as he has a height of 6 feet which is around 1.83 meters. He currently resides with his wife Alicia Viaknder in London. Fassbender has a lavish car of Porsche 356. 


Michael Fassbender has nominated in several awards for his outstanding performances. He has won various awards including:

1. British Independent Film Awards- Best Actor from Hunger (2008)
2. Critic’s Choice Movie Awards- Best Ensemble from Inglorious Basterds (2010)
3. Empire Awards- Best Supporting Actor from 12 Years of Slave (2014)
4. AACTA International Award- Best Supporting Actor from 12 Years a Slave (2014)

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