Willem Dafoe

Inside Biography

Willem Dafoe was born on July 22, 1955, and his current age is 60 years. Willem Dafoe was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States and he was raised in his birth land. He is the son of his father Dr. William Alfred Dafoe and his mother Muriel Isabel.

His father was a surgeon and his mother was a nurse. Willem’s nationality is American. According to his ethnicity, he is white and he belongs of English, French, Swiss, Canadian and Irish descent. He has six siblings among which Donald Dafoe is his brother.

Attended University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Willem Dafoe attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He made his debut in 1979 in the children's animated live-action film Sixteen, where he was featured in the role of John Benjamin Williamson. Later in 1983, he was featured in the role of Johnny Harte in the movie Roadhouse 66.

In 1986 for his character of Sergeant Elias in the movie Platoon, he was nominated for Academy Award and Independent Spirit Award. In 1990, he made his acting presence in the American crime thriller film Wild at Heart. For the role of Frank Dulaney in the movie Body of Evidence, he was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor.

Dafoe In The English Patient,

Dafoe made his acting presence in the American romantic drama film The English Patient, where he was featured in the character of David Caravaggio and he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for his role. In 2000, his character Max Schreck was one of the most successful characters he ever played in his career in the movie Shadow of the Vampire. For his character, he was nominated for several awards and he even won many awards.

Willem Dafoe has also worked in several other successful movies like Spider-Man, Auto Focus, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Antichrist, The Hunter, and much more. 

Affair with Elizabeth LeCompte

Willem Dafoe is a versatile veteran actor with a charming personality. And his current relational status is married. His sexual orientation is straight and he has been linked with several ladies in the past.

Willem had an affair with director Elizabeth LeCompte, they met at The Performance Group and started dating in 1977. They had a son named Jack, who was born in 1982. After ending their long-term relationship, he was also romantically linked with Mira Sorvino.

Married to Giada

In 2005, he married Italian actress, director, and screenwriter Giada Colagrande they met in Rome at the premiere of one of her films.

They together had also acted in the movie Before It Had a Name. After his marriage, he had citizenship in Italy. In 2008, he stated that he is no more vegetarian. And he is a huge fan of basketball. 

Height And Weight

Willem Dafoe has a height of 5 feet and 9 inches, and 78kg even at the age of 60 he seems young than his current age. He has worked hard to maintain his body well-fitted in his sixties too.

Net worth

The actor Willem has a total net worth of $40 MillionHe has access to such an amount through his career as an actor.

He does not have any other personal business or other kinds of stuff that generates money for him apart from his career.

 

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by Bchrome, 16 Apr, 2016

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