Willem Dafoe Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Apr, 2016
Facts of Willem Dafoe
Date of Birth: 1955 , July-22
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Willem Dafoe
Birth Name William J.Dafoe
Nick Name Willem
Father William Alfred Dafoe
Mother Muriel Isabel Dafoe
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Appleton, Wisconsin
Ethnicity a
Profession Actor
Working For Movies
Net Worth $ 25 million
Eye Color Light brown
Hair Color Light brown
Weight in KG 72 kg
Famous for Voice Actor
Married Yes
Married to Elizabeth LeCompte (1977–2004) Giada Colagrande (2005–present)
Children 1
Divorce Yes
Awards Stockholm Achievement Award
Movies Justice League Part One
TV Show The Simpsons
Siblings Donald Dafoe
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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 a son of father Dr. William Alfred Dafoe and 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 to English, French, Swiss, Canadian and Irish descent. He has six siblings among which Donald Dafoe is his brother.

Willem Dafoe attended University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He made his debut in 1979 from 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 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 made his acting presence in American romantic drama film The English Patient, where he was featured in the character of David Caravaggio and he was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for his role. In 2000, his character of 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. 

Willem Dafoe is the versatile veteran actor with the 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.

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 the citizenship of Italy. In 2008, he stated that he is no more vegetarian. And he is the huge fan of basketball. 

Willem Dafoe has a height of 5 feet and 8 inches, even at the age of 60 he seems young then his current age. Dafoe has maintained the net worth of 25 million dollars.