Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor and filmmaker famous for his role in the 2012 movie, Zero Dark Thirty as well as Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). In a career spanning over two decades, Edgerton has appeared in over seventy films, TV shows, and theatre productions. He has also been nominated for over fifty-two awards; winning several. Presently, Edgerton is considered one of the best Australian actors ever to grace Hollywood. And all that recognition has sure translated into substance. Here’s more information about Joel Edgerton’s net worth, his height and other details you might want to know about him.
Who Is Joel Edgerton?
Joel Edgerton was born in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, on June 23, 1974, to Michael and Marianne Edgerton. His father was a successful solicitor and property developer while his mother is a Dutch immigrant born in The Hague. Edgerton and his brother, Nash, were raised in Blacktown where he attended Hills Grammar School; graduating in 1991.
Joel Edgerton showed an interest in acting from a very young age. Little wonder in 1994, after high school, he went straight to the University of Western Sydney’s Nepean Drama School where he studied theatre arts. According to several sources, Edgerton displayed great skill and learning while in drama school and later began acting the Sydney Theatre Company on several stage productions.
Joel Edgerton’s Career
Although Joel Edgerton began his career way back in 1996, most of his fans best remember him from William McGill from the Australian TV series The Secret Life of Us (2001). The series saw him star alongside big wigs such as Claudia Karvan, Anna Torv and Samuel Johnson. The project was such a huge success for Edgerton that it won him an award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama at the AACTA Awards in 2002. As he recounts, if Star Wars never happened, he would have made a name in the TV space regardless.
Asides The Secret Life of Us, the Australian actor has also appeared in several other successful TV series such as Dossa and Joe (2002), Dangeous (2007), and Dirt Game (2009), among others.
On the international scene, his big break finally came in 2002 when he appeared asOwen Lars in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002). A role he reprised in Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). Before the release of Star Wars Episode III, Edgerton starred as Gawain in King Arthur; a role that is still considered to be one of his best appearances yet. He has since gone on to Starr in Ned Kelly, Kinky Boots, Saturn’s Return, The Three Stooges, Never Tell Me Never, Exodus: Gods and Kings and Secret Men’s Business and Dossa and Joe.
In 2012, Joel Edgarton added another huge milestone to his career when he appeared as Patrick in the Oscar-winning film Zero Dark Thirty, for which he received critical acclaim. Another big role for the actor was his appearance as Tom Buchanan in the Star-studded movie, The Great Gatsby; where he appeared alongside iconic actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Amitabh Bachchan. In 2015, Joel Edgerton starred alongside Johnny Depp in the movie Black Mass.
All of his hard work has not gone unnoticed; as such, Joel Edgerton is the recipient of several awards. In 2002, he won the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama for The Secret Life of Us. In 2008, Edgerton won the Melbourne Underground Film Festival for Best Actor for the film Acolytes. 2010 also saw him win an AACTA award for his role in Animal Kingdom. He also won the Breakthrough Actor award at the Hollywood Film Awards in 2015 for Black Mass, among others.
What Is Joel Edgerton’s Net Worth?
Joel Edgerton is believed to have a net worth of approximately $3 million, while his annual income is estimated at $515k. However, at the moment, there are no details about the properties or cars he owns. While the Star Wars actor has chosen to keep a low profile about his financial expenditures; it is publicly known that he is one of the highest-earning actors from Australia.
How Tall Is He?
Over the course of his career, Joel Edgerton has maintained an average build. He currently stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 176 lbs. He also has dark brown wavy hair and blue eyes. At the moment, the Australian actor wears shoes of size 10 (US).