Joel Edgerton has conquered hearts since he began acting in 1995. The talented actor’s hard work has not gone unnoticed – his efforts have been rewarded with healthy equity, a robust filmography, and a career to be proud of.
Considering that the popularity of the award-winning actor has increased dramatically in recent years, it is safe to say that Joel Edgerton is not going anywhere anytime soon. Since Joel will be on your screens for a few more years, it’s probably best to get to know who the actor really is.
Joel Edgerton Bio
Joel Edgerton was born into the Edgerton family on 23 June 1974 as the son of Michael Edgerton, a lawyer and property developer, and Marianne, a housewife. The family lived in Blacktown, South Wales.
Joel always wanted to be an actor at a young age. Even as a child he constantly nurtured the dream of becoming a famous actor. He wanted to be in spy movies so much that by the age of 10 he owned spy equipment, binoculars, a small recording device, and a book. Apparently, passion permeated him, and his brother also shared his dreams.
Joel Edgerton graduated from Hills Grammar School in 1991. He then attended the Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney.
Brother: Nash Edgerton
Nash Edgerton was born on 19 January 1973 in Blacktown, South Wales, but grew up in Dural. He is both a film director and a well-known stuntman. Like his brother Joel, he has always had a penchant for filmmaking. Nash even directed the low-budget films with which Joel began his career.
Nash was also on the same set as Joel and worked on Star Wars (Episodes II and III). His other films include The Matrix Trilogy, The Thin Red Line, and Superman Returns.
Joel Edgerton Career
Before taking on the roles that made him famous, Joel and his brother had worked on several short films under the filmmakers’ collective Blue-Tongue Films (a company the brothers owned jointly). These films include The List, The Pitch (2001), Bloodlock (1998), and Spider (2007).
And among the big hits: Joel starred in blockbuster movies such as Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), Warrior (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Great Gatsby (2013), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Black Mass (2015), Loving (2016), Bright (2017), Red Sparrow (2018), and Gringo (2018).
In all these performances he had his fair share of nominations and awards. In 2002 he won the Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts (AACTA) award for the best leading actor in a television drama entitled “The Secret Life of Us”. He also received the AACTA award for best leading actor in the supporting role in the film Animal Kingdom.
Joel Edgerton was not only recognized for his acting abilities alone but he was also nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing. The film The Gift, which he directed, was a film that he wrote, directed, co-produced, and starred in.
In Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior (2011) Joel Edgerton also had to learn how to fight to earn that role. He trained for months, and the extra effort finally paid off; it even earned him an MTV award (best fight), which he shared with Tom Hardy.
Dating, Wife, Girlfriend
Joel Edgerton is not yet married, but he has had several relationships over the years. The actor does not usually talk about his private life or his relationship, but it is known that he has dated Cathy Freeman, an athlete, Wanessa Milhomem, a model, Alexis Blake, Isabel Lucas, and Robin McLeavy – all actresses.
Recently, pictures of Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Lawrence have aroused the interest of fans. Jennifer Lawrence and Joel appeared together in the film Red Sparrow. Some fans think that it’s just the usual “chemistry” that the actors express in a movie, while others think that they are more than just co-stars. But as long as these rumors have not been confirmed, Joel is – basically – one man for the time being.
Is He Gay?
Joel Edgerton has not heard any rumors or reports about homosexuality in the past. It is confirmed that the actor is heterosexual.
However, Joel has recently co-written, co-produced, and directed the upcoming movie Boy Erased, which follows the gay son of a Baptist minister who has come out to his parents. He is then pressured into attending a therapy camp for gay converts, with Joel Edgerton as the main therapist.
Joel Edgerton: Net Worth
The Australian Hollywood actor has estimated his total assets and money at $3 million. This modest amount is a result of the actor’s years in the business. Considering that he is currently experiencing a surge in popularity, this amount is expected to increase in the coming years.
Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
Joel Edgerton’s height is given as 180 cm (5 ft 11 in), while his weight is given as 80 kg (176 lbs). His other body measurements are not known, but his shoe size is given as 10 (US) or 9 (UK), or 43 (EU).
Nor is the diet and exercise routine he uses to maintain his physique known to the public.