Armie Hammer is an American actor who became known for his role in The Social Network where he played two characters – the Winklevoss Twins. He broadened his repertoire when he appeared as the titular character in the 2013 western film, The Lone Ranger, which co-starred Johnny Depp. He also appeared as Illya Kuryakin, a Russian KGB assassin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He also played Associate Director of the FBI, Clyde Tolson in J. Edgar, a 2011 biographical film also starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Armie was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for this role.
In 2016, he appeared in the psychological thriller, Mine, opposite Annabelle Wallis. He also voiced the character of Jackson Storm, in the animated comedy – Cars 3. In 2017, he stared in the critically acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated film, Call Me By Your Name.
Call Me By Your Name was a coming of age, romantic drama film which also starred Timothée Chalamet and was directed by Luca Guadagnino. The positive response to the film was amazingly overwhelming. The film launched Timothée Chalamet into a bonafide star and earned him an Academy Award nomination for best actor in a lead role. Critics and audience alike loved the film beyond expectations and it was an unexpected hit. It even received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Armie Hammer was also nominated for the Independent Spirit Award, the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, and the Critics’ Choice Award for his role in the film.
Armand Douglas “Armie” Hammer was born on the 28th of August, 1986 in Santa Monica, California to Dru Ann and Michael Hammer. His mother was a bank loan officer while his father was a wealthy businessman and philanthropist. Armie also has a younger brother, Viktor. Armie’s great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was an oil tycoon and philanthropist.
The actor is of Russian heritage as his ancestors were Russian Jewish immigrants to the United States. He is also a descendant of Julian Hammer who was a founding member of New York’s Communist Party. Julian Hammer was from Odessa, which was part of the Russian empire but is now part of Ukraine. On his father’s side, his great-grandmother was Olga Vadimovna Vadina (aka Von Root), a Russian singer and actress. Olga was also the daughter of a tsarist general.
On his mother’s side, her family is from Tulsa, Oklahoma but his grandmother was from the state of Texas.
Growing up, Armie lived in Highland Park, a neighbourhood in Dallas, Texas. When he was seven, the family relocated to the Cayman Islands where they lived till he was twelve. While there, he attended Faulkner’s Academy in Governor’s Harbour. He also later attended Grace Christian Academy which was founded by his father in the Cayman Islands
After that, they relocated to Los Angeles. While at Los Angeles, he attended San Fernando Valley’s Los Angeles Baptist High School. Shortly after, he dropped out school to pursue acting, a decision that greatly displeased his parents causing them to practically disown him. However, Armie Hammer has stated that they had a turnaround and became proud of his work and successes as an actor.
Armie Hammer Wife: Gay or Straight?
Since Armie’s introduction to the spotlight, there have been rumours and speculations about his sexuality. While people have wondered if Armie is gay, he is confirmed to be straight based on his dating history.
People also often wonder if the attractive actor is taken; the actor, is without a doubt, off the market.
On the 22nd of May, 2010, Armie Hammer married Elizabeth Chambers, a television personality. The two were introduced by Armie’s friend, Tyler Ramsey, an American artist.
Their wedding was featured in the January 2011 issue of the American lifestyle magazine, Town & Country. Together, they have two children: a daughter, Harper, who was born in 2014 and a son, Ford, who was born in 2017.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Armie Hammer is in excellent shape for his listed height of 6 ft 5in (196 cm). He currently weighs 94 kg (207 lb) which he maintains by high-intensity workouts and practising Jiu Jitsu. He trains as often as five times a week to maintain his stature. He also puts a lot of effort into muscle toning and weight training.
Being an actor in demand in Hollywood, there is currently no shortage of jobs for the actor. This has contributed to his applaudable net worth of $16 million. Considering his impressive résumé and upcoming roles, you can be sure that this number will climb in the coming years.