Professionally known as Charlie Sheen, Carlos Irwin Estévez is a Hollywood actor famous for his outstanding roles in several blockbuster movies like the Wall Street, The Three Musketeers, Young Guns, Platoon Major League and many others.
The multiple award-winning actor is also distinguished as one of the highest paid television stars.
Sheen has had issues with drug and alcohol abuse as well as allegations of domestic violence. In November 2015, Sheen revealed he has been living with HIV for four-years.
Charlie Sheen Wiki
Charlie was born on the 3rd of September 1965 in the City of New York to actor Martin Sheen and his lovely wife Janet Sheen (Nee Templeton). He is the third of four children.
He attended Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California. While in school, he had a keen interest in acting and volleyball. He joined the school’s volleyball team and became a star pitcher and shortstop. For his flair for acting, he alongside his two friends Rob Lowe and Sean Penn produced and starred in several amateur Super-8 films.
Charlie wasn’t bright academically, he was expelled from school few days before graduation due to poor grades.
Career / Net Worth
Sheen has always shown interest in his father’s acting career. His first attempt at acting was at the age of nine when he starred in his dad’s movie The Execution of Private Slovik (1974). After High school, he fully pursued a career in acting and his first major was in 1984 teen war movie Red Dawn where he played the role of a high school student.
After this Sheen starred in a series of TV movies and low profile – releases
before his big break came in 1986 when he starred in Oliver Stone’s Oscar-winning epic Platoon as a young soldier who is caught in the center of a moral crisis in Vietnam.
Following the success of Platoon, Oliver Stone again featured Charlie in his next movie – Wall Street, alongside his father. The movie was a major hit and also boosted his career.
In the late 80s and early 90s, Sheen got roles in other hit movies like Young Guns, Major League, and Hot Shots.
Charlie’s acting career began to suffer and eventually fell apart after he got involved in drug, became a chronic womanizer, and was also accused of domestic violence. His girlfriend at the time, Brittany Ashland accused him of physically abusing her for which he was charged with Misdemeanor battery.
He, however, pleaded no contest and was given a one-year suspension, two years probation and a $2,800 fine.
This didn’t stop here, in 1998, Charlie almost died from drug overdose. After spending some days at the hospital, he was sent off to a Rehab Center.
During his dark days, he starred in a series of box office movie flops. These flops included The Arrival, and Shadow Conspiracy (1997).
As his situation began to improve, Charlie was in 2000 called to replace Michael J. Fox on the ABC hit sitcom Spin City. He starred in the show for just two seasons but his performance caught the attention CBS which was at the time searching for an already established actor to help out with their Monday night lineup of sitcoms which included Everybody Loves Raymond and Two and a Half Men.
Charlie played the role of a swinging irresponsible womanizer in Two and a Half Men. The sitcom became a major hit, bringing the much-needed life into Charlie’s fading career at the time, he remained in the show, till his contract was terminated in 2011 following his derogatory comments about the series’ creator, Chuck Lorre.
He was the highest paid actor on television in 2010 when he commanded $1.8 million per episode of Two And A Half Men.
Charlie Sheen’s Dad and Brothers
It wouldn’t be wrong to say the Sheen’s family have acting running through their blood. His father Martin Sheen is veteran Hollywood actor who is widely recognized for his leading role in 1979 blockbuster Apocalypse Now.
As earlier mentioned in his biography, Charlie has two older brothers Emilio and Ramon (both actors) and a younger sister Renee who is also an actor.
Wife, Kids, Girlfriend
Sheen has been married thrice. His first marriage was in 1995 to Donna Peele, the couple, however, parted ways the following year.
In 2000, he met Denise Richards on the set of Good Advice and by June of 2002, they were married. In 2005, Denise filed for divorce on the basis of alcohol and drug abuse and allegations of domestic violence. The divorce was finalized in 2006. They had two daughters together.
He got married for the third in 2008, this time to Brooke Mueller. They were together for almost three years before Mueller filed for a divorce. They have twin sons, Bob and Max.
Charlie has five children in total, four from his second and third marriage and one from his High School sweetheart Paula Profit.
Apart from the three women he has been married to, Charlie Sheen has been linked with several other women like Brett Rossi, Melanie Rios, Bree Olson, Georgia Jones, Ashley Dupré, Tara Phillips, Summer Altice, and many more.
In November 2015, the actor revealed during an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s The Today Show that he had been diagnosed with HIV in 2011.
Despite His HIV status, the Two And A Half Men star has again found love in the hands of Julia Stambler who says she is not scared of his health status and that those warning her to stay away from him are ignorant.
Is Charlie Sheen Gay?
For a man with a reputation of being a chronic womanizer, you would be shocked if you learnt he is gay right?
His sexual orientation began to be questioned first when in the divorce papers filed by his ex-wife Denise Richards, she raises concern over Sheen’s use of gay porn – which appeared to her to involve young male stars who looked underage.
Denise also alleged that her ex-signed up to disturbing porn sites which promoted young girls, who looked underage with pigtails, braces, and no pubic hair performing oral sex with each other and also used gay pornography also involving very young boys
In addition to this, following the multiple allegations of rape and serious sexual assault against Hollywood figures after Harvey Weinstein scandal first broke out in October 2017, Charlie was accused by Dominick Brascia of attacking late Corey Haim.
According to Dominick, Corey who died in 2010 had opened up to him that he had sex with Sheen at the time they filmed Lucas back in 1986. Well, Sheen has denied the claims.
Height/ Body Measurements
Sheen stands at 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) and weighs 83 kg. His full body measurements are 42-35-15 inches. His Chest Size 42, Waist Size 35 & Biceps Size 15 inches.