Apart from Teresa Palmer, Emily Browning, Portia de Rossi, Isabel Lucas, Essie Davis, Indiana Evans, Nicole Kidman, Rose Bryne, and others, Danielle Spencer is yet another Australian actress who is very popular in the Hollywood movie industry. In addition to her roles in movies and musical involvements, the beautiful actress is best known for being the wife of celebrity actor, Russell Crowe. It was in 1989 that she first announced her presence in the showbiz community. Since then, she has continued to grow her career from one level of success to another. So far, Spencer has starred in a slew of television series such as The Flying Doctors, What the Moon Saw, The Crossing, Hampton Court, Mission Top Secret, Beastmaster and others. She has about nine singles as well as two albums titled: White Monkey (2002) and Calling All Magicians (2010) to her name.
The multi-talented showbiz personality’s parents gave birth to her in Sydney, Australia, on the 16th of May 1969. She began her journey to stardom at the age of four, when she started taking piano lessons. Danielle would delve into acting and composition of tunes in her teens. She has lived in Australia and England, precisely in Cambridgeshire and Yorkshire, as her dad worked for BBC Play School in both countries.
Spencer received her primary education at Sidney-based public school, Chatswood Public School, from where she proceeded to Davidson High School to further her education. It is not clear if she attended college or not. The actress has one sibling – an older brother called Dean Spencer, who lives far away from the limelight.
Danielle Spencer’s Parents
Danielle Spencer was born to a caterer mother (Julie Spencer) and Australian renowned musician/singer/television personality, Don Spencer (born Donald Richard Spencer). His dad was born in Tamworth, New South Wales, on the 22nd day of March 1937. He is a graduate of Tamworth High School, where he took part in Australian championships and played hockey as a teenager. Richard travelled to Africa at the age of 17, where he trained with the Kenyan hockey team who were testing their potentials for the Olympics. It was while he was in the country that his path crossed with prominent Kenyan singer-songwriter, Roger Whittaker, in Nairobi, who inspired him to get himself a guitar and pursue a career in music.
A recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (2007), Danielle’s father is well known for recording children’s music and establishing the Australian Children’s Music Foundation in 2002. He made his way to the show business community in 1962 and has remained active since then. He currently lives in Darlinghurst.
Is She Married? Husband, Children, Divorce
The Australian actress was once a married woman. She had a widely publicized marital relationship with Russell Crowe, a prominent New Zealand-born Australian actor following their wedding on the 7th of April 2003 at the actor’s cattle ranch in New South Wales, precisely in Nana Glen. The pair is reported to have first separated in October 2012 and in April 2018, the news was confirmed and their divorce was officially finalized.
According to reports, the actress walked away from the marriage with their $11 million Rose Bay mansion, situated in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, as well as ‘$20 million in the bank’. While Danielle is said to be living in Te Puke, Crowe still considers his Nana Glen farm, in the north of Sydney, and Woolloomooloo apartment as home.
Danielle Spencer and her ex-husband started an on-again, off-again relationship in the year 1989, which doubles as the same year they appeared in the movie The Crossing. In the course of their romantic relationship, the two were able to produce two healthy sons called Charles Spencer Crowe and Tennyson Spencer Crowe. The former was born on December 21, 2003, while the latter arrived into the world on July 7, 2006.
Daniell’s ex-husband, Russell, is a popular musician, film producer, and actor. Born on April 7, 1964, in Wellington, New Zealand, to film set caterers John Alexander Crowe (father) and Jocelyn Yvonne (mother), he is best known for portraying the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 legendary film, Gladiator.
Ever since he joined the movie industry in 1985, he has starred in three TV series and forty-three movies. He holds the record as the ninth actor to be nominated three consecutive times for Academy Awards. In addition to this, he has bagged five Golden Globe Award nominations (he won one), three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (he won one), and three BAFTA Award nominations (he won one). To his credit, Russell Crowe is the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor for Gladiator (2000). He is also a philanthropist and a die-hard of the Australian rugby league team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, since childhood.