Joel Edgerton has been winning hearts since he first started acting in 1995. The talented actor’s hard work has not gone unnoticed – his efforts have been rewarded with a healthy net worth, a robust filmography, and a career to be very proud of.
Considering the award-winning actor’s surge in popularity in recent years, it is safe to say Joel Edgerton is not going anywhere anytime soon. Since Joel is going to be on your screens for a few more years, it’s probably best to familiarize yourself with who the actor really is.
Joel Edgerton: Bio
Joel Edgerton was born into the Edgerton family on the 23rd of June 1974 to Michael Edgerton, a lawyer cum property developer and Marianne, a stay-at-home mom. The family resided in Blacktown, South Wales.
From a young age, Joel had always wanted to be an actor. He constantly nursed the dreams of becoming a well-known actor, even as a child. He wanted so much to act in spy movies that at age 10, he had a spy kit, a pair of binoculars, a little recorder and a book. Apparently, the passion permeated and his brother shared in his dreams also.
Joel Edgerton graduated from the Hills Grammar School in 1991. He went on to Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney.
Brother: Nash Edgerton
Nash Edgerton was born on the 19th of January, 1973 in Blacktown, South Wales but he grew up in Dural. He is a movie director as well as a well-known stuntman. Like his brother, Joel, he always had a love for filmmaking. Nash even directed the small-budget movies that Joel started his career with.
Nash has also been on the same set as Joel, working on Star Wars (Episode II and III). His other films include The Matrix Trilogy, The Thin Red Line, and Superman Returns.
Before laying a hold on roles that made him famous, Joel and his brother had worked on several short films under the moviemaking collective, Blue-Tongue Films (a company the brothers co-owned). The films include The List, The Pitch (2001), Bloodlock (1998), and Spider (2007).
And onto the big hits, Joel starred in blockbuster films 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).
With all these appearances, he has had his fair share of nominations and awards. He won the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama titled The Secret Life of Us in 2002. He also clinched the AACTA Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role in the film, Animal Kingdom.
Joel Edgerton has not only been recognized for his acting skills alone but he was also nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing. The movie he directed The Gift was one he wrote, directed, co-produced and co-starred in it.
Also in Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior (2011), Joel Edgerton had to learn how to fight to earn that role. He trained for months and the extra effort eventually paid off; it even earned him an MTV Awards (best fight) shared with Tom Hardy.
Is He Gay?
Joel Edgerton has not had any gay rumors or reports in the past. The actor is confirmed to be straight.
However, Joel recently co-wrote, co-produced and directed the upcoming movie, Boy Erased, which follows the gay son of a Baptist pastor who is outed to his parents. He is then pressured into attending a gay conversion therapy camp of which the head therapist is played by Joel Edgerton.
Dating, Wife, Girlfriend
Joel Edgerton is not married yet but he has been in a few relationships over the years. The actor is not usually vocal about his private life or relationship but he is known to have 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 caught the interest of fans. Jennifer Lawrence and Joel appeared together in the movie Red Sparrow. Some fans think its just the usual ‘chemistry’ expressed by actors in a movie while others think they are more than just co-stars. However, until those rumors are confirmed, Joel is – for all intents and purposes – a single man for now.
Joel Edgerton: Net Worth
The Australian Hollywood actor has all his assets and money estimated at $3 million. The modest amount is a result of the actor’s years in the industry. Considering he is experiencing a surge in popularity right now, that amount should be expected to go up in the coming years.
Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
Joel Edgerton’s height is listed at 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) while his weight is recorded to be 176 lbs (80 kg). His other body measurements are not known but his shoe size is listed as 10 (US) or 9 (UK) or 43 (EU).
The diet and work out routine he adopts to maintain his physique is also not known to the public.