One of the most popular drummers in the history of music, Lars Ulrich, is renowned for being the founding father of the heavy metal band popularly known as Metallica. With his forceful style and double bass beats, we can say that his drumming has managed to infiltrate every household. The number of successful albums he has produced throughout the years and his jaw-dropping net worth of $220 million has served as a strong motivation to different generations of drummers who are compelled to pick up a pair of drumsticks and start writing their own success story. The veteran drummer has also been active in other areas of the entertainment industry like acting and film making.
Lars Ulrich: Bio & Age
Lars Ulrich, the founding member of Metallica and the band’s spokesperson was born in Gentofte, Denmark on the 26th of December 1963 to Torben and Lone Ulrich. His father, being a professional tennis player, instilled a love for the game in his son, expecting him to follow in his footstep, but the tide was turned when the young Lars saw his first concert at the age of ten; it was the then popular band known as Deep Purple. On receiving a gift of a drum set from his grandmother, his love for the tennis sports began to wane as his love for drumming intensified.
His family relocated to Los Angeles when Lars was only 16, in order for him to train as a tennis player professionally. However, the budding musician, songwriter, actor and record producer whose passion lay in the drums and percussions advertised for metal musicians in the local newspapers and co-founder, James Hetfield, was one of the respondents and consequently, Metallica was born five months later. Till date, Metallica has three live albums and ten studio albums to their credit, Lars became the first Danish inductee to be honoured by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Metallica was inducted in 2009.
Apart from his love for music, the multitalented artist whose musical genres are mainly heavy metal, thrash metal, speed metal and hard rock has made a foray into the world of acting. He made a cameo appearance in the Nicholas Stoller film titled Get Him to the Greek which premiered in 2008 and appeared in the HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn which aired in 2012 and also gave him his first speaking part.
Family: Dad, Wife, Divorce
Lars Ulrich is the son of Lone Sylvester-Hvid and the professional tennis player, Torben Ulric; as a result, he comes from an upper-middle-class family in Gentofte, Denmark. Just like his father, his paternal grandfather – Einer Ulrich, also had a good record in professional tennis. The multitalented artist’s godfather was the celebrated saxophonist, Dexter Gordon and the renowned musician, Neneh Cherry, was his childhood friend.
Lars Ulrich has been married three times. His first marriage was with Debbie Jones, a Briton, whom he met while on tour in 1988, but the marriage hit the rocks a couple of years later in 1990 due to Lars’ busy schedule.
Again, he married an emergency medical personnel, Skylar Satenstein, in 1997 but in 2004, they had to go their separate ways even though they had two sons together. The same year he got divorced from his second wife Skylar, he started a relationship with Connie Nielsen a Danish actress. Their relationship lasted longer than his first two marriages and they had a son together before it came to an end in 2012. He is presently married to Jessica Miller who is an American model.
Lar Ulrich: Kids
Lar Ulrich has three children, who are all boys; His second marriage to Skylar Satenstein was blessed with two boys, Myles who was born on the 5th of August 1998 and Layne, who came almost three years later on the 6th of May 2001. His third son, Bryce Thadeus, came from his long relationship with the actress, Connie Nielsen who is best known for her role as Queen Hippolyta in 2017’s hit film, Wonder Woman.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
The multitalented entertainer is not very tall; in fact, he can be described as ‘short’ with his height listed at 5 feet 6 inches. He is reputed to go for taller women since all his conquests are all taller than him. Lars Ulrich also weighs a reported 61kgs (134 lbs). For now, his other body measurements are currently unknown.