Willem Dafoe Biography


Willem Dafoe

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Birth Name: Willem Dafoe
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age:   62 Years
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A white American actor, best known for his roles in films "The Last Temptation of Christ", "The English Patient", American Psycho and the Spider-Man trilogy, Willem Dafoe full name William J. Dafoe, was born on 22 July 1955, to his parents William Alfred Dafoe and Muriel Isabel Dafoe, in Appleton, Wisconsin located in the United States. He was always interested in being an actor since his childhood. He has also a brother named Donald Dafoe.

Willem Dafoe studied at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He made his debut from a children's animated live action film named “Sixteen”, where he was featured in the role of John Benjamin Williamson. He was also featured in the role of Johnny Harte in the movie “Roadhouse 66”. Willem Dafoe has also worked in several other successful movies like "Spider-Man", "Auto Focus", "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", "Antichrist", "The Hunter" and much more. Because of his acting skills, Willem has been awarded various awards.

Willem Dafoe is currently at the age of 61. Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, Willem is a white American actor. He got married to his wife Giada Colagrande. Willem earns his salary from the Hollywood film industry, which adds up to his recent net worth of U.S $ 24 million.

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Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

1955 22nd of July

Willem Dafoe full name William J. Dafoe, an American actor as well as a model,  was born on 22 July 1955, to his parents William Alfred Dafoe and Muriel Isabel Dafoe, in Appleton, Wisconsin located in the United States.

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Affair with Elizabeth LeCompte

1977

Willem had an affair with director Elizabeth LeCompte, they met at The Performance Group and started dating in 1977. After living together for several months they broke up. The reason behind their broke up is not disclosed yet.

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Willem Dafoe's Films

1980

Willem Dafoe has appeared in various films since 1980 with his first film "Heaven Gates" to his latest film "Dog Eat Dog" in 2016. He was also seen in films like "Spider-Man", "Auto Focus", "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", "Antichrist", "The Hunter".

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Willem Dafoe's Televisions

1986

Willem Dafoe has also appeared in television since 1986 with his first television series "The Hitchhiker" to his last television series "The Simpsons" in 2014. He was also seen in the television series "Fishing with John" and "American Experience".

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Appeared in "Wild at Heart"

1990

Willem Dafoe made his acting presence in American crime thriller film "Wild at Heart" in 1990. He gave such impressive performance in this film that he became all known to all and also offered for various films by various directors and producers.

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Appeared in "Shadow of the Vampire"

2000

In 2000, his character of Max Schreck was one of the most successful characters he ever played in his career in the movie "Shadow of the Vampire" which is a comedy horror film directed by E. Elias Merhige, written by Steven Katz.

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Married to Giada Colagrande

2005 25th of March

Willem Dafoe got married to his wife Giada Colagrande on 25th march of 2005. Giada Colagrande is an Italian film director as well as an actress. They were dating each other for several months and then decided to get married in 2005.

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Willem Dafoe's Networth

2016

Willem Dafoe earns his salary from the Hollywood film industry, which adds up to his recent net worth, which is estimated to be about $24 million U.S. dollars in the present time. He earns this much money only because of his talent towards his acting career.

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