Australian actor Joel Edgerton is the brother of Nash Edgerton, a stuntman and a filmmaker. In addition to acting, he is a writer and filmmaker as well. The multi-talented actor is currently unmarried and single. He was previously engaged to girlfriend Alexis Blake.
Joel is best known for his role in film adaptation of Jason Matthews' book Red Sparrow and The Great Gatsby which earned him the nomination for AACTA International Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The Red Sparrow star has an estimated net worth around $5 million.
Joel is not much expressive about his personal life, little is known about his relationships and his engagement to Alexis Blake. To find out more about Joel Edgerton's personal life, continue to read below.
Joel Edgerton Broke off Engagement with ex-fiancée Alexis Blake
Joel had his first encounter with his former girlfriend in 2012. The Balinese fashion designer accompanied her boyfriend in the promotional world tour for Great Gatsby in 2013. Their appearance together on the red carpet made their relationship public.
Joel alongside former girlfriend Alexis
Joel was engaged to Alexis in 2015. They made their engagement public by flaunting their matching engagement rings at the Cannes Film Festival. But the engagement didn't last for long. It is reported that Joel called off his engagement to the mother of one as he wanted to focus on his career more.
Joel, who is currently single says he is married to his work. He made the statement during an interview with GQ Australia. He said,
'I made a decision that I was just going to work my a*** off. To be honest, I haven’t changed that thought. I’m seriously married to work."
It has been more than 2-years that Joel ended his relationship with ex-girlfriend Blake, yet there are no reports of him being involved in new romance. It seems he is devoting all his time to his career.
Joel Edgerton professional life & career
Joel attended the Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney and did acting on several stage productions before stepping into the films. He has acted on Erskineville Kings, King Arthur, Ned Kelly, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and several others.
He won an AACTA Award in 2002 for the movie The Secret Life of Us which also featured Samuel Johnson, Deborah Mailman, and Spencer McLaren.
In 2015, he released self-directed, self-written, self-starred psychological horror-thriller movie The Gift. He was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film for the film.
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Watch the trailer for movie Red Sparrow