Andy Whitfield Biography

Updated On Feb 18, 2019 Published On Nov 25, 2015
Facts of Andy Whitfield
Date of Birth: 1971 , October-17
Date of Death: 2011 , September-11
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
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The Welsh actor, Andy Whitfield who was popular in the world for portraying the leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011. Andy was also an engineer, building inspector, and model.

Andy Whitfield's Early Life

Andy Whitfield was born on 17 October 1971 and was only 39 years old when he died. He was born in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, the United Kingdom to mother Pat Whitfield and father Robert Whitfield. Andy was raised in the upper-middle-class family. He was a Welsh nationality and was of white ethnicity.

Andy Whitfield's Career

Whitefield was the graduate of Sheffield Hallam University earning his degree in engineering. After that, he moved to Australia with his parents and future wife, where he began his acting career. He played his first acting role in 2004 in the television series, All Saints.

His big break as an actor came in 2007 after he appeared in the film Gabriel. He gained worldwide recognizance after starring in the television series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

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Andy Whitfield's Net Worth

As of early 2019, Andy Whitfield's net worth is reported to be around $5 million. He might have collected a high figure of salary from his acting and engineering career.

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Andy Whitfield's Personal Life

Whitfield met the love of his life, Vashti Whitfield, while he was in London and the two began their love affairs since then. Together they moved to Sydney, Australia and got married in October 2001. As a married spouse, they also welcomed two children together.

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Born in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales

October 17 , 1971

Born as Andy Whitfield in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom to Pat Whitfield and Robert Whitfield, Andy was raised in the upper middle class family. He was a Welsh national and was of white ethnicity. 

Moved to Australia

1999

After completing his high school education, he began studying engineering as the Sheffield Hallam University. He was also finally able to complete his graduation from there and then in 1999 he moved to Australia with his parents and future wife. 

Began his acting career

2004

While he was working as as engineer and building inspector in Sydney, Australia, he began his acting career. He played his first acting role in 2004 in the television series, All Saints. He was also seen in the television series, Opening Up. 

First feature film role

2007

After he played his debut acting role in 2004 in the television series, All Saints, he won his first movie role in 2007. His big break as an actor came in 2007 after he appeared in the Gabriel. He gained worldwide recognizance after starring in the television series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Married to Vashti Whitfield

2001

Whitfield met love of his life Vashti Whitfield while he was in London and the two began their love affairs since then. Together they moved to Sydney, Australia and they got married in October 2001. As a married spouse, they also welcomed two children together.

Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

March 9 , 2010

2010 brought happiness as well as sadness in his life. He gained worldwide fame after starring in the television series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand but the same year, he was also diagnosed with the Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

Died because of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

September 11 , 2011

In 2010, he was diagnosed with the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and soon he underwent treatment for that. In June he was declared cancer free but on 11th of September 2011, it took his life, he died because of the same disease that day. 

Nominated in Monte-Carlo TV Festival

2010

In 2010, he got nominated in one of the major awards in his life and that was in the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. He got his one and only nomination in this award for Outstanding Actor - Drama Series but the sad news was that he was not honored with that.