Heath Ledger Biography

Published On Nov 27, 2015
Facts of Heath Ledger
Date of Birth: 1979 , April-4
Date of Death: 2008 , January-22
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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Before he began dating American actress Michelle Williams, he had romantic love affairs with actresses like Lisa Zane, Heather Graham and Naomi Watts. And finally in 2004, he met love of his life, Michelle Williams and began dating her. Within a year, they welcomed their first child daughter, Matilda Rose. But in September 2007, her father announced that the two are not together any more. Then he dated Helena Christensen and Gemma Ward. He was not married as well as divorced and he also didn't become loving spouse of any one.

Industrious Heath began his acting career since he was ten and at that time, he was enrolled at Guildford Grammar School. For his school graduation, he sat for an early examination but later called it off and began focusing on his acting career. When he was in his early teen age, he moved across Australia and that time, he also appeared in the movie, Clowning Around. After his school days, he played his role in 1997 movie, Blackrock. He got worldwide recognizance in 2005 after appearing in the movie, Brokeback Mountain and for that role he also won Best Actor of 2005. He also began his directorial career since 2006. For his role in the movie, A Knight's Tale, he earned the salary of $3,000,000. His net worth before his death was around $16.3 million.  

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Born in Perth, Western Australia

April 4 , 1979

Heath Ledger was from the upper middle class family born as Heath Andrew Ledger in Perth, Western Australia, Australia to Sally Ledger (née Ramshaw) and Kim Ledger. He was an Australian and was of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

His parents got divorced

1990

Heath Ledger was born to Sally Ledger (née Ramshaw) and Kim Ledger. His mother Sally Ledger (née Ramshaw) is a French teacher and his father a racecar driver and mining engineer. His parents got divorced when he was just eleven. 

Left his school

1996

Industrious Heath with keen interest in acting was not that good at his studies. For his school graduation, he sat for an early examination but later called it off and began focusing on his acting career.

His feature film debut

1997

When he was in his early teen age, he moved across Australia and that time, he also appeared in the movie, Clowning Around. After he quit his school days, he continued his acting career and in 1997, he made his feature film debut from the movie, Blackrock. 

Began his directorial career

2006

After printing his name as one of the famous actor in the Hollywood, he also desired to begin his directorial career. He made his directorial debut in 2006; his first directorial work was in the music video of the solo album, Cause An Effect. 

Began dating Heather Graham

2001

He first dated actress and singer Lisa Zane. And then in 2001 while he was in Prague, he met Heather Graham in the set of From Hell. After their first meeting they fell in love and began dating afterwards. 

Began dating Naomi Watts

2002

After he broke up with American actress, Heather Graham, he began dating Naomi Watts.  Naomi Watts is also an actress and she is from United Kingdom. She is known for her appearance in the movies like Flirting, Tank Girl and Dangerous Beauty. 

Broke up with Naomi Watts

2004

He began dating British actress, Naomi Watts from August 2002 and after dating her for about two years, he broke up with her in May 2004. The actual reason for their separation was unknown it can be guessed as his extra affairs. 

Began dating Michelle Williams

2004

Before he began dating American actress Michelle Williams, he had romantic love affairs with actresses like Lisa Zane, Heather Graham and Naomi Watts. And finally in 2004, he met love of his life, Michelle Williams and began dating her. 

First child, Matilda Ledger

October 28 , 2005

He became father for the first time in his life in 2005. After he began dating American actress Michelle Williams, they announced that she is pregnant with their first child and they finally welcomed a baby girl on 28th of October. 

 

Began dating Gemma Ward

2007

He was happy healthy love life with Michelle Williams, but in September 2007, her father announced that the two are not together any more. Then he dated Helena Christensen and Gemma Ward. Gemma announced that they began dating since November 2007.

Won Golden Globes, USA

2009

2009 Academy Awards, USA and Golden Globes, USA winner, Heath Ledger was one of the great Australian actor and director. He won Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. 

Died because of accidental overdose of prescription drugs

January 22 , 2011

From the start of 2007, he was diagnosed with several illnesses. His ex fiancée also confirmed that he has trouble sleeping. On 22nd of January 2011, he died an unfortunate death because of accidental overdose of prescription drugs.