Hugo Weaving Biography

Published On Jan 11, 2016
Facts of Hugo Weaving
Date of Birth: 1960 , April-4
Birth Nation: Nigeria
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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Hugo has been in love affairs with Katrina Greenwood since a long time. He has been dating Katrina as his girlfriend since 1984. As a loving couple, they have already welcomed two children together. It's been more than three decades they have been together but they have not been married.

Pesco Vegetarian, Hugo spends his childhood days in several countries like Australia, England and South Africa. As he was interested in acting since his childhood days, he played his first acting role in 1980 movie, ...Maybe This Time. Three years later, he appeared in the movie The City's Edge starring the role of Andy White. In 1984, he played the role of  English cricket captain Douglas Jardine in the television series, Bodyline, His breakthrough role came in 1999 after he starred the role of Agent Smith in the movie, The Matrix. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary since the beginning of his acting career and his net worth is said to be around $30 million dollars.

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Born in Ibadan, Nigeria

April 4 , 1960

Hugo who is known for deep dramatic and flawless voice was born as Hugo Wallace Weaving at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria on the laps of Anne and Wallace Weaving. He is British as well as Australian. He is of white ethnicity.

Moved back to Australia

1976

Though he was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, he spends only the first year of his life there. He then moved to England with his parents and they settled in Bedford and Brighton. Few years later, they went to Melbourne and then to Johannesburg in South Africa. After spending some years in England again, he returned back to Australia in mid 1970s. 

Graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art

1981

He received his formal education from The Downs School. After he returned back to Australia in 1976, he joined Knox Grammar School and continued his secondary education there. He then joined National Institute of Dramatic Art and he finally graduated from there.

Began his acting career

1980

As he was interested in acting since his childhood days, he played his first acting role in 1980 movie, ...Maybe This Time. Three years later, he appeared in the movie The City's Edge starring the role of Andy White. 

Appeared in the television series, Bodyline,

1984

Though he made his acting debut in 1980 starring the role of Student 2 in the movie, ...Maybe This Time, that role was just the minor role. He played his major lead role in 1984 television series. In 1984, he played the role of English cricket Captain Douglas Jardine in the television series, Bodyline.

Appeared in the movie, The Matrix

1999

His breakthrough role came in 1999 after he starred the role of Agent Smith in the movie, The Matrix. He is also famous for playing the role of Elrond in The Lord of the Rings. In 2006, he appeared in the movie V for Vendetta portraying the role of V.

Began dating Katrina Greenwood

1984

Hugo has been in love affairs with Katrina Greenwood since a long time. He has been dating Katrina as his girlfriend since 1984. As a loving couple, they have already welcomed two children together. It's been more than three decades they have been together. 

First child, Harry Weaving

1989

He became father for the first time in his life in 1989. He and his sweet partner, Katrina Greenwood welcomed their first child together after dating each other for about half a decade. That year, they gave birth to a son and they named him Harry Weaving. 

Second child, Holly Weaving

1993

He became father for the second time in his life in 1993. He and love of his life, Katrina Greenwood welcomed their second child together that year and that time it was a daughter and they named her Holly Weaving. 

Won Australian Film Critics Association Awards

2014

For starring his role in Oranges and Sunshine, he got his first nomination in Australian Film Critics Association Awards in 2012. He was honored with this award three years later and that was for Best Supporting Actor.

Won Australian Film Institute

1991

Till now, he has been nominated in Australian Film Institute for ten different times and out of these ten nominations he has been honored for five times. He was honored with this award for the first time in 1991 for Best Actor in a Lead Role.

Won Awards Circuit Community Awards

2001

Awards Circuit Community Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting world. He has also been honored with this award several times. In 2001, for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, he was honored with this award for Best Cast Ensemble.

Won Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2005

Till now, he has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won several of them. He was honored with this award for the first time in his life in 2005 and that was for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.