Michael Fassbender Biography

Updated On May 21, 2019 Published On Jun 11, 2017
Facts of Michael Fassbender
Date of Birth: 1977 , April-2
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 6 Feet
Name Michael Fassbender
Birth Name Michael Fassbender
Nick Name Fassy
Father Josef Fassbender
Mother Adele Fassbender
Nationality German-Irish
Birth Place/City Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth 30 million U.S dollars
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Blonde
Weight in KG 79 KG
Famous for role of IRA activist Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008)
Affair with  Madalina Ghenea, Louise Hazel, Nicole Beharie, Zoe Kravitz and Leasi Andrews
Girlfriend Alicia Vikander
Married Yes
Married to Alicia Vikander
Children N/A
Education Drama Centre, London, England, St. Brendan's College, Killarney, Ireland
Awards EDA Special Mention Award 2013
Movies Steve Jobs
TV Show Band of Brothers, The Devil's Whore, Hex, More
Siblings Catherine Fassbender
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Micheal Fassbender is a famous German-born Irish actor who came into the career height after his role as IRA activist Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008), which won him a British Independent Film Award. The Marvel Comics antihero Magneto in X-Men: First Class alongside the stars like Rose ByrneJames McAvoy, and January Jones, is married to his wife Alicia Vikander.

Birth & Education

Michael Fassbender was born on April 2, 1977, in Heidelberg, West Germany to his parents: Adele and Josef Fassbender. While he was two, his family moved to Killarney, Irish. His elder sister Catherine Fassbender is a neuropsychologist.

Career, Movies, And TV Works

Michael Fassbender's career began after he made his first screen role was in Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's television miniseries, Band of Brother in 2001, where he played the role of Burton. His feature film debut was in the fantasy war epic 300 (2007) as a Spartan warrior, starring Gerard Butler and Lena Headey.

Micheal got his first movie, A Bear Named Winnie in 2004, where he featured as the Harry Colebourn. After then he appeared in different movies and television series and some of his hits are Carle (2003), Wedding Belles(2007), Fish Tank (2009), Shame (2011), The Counselor(2013) and much more.

Love Affairs & Girlfriends

Talking about his personal life, Michael Fassbender has got a long list of past affairs. He is reported to have hooked up with Madalina Ghenea (2013), Louise Hazel (2013), Nicole Beharie (2012 - 2013), Zoe Kravitz (2010 - 2011) and Leasi Andrews (2008 - 2009)

In 2014, Michael met Alicia, the couple started dating since then and are still together. They met at the shooting of a movie, The Light Between Oceans, which became a rope to their connection. On October 14, 2017, the couple got married in a secret ceremony in Ibiza, Spain, though till now are yet to share children. The happy couple lives in Lisbon, Portugal.

Net Worth & Earnings

Michael Fassbender is one of the successful actors of Hollywood. He has appeared in many movies and television series and earned a good sum from his acting career.

As of 2018, his net worth is estimated to be $30 million. He has not disclosed the details of his salary but he has acted in several box office hit films, from where he might have received a fair cut, which all add up to his net worth.

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Born in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany

April 2 , 1977

Michael Fassbender is a famous German actor who was born in the late 1970s in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany. He was born to his parents Adele and Josef Fassbender and his family moved to Killarney, Irish when he was just of age 2. 

Was in relationship with Zoe Kravtiz


Michael Fassbender was in a relationship with Zoe Kravtiz in 2011. His ex-girlfriend Zoe Kraviz is the daughter of Lisa Bonet and she was his co-star in the movie, X-Men: First Class. The couple were together for a year and got split up in 2012.

Was in relationship with Nicole Beharie


Michael Fassbender was in a relationship with Nicole Beharie in the year 2012. His ex-girlfriend Nicole was also his co-star on the series Sleepy Hollow. The couple was together for about 1 year and they split up in 2013.

Got married to Alicia Vikander

October 14 , 2017

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander started dating each other since 2014 when they first met on the set of the movie The Light Between Oceans. After 3 years of dating, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony on October 14, 2017, in Ibiza, Spain.

Net worth is $30 million


Michael Fassbender has been able to earn a good sum from his acting career. He has been cast in many movies and television series. In 2016, his net worth was estimated to be around $20 million while in 2018, his net worth increased up to $30 million.

Movie debut from “A Bear Named Winnie”


Michael Fassbender made his movie debut from the movie named “A Bear Named Winnie” which was released in the year 2004. In that movie he has the role of Harry Colebourn and the movie is directed by John Kent Harrison.

Television debut from “Band of Brother”


Michael Fassbender made his television debut on the television series “Band of Brother” which was released in the year 2001. In that series, he has the role of Sgt. Burton “Pat” Christenson and the show was broadcasted by HBO.

Won Empire Awards


Michael Fassbender has won many awards and honors in his career. He has been nominated for major awards such as Golden Globe Award, Academy Award and much more. In 2016, he won Empire Awards in the category of “Best Actor” for the movie Macbeth and Steve Jobs.