A Canadian screenwriter, Terri Tatchell is his loving wife and they have been bonded into this married life since a long time. She is famous for co writing the screenplay of District 9. They also welcomed a daughter named Cassidy Blomkamp. His nationality is South African and Canadian and he is of white ethnicity.
Neill was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. There he was enrolled at Redhill High School. There he met Sharlto Copley and he began learning 3D animation and design with him. At the age of 18, he got shifted to Vancouver and there he got enrolled at Vancouver Film School. He began working in several movies as a 3D animator. In 1998, he worked on the movies like Mercy Point, First Wave and Stargate SG-1 as a 3D animator. Next year he animated the TV series Aftershock: Earthquake in New York. He got his rise in fame after he directed a science fiction thriller film District 9. Till date he has worked on several movies on his hand. His net worth is $20 Million.