Willem Dafoe Biography

Published On Jan 22, 2017
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Date of Birth: 1955 , July-22
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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Willem Dafoe studied at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He made his debut from a children's animated live action film named “Sixteen”, where he was featured in the role of John Benjamin Williamson. He was also featured in the role of Johnny Harte in the movie “Roadhouse 66”. Willem Dafoe has also worked in several other successful movies like "Spider-Man", "Auto Focus", "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", "Antichrist", "The Hunter" and much more. Because of his acting skills, Willem has been awarded various awards.

Willem Dafoe is currently at the age of 61. Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, Willem is a white American actor. He got married to his wife Giada Colagrande. Willem earns his salary from the Hollywood film industry, which adds up to his recent net worth of U.S $ 24 million.

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Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

July 22 , 1955

Willem Dafoe full name William J. Dafoe, an American actor as well as a model,  was born on 22 July 1955, to his parents William Alfred Dafoe and Muriel Isabel Dafoe, in Appleton, Wisconsin located in the United States.

Married to Giada Colagrande

March 25 , 2005

Willem Dafoe got married to his wife Giada Colagrande on 25th march of 2005. Giada Colagrande is an Italian film director as well as an actress. They were dating each other for several months and then decided to get married in 2005.

Willem Dafoe's Networth


Willem Dafoe earns his salary from the Hollywood film industry, which adds up to his recent net worth, which is estimated to be about $24 million U.S. dollars in the present time. He earns this much money only because of his talent towards his acting career.

Appeared in "Wild at Heart"


Willem Dafoe made his acting presence in American crime thriller film "Wild at Heart" in 1990. He gave such impressive performance in this film that he became all known to all and also offered for various films by various directors and producers.

Appeared in "Shadow of the Vampire"


In 2000, his character of Max Schreck was one of the most successful characters he ever played in his career in the movie "Shadow of the Vampire" which is a comedy horror film directed by E. Elias Merhige, written by Steven Katz.

Affair with Elizabeth LeCompte


Willem had an affair with director Elizabeth LeCompte, they met at The Performance Group and started dating in 1977. After living together for several months they broke up. The reason behind their broke up is not disclosed yet.

Willem Dafoe's Films


Willem Dafoe has appeared in various films since 1980 with his first film "Heaven Gates" to his latest film "Dog Eat Dog" in 2016. He was also seen in films like "Spider-Man", "Auto Focus", "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", "Antichrist", "The Hunter".

Willem Dafoe's Televisions


Willem Dafoe has also appeared in television since 1986 with his first television series "The Hitchhiker" to his last television series "The Simpsons" in 2014. He was also seen in the television series "Fishing with John" and "American Experience".