Hugo Weaving Biography

Hugo Weaving

Quick Facts Of Hugo Weaving

Celebrated Name Hugo Weaving
Age 60 Years
Nick Name Hugo
Birth Name Hugo Wallace Weaving
Birth Date 1960-04-04
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Place Of Birth Ibadan
Birth Nation Nigeria
Nationality British-Australian
Famous For His role in films: The Matrix trilogy, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, Vendetta, and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Aries
Father Wallace Weaving
Mother Anne Lennard
Siblings 3
Brothers Simon
Sisters Anna-Jane
School The Downs School, Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Knox Grammar School
College / University Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Arts
Education Graduated from Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 1981
Debut Television Show/Series Bodyline (1984)
Debut Movie ...Maybe This Time
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Katrina Greenwood
Children 2
Son Harry
Daughter Holly
Residence Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 165 lbs (75 kg)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Acting
Net Worth $30 million

Hugo Wallace Weaving, popularly known as Hugo Weaving is a British-Australian actor. He rose to prominence after he played the role of Martin in the Australian drama, Proof in 1991. He is best known for his role as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy, Elrond in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, V in Vendetta, and Red Skull in the movie, Captain America: The First Avenger. He has also provided voice roles in several blockbuster films including the voice of Megatron in the Transformer film series. 

For his roles, he has won several awards including six Australian Film Institute Awards, a Satellite Award, an MTV Movie Award. 

He does not have social media accounts.

What is Hugo Weaving Famous For?

  • His role as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy.
  • His role as Elrond in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. 
  • His role as V in Vendetta. 
  • His role as Red Skull in the movie, Captain America: The First Avenger. 

Where was Hugo Weaving Born?

Hugo Weaving was born on 4 April 1960. His birth name is Hugo Wallace Weaving. His birth place is in Ibadan in Nigeria. He holds Nigerian nationality. His zodiac sign is Aries. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. He was born there to British parents, Wallace Weaving (father), and Anne Lennard (mother). He has two siblings, a brother, Simon, and a sister, Anna Jane. He has Belgian ancestry on her mother's side.

A year after Weaving's birth, the family returned to the United Kingdom. The family then moved to Melbourne and Sydney in Australia and Johannesburg in South Africa. The family eventually returned to the United Kingdom. He attended The Downs School, Wraxall, near Bristol, and Queen Elizabeth's Hospital. The family moved back to Australia in 1976. He attended Knox Grammar School in Sydney. He graduated from Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981. 

Hugo Weaving movies

Source: @ign

Hugo Weaving Career

  • Weaving made his television debut in the role of the English cricket captain, Douglas Jardine in the 1984 Australian television series, Bodyline. 
  • He made his film debut in a minor role with the 1981 film, ...Maybe This Time.
  • He rose to prominence after he played to role of Martin in the 1991 Australian comedy-drama film, Proof. He won AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading role for his role in the film.  
  • He rose to international prominence after he portrayed Agent Smith in The Matrix in 1999. He later reprised his role in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. 
  • He portrayed Elrond in The Lord of the Rings trilogy from 2001 to 2003. 
  • He later reprised his role Elrond in The Hobbit film trilogies.
  • He played the title role as V in the 2005 film V for Vendetta.
  • He played the role of Red Skull in the Marvel superhero film, Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011. 
  • He played Tom Doss in the biographical war film, Hackshaw Ridge in 2016. 
  • His major Australian films are Proof (1991), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), The Interview (1998), The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001), Little Fish (2005), Last Ride (2009), Orange and Sunshine (2010), The Turning (2013), The Mule (2014), The Dressmaker (2015), Jasper Jones (2017), and Hearts and Bones (2019).
  • He has appeared in numerous series including Melba, The Dirtwater Dynasty, Bangkok Hilton, Bordertown, The Bite, Seven Types of Ambiguity, and Patrick Melrose among others. 
  • He has appeared in television films, Dadah is Death (1988) and After the Deluge (2003).
  • He has voice roles in films, Babe (1995), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Babe: Pig in the City (1998), The Magic Pudding (2000), Happy Feet (2006), Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010), Happy Feet Two (2011), and Transformer film series.
  • He has also starred in several theatre productions.  

Hugo Weaving @gettyimages

Source: @gettyimages

Hugo Weaving Awards

  • 1991 – Australian Film Institute Awards, Best Actor in a Lead Role: Proof
  • 1998 – Australian Film Institute Awards, Best Actor in a Lead Role: The Interview
  • 2005 – Australian Film Institute Awards, Best Actor in a Lead Role: Little Fish
  • 2007 – The Constellation Awards, Best Male Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Miniseries: V for Vendetta
  • 2010 - Australian Film Institute Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Oranges and Sunshine.
  • 2015 - Australian Film Institute Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role: The Dressmaker.
  • 2011 – Sydney Theatre Award, Best Supporting Actor: Sydney Theatre Company's Uncle Vanya
  • 2012 – Helen Hayes Award, Best Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production: Sydney Theatre Company's Uncle Vanya
  • 2018 – Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Play, for Arturo Ui in the Sydney Theatre Company's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
  • 2018 – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film: Patrick Melrose
  • 2020 – Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia

Hugo Weaving wife

Source: @mambee

Hugo Weaving Wife

Hugo Weaving is not married. He is in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Katrina Greenwood. The couple has been dating since 1984. However, they never married. The couple has two children together, a son, Harry, and a daughter, Holly. 

He lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Hugo Weaving Family

Source: @twitter

Hugo Weaving Height

Hugo Weaving stands at a height of 1.88 m i.e. 6 feet 2 inches tall. He has a body weight of 165 lbs i.e. 75 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is light brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

Hugo Weaving Net Worth

Hugo Weaving earns from his career in the entertainment industry. The majority of his income comes from his acting career. He has starred in numerous blockbuster films. Besides acting, he has provided voice roles in numerous films including the Transformers film series. Besides films, he has starred in numerous television series and theatre productions. His net worth is estimated at $30 million at present. 

Did You Know?

  • His father was a seismologist.
  • His mother was a tour guide and a teacher.
  • He played one of his first theatrical roles while at The Downs School. He played in Robert Bolt's The Thwarting of Baron in Bolligrew.
  • His son Harry Greenwood is an actor.
  • He voiced Megatron in the Transformers film series.
  • He has voice roles in video games, Enter the Matrix and The Lord of the Rings.
  • He was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 13 years old.
  • Due to his epilepsy diagnosis at age 13, he never drives a vehicle.
  • He has also been a spokesman in TV spots for Epilepsy charity.
  • Weaving became an ambassador for the Australian animal rights organization Voiceless, the animal protection institute in 2004.
  • His niece, Samara Weaving, portrayed Indigo Walker on the long-running Australian soap, Home and Away.