Jude Law Biography

Jude Law

Quick Facts Of Jude Law

Celebrated Name Jude Law
Age 48 Years
Nick Name Jude Law
Birth Name David Jude Heyworth Law
Birth Date 1972-12-29
Gender Male
Profession Actor

Jude Law is a multiple award-winning English actor who got worldwide recognition for his role of Dickie Greenleaf in the 1999 movie, "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and also as Pope Pius XIII in the television miniseries, "The Young Pope". Law is also known for playing the role of Dr. Watson in the popular Sherlock Holmes series, "Sherlock Holmes"(2009) and "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"(2011). 

Having his acting career started with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, Law has come a long way up becoming one of the prominent actors of Hollywood. He has received several awards and honors including a BAFTA Film Award, an Honorary César, and even was named a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French in 2007. 

Law also has been in news for his relationship with several gorgeous ladies over years including his ex-fiance, Sienna Miller with whom he had a cheating scandal back in 2015. Besides, he is active on social media sites with over 25k followers on Twitter: @judehlaw. 

What is Jude Law Famous for?

  • Famous for his role as Dickie Greenleaf in the 1999 movie, "The Talented Mr. Ripley". 

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What nationality is Jude Law?

Jude Law was born on December 29, 1972, in London, England. His birth name is David Jude Heyworth Law. His nationality is British. Law belongs to White ethnicity while Capricorn is his zodiac sign. 

Jude Law was born as the second child to Margaret Anne Heyworth(mother) and Peter Robert Law(father). His mother, Margaret worked as a teacher at comprehensive schools while his father Peter is also an actor and educator who later became the youngest headmaster in London. 

Jude grew up in Blackheath along with his sister, Natasha Law, a popular painter and graphic designer. He attended John Ball Primary School and then the Kidbrooke School later getting enrolled at Alleyn's School where he developed an interest in acting. 

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Jude Law's Career Highlights

  • Jude Law started his acting career in 1987 with the National Youth Music Theatre appearing in the play "Bodywork". 
  • His first major stage roles include Foxtrot Darling in "Philip Ridley's The Fastest Clock in the Universe". 
  • Law also performed in several West End and Broadway productions; "Les Parents terrible"(1995), "The Ragged Child"(1988), "Hamlet"(2010), and "Anna Christie"(2011). 
  • He received his first television role in the TV film, "The Tailor of Gloucester" in 1989. 
  • He also played minor roles in soap operas, "Families", "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes", a leading role in the short film, "The Crane". 
  • Law got his breakthrough with the British crime drama, "Shopping" in 1994. 
  • He got more recognition with his role in the Oscar Wilde biopic, "Wilde" and as Billy Carl Hanson in the flick, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" in 1997. 
  • Law got his biggest breakthrough when he was cast as Dickie Greenleaf in the movie, "The Talented Mr. Ripley" in 1999. His role earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Actor and a nomination for an Academy Award. 
  • In 2001, he played Vasily Zaytsev in the movie "Enemy at the Gates" as well as Gigolo Joe in the flick "A.I. Artificial Intelligence". 
  • He then played the role of mob hitman in Sam Mendes‘s 1930s period drama, "Road to Perdition" in 2002. 
  • Followed by a role in an epic war drama, "Cold Mountain" in 2003, earning him his second Academy Award nominations. 
  • In 2006, he portrayed the role of Kate Winslet's character's single-parent brother in the film, "The Holiday". 
  • His other roles include "The Aviator", "All the King's Men", "Breaking & Entering", "The Holiday", "My Blueberry Nights" and "Sleuth". 

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  • Law got a chance to play Dr. John Watson in the English-American mystery action film, "Sherlock Holmes" alongside Robert Downey, Jr. and Rachel McAdams in 2009. 
  • He reprised the role in the 2011 sequel, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows". 
  • Law returned to the London stage to portray the title role in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in 2009. 
  • IN 2015, he joined the cast of the drama, "The Young Pope" as Pope Pius XIII. He reprised the role in the spin-off series, "The New Pope" in 2020. 
  • In 2018, he was portrayed as a young Albus Dumbledore in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". 
  • He then played the role of Yon-Rogg in the 2019 superhero film, "Captain Marvel". 
  • He also stars in the miniseries, "The Third Day". 
  • He will be seen portraying the role of Captain Hook in a live-action version of Disney's "Peter Pan". 

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Jude Law's Wife and Children

Jude Law has been married twice to date. His first marriage was with Sadie Frost, an English actress, producer, and fashion designer, whom Law met while they were both working on the film, "Shopping". After dating for months, the couple welcomed their first child together, Rafferty in 1996 and eventually got married on September 2, 1997. 

They then welcomed their other two children: Iris(b. 2000), and Rudy(b. 2002), however, they ended up their relationship after almost 6 years on October 29, 2003. 

Everything To Know About Sienna Miller

Law then met Sienna Miller, a British-American actress who was her co-star in the film, "Alfie" in 2004. They soon started dating and got engaged by the end of the year. After dating for 2 years, they separated in 2006, after Law made a public apology to Miller for having an affair with his children's nanny.

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They later rekindle their relationship in 2009 and split once again in 2011. 

Law was also in a brief relationship with American model Samantha Burke in 2008, with whom he shares a daughter named Sophia(b. 2009). He then dated Catherine Harding with whom he had his fifth child, Ada(b. 2015). After dating several ladies, he finally got married for the second time to his beautiful girlfriend Phillipa Coan on May 1, 2019. 

In September 2020, the couple announced of expecting their first child together whilst being a sixth of Law. 

Besides Law has done several philanthropic works including a campaign to raise £2.5 million towards the Young Vic Theatre's £12.5 million redevelopment project in 2004. He is also the chairman of the Music For Tomorrow Foundation and serves as an ambassador of the Prince of Wales' Children and the Arts Foundation. 

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What is Jude Law's Net Worth?

Jude Law is a multi-millionaire legendary actor who has quite healthy earnings from his stable and successful career as an actor. Having started his career in 1987 that lasted for over 50 years and still ongoing, Law has easily managed to amass a million worth of fortune from his over 80 films that he has done till 2020. 

With his several movies and shows, Law has managed to amass a wealthy fortune estimated to be around $45 million with his salary around $7.5 million. 

Jude Law Height

Jude Law is a good-looking man with a well maintained athletic body physique in his 40s. He stands tall with a height of 5ft. 10inch.(1.78m) while his body weighs around ‎85kg. His body measurement includes a chest size of 42 inches, 34 inches waist, and 15 inches bicep size. He has a fair complexion with brown hairlines and blue eyes.