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Biography

Karl Urban :: Biography

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Karl Urban's facts

Date of Birth 1972-06-07
Profession Actor
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to Natalie Wihongi
Married on September 2004
Net Worth(s) $80 million
Name on Birth Karl-Heinz Urban
Divorce No
Place of Birth Wellington, New Zealand

A phenomenal actor of New Zealand, ‘Karl Urban’ was born on June 7, 1972 in Wellington, New Zealand. He celebrates his birthday each year on June 7. Urban is best known for playing the role of Eomer in the popular film series ‘The Lord of the Rings’. He started his acting career when he was eight years old. Karl appeared in an episode of New Zealand television series ‘Pioneer Woman’. After initiating his acting career, he focused on his study rather than acting. Karl joined ‘Victoria University of Wellington’ to study Bachelor of Arts program but after studying for one year in the University, he decided to left his study to pursue his acting career. Initially, he appeared in several television commercials. After moving into ‘Auckland’, he was offered to appear as a guest in the television shows like ‘Shark in the Park’.

Talking about his career journey, after appearing in the several television shows, he appeared in the television series ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’. He became the part of the series from the year 1996 to 2001. Urban also played the role of Mael in spit off series of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’. In the year 2001, he became a part of rural romantic movie ‘The Price of Milk’. He earned his first nomination at ‘New Zealand Qantas Film’ and ‘Television awards’ for his exceptional performance in the movie. After gaining much needed recognition from the movie, he appeared in a role of policeman in 2006 movie ‘Out of the Blue’. It was in the year 2002 when he got his first Hollywood role in the movie titled ‘Ghost Ship’. Then he appeared in the high-profile movies like ‘The Lord of the Rings trilogy’, ‘The Bourne Supremacy’, ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Doom’. Karl became the renowned face of the American movie world after acting in the several high profile movies. His phenomenal performance as John Reaper Grimm in the movie ‘Doom’ gained him further recognition. He also appeared in the several television series besides appearing in the various movies. Urban played the role of Woodrow Call in the television mini-series ‘Comanche Moon’. In the year 2009, he appeared in the documentary movie ‘Reclaiming the Blade’. Then his next appearance was seen in the 2010 movie ‘Red’. He made his recent appearance in the television series ‘Almost Human’ in 2013.

Significance to his personal life biography, this talented actor is a married man. He got married to the beautiful lady ‘Natalie Wihongi’ in September 2004. Wihongi worked as his ‘makeup artist’ on the movie ‘The Privateers’. From his marital relation with his wife, he is blessed with two sons named ‘Hunter’ and ‘Indiana’. Urban has not mentioned about his past relationship status. Considering his dashing personality, he might have dated many beautiful girls, but he found true love with his wife Natalie. Both the couple are spending great time each other such that there is no news of divorce published yet in the media.

Karl is a handsome and dashing actor. He has a great physique with an exemplified height of 5 feet 10 inches.  Urban looks perfect in each role he has played in the movie and television series. Due to his dashing personality, many girls go crazy whenever he made his appearance in the movies. His charming face and million dollar smile makes an addition to his great personality. Even at the age of 42, he looks so young and dashing.

This exceptional actor has gained huge recognition and appreciation through his incredible acting skills. At the start of 2014, he has earned an estimated net worth amount of $80 million. More information about him can be gathered from the wiki and reading his bio on IMDb. His fans can follow his recent updates from his twitter account @KarlUrban.