Manu Bennett :: Biography
Manu Bennett is a very popular actor. He gained huge recognition as Crixus in the famous television series Spartacus and by playing the role of Azog the Delfier in the three-part movie based on the The Hobbit. The magnanimous man opened his eyes for the first time to witness the beauty of mother Earth on October 10, 1969 in New Zealand. As per his early life, his family got transferred to Australia when he was very small. Bennett went back to New Zealand to get enrolled at Te Aute College. When he returned Australia, he was selected for the New South Wales Schoolboys Rugby Union Team. But the man had a keen interest in acting, dancing and classical piano. Therefore, he left rugby and moved forward to join university to learn drama and dance. He got the opportunity of studying in scholarship at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
Turning the pages of his career, the ambitious man gave a kick to his acting career in 1983 through the show Paradise Beach. He then made guest appearances in shows like Water Rats, Beastmaster and All Saints. He then played in the series The Violent Earth. Then in the year 1996, he made a theater appearance in the major role of Oliver Mellors for lady Chatterley’s Lover. It was during that time when he met actress Darlene Rada Ford who motivated him to give a try to pursue acting career abroad. In the year 1999, he bagged his first major role in a movie entitled Tomoko. He appeared in the movie Xena: Warrior Princess in the role of Marc Antony in 2000. The determined man went back to New Zealand in the year 2000 to make an appearance in the famous TV drama, Short Street. He then played in Series Street Legal and Twilight Zone. Bennett anchored the reality show New Zealand, Going Straight. He bagged more success day by day. He played in The Marine in 2006. In the same year, he played as Deputy Billy Kitka in the movie 30 Days of Night. In 2010, he appeared as Crixus in the American TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand which gifted him remarkable fame. He succeeded in becoming the only star to appear in all the three seasons of the series. His success in the 2012 was followed by the role of the Deflier in the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. At present, he is working on the series Arrow which started in the year 2013.
Bennett has won the hearts of millions of fans around the world. He stands to a height of five feet eleven inches. The man does heavy workout to maintain his weight and physique. With his admirable body, he has earned many female followers as well. His acting talent has been praised by many people now and then. He has attained 44 years of age but still looks young and dashing.
Talking about his personal life, the man likes being in a low profile. According to the sources he is married to Karin Horen and has been blessed with three children. His wife is a socialite. The family is leading a happy live and there is no news regarding their divorce. There are rumors in that he is dating someone. But the news has not been confirmed that who his girlfriend is. But the rumors are probably fake and the actor is happy in his married life. We can find his photos along with his wife on the internet. His life is an inspiration to the people that success comes with hard work. His exact net worth has not been disclosed but he has of course collected a handsome amount from his contributions. We can find his bio on different wiki sites and his interview videos can also be found on the YouTube.