Sharlto Copley

Sharlto Copley

Overview: Biography, Net Worth and Movies

Sharlto Copley initial foray into the world of entertainment wasn’t as an actor, but as a television producer. In fact, he became South Africa’s youngest television producer ever at the age of 25. However, his artistic yearning drew him towards acting, and his raw talent caught the eye of filmmaker Neill Blomkamp. This fateful encounter marked a turning point in Copley’s career.

Blomkamp cast Copley in his debut sci-fi film, “District 9” (2009). Copley’s portrayal of Wikus van der Merwe, a government agent thrust into the heart of an extraterrestrial refugee crisis, was nothing short of phenomenal. His ability to seamlessly transition between humor, vulnerability, and rage captivated audiences worldwide and launched him onto the international stage.

Sharlto Copley didn’t rest on his laurels. He continued to defy expectations, taking on diverse roles that showcased his remarkable range. From the charismatic villain Kruger in Ridley Scott’s “Elysium” (2013) to the eccentric King Curry in “Maleficent” (2014). Copley proved he could command any screen with his electrifying presence.

BornNovember 27, 1973
Height6′ (1.83 m)
Marital StatusMarried to Tanit Phoenix
ChildrenSielle Phoenix-Copley
ParentsDr. Bruce Copley and Linda Stocks

Sharlto Copley Net Worth and Earnings

Sharlto Copley, the South African actor, producer, and director, had an estimated net worth of around $15 million. Copley gained widespread recognition for his breakout role as Wikus van de Merwe in the sci-fi film “District 9” (2009), directed by Neill Blomkamp. He reportedly earned a significant portion of his wealth through his involvement in successful films. Like “Elysium” (2013) and “Chappie” (2015), both collaborations with director Neill Blomkamp.

Sharlto Copley Earnings From Movie

MovieYearEarnings
District 92009$1 million
Elysium2013$2 million
Maleficent2014$3 million
Chappie2015$4 million

Sharlto Copley Awards

AwardYearMovie
Saturn Award for Best Actor2010District 9
AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role2010District 9
FANGORIA Chainsaw Award for Best Actor2010District 9