Willem Dafoe is an actor, producer and writer from the United States of America. His movies are always waited by millions of people and he’s one of the founding members of The Wooster Group experimental theater company. Go on reading to know Willem Dafoe’s net worth in 2019, professional career and personal life below.
Talented actor William James Dafoe was born on July 22, 1955 in Appleton city in Wisconsin, United States. His father William Alfred Dafoe was a surgeon but he passed away in 2014, and his mother Muriel Isabel Dafoe was a nurse as she worked with her husband. Willem Dafoe has 5 sisters who were responsible for raising him, and his brother Donald Dafoe is a research analyst and a surgeon just like his father.
Willem Dafoe was mostly grown and raised by his sisters in his hometown. He finished his schooling from the Einstein Middle School and from the Appleton East High School. Willem Dafoe’s acting education began with one year and a half of studying drama at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, as he left in order to join the Theatre X which was an experimental theater. After that, he went to New York and Richard Schechner, the starter of the experimental theater The Performance Group, trained him.
For his personal life, dating, engagement and marriage, Willem Dafoe’s first romantic relationship was with the director of experimental theater dance and media Elizabeth LeCompte. He also has been in a relationship with actress Mira Sorvino. Willem Dafoe has been married to the Italian director, screenwriter and actress Giada Colagrande since 2005. Willem Dafoe has 1 son from him romantic relationship with Elizabeth LeCompte, his name is Jack Dafoe and he was born in 1982.
Willem Dafoe started his career with a role in an epic western movie titled “Heaven’s Gate” but his role was not credited. His first credited role is considered to be in a drama movie titled “The Loveless”. Willem Dafoe has starred in many high grossing movies. His most popular ones were mostly superhero and science fiction movies such as “Justice League” and “Spider Man”.
Willem Dafoe’s 2018 plus movie acting work including biographical drama “At Eternity’s Gate”, science fiction titled “Aquaman”, drama horror “The Lighthouse”, and a crime thriller drama movie named “Motherless Brooklyn”.
Awards & Achievements
Great actor Willem Dafoe has been winning numerous awards for his outstanding performances since his career start. He has won multiple awards for “Shadow of the Vampire” movies including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Musical and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Willem Dafoe 2018 awards for “The Florida Project” movie including the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor, among others. He was recently honored with the Golden Bear Honorary Award.
Net Worth of Willem Dafoe
The great actor, producer and writer Willem Dafoe net worth is set to $35 million He made all of his wealth and earnings from his outstanding acting roles in movies. Willem Dafoe has starred in several high grossing movies such as “Spider Man” which grossed over $821 million at the box office.
Willem Dafoe is one of the people’s and this century’s most loved actors. He has made more than 120 credited acting roles in movies only and his movies have always been kindly waited. Willem Dafoe is married to Giada Colagrande, and they happily live in between Rome, Los Angeles and New York City.