Karl Urban is a New Zealand actor. He has worked in New Zealand films and TV series like Xena: Warrior Princess. His first Hollywood movie was a horror film, Ghost Ship which was released in 2002. He has worked in many television series, shows, and movies.
Karl Urban Early Life
Karl Urban was born on June 7, 1972, in Wellington, New Zealand. He went to St Mark’s Church School. He is graduated from Wellington College from 1986 to 1990. He then enrolled himself at Victoria University of Wellington in the Bachelor of Arts program but left after one year to pursue a career in acting. For some years, he appeared in many TV commercials and theatre roles. Then he moved to Auckland where he got many more offers in TV shows. He is present in the industry since 1990.
His father was the owner of a goods store. His mother worked for a film in Wellington. Karl Urban got to know more about the industry and developed his interest by seeing his mother. He first acted at the age of eight in the New Zealand TV series, Pioneer Woman in which his role was minimum series. Though he participated in many stage shows in his school time but not professionally until his high school.
Karl Urban Professional Life
Karl Urban appeared in an early role on the television soap opera Shortland Street. He was then seen on the American/New Zealand TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, in the roles of Cupid and Julius Caesar. He also appeared in the romantic movie in 2001, The Price of Milk.
He received his first nomination for this movie at the New Zealand Qantas Film and Television Awards. His other works are The Lord of the Rings trilogy in the character of Éomer, The Bourne Supremacy, The Chronicles of Riddick, and Star Trek and Doom. He also works for a charity, KidsCan, which supports over 16,000 disadvantaged children and provides them with essential things like food, clothing, and shoes.
Karl Urban Net Worth
Karl Urban average net worth is estimated to be $20 million. We can expect more from him in the coming years.
Karl Urban Relationship Status
Karl Urban had married his long-time partner Natalie Wihongi in September 2004 who was his makeup artist but they separated in June 2014. They have two sons, Hunter (December 16, 2000) and Indiana (June 28, 2005). They lived in the affluent Herne Bay section of Auckland, New Zealand but sell their mansion in December 2014 after separation. He was then in a relationship with actress Katee Sackhoff.
Karl Urban Awards and Nominations
Karl Urban is awarded with Circuit Community Awards in 2003 under the category of Best Cast Ensemble, National Board of Review, USA award under the category of Best Acting by an Ensemble, nominated with the Gold Derby Award under the category of Ensemble Cast and DVD Exclusive Awards under the category of Best Audio Commentary.
He is awarded with Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards in 2004 under the category of Best Acting Ensemble, Screen Actors Guild Awards under the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Gold Derby Award under the category of Ensemble Cast and nominated with Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards under the category of Best Ensemble Acting.
He is awarded with Boston Society of Film Critics Awards in 2009 under the category of Best Ensemble Cast and nominated with Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards under the category of Best Ensemble.
He is awarded with Denver Film Critics Society award in 2010 under the category of Best Acting Ensemble and nominated with Gold Derby Awards under the category of Ensemble Cast.He is nominated with Critics Choice Super Awards in 2021 under the category of Best Actor in a Superhero Series and nominated with Hollywood Critics Association under the category of Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama.
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