Quick Facts of Sharlto Copley

  • Full Name Sharlto Copley
  • Net Worth$15 Million
  • Date of Birth27 November, 1973
  • Nickname Sharlto
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceJohannesburg
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality South African
  • Active Year2004–present
  • Eye colour Green
  • Hair colour Light Brown
  • SpouseTanit Phoenix (m. 2016)
  • Height6 Feet (1.83m)
  • Weight82 Kg
  • Education St. Andrew's Preparatory School
  • Online PresenceInstagram
  • Children1
  • Horoscope Sagittarius

Winner of IGN Movie Awards for Best Performance, Sharlto Copley is a South African actor. He is known for his role as Wikus van der Merwe in the Oscar-nominated science fiction film District 9 and also as Agent C.M. Kruger in the science fiction film Elysium.

Copley, Teen Choice Award nominee, is a married man. He tied the knot with a South African fashion model, actress, Tanit Phoenix Copley. Since their wedding, the husband and wife are living a blissful life. If so, do the couple share any children?

Sharlto Copley Bio & Wiki

Sharlto Copley was born on 27th November 1973 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the son of Dr. Bruce Copley (father), former university professor and Linda Stocks (mother). In addition, Sharlto grew up along with her brother Donovan, a lead singer of the Cape Town band Hot Water.

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With my brother Donovan. #nationalsiblingsday #hotwatersa

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As per his nationality, Sharlto is South African and belongs to white ethnic background. Born in Johannesburg, the actor went to St. Andrew’s Preparatory School in Grahamstown and later he attended Redhill School in Morningside, Johannesburg.

Who Is Sharlto Copley’s Wife? Is He Married?

Yes, the 45 years old Sharlto Copley is a married man. He got married to South African fashion model, actress, and makeup artist, Tanit Phoenix CopleyAfter dating for several years the husband and wife tied the knot on 15th February 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Sharlto Copley and his wife in their wedding day
Sharlto Copley and his wife on their wedding day

In addition, the pair are the parents of a child. The couple welcomed their child, a son Sielle Phoenix- Copley on 1st January 2017As of now, the husband and wife are living a happy married life along with their kid.

On 15th February 2019, Tanit and her spouse celebrated their 3rd marriage anniversary. A South African fashion model wished the wedding anniversary to her husband through her Instagram account with a caption;

“3 years officially husband and wife, almost 8 years inseparable and in love… many more adventures to come.”

Not only this, the love birds wish each other on several occasion like Valentine day, birthday and so on. In addition, Sharlto and his wife Tanit often go to different places on vacation. As of 2019, Sharlto and Tanit are living a happy life in Cape Town along with their child.

Sharlto Copley Net Worth

The talented South African actor Sharlto Copley has a net worth of $15 Million as of 2019. He collected a heavy amount of money through his career as an actor. However, he has not disclosed his salary but as an actor, he probably earns an average salary of around $50,000 in a year.

In addition, the actor has played in several hit movies and TV series which are doing good earnings in the industry. Some of his movies with their budget and box office collection are listed below.

Sn Movies Budget Box Office
1 Chappie $102.1 million $49 million
2 Maleficent $49 million $102.1 million
3 Elysium $115 million $286.1 million
4 The A-Team  $110 million $177.2 million
5 District 9 US$30 million US$210.8 million

On the other hand Sharlto’s wife, Tanit’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 Million to $5 Million as of 2019. She collected such a hefty amount of money through her career as an actress, fashion model, and makeup artist.

Sharlto Copley Career

A South African actor Sharlto Copley has a successful career. He played in 2006 futuristic short film Yellow as Soldier and also as Sniper in Alive in Joburg. Later she played in 2009 science fiction action film District 9 where he played the role of Wikus van der Merwe.

In addition, Sharlto won the Favorite Hero award at the IGN Summer Movie awards and also for Best Performance of 2009 for his role in District 9. In the film, he played along with Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James and etc.

Likewise, Copley also played in an American action-adventure television series The A-Team alongside Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, etc. In addition, his other film credits are The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King, Maleficent, The Hollars, God: Serengeti and others.