Who is Jude Law and what is his net worth 2018? When we think of talented actors who have performed exceptionally well both in movies and theatre then Jude Law is the name that comes to our mind of all the names. Jude is a highly talented English actor who has earned various nominations and accolades for his exemplary performance in numerous movies.
He got nominated for Academy Awards twice, for Screen Actors Guild Awards twice, Golden Globe Awards thrice and British Academy Awards twice. He received international fame in 1999 for his path breaking role in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’, for which he won BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and earned the nomination in Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Some of the notable movies of Jude Law are ‘Cold Mountain’, ‘The Holiday’, ‘Enemy at The Gates’, ‘Road to Perdition’ etc. Apart from Films, Jude Law has developed and excellent career on stage having performed in various prestigious theatres ranging from West End and Broadway productions.
David Jude Heyworth Law famously known as Jude Law was born on 29 December 1972 in Lewisham, South London. He was born as the second child of Margaret Anne and Peter Robert Law. Both the parents of Jude Law were comprehensive school teachers. Jude Law has a sister whose name is Natasha. He did his schooling from John Ball Primary School in Blackheath and Kidbrooke School, before moving on to Alleyn’s School.
Jude Law married Sadie Frost, an actress whom she met on the sets of ‘Shopping’, on 2nd September, 1997. However, they divorced each other in October 2003. They have three children namely, Rafferty (1996), Iris (2000) and Rudy (2002). Later that year, Jude started a relationship with Sienna Miller on the sets of ‘Alfie’ and both of them got engaged in 2004. However, they separated in 2006 following an open apology by Jude of his relationship with his children’s Nanny. After this, Jude Law had small flings with Samantha Burke and Catherine Harding and had children with both of them.
In 1987, Jude Law started his career with National Youth Music Theatre. One of his first major stage role was that of Foxtrot Darling in The Fastest Clock in the Universe. Later on he played the role of Michael in West End Production’s tragicomedy Les Parents terrible. For this outstanding performance, Jude Law was nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Newcomer, and won the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer.
After this, the title of the play was changed to Indiscretions and the play was transferred to Broadway in 1995. For this, Jude won the nomination in Tony Awards and the Theatre World Award. After series of minor roles in various tele-series, Jude had a breakthrough with the British crime drama Shopping.
In Hollywood, Jude came to fame with his role in Oscar Wilde bio-pic ‘Wilde’ in 1997. For this movie, Jude won the “Most Promising Newcomer” award from the Evening Standard British Film Awards. In 1999, Jude got the chance to act in the movie ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ which won him the BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor and got the nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2000s, Jude Law gave some path breaking performances in ‘Enemy at the Gates’, ‘Road to Perdition’ and ‘Cold Mountain’ for which he was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor. In 2006, Jude acted in a contemporary movie ‘The Holiday’ as Kate Winslet’s brother. The same year, Jude made it to top ten A Listed most bankable Hollywood actors list.
Few more, well known movies of Jude Law are ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’, ‘Repo Men’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Contagion’. In 2009, Jude Law returned to theatre with Shakespeare’s Hamlet and in January 2010 at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards ceremony he was presented with the John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his 2009 Hamlet.
On 1 March 2007, French government honoured Jude Law with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of his contribution to World Cinema Arts. He received the title of a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
Jude Law Net Worth
Net worth of Jude Law is $50 Million. He owns a house in London which is worth $9 million. He owns Audi A8, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes SL550 and Mercedes-Benz SL380.
Jude Law is known for his philanthropic work. He launched a campaign to raise fund for Young Vic Committee which helps young directors. Jude also joined the “Soccer Aid” celebrity football match to help UNICEF. Jude donated £22,000 in 2006 for Macmillan Cancer Support. He has also done a lot of charity work in the field on AIDS and Climate Change. Along with this, he supports Make A Wish Foundation.
He is the chairman of the Music for Tomorrow Foundation to help rebuild Katrina-devastated New Orleans. Jude Law serves as an ambassador of the Prince of Wales’ Children and the Arts Foundation and supports Breast Cancer Care.