Joel Edgerton Biography, Movies, TV Shows, Wife, Net Worth, Early Life, Career

Published on Nov 16, 2023 by

Date of Birth 23-Jun-74
Age 46 years
Country Australia
Alma mater  University of Western Sydney
Occupation Actor, Filmmaker
Years active 1995–present
Relatives Nash Edgerton (brother)
Sign Cancer
Net Worth $3 million
Wife Not Known

Early Life

Joel Edgerton was born in the Blacktown district of Sydney on June 23, 1974. He completed an exemplary education and attended the gyms assiduously, which earned him a black belt in karate. He joined the Nepean Drama School in Sydney where he gained his theatrical experience and quickly became part of the Sydney Theater Company with which he performed classical and modern plays. He debuted at the same time on television in series like Water Rats and appeared in the film The Competition (1996).


In the early 2000s, his participation in the Australian series The Secret Life of Us make him very popular and opened the doors of cinema to him a little more, notably with a role in the crime film The Hard Word (2002). After stopping the series, he joined Hollywood and served as a half-brother to Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

In 2003, he returned to the antipodes and rubbed shoulders with the finest of Australian cinema (Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush…) in the historic drama Ned Kelly. In the following years, he demonstrated his eclecticism, by interpreting a knight of the round table in the blockbuster The King Arthur, then a shoe man in the comedy Kinky Boots and a bodyguard in the action movie.

After his world tour of film sets, Joel Edgerton finds the boards in the company of a certain Cate Blanchett for A Streetcar Named Desire. His performance earned him rave reviews and covered him with rewards. Building on this success, he returned to the cinema in 2009 and lent his voice to the animated feature film Meaning of life for $ 9.99, then interpreted an arsonist in The Square 2008, a film he co-wrote the screenplay for and his brother Nash Edgerton.

Increasingly present on screens, his stature and massive physique allow him to play a gangster in the highly awarded Animal Kingdom but also a boxer in Warrior 2011 and a helicopter pilot in the horror film The Thing 2011, the remake of John Carpenter’s cult feature film. In 2013, Joel Edgerton distinguished himself for his seasoned military character in Zero Dark Thirty 2012 than by sharing the top of the poster of The Great Gatsby. Along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire, he slips into the skin of Tom Buchanan, an unscrupulous millionaire, Gatsby’s rival.

Joel Edgerton Movies

Year Title Role
1996 Loaded Frog
1996 Race the Sun Steve Fryman
1998 Praise Leo
1998 Bloodlock Danny
1999 Dogwatch Sparrow
1999 Erskineville Kings Wayne
2000 Sample People Sem
2001 The Pitch Guy
2001 Saturn’s Return Barney
2002 The Hard Word Shane Twentyman
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Owen Lars
2003 The Night We Called It a Day Rod Blue
2003 Ned Kelly Aaron Sherritt
2004 King Arthur Gawain
2005 Kinky Boots Charlie Price
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Owen Lars
2005 The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello Jasper Morello
2006 Smokin’ Aces Hugo Croop
2006 Open Window Peter Delaney
2007 Spider Paramedic
2007 Crossbow The Dad
2007 Whisper Vince Delayo
2008 $9.99 Ron
2008 The Square Billy
2008 Acolytes Ian Wright
2009 The Waiting City Ben Simmons
2009 Separation City Simon Nicholson
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Metal Beak
2010 Animal Kingdom Barry Brown
2011 Warrior Brendan Conlon
2011 The Thing Sam Carter
2012 Wish You Were Here Dave Flannery
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Jim Green
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Patrick
2013 The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan
2013 Felony Malcolm Toohey
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Ramesses II
2015 Life John G. Morris
2015 The Gift Gordon “Gordo” Moseley
2015 Black Mass John Connolly
2015 Jane Got a Gun Dan Frost
2016 Midnight Special Lucas
2016 Loving Richard Loving
2017 It Comes at Night Paul
2017 Bright Nick Jakoby
2018 Red Sparrow Nathaniel Nash
2018 Gringo Richard Rusk
2018 Boy Erased Victor Sykes
2019 The King Falstaff
2020 The Green Knight Lord

Joel Edgerton TV Shows

Year Title Role
1995 Police Rescue Andy
1995–1997 Spellbinder Bazza
1996–1999 Water Rats Aaron Lawrence
1997 Big Sky Pierce Bateman
1997 Fallen Angels Scoob
1998 Wildside Michael Savini
1999 Secret Men’s Business Baz
2000 The Three Stooges Tom Cosgrove
2001–2002 The Secret Life of Us William “Will” McGill
2002 Dossa and Joe Robbo
2007 Dangerous Senior Sergeant Mark Field
2009 Dirt Game Shane Bevic
TBA The Underground Railroad Ridgeway

Joel Edgerton Social Accounts

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