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Andy Serkis Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Andy Serkis Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth April 20, 1964
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Eye Color Blue

Andy Serkis is a British actor, director, and producer who is best known for portraying roles comprising motion capture acting and voice work for computer-generated characters such as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Kong / Lumpy in King Kong, Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy, Captain Haddock / Sir Francis Haddock in The Adventures of Tintin, Baloo in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens. He has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films like Career Girls, The Escapist, Standing Room Only, Death of a Superhero, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther, A Christmas Carol, The Bill, The Simpsons, Fungus the Bogeyman, Once Upon a Time in Iraq, The Batman, and many more. During the course of his career, Andy has been honored with numerous awards such as the British Academy Film Award, Empire Award, and MTV Movie & TV Award.

Born Name

Andrew Clement Serkis

Nick Name

Andy Serkis and The Blockheads, Andy, Gollum

Andy Serkis during the 2015 Empire Awards
Andy Serkis during the 2015 Empire Awards

Sun Sign


Born Place

Ruislip, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom


Crouch End, North London, United Kingdom




Andy finished his schooling at St Benedict’s School, Ealing, and went on to study at Lancaster University with a major in visual arts and theater as a secondary subject, since he was fond of designing posters.

While in college, he was a member of the radio station managed by the student council and also a part of the County College.

He eventually associated himself with Nuffield Studio, in designing and producing the plays.


Actor, director, producer


  • Father – Clement Serkis (Doctor)
  • Mother – Lylie (Weech)
  • Siblings – Andy has 3 sisters and 1 brother.


The following companies manage Andy

  • The Imaginarium Studios (U.K.)
  • Principal Entertainment (U.S.)




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


73 kg or 161 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Andy Serkis has dated –

  1. Lorraine Ashbourne (1990-Present) – British actress Lorraine began dating Andy in 1990. The couple decided to tie the knot after 12 years of dating in 2002. The couple has three children, daughter Ruby Serkis (b. 1998), and sons Sonny Serkis (b. 2000), and Louis George Serkis (b. June 19, 2004).
Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne at Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013
Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne at Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 (Christopher William Adach / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity


Andy Serkis has Armenian roots and is Iraqi due to his father’s side while his mother has British ancestry.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • His rugged look with his hair and beard
  • Andy’s grayish-blue eyes

Brand Endorsements

Andy has appeared in a TV commercial for Greenpeace.



Best Known For

  • Playing motion capture roles for computer-animated characters which look lifelike on the screen such as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003).
  • Appearing in the films like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), and King Kong (2005) amongst others.

First Film

Andy made his theatrical film debut in the adventure drama Royal Deceit (aka Prince of Jutland) in 1994 as Torsten.

First TV Show

Andy made his television show debut in two episodes of the sitcom The New Statesman as Peter Moran in 1989.

Personal Trainer

Andy has always been fond of physical activities and often rides his mountain and road bike which helps him maintain his stamina and health.

He is also fond of running. His challenging roles require him to be flexible and in perfect shape. He also underwent strength training to play the role of Ulysses Klaue in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

Andy Serkis addressing people
Andy Serkis addressing people in 2008 (1974caca / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Andy Serkis Facts

  1. His father who was a gynecologist was kept in prison under Saddam Hussein‘s rule when he opened a hospital in Baghdad.
  2. He is the co-founder of The Imaginarium in London which is a capture studio for production and performance.
  3. He follows vegetarianism. However, during the filming of The Lord of the Rings, he began consuming fish and no other meat.
  4. He has often skipped taking a bath because of time constraints.
  5. In his life, he once was having s*xual intercourse 4 to 5 times a day.
  6. He has done voiceover work in video games for characters like King Bohan in Heavenly Sword, The Witch King / Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II – The Rise of the Witch-king, and Supreme Leader Snoke in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Featured Image by Ibsan73 / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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