|Sharlto Copley Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||November 27, 1973|
Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Sharlto was educated at St. Andrew’s Preparatory School in Grahamstown and Redhill School in Johannesburg.
Actor, Producer, Director
- Father – Bruce Copley (University Professor, Holistic Educator, and Multi-Instrumentalist)
- Mother – Linda Stocks-Copley (Christian Science Healer)
- Siblings – Donovan Copley (Brother), Marisa Copley (Sister)
Sharlto Copley is signed to William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
6 ft or 183 cm
82 kg or 181 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Sharlto Copley dated –
- Jeanne-Melanie Haasbroek (1999–2012) – In 1999, Copley started dating the film and TV producer Jeanne-Melanie Haasbroek. Their relationship lasted for 13 years and then they parted ways.
- Tanit Phoenix (2012–Present) – After he broke up with Jeanne in 2012, Sharlto commenced dating the South-African model Tanit Phoenix. The couple is still dating.
Race / Ethnicity
- Great sense of humor
- Often plays funny characters
Copley has appeared in a TV commercial for Nedbank in 2010.
Best Known For
His roles in the movies District 9 (2009), The A-Team (2010), Elysium (2013) and Maleficent (2014).
Copley first appeared in the movie Alive in Joburg in 2006, playing as a Sniper.
First TV Show
In 2015, Sharlto made his debut on television. He played the character of Christian Walker in the TV series Powers.
For the movie Elysium (2013), in which Copley played the role of Agent C.M. Kruger, he needed to go through some serious physical training. To know more about how he prepared for the movie, you can read Sharlto Copley Interview.
Sharlto Copley Favorite Things
- Animal – Cats
- Joke – It’s from the cast of A-Team movie – “I know Mexican judo, man. Judon’t know I got a knife, judon’t know I got a gun, chico?”
- Video game – Street Fighter II
- Favorite thing about his hometown – The soul and heart of the place (Cape Town)
- Weapon in the movie Elysium – Sword
Source – EmpireOnline, Cine-Vue.com
Sharlto Copley Facts
- His brother Donovan is a singer. He is part of the Hot Water band, and his sister Marisa is a clothing designer and a dancer.
- Before he became an actor, he was working as a television executive.
- He loves creating visual effects for movies.
- He has his own thriller which isn’t released.
- He is a huge fan of the TV series A-Team (1983–1987).
- When he got chosen to play the role of Murdock in the movie A-Team (2010), he immediately called his mother.
- Kruger, the character that Sharlto played in the movie Elysium (2013), was inspired by special ops soldiers.
- Copley won the award for Favorite Hero back in 2009. For the movie District 9, Copley was awarded for Best Performance of 2009.
- All of his dialogues in the movie District 9 (2009) were fake.