Heath Ledger Birth, Death, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Net Worth & Bio




  • Heath Ledger was one of the most talented young Australian actors to have worked and become popular as a star in the Hollywood movie industry.

    Heath Ledger was popular not only as an actor in the Hollywood movie industry but Heath Ledger was also an accomplished movie producer as well.

    Heath Ledger, in his considerably short career as an actor, appeared in several award-winning and critically-acclaimed roles in numerous super hit movies and was known to have played a wide variety of character on the big screen that were very different from the previous ones he has portrayed.

    Despite meeting with an untimely death at a young age, Heath Ledger is still considered to be one of the most talented actors to have starred in several popular movie and TV roles in the American and Australian entertainment industry.

    About Heath Ledger

    Bio

    Real NameHeath Andrew Ledger
    NicknameHeathy
    Date of Birth4th April 1979
    Date of Demise22nd January 2008
    Age (at the time of demise)28 years
    Nationality
    Australian
    Religion
    Christianity
    Place of Birth
    Perth (Western Australia)
    Education
    Graduated from Guildford Grammar School (Western Australia)

    Physical Stats

    Height
    6 ft 1"
    (185 cm) approximately
    Weight
    175 lbs
    (80 kg)
    approximately
    Hair Color
    Blonde
    Eye ColorBlue

    Family & Relationships

    FatherKim Ledger
    (Mining Engineer/Race-car Driver)
    MotherSally Ramshaw Ledger
    (Teacher of French)
    SisterKate Ledger (Older)
    (Actress/Publicist)
    Marital StatusUnmarried
    GirlfriendGemma Ward
    (Australian Supermodel/Actress)

    Career

    Profession
    Actor/Comedian
    Net WorthINR 112,00,00,000
    (USD 16 Million)
    Famous for
    MOVIES -

    Blackrock, Paws (1997), 10 Things I Hate About You, Two Hands (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale, Monster's Ball (2001), The Four Feathers (2002), Ned Kelly, The Order (2003), Lord of Dogtown, The Brothers Grimm, Brokeback Mountain, Casanova (2005), Candy (2006), I'm Not There (2007), The Dark Knight (2008), The Imganiarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

    TELEVISION -

    Ship to Shore (1993), Sweat (1996), Home and Away (1997), Roar (1997), Storm Hawks (2007)
    First MovieBlackrock (1997)
    HobbiesLoved watching Australian rules Football and playing chess

    Heath Ledger is described by critics and fans alike as being one of the most talented actors to have acted in the Hollywood movie industry at such a young age. Heath Ledger is most recognized for portraying completely different characters in his 10-years long career as an actor in the Hollywood movie industry. Although his warm smile and deep husky voice initially seemed to overshadow his acting talent but his intensely maniacal portrayal of the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008) has forever landed him among the most versatile actors of all time today.

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    Heath Ledger was born on the 4th of April, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia. Heath Ledger died on the 22nd of January, 2008, in New York City from an overdose of prescription medication. Heath Ledger’s age at the time of his demise was only 28 years. Heath Ledger’s height was around 6 ft 1 inches (185 cm) while Heath Ledger’s weight was around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Heath Ledger loved playing chess, write poetry and also loved to watch Australian rules Football, as part of his hobbies.

    Heath Ledger’s father is Kim Ledger, who is a mining engineer and owner of the Ledger Engineering Foundry as well as a race-car driver, while Heath Ledger’s mother is Sally Ramshaw Ledger, a teacher of French by profession. Although Heath Ledger did not have any brothers, Heath Ledger’s older sister is Kate Ledger, who was earlier an actress and later became a renowned publicist. Heath Ledger’s ex-girlfriends include popular celebrities, such as American actress and singer Lisa Zane, American actress Heather Joan Graham, then English film producer and actress Naomi Watts, American actress Michelle Williams, and Danish supermodel-turned-photographer Helena Christensen and finally with Australian supermodel and actress, Gemma Ward. Heath Ledger and his ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams have a lovely daughter from their relationship, names Matilda Rose.

    Owing to his impressive acting talent, Heath Ledger’s net worth at the time of his demise is estimated to be over 112 crores (USD 16 Million).

    Heath Ledger has been awarded with numerous prestigious acting awards and had also received numerous honorable award nominations for his amazing acting skills too.

    The list of Heath Ledger’s award-wins include winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his iconic role in the Joker in the super hit ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winning the Australian Film Institute Award for Best International Actor and winning the Australian Film Institute Awards’ Reader’s Choice Award for Best Actor for his critically-acclaimed role in ‘Brokeback Mountain’ (2005) apart from winning the Australian Film Institute Award for Best International Actor, yet again, this time for his excellent portrayal in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008).

    Heath Ledger won the Brisbane International Film Festival’s 2008 Chauvel Award, won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his excellent acting in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2009), won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his impressive acting in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2009), won the Independent Spirit Awards’ 2008 Robert Altman Award, won the People’s Choice Award for Best Ensemble Cast and also won the People’s Choice Award for Best Onscreen Match Up for his incredible performance in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2009).

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    Heath Ledger had won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his amazing role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2009), won not only the Scream Award for Best Fantasy Actor but also won the Scream Award for Best Villain, for his impressive portrayal of the arch-nemesis in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2009), besides having won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his impressive performance in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008).

    Owing to his natural talent for acting, Heath Ledger was also winner of several critics choice awards, including winner of the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his impressive role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his incredible role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his amazing role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his impressive performance in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his amazing performance in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his iconic role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his amazing performance in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the Iowa Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his excellent portrayal in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his amazing role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role in the multi-award winning ‘Brokeback Mountain’ (2005), winner of the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor for his impressive role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor for his amazing role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), winner of the first San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his critically-acclaimed role in the super hit ‘Brokeback Mountain’ (2005) and winner of the second San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his iconic performance in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008) and winner of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Outstanding Performance of the Year Award for his incredible portrayal in ‘Brokeback Mountain’ (2006).

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    Heath Ledger also won the Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his much-lauded role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), won the first St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his impressive acting in ‘Brokeback Mountain’ (2005) and won the second St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his impressive role as the anti-protagonist Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his incredible role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), won the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his impressive role in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008) besides having won the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his amazing performance as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008).

    Apart from having won these impressive acting awards, Heath Ledger has had several award nominations, which includes 1 Oscar Award nomination, 3 Australian Film Institute Award nominations, 1 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nomination, 1 Golden Globe Award nomination, 1 Inside Film Award nomination, 2 Satellite Award nominations, 2 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, 2 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations, 1 Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, 1 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award nomination, 3 Film Critics Circle of Australia Award nominations, 2 London Film Critics’ Circle Award nominations, 1 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award nomination, 1 New York Film Critics Circle Award nomination, 1 Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, 1 Southeaster Film Critics Association Award nomination, 1 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award nomination and also had 1 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award nomination as well.

    Interesting Facts About Heath Ledger

    • Heath Ledger was a smoker and Heath Ledger also drank alcohol.
    • Heath Ledger initially took up acting after his older sister Kate encouraged him and had his first stage appearance in a school play when he was around 13 years old.
    • Heath Ledger was often ranked as one of the best-looking actors among the global film industries.
    • Heath Ledger had most of his wardrobe designed by close friend, Shem.
    • Heath Ledger was mentored by Russell Crowe and Martin Henderson in acting.
    • Heath Ledger actually never trained in acting but his natural skills allowed him to portray varying on-screen characters with impressive precision.
    • Heath Ledger, along with singer Ben Harper, co-founded the music label Musical Masses Company.
    • Heath Ledger had stated in an interview a few days before his demise that playing the Joker in The Dark Knight movie series was his favorite role.

     

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