Manu Bennett is a talented actor from New Zealand who has become popular in the American TV industry recently, with his role in the super hit TV series – Spartacus and Arrow, the DCEU TV series.
Although Manu Bennett was born in New Zealand, his family moved to Australia when he was only a few months old.
In his school days, Manu Bennett was an avid rugby player but was interested in learning classical ballet, modern dancing and playing the piano.
Manu Bennett started his acting career with a small role in a popular Australian TV series in 1993 and has today become one of the most popular actors and celebrity in the American entertainment industry.
About Manu Bennett
|Real Name||Jonathan Manu Bennett|
|Date of Birth||10th October 1969|
|Place of Birth||Rotorua (New Zealand)|
|Education||Graduate from Lee Strasberg Theater Institute (New York City)|
|Height||5 ft 11"
(180 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Net Worth||INR 83,00,00,000
(USD 12 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
Lantana (2001), The Marine (2006), The Condemned, 30 Days of Night (2007), Sinbad and the Minotaur (2011), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), Beta Test (2016), Death Race 2050 (2016)
Paradise Beach (1993-1994), Water Rats (1996-1997), The Violent Earth (1998), Beastmaster - "The Legend Continues" (1999), Xena: Warrior Princess - "Anthony & Cleopatra" (2000), Shortland Street (2000-2001), Head Start - "He Ain't Heavy" (2001), Street Legal (2002-2003), Going Straight (2003), The Strip - "Episode Thirteen" (2008), Spartacus (2010-2013), Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms (2012), Arrow (2013-2017), The Shannara Chronicles (2016-2017), Legends of Tomorrow (2017-present)
|First Movie||Lantana (2001)|
|Hobbies||Loves to play piano and rugby|
Manu Bennett is a highly talented actor from New Zealand who is not only popular in his home country and Australia but is also popular in the American TV industry and the Hollywood movie industry as well. Manu Bennett has always been interested in the fine arts and has learned modern dancing, ballet and even plays the piano very well.
Manu Bennett’s age is around 51, as Manu Bennett was born on the 10th of October, 1969 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Manu Bennett’s height is around 5 ft 11 inches (180 cm) while Manu Bennett’s weight is around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Manu Bennett loves to play the piano, and also lists dancing as part of his hobbies.
Manu Bennett’s father is Ted Bennet, a professional singer from New Zealand while Manu Bennett’s mother was Jean Bennett, who was a former beauty pageant winner and had worked as a bikini model earlier. Manu Bennett is the only child to his parents and hence Manu Bennett does not have any siblings. Manu Bennett’s ex-wife is Karin Horen, popular Israeli socialite, whom he divorced in 2017. Manu Bennett and his ex-wife have three lovely daughters together – Pania Bennett, Huia Bennett and Mokoia Bennett.
Owing to his impressive acting skills and demand in Australian and American TV industries mainly, Manu Bennett’s net worth is estimated around 10 crores (USD 1.5 Million).
Despite being a considerably talented actor in the American and Australian movie and TV industries, Manu Bennett has not won any significant acting awards nor has Manu Bennett had any award nominations to his credit till date.
Interesting Facts About Manu Bennett
- Although Manu Bennett does not smoke, Manu Bennett does drink alcohol.
- Manu Bennett became interested in modern dancing and ballet when in school and although he received a scholarship to learn ballet at a prestigious arts institute in New York Manu Bennett chose to travel and explore Europe and the US.
- Manu Bennett had an uncle who previously played the piano in Elvis Presley’s band.
- Manu Bennett was set to become a professional rugby player in Australia however he instead chose to quit rugby and pursue his passion for dance and drama.