Sharlto Copley

Facts of Sharlto Copley

Full Name Sharlto Copley
Height 183cm
Nationality South African
Date of Birth 1973/11/27
Birth Country South African
Birth Place Pretoria, South Africa
Horoscope Sagittarius
Ethnicity English
Father Name Bruce Copley
Mother Name Linda Stocks

Sharlto Copley is one of the famous South African actors, producers, and directors in the film industry since 2006. After his first real performance as an actor, he became an international sensation, as the central focus of the Oscar-nominated Sci-fi film called “District 9” (2009). He has won 2 awards in IGN Movie Awards for the Best Performance and Favorite Summer hero (2009). Let’s get to know more about him through this article.

Bio of Sharlto Copley

Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 27, 1973. His mother’s name is Linda Stocks, and his father is Dr. Bruce Copley, a former university professor.

Alongside his brother Donovan, the lead singer of the band Cape Town Band Hot Water, Copley grew up.

He completed his education at Redhill School in Morningside, Johannesburg, and St. Andrew’s Preparatory School in Grahamstown. Director Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley are close friends who went to the same high school.

The handsome actor is 6 feet tall and weighs about 82 kilograms. He is also English-speaking and of South African nationality. He is a huge fan of the Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby union side. You may also like to know about Jeff Cavaliere.

Career of Sharlto Copley

Copley began working on the field in 2006. In the 2006 short film Yellow, Yellow, he had a little army role that served as his acting debut. He gained notoriety as an actor for his performances as Agent M. Kruger in Elysium (2013) and Stefan in Maleficent (2014). He is the director and producer of the Academy Award-nominated movie District 9 and, impressively enough, is also known as its star, Wikus van der Merwe (2009). He rose to prominence as one of South Africa’s youngest television producers at the time.

In addition, the South African actor played Christian Walker in the 2015 television series Powers. Similar to that, he also contributed to the video game Payday 2.

What is the Net Worth of  Sharlto Copley?

As of 2022, Sharlto, who is 48 years old, has a $15 million net worth. Since 2018, his net worth has increased considerably. Success as an actor is the main source of his income, but he occasionally dabbles in writing, directing, and producing as well.

South African actor, Sharlto Copley.
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An actor’s pay typically ranges from $47,547 to $70,447 per month, with $57,698 in the United States being the average.

Relationships Status of Sharlto Copley

Tanit Phoneix Copley, a South African actress and fashion model, was the bride of Sharlto Copley. On February 15, 2016, the pair exchanged vows in Cape Town, South Africa.

Sharlto Copley along with his wife, Tanit Phoenix at their wedding.
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Dating began between the two in January 2012. On March 28, 2015, in Kauai, Hawaii, Sharlto proposed to Tanit after three years of dating. As of right now, the couple is happily married and devoted to one another.

Sharlto Copley holding the hand of his daughter, Sielle.
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Sielle Phoneix Copley is the only child Copley and his wife Tanit have, and they are proud of her. On January 1, 2017, the couple made their first child’s arrival public. Currently, the three members of the family live in homes in Los Angeles and Cape Town. You may also like to know about Gina Glaros.

Awards And Nominations


  • 2009: Best Performance IGN Movie Awards.
  • 2009: Favorite Summer Hero, IGN Movie Awards.


  • 2009: Most Promising Performer at Chicago Film Critics Association Award
  • 2009: Best Actor of the year at the Golden Schmoes Awards
  • 2009: Breakthrough Performance of the year at the Golden Schmoes Awards
  • 2010: Best Newcomer at Empire Award
  • 2010: Best Actor at International Cinephile Society Award
  • 2010: Best Breakthrough Performance – Male for the Online Film & Television Association
  • 2010: Best Actor Online Film Critics Society Award
  • 2010: Best Science Fiction Actor during the Scream Award
  • 2010: Choice Movie Actor – Sci-Fi during the Teen Choice Award

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