Sharlto Copley Biography – Net Worth, Age, Wife, Nationality & Movies

FULL NAME: Sharlto Copley
NET WORTH : $15 million
DATE OF BIRTH: Born November 27, 1973
AGE: 44 years 4 months
BORN COUNTRY: South Africa
OCCUPATION: South African actor, producer, and director
NATIONALITY : South African
PLACE OF BIRTH : South Africa
PARENTS : His father is Dr. Bruce Copley
CHILDREN: He has one daughter
EDUCATION: He attended St. Andrew’s Preparatory School in Grahamstown and Redhill School in Morningside, Johannesburg.

Who is Sharlto Copley? this is one of the frequently asked questions on social media and search engines, there can only be one reason for people to be interested in this name — they want to know the person that bears the name. Sharlto Copley is a South African actor, producer, and director . The talent and second richest South African celebrity is best recognized as the star Wikus van der Merwe, director, and producer of the Oscar-nominated film District 9 (2009).

Sharlto Copley has produced and co-directed short films that have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He has been given some accolade for his role as Agent M. Kruger in Elysium (2013), and as King Stefan in the 2014 film Maleficent. He is widely known for his title in the science fiction film Chappie , he also played the role of Christian Walker in the TV series Powers where he starred in just two season before he called it a wrap. From nowhere he hustled so hard to make it to the top of his career and he has risen from the grass root to become the second wealthiest South African celebrity. He is now labelled as the youngest South Africa television producers and he has been able to achieve a lot within a short time in his career.

Early Life, Childhood And Education

Sharlto Copley was born on 27 November 1973, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His biological father named Dr. Bruce Copley, is a a former university professor who is very popular in their home town. Copley brother is Donovan is the lead singer of the Cape Town band Hot Water and he is a person that doesn’t take anything above his devotion to the work of God. He had his education at St. Andrew’s Preparatory School in Grahamstown, thereafter moved to Redhill School in Morningside, Johannesburg. He is one of the most popular South African celebrity who has been able to achieve a lot in his career and he is of English ethnicity.

Career And Success

His professional acting career kicked started after he graduated from high school and met director Neill Blomkamp. As of this time, Blomkamp was 16 and Copley was 22, and according to his biography, it was Copley who provided Blomkamp with use of computers at his production company to assist the company with pitches for various projects and allow Blomkamp to further pursue his passion and talent for 3D animation and design.

He officially started his career in year 2006 and he has been very active since then. He landed his debut in a 2006 short film “Yellow” where he played a small role as a soldier . That same year 2006, he produced a short movie titled “Alive in Joburg”, in which he starred as Sniper. He rose to fame when he starred as Wikus van der Merwe in the 2009 Oscar-nominated short film, “District 9” an Afrikaner bureaucrat assigned to relocate a race of extraterrestrial creatures unexpectedly stranded on Earth. From that point he had never forced himself to shine as he has been glowing and making it big in his career effortlessly. Unbelievably, he was behind the producing, directing, writing, and editing of the critically acclaimed film.

In 2009, Copley won the Favorite Hero Award at the IGN Summer Movie Awards and also honored with the award of the Best Performance of 2009 for his role in District 9. The following year, he produced, wrote and directed an insert for the South African Film and Television Awards called “Wikus and Charlize“. He acted in an adaptation of The A-Team where he starred alongside Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the popular movie was produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. In this movie, he employed other dialects, including Scottish, English, Australian and his native South African.

On 7 June 2010, he co-hosted WWE Raw as a guest along with his A-Team co-stars Bradley Cooper and Quinton Jackson. He was also featured in the 2014 Disney film Maleficent playing King Stefan alongside Angelina Jolie. He was the father of Princess Aurora who almost died but got saved by love at last.

Personal Life

Copley officially confirmed to news men in January 2012 that he is dating actress and fashion model Tanit Phoenix. The two walked down the isle on the 15 February 2016, in Cape Town, South Africa. The couple is blessed with a daughter together.


  • Yellow
  • Alive in Joburg
  • District 9
  • Wikus and Charlize editor
  • The A-Team
  • Europa Report
  • Elysium
  • Oldboy
  • Open Grave
  • Maleficent
  • The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King
  • Chappie Chappie
  • Hardcore Henry
  • The Hollars
  • Free Fire
  • God: Serengeti
  • Gringo
  • Ted K


  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award  Most Promising Performer Nominated
  • IGN Movie Awards Best Performance Won, Favorite Summer Hero Won
  • Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year Nominated
  • Breakthrough Performance of the Year 2nd place
  • Empire Award Best Newcomer Nominated
  • International Cinephile Society Award Best Actor Nominated
  • MTV Movie Award Best Scared-As-S**t Performance Nominated
  • Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance – Male Nominated
  • Online Film Critics Society Award Best Actor Nominated
  • Scream Award Best Science Fiction Actor Nominated
  • Breakout Performance – Male Nominated
  • Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor – Sci-Fi Nominated
  • 2016 BTVA Voice Acting Award Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film Nominated

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