Karl Heinz Urban is an actor and producer from New Zealand. He was born on June 7, 1972 in Wellington, New Zealand. His career began with his debut in the New Zealand TV series Xena: Warrior Princess and received worldwide recognition for his acting and work.
Karl was born in Wellington, New Zealand on July 7, 1972 and is currently 49 years old. His father, Juergen Urban, was a German immigrant who owned a leather goods shop, and his mother, Kate Sackoff, worked for film facilities in Wellington, from where his keen interest in film and production grew. He went to St. Mark’s Church School. He loved to take part in acting and theater.
He also enrolled in Wellington College’s Bachelor of Arts program after leaving high school from 1986 to 1990. However, he dropped out to continue his career. He was initially offered TV commercials and some local theater roles in Wellington, but to pursue his bigger ambitions he relocated to Auckland where he was offered guest roles on TV shows such as the police drama Shark in the Park. In 1995 he moved to Australia but returned to New Zealand shortly thereafter.
As a celebrity, it’s next to impossible to hide one’s personal life when they’re inundated with paparazzi. Karl married his longtime partner Natalie Wilhongi (a makeup artist) whom he met while filming The Privateers. They have two sons together, namely Hunter and Indiana. Unfortunately, things went wrong for the two and they broke up in November 2014. However, he quickly moved on and started dating actress Kate Sackoff who is an American actress since 2014. However, this also ended in 2018.
Karl Urban career
Although Karl’s acting career started when he was 8 years old. It was just a small line for a TV series. Karl didn’t play until he graduated from high school. In 1992, while preparing for college, he was offered a role on a New Zealand soap opera called Shortland Street.
Karl took part in the role and appeared in the series from 1993 to 1994, after which he attended Victoria University for a year and dropped out to pursue his acting career. He landed some theater roles in Auckland, where he was offered a guest role on a television series called Shark in the Park.
He also played many roles in New Zealand films and TV series before moving to international cinema. Some of the acclaimed films he made while in New Zealand are Xena the Warrior Princess, in which he played both Cupid and Julius Caesar from 1997-2001. In 2001, he entered international cinemas with a Hollywood horror film called Ghost Ship.
There was no stopping him. He received many, many high profile movies like: The Lord of the Rings, Bourne Supremacy, The Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek, Thor: Ragnarok and many more that got this critically acclaimed Artists worldwide are praised for his versatile acting.
Karl Urban biography
|Real name||Karl Heinz Urban|
|Date of birth||June 7, 1972|
|Age (as of 2022)||49 years|
|Place of birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Height||in feet inches – 6′ 1” – in centimeters – 185cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 80kg – in pounds – 176 pounds|
|shoe size||12 (USA)|
|hair colour||dark brown|
Karl Urban family
|school||St Mark’s Church School, Wellington College|
|University||Victoria University Wellington|
|Marital status||in relation|
|Spouse||Natalie Wihongi (m. 2004-2014)|
|children||Two (Hunter, Indiana)|
Karl Urban net worth
Having worked in many successful films such as The Lord of the Rings, Thor: Ragnarok, Star Trek etc. it is no wonder that Karl Urban has amassed an enormous fortune. His net worth as of 2020 is $20 million. After being in the spotlight for so long and having millions of fans, Karl’s social media presence is quite wide. He has about 1.1 million Instagram followers and about 161,000 Twitter followers.
Facts About Karl Urban
- He went to St. Marks High School and chose to study for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Wellington College from 1987 to 1990. Although he dropped out to focus on his acting career.
- He loves dogs and has a black labrador named Ire.
- In his free time, Karl enjoys fishing, surfing, golf and gardening.
- He married Natalie Wilhong and has two sons Indiana & Hunter and later separated in 2014.