Who is “Star Wars” Star Joel Edgerton?-Explore His Movies, Star Wars, Wife, Great Gatsby, Net Worth, Height, Brother, & Girlfriend

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The Australian actor and filmmaker Joel Edgerton is famous for his roles in renowned movies like Star Wars (2002 & 2005), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Great Gatsby (2013) and so on. Joel bagged the Award for Best Lead Actor In a Television Drama for the drama show The Secret Life of Us. He appeared in many Australian movies, such as the 2008 film The Square and the 2010 Animal Kingdom.

As a filmmaker, Joel worked on a psychological horror thriller called The Gift. He was a nominee for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Director- First Time Feature Film. He received immense praise for his role in a 2016 film, Loving as Richard Loving. For that movie, Edgerton got a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He worked on the script and direction and even acted in the 2018 drama film Boy Erased. A year later, his film, The King, came on Netflix; he co-wrote and appeared in it.

Full NameJoel Edgerton
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Writer
Popular ForStar Wars, The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty

Birthday and Zodiac

Age (As of 2023)49 years old
Date of BirthJune 23, 1974
Zodiac signCancer
Birth PlaceAustralia


School/UniversityThe Hills Grammar School and University of Western Sydney in Nepean Drama School

Physical Stats

Eye ColorBlue
WeightApprox. 79 kg (174 lbs)
Body TypeAthletic
Hair ColourDark Brown

Net Worth

Estimated Net WorthApprox. $3 million

Family and Relationship

FatherMichael Edgerton
MotherMarianne Edgerton
Wife or GirlfriendN/A
SiblingsNash Edgerton

Social Media

Social MediaInstagram

Biography Timeline

Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor and filmmaker known for his powerful performances in independent and mainstream films. He was born on June 23, 1974, in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia.

  • 1995: Edgerton graduated from The Hills Grammar School in Sydney and attended Nepean Drama School in Western Sydney.
  • 1996: He made his professional debut in the TV series “Police Rescue” and appeared in several other Australian TV shows.
  • 1999: Edgerton starred in his first film, “Praise,” which received critical acclaim at Cannes.
  • 2002: He gained international recognition for his role in the film “The Secret Life of Us,” which aired on Australian television and was later shown in the United States.
  • 2005: Edgerton made his Hollywood debut in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” as the character Owen Lars.
  • 2008: He co-wrote and starred in the Australian film “The Square,” which was nominated for several awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • 2010: Edgerton starred in the film “Animal Kingdom,” which received critical acclaim and numerous award nominations.
  • 2011: He starred in the film “Warrior” and received critical praise for his performance as a mixed martial artist.
  • 2013: Edgerton wrote, directed, and starred in the film “Felony.”
  • 2015: He starred in the film “Black Mass” alongside Johnny Depp and in the movie “The Gift,” which he also wrote, directed, and produced.
  • 2017: Edgerton starred in the critically acclaimed film “Loving,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
  • 2018: He starred in the Netflix film “Bright” and the film “Red Sparrow” alongside Jennifer Lawrence.
  • 2019: Edgerton starred in the film “The King” and the TV series “The Underground Railroad.”
  • 2021: He starred in the TV series “Nine Perfect Strangers.”

Edgerton has become known for his versatile acting skills and ability to take on various roles. In addition to his successful acting career, he has made a name for himself as a writer and director.

Date of Birth, Age, Height, Brother, Parents, & Childhood

Joel Edgerton Age

The Cancer baby, Joel, was born in New South Wales on June 23, 1974. His parents are Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor as well as a property developer, and Marianne Edgerton. Marianne came from The Hague; she is a Dutch immigrant. His brother Nash Edgerton is a filmmaker as well as a stuntman. Joel attended The Hills Grammar School. Later, the actor graduated from the University of Western Sydney, concentrating in Drama. He went to the Sydney Theatre Company for different stage productions.

Joel stands tall at the height of five feet, eleven inches. He weighs seventy-nine kilograms. The actor has beautiful blue eyes and fine brown hair.


The 49 years old, Edgerton worked in many movies over the years. Some of his famous films are King Arthur, Erskineville, Ned Kelly and Star Wars Episodes II and III. The actor gave his voice to the animated short movie called The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello in 2015. Later that same year, he starred in a British comedy-drama film, Kinky Boots. Edgerton was in a 2006 film, Smokin’Acres, too.

Other movies include Whisper (2007), Separation City and Acolytes. In a crime feature, Animal Kingdom, he played the role of Barry Baz Brown. Joel received the AFI award for it. Other notable movies are the 2013 remake of the famous feature film, The Great Gatsby.

Sources mention that Joel, alongside David Michod, collaborated to write the adaptation of Henriad plays by Shakespeare. Edgerton was in a biblical movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings. Apart from acting, he worked on the writing and direction of The Gift, which was released in 2015.

The famous actor was in the thriller movie, namely Red Sparrow, besides Jennifer Lawrence. He worked in the film The King. He mentioned that his new movie, The Unknown Man, would come out when the government lifts the restrictions on COVID-19.

Appeared on Star Wars

Edgerton played young Owen Lars in the Star Wars prequel trilogy in 2002. Owen Lars is Luke Skywalker’s foster parent in Episode Two, Attack of the Clones. The actor was twenty-six when he appeared in Star Wars. The work at Star Wars allowed him to get more exposure.

The Great Gatsby

Joel appeared in a movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby, as Tom Buchanan. The movie earned critical acclaim in the film industry, and people loved Joel’s performance in that film.


Joel Edgerton Girlfriend

Joel tries to keep his dating life outside the media radar; however, we know that he has dated several women. Cathy Freeman, Alexis Blake, Robin Mcleavy, Isabel Lucas, and Wanessa Milhohem are his past girlfriends. There was a rumour about him dating Jennifer Lawrence while working on the film Red Sparrow. Currently, he is dating Christine Centenera; she works as an editor in Vogue Magazine.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Edgerton is around USD 3 million. He earns from the film industry. Joel works as an actor as well as a filmmaker.

Fun Facts

  • He has thirty-eight award nominations so far.
  • Joel won ten prestigious awards.
  • His first movie is Race the Sun.
  • You can find him on Instagram @joeledgerton and Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Joel Edgerton worth?

Edgerton has a net worth of $3 million.

Are Taron and Joel Edgerton brothers?

No, Taron and Joel are not brothers.

Who is Joel Edgerton’s brother?

Nash Edgerton is Joel’s brother.

Who is Joel Edgerton’s wife?

Christine Centenera is Joel’s wife.

How old is Joel Edgerton?

Joel is 49 years old as of 2023.

Where is Joel Edgerton from?

Joel is from Blacktown, Australia.

What high school did Joel Edgerton go to?

Edgerton went to Western Sydney University and The Hills Grammar School.

Was Joel Edgerton married to Cathy Freeman?

Joel Edgerton was not married to Cathy Freeman, but they were dating in 2002.

What is Joel Edgerton famous for?

Joel Edgerton is famous for playing in movies like Star Wars, Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby.

What movies has Joel Edgerton been in?

Joel Edgerton has been infamous for movies like Star Wars, Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom, etc.


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