Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
Celebrated Name: Willem Dafoe
Real Name/Full Name: William James “Willem” Dafoe
Gender: Male
Age: 68 years old
Birth Date: 22 July 1955
Birth Place: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Giada Colagrande (m. 2005)
Children: Yes (Jack Dafoe)
Profession: American actor
Net Worth in 2024: $35 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Willem Dafoe is an actor, producer, and writer from the United States of America. Millions of people always wait for his movies, and he’s one of the founding members of The Wooster Group experimental theater company.

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Early Life

Talented actor William James Dafoe was born on July 22, 1955, in Appleton city in Wisconsin, United States. His father William Alfred Dafoe was a surgeon, but he passed away in 2014, and his mother Muriel Isabel Dafoe was a nurse as she worked with her husband. Willem Dafoe has five sisters who were responsible for raising him, and his brother Donald Dafoe is a research analyst and a surgeon just like his father.

Willem Dafoe was mostly grown and raised by his sisters in his hometown. He finished his schooling from the Einstein Middle School and the Appleton East High School. Willem Dafoe’s acting education began with one year and a half of studying drama at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, as he left to join the Theatre X which was an experimental theater. After that, he went to New York and Richard Schechner, the starter of the experimental theater The Performance Group, trained him.

For his personal life, dating, engagement, and marriage, Willem Dafoe’s first romantic relationship was with the director of experimental theater dance and media Elizabeth LeCompte. He also has been in a relationship with actress Mira Sorvino. Willem Dafoe has been married to the Italian director, screenwriter and actress Giada Colagrande since 2005. Willem Dafoe has one son from his romantic relationship with Elizabeth LeCompte, his name is Jack Dafoe, and he was born in 1982.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 22 July 1955, Willem Dafoe is 68 years old as of today’s date 22nd April 2024. His height is 1.75 m tall, and weight is 78 kg.


Willem Dafoe started his career with a role in an epic western movie titled “Heaven’s Gate,” but his character was not credited. His first credited role is considered to be in a drama movie titled “The Loveless.” Willem Dafoe has starred in many high grossing films. His most popular ones were mostly superhero and science fiction movies such as “Justice League” and “Spider-Man.”

Willem Dafoe’s 2018 plus movie acting work including biographical drama “At Eternity’s Gate,” science fiction titled “Aquaman,” drama horror “The Lighthouse,” and a crime thriller drama movie named “Motherless Brooklyn.”

Awards & Achievements

Great actor Willem Dafoe has been winning numerous awards for his outstanding performances since his career start. He has won multiple awards for “Shadow of the Vampire” movies including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Musical and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Willem Dafoe 2018 awards for “The Florida Project” movie including the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor, among others. He was recently honored with the Golden Bear Honorary Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Willem Dafoe in 2024

Willem Dafoe Net Worth
Willem Dafoe Net Worth

The great actor, producer, and writer Willem Dafoe net worth is set to $35 million as of April 2024, He made all of his wealth and earnings from his outstanding acting roles in movies. Willem Dafoe has starred in several high grossing movies such as “Spider-Man” which grossed over $821 million at the box office.

Willem Dafoe is one of the people’s and this century’s most loved actors. He has made more than 120 credited acting roles in movies only, and his films have always kindly waited. Willem Dafoe is married to Giada Colagrande, and they happily live in between Rome, Los Angeles, and New York City.


  1. Willem, you are a great actor and I believe that it comes naturally to you. In the movie “Florida Project”, you seem to really be this actor in your natural life. You are very captivating and very likable and such a true pleasure to watch on the big screen! Please respond back to me, because I would be thrilled that you would take the time to say hi. Best of luck!


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