Manu Bennett Biography, Career, Age, Height, Affairs & Net Worth

Manu Bennett Biography

Manu Bennett was born on 10 October 1969, in Rotorua, New Zealand. He is a New Zealand actor. His full name is Jonathan Manu Bennett. Similarly, he is well-recognized for his performances in TV productions such as Shortland Street, Street Legal, Spartacus, Arrow, The Shannara Chronicles, among others.

Age, Height, Weight & Measurements

As per his birth date, he is 51 years old as of 2021. He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 84 KG. Additionally, he has a well-maintained muscular physique and has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Relationship Status

The actor was previously in an affair with an Israeli Karin Horen. The couple also welcomed three daughters: Pania, Huia, and Mokoia Bennett. But, they separated in 2017.


Regarding his family, his father’s name is Ted Bennett whereas his mother’s name is Jean Bennett. Sadly, his brother Stephen along with his mother died in a car accident. But luckily, Manu lived through the accident after a two-week coma.

Education, School/College University

Addressing his educational profile, he completed his high school education at Merewether High School. He then attended Te Aute College and studied acting and drama at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.


Manu Bennett firstly started his career as an actor playing Kirk Barsby in the Australian TV series Paradise Beach from 1993 to 1994, for 254 episodes. Similarly, he started appearing in TV productions such as Blue Heelers, Water Rats, The Violent Earth, Tales of the South Seas, Xena: Warrior Princess, Shortland Street, and Street Legal. Bennett subsequently gained good recognition for his role as Crixus in the TV series, Spartacus, from 2010 to 2013 and landed in the role of Slade Wilson / Deathstroke in the superhero series Arrow in 2013. He worked in Arrow for 40 episodes until 2020. He also portrayed Allanon, The Warlock Lord in the drama series The Shannara Chronicles from 2016 to 2017.

Manu Bennett Biography
Manu Bennett Biography

Likewise, in the film industry, he made his film debut in the 2001 Australian drama Lantana and is best known for portraying Azog the Defiler in The Hobbit film series: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

Manu Bennett’s Social Media

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Manu Bennett’s Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no known controversies about Manu Bennett.

Net Worth

What is the earning of Manu Bennett? How much is his net worth and How rich is he in 2021? He has accumulated a good amount of net worth of $ 1.5 million, which he has earned from his successful acting career.


  • Full Name: Jonathan Manu Bennett
  • Profession: Actor
  • Age: 51
  • Date of Birth: 10 October 1969
  • Birth Place: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Weight: 84 KG
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • School: Merewether High School
  • College/University: Te Aute College and Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
  • Father: Ted Bennett
  • Mother: Jean Bennett
  • Sibling: Stephen Bennett (Older Brother)
  • Net Worth 2021: $ 1.5 million
  • Source of Income: Acting