Willem Dafoe Biography, Career, Age, Height, Affairs & Net Worth


Willem Dafoe was born on July 22, 1955, in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S. He is an American actor. His full name is William James “Willem” Dafoe. Similarly, he is known for his performances in a wide variety of films and some of the notables include Platoon (1986), Fourth of July (1989), Body of Evidence (1993), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Spider-Man (2002), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), The Fault in Our Stars, Aquaman (2018) and The Lighthouse (2019), among others.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements

As per his birth date, he is 65 years old as of 2020. He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 78 Kg. Additionally, he has a well-maintained body, despite his old age, and has dark brown hair and blue eyes.

Relationship Status

Willem Dafoe was previously in an affair with director Elizabeth LeCompte. They had started dating in 1977 and also welcomed a son named Jack in 1982. However, they separated after more than two decades of affair in 2004 without being married.

He is currently in a marital affair with Italian actress Giada Colagrande. The couple subsequently tied the knot on March 25, 2005, after dating for two years and are in a happy relationship.


Regarding his family, his father’s name is William Alfred Dafoe whereas her mother’s name is Muriel Isabel Dafoe (née Sprissler). Additionally, he has two brothers and five sisters.


Talking about his education, he attended Appleton West High School. However, he was expelled from the school for shooting a p*rnographic film. He then studied drama at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.


Willem Dafoe first started his career in the film industry with a film debut in the 1980 film Heaven’s Gate, but he got fired from the acting job. He subsequently appeared in films such as The Loveless, The Hunger, Streets of Fire, To Live and Die in L.A., before she gained wide recognition for starring in the war film Platoon in 1986. Similarly, he further achieved success starring in films such as The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Fourth of July (1989), Body of Evidence (1993), and then co-starred in Clear and Present Danger (1994), Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997).

Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe

After the 2000s, he has starred in numerous films. Likewise, some of the most notables are Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Spider-Man (2002), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Manderlay (2005), Antichrist (2009), The Florida Project (2017), and The Lighthouse (2019). Moreover, he has earned many awards for his outstanding career and they are four Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, among others.

Social Media

The actor is not available on social media.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no known controversies about Willem Dafoe.

Net Worth

What is the earning of Willem Dafoe? How much is his net worth and How rich is he in 2021? He has a huge net worth of $ 40 million, which he has accumulated from his successful acting career.


  • Full Name: William James “Willem” Dafoe
  • Profession: Actor
  • Age: 66
  • Date of Birth: July 22, 1955
  • Birth Place: Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Weight: 78 KG
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • School: Appleton West High School
  • College/University: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Father: William Alfred Dafoe
  • Mother: Muriel Isabel Dafoe (née Sprissler)
  • Sibling: Two Brother, Five Sisters
  • Net Worth 2021: $ 40 million
  • Source of Income: Acting