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Jude Law is an English actor who has proven to be quite versatile over the years. He entered the entertainment industry in the early 90s and has racked up an incredible filmography. Right before the end 90s, Law scooped his first BAFTA Award for his supporting role in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Decades have gone and Jude Law remains a vital part of the film industry. The French government in 2007 gifted him with an Honorary César and named him a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. In addition to film and TV, Jude Law also boasts an extensive portfolio in the theater.
Jude Law Biography
Jude Law was born with performance arts in his genes. Both his parents Margaret Anne (née Heyworth) and Peter Robert Law are not only passionate about performing arts but have careers in the industry. Law’s father occasionally acts but is more focused as an educator. Together with his wife, he runs a drama school and theater in Vaudelnay, France where they reside.
After his birth on 29 December 1972, in Lewisham, London, England, Law’s parents named him David Jude Heyworth Law after the book Jude the Obscure and the Beatles song “Hey Jude“. Law has a sister Andrea Natasha Law who is a London-based painter and graphic designer.
Jude Law was raised in Blackheath in the Borough of Greenwich. He attended several schools including John Ball Primary School, Kidbrooke School, and Alleyn’s School in Dulwich south London.
Jude Law grew up to naturally follow in his parent’s footsteps. At the age of 13, he became a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and acted in numerous productions. After leaving school at the age of 16, he continued as a stage actor and got parts in British TV shows.
His film debut came in 1994’s Shopping which gained him widespread recognition. However, Law struggled to find his footing in the cinematic scene and was only best in the theater until the late 90s when he shut critics up with his role as Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley. He has never looked back since and continues to be active both on stage and film.
Jude Law is an incredibly successful entertainer with a career many can only wish for. His role in making blockbuster films a success in the box office has seen him go home severally with fat paychecks. He earned $10 million each for his role in Sherlock Holmes, Cold Mountain, and Closer. Jude Law’s net worth has been estimated at $45 million.
Family Life – Wife and Children
Jude Law loves children and he has made sure to have loads of them even though it means having them from separate women. As of this writing, Jude Law has fathered five children with three different women, one of which was once his wife.
On the set of British action crime film, Shopping (1994), Jude Law met and fell in love with English actress and fashion designer, Sadie Frost. On 2 September 1997, the pair got married and enjoyed their union until 29 October 2003 when they divorced.
Their marriage produced three of Law’s children including two sons and a daughter named Iris Law. Of his three children with Frost, Iris who has a career in modeling is the most popular. She was born on 25 October 2000 in London, England. She started modeling professionally in 2015 when she made her debut for Illustrated People. Iris who is signed to London’s TESS Management was featured in Miu Miu’s Resort 2017 lookbook. She has also featured on several Burberry Beauty campaigns. She wrote her GCSEs in 2017.
Jude Law in 2008 was in a brief relationship with American model Samantha Burke which led to her pregnancy which was announced on 29 July 2009. Their daughter Sophia was born in New York in 2009.
Law’s baby number 5 came through his relationship with English singer-songwriter Catherine Harding. Their daughter Ada was born in March 2015.
In addition to the women he has fathered children with, Jude Law has dated many other ladies including his Alfie co-star Sienna Miller whom he engaged before cheating on her with his children’s nanny. As of 2018, he was in a relationship with on-and-off girlfriend Phillipa Coan.
Jude Law might not be raising his family in a regular family setting, however, he is very involved in the life of each of his children and is faithful in his child-support payments.