Jude Law


  • Birth name
  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace
  • David Jude Law
  • 1972-12-29
  • Lewisham, London, England, UK

Born December 29, 1972, in south London, Jude Law is a talented and versatile English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as "Gattaca" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in "Sherlock Holmes" and "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", as Hugo's Father in "Hugo" and in the titular role in "Dom Hemingway".

Law began acting in 1987 with the National Youth Music Theatre, building his stage career through 1995, when a role in "Indiscretions" on Broadway alongside Kathleen Turner, Roger Rees and Cynthia Nixon garnered Law a Tony nomination. Law had also interspersed a number of television roles, including a two-year tour on the ITV Granada soap opera "Families". Law's breakthrough film role came in the form of the British crime drama "Shopping", in which he starred alongside his future wife, Sadie Frost.

Following the success of "Gattaca" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley", Law's feature film career continued to gain momentum throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s with roles in such films as "Enemy at the Gates", "Road to Perdition", "I Heart Huckabees", "The Aviator" and many others. Law is one of three actors, along with Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp, to take over acting responsibilities in the Terry Gilliam project "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" following Heath Ledger's death.

Jude Law has been active in many charitable activities and supports several different foundations and causes, doing work for organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Make Poverty History, Breast Cancer Care and others. Law is also a peace advocate and in 2011 participated in street protests against the rule of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus.

Law married Sadie Frost in 1997 and the couple had two sons (Rafferty and Rudy) and a daughter (Iris) before divorcing in 2003. Law and "Alfie" co-star Sienna Miller were engaged to be married in 2005 and separated in 2006 (they would later rekindle their relationship in 2009, splitting once again in 2011). Law and American model Samantha Burke had a brief relationship in 2008 that resulted in the birth of Law's fourth child, daughter Sophia.