Karl Urban

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  • Name: Karl Urban ( Karl-Heinz Urban )
  • Date of birth: 7 June 1972
  • Age: 44 years
  • Place of birth: Wellington, new Zealand
  • Height: 185
  • Activities: new Zealand film and television actor
  • Marital status: divorced

    Karl urban’s biography

    The famous judge Dredd British sci-Fi Thriller «Judge Dredd 3D» and Eomer in the movie trilogy «the Lord of the Rings» – these roles did the actor Karl urban world famous.

    Karl-Heinz urban is the full name of the famous actor, was born in June 1972 in the capital of New Zealand. Karl flowing in his veins German blood. His parents emigrated from Germany. The father founded a small company in leather tanning and hoped to pass the business to his son. Mom found a job in a production company.

    In Wellington Karl urban went to the parish school. Often the boy looked at mom and watched a movie. These visits have ruined the plans of his father who hoped to grow a family business successor. Carl, watching the work of actors, fell in love with this profession. He didn’t think about any other.

    Screen urban debuted at 8 years of age. He was given a tiny role in the popular series. More before the end of school he wasn’t, but discovered the theatre. At school, Carl was involved in Amateur performances. In high school he wrote scripts and directed plays.

    After high school, urban became a student at a Victorian University in his native Wellington. But left school after 1st course.


    The world of cinema and theatre so seized and whirled the young actor that the study time he needed. A cinematic biography of Karl urban started with the movie «Shortland street». It’s a TV show where he got the role of Jamie Forrest – paramedic with gay. The debut was successful, and in the same 1991 he was offered a notable work in the dramatic film «Shark in the Park».

    The mid-1990s has been to Urbana more successful. He starred in the famous American TV series «Xena — warrior Princess» and «the Amazing journey of Hercules». In the first project he got the image of the Emperor Caesar in the second – Cupid. Shooting named series occurred around the world after brought all its members present glory.

    Very important to Karl urban was the role in the new Zealand series «the Price of milk». It came out in 2001 and the right to broadcast was bought by many countries. The adventures of farmer Rob, whose role went to actor, and his beloved Lucinda found all over the world. This romance with the fantasy elements of Urbano opened the road to Hollywood. In the next few years he appeared in such famous American blockbusters like «the Lord of the rings, the Chronicles of Riddick» and «the Bourne Supremacy». In the latest blockbusters Karl starred with Matt Damon and the Franca Potente.

    A horror movie called «Ghost Ship», shot by Steve Beck, Karl urban approved the status of a Hollywood star. In 2005, a famous actor involved in as the main character in the world famous game «Doom». Gamers saw the new Zealand star in the role of John «Reaper» Grimm.

    New star role that Karl urban has brought a new wave of popularity, was played in 2009 and 2012. He turned to Dr. Leonard McCoy in the film Star trek and judge Dredd in remixes the sci-Fi Thriller, which was released in 1995.

    Franchise «Star trek», the basis for which was the TV series from the 1960s and was a huge success. Urbano got the image of a doctor is one of the main roles. Other Central characters played by Chris pine and Zachary Quinto.

    But the remake of «Judge Dredd 3D» with the participation of Urbana, released in 2012, received mixed reviews: the film-makers got too carried away 3D format.

    Fans of the talent Hollywood star with German roots and the new Zealand look forward to the premiere of the 3rd part of the «Torah» – the sequel to the superhero picture «Thor 2: the Kingdom of darkness.» The tape should go on the big screens in 2017.

    Personal life

    In the movie «Space dogs» in 2000, 28-year-old actor met with the magic makeup artist Natalie Viani. Broke out the affair lasted several years. At first the couple lived in a civil marriage. In the early 2000s, was born hunter. And in September 2004, held a wedding ceremony in which the couple finally legalized their relationship.

    In 2006, Karl-Heinz and Natalia had a second son whom they named after the legendary Indiana Jones – Indiana.

    In 2014, the fans of urban bewilderment greeted the news that Karl and Natalie Viani broke up. Since personal life is Karl urban under the scrutiny of the paparazzi, because now he is again an eligible bachelor.

    About Karl urban is known that he is actively involved in charity work. Hollywood star supports children who were below the poverty line.


    • «Shark in the Park»
    • «Shortland street»
    • «Xena — warrior Princess»
    • «The amazing journey of Hercules»
    • «The Ghost ship»
    • «The Lord of the rings»
    • «Chronicles Of Riddick»
    • «The Bourne Supremacy»
    • «The price of milk»
    • «Star trek»
    • «Judge Dredd»


    Karl Urban

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