Michael Sheen

Who is Michael Sheen?

Michael Sheen is a Welsh actor and political activist. He is best known for his brilliant performances in plays like “Romeo and Juliet,” “Don’t Fool With Love,” “Peer Gynt,” “The Seagull,” “The Homecoming” and “Henry V”. During the early years of his career, he worked mainly in theatre as he felt “slightly more at home” on the stage than on film sets. He was nominated for “Olivier Awards” for his performances in “Amadeus,” “Caligula,” “Look Back in Anger” and “Frost/Nixon.” He became well known as a screen actor from 2000 and did a number of biopics. He played British politician Tony Blair in the television film “The Deal” for which he was nominated for BAFTA and an Emmy Awards. Besides acting, he also directed the play “The Passion” and co-founded the “Thin Language Theatre Company.” He also formed “The Foundry,” a production company that promoted the work of emerging playwrights.

Quick Info 
Celebrated NameMichael Sheen
ProfessionActor, Political Activist
Birth DateFebruary 5, 1969
Birth PlaceNewport, Wales
Full NameMichael Christopher Sheen
Star SignAquarius
ParentsFather; Meyrick Sheen
Mother: Irene Sheen
RelationshipKate Beckinsale
Lorraine Stewart
Rachel McAdams
Sarah Silverman
Anna Lundberg
DaughterLily Mo Beckinsale-Sheen
Net Worth$9 million
Height5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight72 kg (158.5 lbs)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorBlue with a hint of yellow

Michael Sheen


Sheen was born on February 5, 1969, as Michael Christopher Sheen, in Newport, Wales. The 51 years old actress has the star sign of Aquarius. He is a daughter to mother, Irene who is a secretary and to father, Meyrick who is a British Steel Corporation personnel manager. He has one younger sister named Joanne. When he was five, the family moved to Wallasey, but later three years, they settled in his parents’ hometown of Baglan, Glamorgan.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

Sheen is Welsh by nationality and is of the white race. He belongs to Welsh along with some parts of English and Irish ancestry.

Besides that Sheen stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and weighing about 72 kg (158.5 lbs).  Additionally, her hair colour is dark brown and her eye colour is blue with a hint of yellow.

Early Life of Michael Sheen

Sheen attended Blaenbaglan Primary School and Glan Afan Comprehensive School. He also studied English, sociology, and drama at Neath Port Talbot College. During the school days, he was a good footballer and was offered a place in Arsenal’s youth team when he was 12. He could not accept the offer as his family refused to relocate to London. Eventually, he inherited his acting talent from his family. During his teenage years, he started performing with West Glamorgan Youth Theatre and the National Youth Theatre of Wales. In 1988, he attended RADA. He also worked in a fast-food restaurant to earn money to fund his studies. In his second year at RADA, The Society of London Theatre granted him the “Laurence Olivier Bursary” to him. He graduated with a BA in acting in 1991.

Michael Sheen


Michael mainly worked in theatres during the initial years of his career. In 1991, he performed in his first professional role in “When She Danced” at the “Global Theatre”. Eventually, he appeared in the play “Romeo and Juliet” and “Don’t Fool with Love” in 1992 and in the following year, he appeared in “Moonlight” and also made his television debut in BBC mini-series “Gallowglass.” He landed the title role in the play “Peer Gynt” and also performed in “Le Livre de Spencer” at a Paris theatre and appeared in Charley’s Aunt at the “Royal Exchange.” He also played in the play “The Seagull” and made his debut in “Othelo” and also starred in “The Dresser” in 1995.

In 1996, Sheen starred in “The Ends of the Earth” and also appeared in “The Homecoming.” In the following year, he also appeared in the biographical film “Wilde.”He co-founded a production company called “The Foundry” in 1998. Subsequently, he produced “A Little World of Our Own” at the Donmar Warehouse. He also played in “Amadeus” and “Look Back in Anger”. His other films include “Heartlands” in 2002, “The Four Features” in 2002, “Bright Young Things” in 2003, “Dirty Filthy Love” and also “Blood Diamond” in 2004.

From 2006 to 2007, he featured in the play “Frost/Nixon” as the television broadcaster David Frost and also appeared in the film “Music Within.” He also reprised his role in the “Frost/Nixon” in 2008. In 2009, he portrayed football manager in “The Damned United” and also in “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”. Eventually, in the next year, he played a supporting role in the science fiction film “Tron: Legacy”. Likewise, he starred as a terrorist in “Unthinkable” and also in the trilogy, “the Special Relationship”. He served as the creative director and also starred in the stage production of “The Passion”. Also, he played a supporting role in the fantasy comedy “Midnight in Paris” in 2011. Eventually, in the same year, he played in a series of cameo roles in films like “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1” and “Resistance” and also in the drama film “Beautiful Boy.”

From late 2011, Sheen played the title role in “Hamlet,” also did roles in films “Admission,” “Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box,” “The Spoils of Babylon,” “Far from the Madding Crowd,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “The Spoils Before Dying,” “7 Days in Hell”. He also appeared in “Master of Sex,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Norman” and “Good Fight.”

Michael Sheen

Personal Life of Michael Sheen

Michael was in a relationship with actress Kate Beckinsale from 1995 to 2003. The couple has a daughter named Lily Mo Beckinsale-Sheen who was born in 1999. He also had a relationship with Ballet dancer Lorraine Stewart (2004-2010), actress Rachel McAdams and also actress Sarah Silverman. He is currently dating Swedish actress Anna Lundberg and was announced to be pregnant with his child in 2019.


Sheen has an active twitter account as @michaelsheen with 499.9k followers. He also owns a Facebook account as @officialmichaelsheen with 37,035 likes and 37,750 followers.

Net Worth

Michael is living a luxurious life. He is a famous actor who has earned a lot of money as well as fame. Sheen currently has about $9 million approximately.




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