Andy Serkis Bio, Age, Net Worth, Height, Parents, Wife, Children
Andy Serkis is a British actor known for his role as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Andy Serkis Biography
Andy Serkis was born on 20th April 1964 in Ruislip, Middlesex, England, the United Kingdom
Since his childhood, he wanted to be an artist because he was a painting and drawing buff.
He studied visual arts at Lancaster University and opted theater as a secondary subject in his course as he had no interest in acting at that time.
He developed his interest in acting when he played the lead role of a rebellious teenager holding a teacher hostage in Barrie Keeffe’s play titled “Gotcha.” He got a lot of appreciation and motivation from others, which prompted him to choose acting as his primary subject.
He follows vegetarianism. However, during the filming of The Lord of the Rings, he began consuming fish and no other meat
What is Andy Serkis famous for?
He is also famous for his role in Caesar in the Dawn of the planet of the Apes films.
Andy Serkis Age
Andy Serkis is 58 years old
Andy Serkis Height
Andy Serkis 2020 height is 5 ft 8 inches or (173 cm tall).
Andy Serkis Nationality
Andy Serkis is British
Andy Serkis Parents
His father is Clement Serkis and his mother is Lylie Serkis.
His father who was a gynecologist was kept in prison under Saddam Hussein’s rule when he opened a hospital in Baghdad.
His father is of Armenian descent but is Iraqi. Their family’s name is originally “Serkisian”
Andy Serkis Career
Andy Serkis joined The Royal Court Theater and participated in a plethora of hit plays viz Dogboy, Bill Sikes in a television film of Oliver Twist, Wilson Milam’s production of Hurlyburly, and Shaftesbury Avenue.
After gaining a lot of experience in theater, he went on to make his career in the Television industry and did his debut on the TV show “The New Statesman,” playing the role of Peter Moran in 1989.
Andy did multitudinous small roles in many TV shows and films out of which some of his famous ones are- Greville in an episode of The Darling Buds of May in 1992, Albert Einstein in BBC/HBO production of Einstein and Eddington, and as Bill in the film Loop in 1997.
Andy started his acting career and joined a local theater team named Duke’s Playhouse as a backstage member to earn an Equity card.
He rose to fame after his splendid performance as Gollum in the trilogy series of The Lord of the Rings based on the novel of same title from 2001-2003.
Andy also voiced three Computer Generated Imagery characters named Robbie Magasiva, Jed Brophy, and Brent McIntyre.
Andy Serkis Wife
On 22 July 2002, Ashbourne married actor Andy Serkis.
Andy Serkis Children
Andy Serkis has three children, a daughter, Ruby, and two sons, Sonny and Louis Ashbourne Serkis (born 19 June, 2004), the latter of whom starred in the film The Kid Who Would Be King (2019).
Andy Serkis Net Worth
Andy Serkis net worth as of 2020 is estimated at around $31 million dollars.