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Russell Crowe Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Politics, Filmography, and Philanthropy

Russell Crowe Biography

A native of Wellington, New Zealand, Russell Crowe is a singer, director, and actor. However, he was born in New Zealand, spent 10 years of his childhood in Australia, and moved there permanently at age 21.

Russell Crowe Age

Crowe is 58 years old as of 2022. He was born on  7 April 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand. He celebrates his birthday on 7 April every year. 

Russell Crowe Height

Crowe stands at a height of 5 feet 11½ inches(1.82 m) tall and weighs 92 kg (203 lbs).

Russell Crowe Education

Crowe was educated at Sydney Boys High School and Vaucluse Public School before his family moved back to New Zealand in 1978 when he was 14. He continued his secondary education at Auckland Grammar School, with his cousins and brother Terry, and Mount Roskill Grammar School before leaving school at the age of 16 to pursue his acting dreams.

Russell Crowe Family

Crowe was born in the Wellington suburb of Strathmore Park on 7 April 1964, the son of film set caterers Jocelyn Yvonne (née Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe. His father also managed a hotel. He has a sibling called Terry Crowe.

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Russell Crowe Wife

In 1989, Crowe met Australian singer Danielle Spencer while working on the film The Crossing and the two started an on-again, off-again relationship. In 2000, he became romantically involved with American actress Meg Ryan while working on their film Proof of Life.

In 2001, Crowe and Spencer reconciled, and they married two years later in April 2003. The wedding took place at his cattle property in Nana Glen, New South Wales, with the ceremony taking place on Crowe’s 39th birthday. The partners were blessed with two sons named Charles Spencer Crowe (born 21 December 2003)and Tennyson Spencer Crowe (born 7 July 2006).

Russell Crowe Net Worth

Crowe has an estimated net worth of $120 Million.

Russell Crowe Politics

Crowe has supported the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and  advocated for former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard in June 2013 and narrated an advertisement for the Labor Party’s election campaign in May 2022. He has been a vocal critic of Australia’s immigration custody facilities, describing them as “a nation’s shame” and “fucking disgraceful”. In November 2017, he offered to relocate displaced refugees who were held in Australia’s offshore detention facility on Manus Island.

Russell Crowe Filmography and Awards

Crowe has emerged in 46 films and three television series since his career began in 1985. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Gladiator (2000) and was nominated twice more for The Insider (1999) and A Beautiful Mind (2001), making him the ninth actor to have acquired three consecutive Academy Awards nominations. He has also obtained three BAFTA Award nominations (winning one), six Golden Globe Award nominations (winning two),  and three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (winning one).

Russell Crowe Philanthropy

During location filming of Cinderella Man, Crowe made a donation to a Jewish elementary school whose library had been damaged as a result of arson. A note with an anti-Semitic message had been left at the scene. Crowe called school officials to express his concern and wanted his message relayed to the students. The school’s building fund received donations from throughout Canada and the amount of Crowe’s donation was not disclosed.

On another occasion, Crowe donated $200,000 to a struggling primary school near his home in rural Australia. The money went towards an $800,000 project to construct a swimming pool at the school. Crowe’s sympathies were sparked when a pupil drowned at the nearby Coffs Harbour beach in 2001, and he felt the pool would help students become better swimmers and improve their water safety. At the opening ceremony, he dived into the pool fully clothed as soon as it was declared open. Nana Glen principal Laurie Renshall said, “The many things he does up here, people just don’t know about. We’ve been trying to get a pool for 10 years.”

In August 2020, Crowe donated $5,000 to a fundraiser on GoFundMe by filmmaker Amanda Bailly and journalist Richard Hall to help rebuild Le Chef, a restaurant that was destroyed in the 2020 Beirut explosion. The fundraiser aimed to raise $15,000, but it raised approximately $19,000 as of August 16. In response to Hall noting the donation, Crowe tweeted: “On behalf of Anthony Bourdain. I thought he probably would have done so if he was still around. I wish you and Le Chef the best and hope things can be put back together soon.”

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