Who is Andy Serkis?
Andy Serkis is an English actor, producer and film director and he is popularly known for directing, appearing and providing voice for films such as King Kong, Planet of the Apes reboot series, The Adventures of Trintin, The Last Jedi, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and many more.
Andy Serkis Biography and Education
Andy Serkis was born Andrew Clement Serkis on the 20th of April, 1964 in Ruislip, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom and he was also raised there, Serkis was born to a mother named Lylie Serkis and she was an English woman and worked as a teacher while his father named Clement Serkis was an Iraqi-born gynecologist of Armenian descent, his father wasn’t always with them as he was away in the Middle East where he worked and this prompted Serkis and his siblings with their mother to always spend the vacation periods in the Middle East.
Serkis attended the St. Benedict’s School which is located in Ealing before he then enrolled at the Lancaster University where he graduated with a degree in visual arts, while in University he became a member of the Country College and also joined the Student Radio station Bailrigg Fm and while working for the radio station he was in charge of producing plays, and as time went on Serkis began to pick interest in acting while in University and this prompted him to appear in a lead role in Barrie Keeffe’s Play titled Gotcha.
Movies and Career
Serkis began his acting career by appearing in small roles on various British television shows, he appeared in an episode of The Darling Buds of May in 1992, he rose to fame in 2001 after he joined the cast of Lords of the rings film logy, and in 2006 he played the role of Mr. Grin in the film titled Stormbreaker, in 2006 he also appeared in Extraordinary Rendition, in 2007 Serkis worked as a voice actor on the film Monkey Life, Five, in 2009 he provided voice for the character of demon Screwtape in Focus on the Family’s.
In 2010 he appeared as William Hare in the film titled Burke and Hare, in 2011 he reprised his role as Gollum in The Hobbit, in 2014 he starred as Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in 2015 he took up the role of Ulysses in the Marvel Cinematics film Avengers: Age of Ultron and he reprised his role as Ulysses in Black Panther in 2018, in 2015 he produced, directed and played a role in his movie SteelSkin, in 2018 he directed the movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
Andy Serkis Origin, Nationality and Ethnicity
Serkis originated from Ruislip Manor, Middlesex, England and his mother was a British while his father was of Iraqi-Armenian descent and therefore he is of British nationality but has an origin and ethnicity of British-Iraqi-Armenian.
Andy Serkis Parents, Daughter and Family
Serkis was born to a British mother named Lylie Serkis and she worked as a teacher at a school for disabled children, his father’s name was Clement Serkis and he was an Iraqi-born Armenian gynecologist and he worked in the Middle East, Serkis also grew up with three siblings whose names are unknown as he hasn’t yet revealed them to the public and he also shares three children with his wife named Lorraine Ashbourne and they are a daughter named Ruby Sarkis, born in 1998, a son named Sonny Serkis, born in 2000, and a son named Louis Serkis who was born in 2004.
Andy Serkis Height, Weight and Personal Looks
Serkis stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches, he weighs 63kg, he has black hair color, blue eye color and he is fair in complexion.
Andy Serkis Wife
Serkis is a married man and he is married to actress Lorraine Ashbourne and this couple wedded in July, 2002.
Serkis and his family currently reside in Crouch End, North London, England, United Kingdom.
Serkis’ real name is Andrew Clement Serkis.
Social Media Presence
Serkis is one of the most famous and successful English actors and he has been active on screen since 1989 and over these years he has managed to accumulate a huge fan base for himself and as of recent Serkis has over 60,000 Twitter followers and he is also active on Facebook and a host of other social media networks.
Awards and Nominations
Over the years, Serkis has been nominated for awards such as Best Supporting actor at the 2014 AACTA Awards, best actor in a lead role at the 2009 British Academy Film Awards, best actor at the 2006 British Academy Television Awards, Best Performance by an actor in a British Independent Film at the 2009 British Independent Film Awards, in 2004 he won the best British actor award at the Empire Awards, in 2010 he won the Inspiration award at the Empire Awards, in 2006 he was nominated for the best supporting actor at the Golden Globe Awards, in 2003 he won the best on screen duo award along with Sean Astin and Elijah Woods and over the years he has won many more awards and have also been nominated for many.
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Controversies, rumors and legal issues
Ever since coming to fame in 1989, Serkis hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors and legal issues.
Andy Serkis Net Worth and Salary
Andy Serkis net worth is estimated to be $35 million and he earns over $8 million as salary annually and his net worth accumulated due to the success in his career as an actor, producer and film director and for also appearing in films such as The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and many more.
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