Joel Edgerton

by follers on July 21, 2014

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Place of Birth: Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: 23 June, 1974

*English, possibly other (father)
*Dutch (mother)

Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, director, writer, producer, and filmmaker. He is the son of Marianne and Michael Edgerton, and the brother of filmmaker and stuntman Nash Edgerton.

His mother is a Dutch immigrant.

Joel’s maternal grandfather was Cornelis Adrianus Antonius “Kees” van Dort (the son of Wilhelmus Franciscus van Dort and Johanna Frederika “Anna” Tonen). Cornelis was born in Bodegraven, Bodegraven-Reeuwijk, South Holland, Netherlands. Wilhelm was born in Utrecht, the son of Arie van Dort and Grada van Rassel. Johanna was born in Culemborg, the daughter of Cornelis Antonius Tonen and Bertina Maria Miltenburg.

Joel’s maternal grandmother was Maria Antonia Wilhelmina Margaretha Zouteriks (the daughter of Theodorus Wilhelmus Zouteriks and Margaretha Maria Hendrica Raaijmakers). Joel’s grandmother Maria was born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands. Theodorus was born in Geertruidenberg, the son of Wilhelmus Adrianus Zouteriks and Maria Antonia Schouten. Joel’s great-grandmother Margaretha was born in Zevenaar, the daughter of Antonius Raaijmakers and Gerarda Jacoba van Ditshuizen.

Sources: Genealogies of Joel Edgerton (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Joel’s maternal great-grandparents, Cornelis Adrianus Antonius Van Dort and Maria Antonia Wilhelmina Margaretha Zouteriks –

Genealogy of Joel’s maternal great-grandmother, Maria Antonia Wilhelmina Margaretha Zouteriks –

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neiltennant June 6, 2017 at 3:41 pm

more white than him

no chance to find

follers September 5, 2018 at 4:43 pm

He turns out to be more exotic than the discussion below thought. All this time, I didn’t know he had an immigrant parent.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:28 am

Talented actor. Way much better than Sam Unworthington (another English Australian).

This guy is our equivalent of a WASP. Very typical white Australian look.

gel January 3, 2016 at 4:26 am

Is he your WASP? – funny, he looks Irish, as most Australians seem to.

Any examples of an Englishman who looks like that?

gel January 3, 2016 at 4:55 am
phaedra March 12, 2016 at 12:45 am

Aussies of English descent who have this “look” (hooded, small blue eyes):

This guy, Sam Worthington, Russel Crowe, Guy Pearce….pretty sure there’s more.

And is there a difference between how English and Irish people look? :/

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