Michael Fassbender

by ethnic on April 24, 2010

32nd Annual London Film Critics' Circle Awards - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany

Date of Birth: 2 April, 1977

*German (father)
*Irish (mother)

Michael Fassbender is a German and Irish actor and producer.

He was born in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany. His father, Josef Fassbender, is German. His mother, Adele, is Irish, from Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. When he was two, his family moved to Killarney, County Kerry, in the Republic of Ireland, where he was raised.

Michael is married to Swedish actress and dancer Alicia Vikander.

Michael is said to be related to Irish independence leader and politician Michael Collins. It is not clear if this genealogical connection has been verified.

Photo by Prphotos

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andrew October 14, 2017 at 6:14 pm
Hill August 4, 2017 at 5:09 am

He looks very German.

neiltennant June 25, 2016 at 3:41 pm

i am living in germany and if you believe or not

if i see him i know, that he is not fully german

he has something special

this is the special thing

when i see eastern europeans, irish or american tourists i know it at first glance that they are not german

but there are cases when i see americans who are from small american areas with german population then i think they are full german

gel June 26, 2016 at 5:15 am
neiltennant June 27, 2016 at 3:52 pm

yes this guy has very special eyes

Arunkate3 January 9, 2016 at 5:02 pm

im German and living in Germany and he looks so German . Facial features and bone structure

neiltennant June 25, 2016 at 3:39 pm

no he has something special !

andrew October 25, 2015 at 8:42 am

Adele is from Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

neiltennant July 23, 2015 at 5:03 am

he does not look german !

I’m living in germany and there are not so many germans with that look

gel August 14, 2015 at 8:32 am

Interesting – well, you should know!

Guess its Irish then….

musicfangirl November 14, 2015 at 10:41 am

He look’s more German then Irish I’ve met Germans who have similar looks

gel November 14, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Oh, you know do you! – how about this Irishman, Jamie Heaslip?


Have you got any photos of your Germans?

Alice November 14, 2015 at 9:51 pm

He doesn’t look more German than Irish. He could fit in both places easily.

neiltennant August 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm

no he has irish eyes

yes irish eyes

blue eyes in both countries common but the shape is irish

hesh123 November 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm

It is because they are all arabs

neiltennant June 27, 2016 at 3:52 pm

what the shit you are telling us HESH123

who is arab ?

White18 September 25, 2014 at 1:39 am

He doesn’t have a preference for blacks. He’s hopped on both sides of the fence.

notional December 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm

You should get a bigger pic

See Me Not November 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

painfully beautiful

ashash July 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

He is aging like yogurt.

Good actor, though.

WTF August 25, 2014 at 3:16 am

Really?? I mean he’s not ugly, but I honestly don’t see what’s so great about him. There are better looking white men. IDK why all the black chicks are crazy about him either. Just because he has a preference for black girls that makes him sexy I guess???? Dumb as fuck.

me September 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

I do not know why but his face reminds me of a nazi, but he is nice.

Bobatu April 8, 2012 at 1:25 am

Now he definitely looks Irish. Can’t see German.

Anya April 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I can see both to be honest. He is very handsome.

nnnnn September 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Can smb. explain a difference between “irish look” and
“german look”?

J420 November 25, 2015 at 10:44 pm

Um, you sound rather uneducated and very simple minded if you think there is no difference in German and Irish appearances.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 21, 2012 at 2:20 am

He did well as Magneto in X-men: First Class.

Anya March 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm
Anya March 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Michael Fassbender and Nicole Beharie make a really cute couple

oooooooo March 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

i agree.

Anya March 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

They look perfect together!

oooooooo March 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm


oooooooo March 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm


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