Place of Birth: Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Birth: 23 June, 1974
*English, possibly other (father)
Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, director, writer, producer, and filmmaker. His many film roles include Smokin’ Aces, Warrior, The Thing (2011), The Odd Life of Timothy Green, the Star Wars franchise, The Great Gatsby, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Midnight Special, It Comes at Night, Red Sparrow, The Gift, and Boy Erased. He also directed the latter two.
He is the son of Marianne and Michael Edgerton, and the brother of filmmaker and stuntman Nash Edgerton. His mother is a Dutch emigrant, who was born in The Hague, and moved to Australia in 1957.
Joel has two children with his partner Christine Centenera. Christine is fashion director for Vogue Australia.
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) – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Joel’s maternal great-grandparents, Cornelis Adrianus Antonius Van Dort and Maria Antonia Wilhelmina Margaretha Zouteriks – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Joel’s maternal great-grandmother, Maria Antonia Wilhelmina Margaretha Zouteriks – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
The tag “Dutch” is not there
Great actor, very underrated, he also directed The Gift wich is a pretty decent thriller. He looks like what he is, a mix of brittish isles celtic and germanic continental Europe, really not much to add.
He turns out to be more exotic than the discussion below thought. All this time, I didn’t know he had an immigrant parent.
Talented actor. Way much better than Sam Unworthington (another English Australian).
This guy is our equivalent of a WASP. Very typical white Australian look.
Is he your WASP? – funny, he looks Irish, as most Australians seem to.
Any examples of an Englishman who looks like that?
Here, I’ve got an Irish lookalike!:
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? :/