Joel Edgerton

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Edgerton in 2012, photo by

Place of Birth: Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: 23 June, 1974

*father – English, possibly other
*mother – Dutch

Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, director, writer, producer, and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in the films Race the Sun, Star Wars Episodes II and III, King Arthur (2004), Smokin’ Aces, The Square (2008), Animal Kingdom (2010), Warrior, The Thing (2011), Wish You Were Here, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby, Felony (2013), Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Gift (2015), Black Mass, Jane Got a Gun, Midnight Special, Loving, It Comes at Night, Bright (2017), Red Sparrow, Boy Erased, The King (2019), The Green Knight, The Stranger (2022), Thirteen Lives, and Master Gardener; and on television’s The Secret Life of Us, The Underground Railroad, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. He also directed and wrote The Gift and Boy Erased, wrote Felony, and co-wrote The Square, The Rover, Jane Got a Gun, and The King.

He is the son of Marianne and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. He is 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: Genealogy 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 –

7 Responses

  1. Erik1714 says:

    The tag “Dutch” is not there

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    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.

  3. follers says:

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

  4. Capricious says:

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

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

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