Birth Name: David Jude Heyworth Law
Place of Birth: Lewisham, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 29 December, 1972
Ethnicity: English, Welsh, some Scottish
Jude Law is an English actor, producer, and director. His roles include The Talented Mr. Ripley, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Cold Mountain, Closer, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Anna Karenina, among many others.
He is the son of Margaret Anne (Heyworth) and Peter Robert Law, comprehensive school teachers. His father has also been a headmaster and actor. His sister, Natasha Law, is a painter and graphic designer. His mother was adopted. Jude is married to Phillipa Coan. Jude has six children, including three with his former wife, actress Sadie Frost, and one with Phillipa. One of Jude and Sadie’s children is model Rafferty Law/Raff Law.
Jude was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2004. He is the first English-born man to have been given this title by the magazine (David Beckham, in 2015, is the second, and Idris Elba, in 2018, is the third).
Jude’s paternal grandfather was Eric Phillip Law (the son of William Law and Caroline Taylor Messent). William was the son of John Law, who was from Edinburgh, Scotland, and of Mary Ann, who was from Irglass, Scotland. Caroline was the daughter of Philip Messent and Caroline Taylor.
Jude’s paternal grandmother was Emily Florence Ethel Tagg (the daughter of James William Tagg and Agnes Ann Laing). Emily was born in Stepney, London, England. Agnes was the daughter of William Laing and Louisa Jane Frost.
Jude’s maternal grandfather was John Clifford Heyworth (the son of John Willie Heyworth and Mary Hamer). Jude’s great-grandfather John was the son of Samuel Heyworth and Susannah.
Jude’s biological maternal grandmother was named Meinwen Parry. Meinwen was Welsh.
Sources: Family history of Jude Law, by Nick Barratt – http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Genealogy of Jude Law – https://www.geni.com