Matthias Schoenaerts

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Schoenaerts in 2013, photo by

Place of Birth: Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

Date of Birth: 8 December, 1977

Ethnicity: Belgian [Flemish, Walloon], distant English/British Isles

Matthias Schoenaerts is a Belgian actor, film producer, and graffiti artist. His films include Daens, Loft, Bullhead, Rust and Bone, The Drop (2014), Suite Française, Far from the Madding Crowd, Disorder, Red Sparrow, and The Mustang. His graffiti name is Zenith.

He is the son of Dominique Wiche, a costume designer, translator, and French teacher, and actor Julien Schoenaerts.

His surname is of Flemish, or Belgian Dutch, origin. Matthias is fluent in English and French in addition to Flemish, his native language.

Matthias’ paternal grandfather was Raymond Jerome Schoenaerts (the son of Joannes/Jean Lambert Schoenaerts and Anna Catharina Burton). Raymond was born in Borgloon, Provincie Limburg, Flanders. Joannes was the son of Michal/Michaël Schoenaerts and Marie Marguerite Tackoen. Anna was the daughter of Joannes/Jean Burton and Anna/Anne Maria/Marie Vanleeuwe.

Matthias’ paternal grandmother was Josephina Maria Berden (the daughter of Pieter Berden and Maria Louisa Peumans). Josephina was born in Klein-Membruggen, Provincie Limburg, Flanders. Pieter was the son of Gillis Berden and Anna Aerts. Maria Louisa was the daughter of Jan Arnold Dominic Peumans and Maria Hardy.

Matthias’ maternal grandmother is from Liège, Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium.

Sources: Genealogies of Matthias’ father –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

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