Michael Fassbender

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Fassbender in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Heidelberg, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, West Germany (now 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-W├╝rttemberg, 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.


Curious about ethnicity

41 Responses

  1. Obey says:

    I do not know why people stereotype German so much? Germans are not all blond and blue-eyed. Fasbender could even be a Spanish, French or Portuguese. On the contrary, I have seen countless dark and dark-eyed Germans, even though they are children of blond relatives. A totally alienated view and a lot of stereotype that German has to be tall and headstrong as well.

  2. Hill says:

    He looks very German.

  3. neiltennant says:

    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

  4. Arunkate3 says:

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

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