Heath Ledger Bio

Relationship Statistics of Heath Ledger

How many children does Heath Ledger have ? (name):One (Matilda Ledger)

More about the relationship

Heath Ledger dated American Actress Lisa Zane from 1997 to 1998. From 2000 to 2002, he was in a relationship with Australian Model Christina Cauchi. Heather Graham and Ledger dated from October 2000 to June 2001.

Ledger also dated British Actress Naomi Watts, American Actress Michelle Williams, Australian Model Gemma Ward, and American Actress Lindsay Lohan.

Who was Heath Ledger?

Heath Ledger was an Australian actor and director. People mostly recognize him for his role as Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’. Additionally, he also appeared in movies including ‘10 Things I Hate About You’, ‘Monster’s Ball’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’, and ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’.

Heath Ledger’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Ledger was born in Perth, Australia on April 4, 1979, to parents Sally Ledger and Kim Ledger. He was interested in the world of show business since his childhood years. He was of Australian nationality. Furthermore, he belonged to a mixed ethnic background of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Jewish [Ashkenazi and Sephardi].

Talking about his education, Ledger was enrolled at Mary’s Mount Primary School in Gooseberry Hill. In addition, he also attended Guildford Grammar School.

Heath Ledger’s Career

Ledger initially left school to pursue an acting career. He first had a minor role in the 1992’s ‘Clowning Around’. Additionally, he also appeared as a cyclist in the TV series ‘Ship to Shore’. In 1996, he played the role of Snowy Bowles in the TV series ‘Sweat’. He also had roles in ‘Blackrock’, ‘Home and Away’, ‘Paws’, and ‘Roar’ in 1997. In 1999, he played the role of Patrick Verona in the movie ‘10 Things I Hate About You’. Since then, he appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, he had 23 credits as an actor.

Some other movies and television series that Ledger appeared in are ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’, ‘I’m Not There.’, ‘Candy’, ‘Casanova’, ‘The Brothers Grimm’, ‘Lords of Dogtown’, ‘The Order’, ‘Ned Kelly’, ‘The Four Feathers’, ‘A Knight’s Tale’, ‘The Patriot’, and ‘Two Hands’. Additionally, he also had 3 credits as a director. Ledger’s portrayal of Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ is hailed as one of the best performances by an actor in a movie. He died on January 22, 2008, due to a cardiac arrest brought on by prescription drug intoxication.

Ledger won the Academy Award for his role as an iconic ‘Joker’ in ‘The Dark Knight’ in 2009. Additionally, he also garnered the Oscar nomination in 2006 for his performance in ‘Brokeback Mountain’. All in all, he has 77 wins and 55 nominations to his name to date.

Heath Ledger’s Rumors, Controversy

Ledger was part of several press controversies when he was alive. Additionally, after his death, there were also several controversies over his will.

Heath Ledger’s Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, Ledger had a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m). Additionally, his hair color was blonde and his eye color was hazel.

Heath Ledger’s Social Media

Ledger was not active over the social media.

References: (whosdatedwho.com, people.com)

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