Stuart Peter Townsend was born on the 15th December 1972, in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland, and is an actor and director, best known to the world for his roles in such films as “Queen of the Damned” (2002) as Lestat, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (2003) as Dorian Gray, and as Buddy Endrow in “Chaos Theory” (2008), among other differing roles.
Have you ever wondered how rich Stuart Townsend is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Townsend’s net worth is as high as $5 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. In addition to acting he has also done some work as a director, including on the film “Battle in Seattle” (2007), which he also wrote, and which also increased his net worth.
Stuart Townsend Net Worth $5 Million
Stuart is the son of Lorna Hogan, who was a model, and Englishman Peter Townsend, who played golf back in his days. He went to the Gaiety School of Acting, and while there he had his first role, appearing on stage in “Tear Up The Black Sail”, by Colin Teevan, performed as a school play. The following year his debut was made professional, in “True Lines”, directed by John Crowley; the first performance was held at Kilkenny, but then moved to the Dublin Theatre Festival, and later to the Bush theatre in London.
After finishing school he ventured into professional acting, and landed roles in short films such as “Godsuit” (1993), and “Summertime” (1995). In 1996 he appeared in his first full length film, entitled “Trojan Eddie” in the role of Dermont. The following year he landed the lead role in the film “Shooting Fish”, next to Dan Futterman and Kate Beckinsale. He then continued with roles in such films as “Under the Skin” (1997), “Simon Magus” (1999) next to Noah Taylor and Sean McGinley, and “Resurrection Man” (1998), all of which added to his net worth.
His career was just about to reach a higher level as he was cast as lead in the romantic comedy “About Adam” (2000), and horror film “Queen of the Damned” (2002) as Lestat, based on Anne Rice’s novel. In 2003 he portrayed Dorian Gray in the fantasy film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, next to Sean Connery and Peta Wilson, and the following year he had the lead role in the romantic drama “Head in the Clouds”, next to Charlize Theron. His next big role was in the film “Chaos Theory” with Ryan Reynolds and Emily Mortimer, and then in 2013 was selected for the role of Jack McAllister in the TV series “Betrayal” (2013-2014). Most recently, he featured in seven episodes of the TV series “Salem” (2015), as Dr. Samuel Wainwright, which also increased his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Stuart was in a relationship with actress Charlize Theron from 2001 until 2010; although not married, the two often stated that they consider themselves married to each other, without a certificate to prove that. They had one child, before they split. According to unconfirmed recent reports, Stuart lives in Costa Rica with a woman whose name is not known to the media, and that the two are expecting a child.
He has a younger half-brother called Hugo (b. 2000)
Before fame, Stuart and his friends formed a theatre group in Dublin, Ireland where they re-enacted scenes from the kids' show Le manège enchanté (1964) (The Magic Roundabout). Stuart played Ermintrude the Cow.
Due to his parents' professions, Stuart had to wait 13 years for the birth of his younger brother Dylan, and 15 years for the birth of little sister Chloe Townsend.
Studied drama at the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin, Ireland.
Acting is great. You spend your whole life trying to get it right.
As Oscar Wilde said, golf is a waste of a good walk (On his father's profession).
You have no idea how much fun it is playing Ermentrude the Cow.
A lot of people ask me if it's intimidating because Tom Cruise was the star of the original and that kind of thing, but for me, it was just such a different story, it was rock and roll (About Queen of the Damned (2002)).