Michael Sheen - Famous Actor

Michael Sheen Net Worth


Michael Sheen is a famous Welsh actor known for his work in biographical films. He has a net worth of $16 million, gained through his award-winning stage and successful cinema career.<\p>

Key facts:

  • Michael Sheen is an award-winning Welsh actor, known for his work in both film and theatre.
  • He has become well-known for his portrayal of real-life figures such as Tony Blair, David Frost, Kenneth Williams, and Brian Clough.
  • Sheen began his career on stage in 1991 and later transitioned to the film industry, earning critical acclaim for his roles in various productions.
  • In addition to his acting career, Sheen is actively involved in activism and has spoken out on various social and political issues.
  • Despite being a successful actor, Sheen's net worth of $16 million isn't mentioned in the text as the focus is largely on his accomplishments and career trajectory.

Basic Information About Michael Sheen

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Voice Actor, Television producer
Net worth$16,000,000
Date of birth1969-02-05 (55 years old)
Place of birthNewport, Wales
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Curiosities and TrademarksKnown for playing real-life figures such as David Frost and Tony Blair.
Rich mellifluous voice, with a Welsh accent.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Michael Sheen win?


Golden Globe

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Michael Sheen awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNomineeMidnight in Paris2012
Heroine Award - Best Fantasy ActorNomineeUnderworld: Rise of the Lycans2009
BSFC Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeThe Good Shepherd2006
Evening Standard British Film Award - Best ActorWinnerFrost/Nixon2009
Best Actor - WinnerFrost/Nixon2009
Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaNomineeThe Damned United2009

Michael Sheen roles

Movie / Series Role
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2Aro
The Twilight Saga: New MoonAro
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1Aro
Alice in WonderlandWhite Rabbit (voice)
Midnight in ParisPaul
Far from the Madding CrowdWilliam Boldwood
The QueenTony Blair
DolittleDr. Blair MΓΌdfly
Nocturnal AnimalsCarlos
Kingdom of HeavenPriest
TronCastor / Zuse
Blood DiamondRupert Simmons
Underworld: EvolutionLucian
Underworld: Rise of the LycansLucian
Alice Through the Looking GlassMcTwisp (voice)
ApostleMalcolm Howe
TimelineLord Oliver
Slaughterhouse RulezThe Bat
Kill the MessengerFred Weil
Home AgainAusten
UnthinkableSteven Arthur Younger
Frost/NixonDavid Frost
Brad's StatusCraig Fisher
The Damned UnitedBrian Clough
The Four FeathersWilliam Trench
How to Build a GirlDr. Freud
Bright Young ThingsMiles Maitland
WildeRobbie Ross
Doctor WhoHouse 1 episode, 2011
Have I Got News for YouSelf - Guest Presenter 2 episodes, 2015
Prodigal SonDr. Martin Whitly 33 episodes, 2019-2021
The SandmanLucifer (2020)
Top GearSelf 3 episodes, 2009-2015
Made in HollywoodSelf 5 episodes, 2009-2016
The SimpsonsWilliam Masters 1 episode, 2017
30 RockWesley 4 episodes, 2010
StagedMichael Sheen 14 episodes, 2020-2021
Masters of SexDr. William Masters 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Animals.Trotts / ... 2 episodes, 2018
The GrandThomas Jordan 1 episode, 1997
The TalkSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2015-2016
Good Morning BritainSelf - Actor / ... 1 episode, 2019
The Late Late Show with James CordenSelf / ... 4 episodes, 2016-2021
Comedy Bang! Bang!Self 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf - Audience Member 1 episode, 2016
MaigretPhilippe 1 episode, 1993

Michael Sheen's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
The Twilight Saga: New MoonΒ (2009)$7,300,000

Michael Sheen's Quotes

  • It's interesting that in searching for monsters to play you often end up playing leaders.
  • [on playing "Castor" in TRON: Legacy (2010)] I wanted him to be like a sort of popular-culture jukebox program and, then underneath it all, there's something completely psychotic going on.
  • Having played a lot of characters that are dangerously close to caricature, there's something I've always found, and that is: everything you do has to be connected to the source of what the character really is.
  • My job takes me away from my daughter Lily a lot, so when I am with her the time is precious. When I'm filming I try to speak to her every day and let her know that I'm thinking of her and hopefully stay a presence in her life. I want Lily to have a parent who is enjoying and is passionate about their work but at the same time I don't want it to be something that takes me away from her too much.
  • I do think there's a kind of a dark energy in Port Talbot. It's dominated by the steelworks, where there's this fire that's pumping out energy every day, and I think that is a good symbol for a kind of restless, fiery energy.

Michael Sheen's photos

The Phenomenon Known as Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen is a Welsh actor and activist known for his stunning performances in biographical films. His acting prowess has landed him lead roles in several well-known projects.

Early Life and Education

Michael was born on February 5th, 1969, in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. During his teens, Sheen became actively involved with the West Glamorgan Youth Theatre and the National Youth Theatre of Wales. Michael attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting.


Michael’s professional acting journey began with a stage production of β€˜When She Danced’. Michael then went on to play Romeo in a stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s β€˜Romeo and Juliet.’ His rise to fame came after his continued efforts onstage and with his political performances in works such as β€˜Amadeus’ and β€˜Caligula,’ which garnered him numerous critical accolades. Following his accomplished stage career, Michael focused more on film work. He got minor roles until he gained recognition for his performance in the classic vampire movie β€˜Underworld,’ where he played Lucian.

Sheen’s big breakthrough came in 2004’s β€˜The Deal,’ when he played UK’s Prime Minister Tony Blair. He subsequently played the former Prime Minister again in β€˜The Queen,’ among several other biopics. Michael Sheen’s exceptional performances led him to other noteworthy film roles, including playing David Frost in β€˜Frost/Nixon.’


Michael had a daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, with actress Kate Beckinsale.


Michael Sheen is as passionate about activism as he is about acting. Michael is vocal about his political beliefs, advocating for social equity and standing in solidarity with the marginalized. He rendered his resources to support his hometown’s underserved population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s Michael Sheen’s Net Worth and Salary?

Michael Sheen’s net worth stands at $16 million, earned from his long-standing career in the film, television, and stage industry.


Michael Sheen has won numerous awards for his artistry, including the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, the Evening Standard Theatre Award, and three-times Welsh BAFTAs. Along with these accomplishments, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his lifetime contribution to drama in 2009.

In Real Life

Michael Sheen is not only an actor but also a multi-instrumentalist who likes to keep his hair long and unkempt. He spent his early years performing in Welsh rock bands (From 1979-1988). Besides acting, he has a keen interest in fantasy football and originated the Celebrity Football Club for donating to charity.

Final Thoughts

Michael Sheen serves as an inspiration to the aspiring actors from across the globe. Michael continues to put in the same dedication and effort into every role as he did when he started his career for as a stage actor. It is his work ethic’s reflection that continues to earn him recognition in the entertainment industry.

Interesting Facts about Michael Sheen

  1. Primary residence is in London, England. He has a daughter, Lily Mo Sheen by former long time girlfriend Kate Beckinsale. Lily lives with her mother in Los Angeles, where Sheen maintains an apartment so he can spend time with her.
  2. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "Look Back in Anger" at the Royal National Theatre, Lyttelton stage.
  3. He was nominated for a 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Supporting Performance of 1998 for his role in "Amadeus".
  4. He was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2003 for his performance in "Caligula" at the Donmar Warehouse.
  5. He was awarded the 2003 London Critics Circle Theatre Award and the Evening Standard Drama Award as Best Actor for his performance in Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse.
  6. Graduated from RADA. Later became an Associate Member of RADA.
  7. Portrayed British Prime Minister Tony Blair three times. In The Deal (2003), The Queen (2006) (both directed by Stephen Frears) and in The Special Relationship (2010).
  8. In 1997, as both actor and director, he ran "Thin Language", a Welsh theatre company co-jointly with Simon Harris, and mounted a production (directed by Sheen) of Harris's play "Badfinger" at the Donmar. He also joined forces with Helen McCrory and Robert Delamere to set up a new writing production company called "Foundry" that same year.
  9. One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
  10. Son of Irene, a secretary, and Meyrick Sheen, a former British Steel Corporation personnel manager turned professional Jack Nicholson look-a-like, he has a sister, Joanne Sheen. He was brought up in Port Talbot, the Welsh town that famously produced Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins.
  11. He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to Drama.
  12. His favorite film is Een Zaak van Leven en Dood (1946). Other favorite films include Apocalypse Now (1979), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), 12 Monkeys (1995), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).
  13. Has played both a werewolf (in Underworld series) and a vampire (in Twilight Saga).
  14. Lived with fellow Welsh actor and friend Matthew Rhys for some time in Los Angeles. They had previously shared a flat, along with Ioan Gruffudd, when living in London.
  15. Was in a relationship with actress Rachel McAdams from July 2010 until 2013.
  16. Two of his paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Edward Sheehan and Catherine Hickey, were Irish. The surname "Sheehan" was later changed to "Sheen".
  17. Finishing his run as David Frost in the West End production of "Frost/Nixon", and preparing for its Broadway transfer. [February 2007]
  18. As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Queen (2006), Frost/Nixon (2008) and Midnight in Paris (2011).
  19. He has said that his favorite film of all time is Een Zaak van Leven en Dood (1946).
  20. Was in a relationship with Sarah Silverman from January 2014 to December 2018.

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