Who is Andy Serkis?

Andy Serkis, whose real name is Andrew Clement Serkis, is an English actor, narrator, and film director who was actively working from 1985 to now. 

Quick Info
Full nameAndrew Clement Serkis
Date of birth20 April 1964
Birrth PalceRuislip Manor, Middlesex, England
Parents(s)Lylie Weech and Clement Serkis.
OccupationActor, Film Director, Narrator
Spouse(s)Lorraine Ashbourne ​(m. 2002)
Net worthUS $28 million

Personal Life

Andy Serkis was born on 20 April 1964 in Ruislip Manor, Middlesex, England as a mother, Lylie Weech, and father, Clement Serkis. His mother used to teach disabled children, and his father used to be an Iraqi-Armenian gynecologist. Serkis’s full name is Andrew Clement Serkis, but he used to call and known by the name Andy Serkis where his actual name was “Sarkisian.”

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In July 2002, Andy Serkis married his beloved Larraine Ashbournes, an English actress. Serkis lived with his wife and children in Crouch End, North London, where they had given birth to their children, Ruby, Sonny, and Louis. His all children became an actor where Luis and Ruby started their career from the movie “The Kid Who Would Be King” in 2019, and in 2020, they have cast into the series “The Letter for the King.” Louis provided his voice in the adventure drama film “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle,” where Serkis directs the movie.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Andy Serkis holds a British nationality where belongs to Iraqi-Armenian ethnicity. He is currently 56 years old, with a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and 75 kg. He had black hair with blue eyes where his zodiac sign is Taurus, as he was born on April 20.

Early Life and Education

Andy Serkis spent his childhood with his mother and siblings in Britain while his father used to work abroad. Later, he joined St Benedict’s School, Ealing. After that, he attended Lancaster University, where he took visual arts and theatre to have a degree, and then in 1985; he completed his graduation. After that, he became a member of The Country College and the part of student radio station Bailrigg FM. Further, he appeared in the Nuffield Studio, where he had done designing and producing plays.

Andy Serkis played the lead role in Berrie Keeffe’s play “Gotcha,” which made him changed his primary subject and accomplished his Independent Studies Degree. After that, at Lancaster, he adopted the graphic novel “The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman” by Raymond Briggs.

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Andy Serkis attended the backstage team at the Duke’s Playhouse when he was in his third year at university to earn his Equity card. After that, he worked as an actor in a broad range of products.

Later, he earned his Equity card after 16 months, became part of series of touring companies, and in the production of Bouncer in a play by William Shakespeare “The Winter’s Tale” and the tragedy “King Lear,” which was written by William Shakespeare. Furthermore, he was seen playing a role in “Dogboy,” “Mojo,” and “Hurlyburly”.

He also started his career on television after seeing in the episode of “The Darling Buds of May“as Greville, an English comedy-drama television series. Later, he was seen in the movie “Loop” in 1997, which is a British romantic movie, and after that is seen in “Oliver Twist,” where it is based on the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. Further, he was cast into the movie “The Jolly Boys Last Sands” in 2000.

Later, he was known by all people and earned fame after he was seen playing the role of Gollum in the series called “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy from 2001 to 2003 where he had also provide motion capture movements and voiced over the CGI (Computer-generated imagery) character.

Later, in the various movies, he has done critically acclaimed motion-capture work, which consists of 2005 version of “King Kong,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in 2011, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” in 2014, and in “War for the Planet of the Apes” in 2017. In 2007, he also became the part of the “Heavenly Sword,” where he had provided the motion capture and voice on King Bohan.

Further, Andy Serkis was again seen working with Jackson’s and Steven Spielberg’s “Tintin” trilogy, where it was based on the series “The Adventures of Tintin” and provided his voice on it. In the year 2009, he was seen voicing to the character Screwtape, a fictional character, and was adopting the apologetic novel “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis. Later, he had been cast as William Hare into the movie “Burke and Hare” in 2010.

Serkis also appeared in the TV series “The Accused” and again seen playing as Ceasar in the movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in 2011. Later, he was honored with a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his outstanding performance as Caesar, and he became more popular in the filmy sector. He was also known as an innovative artist. Besides, he was cast as a lead character in the video game “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.”

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis has stated that he would repeat his role as Gollum in the movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and was released in 2012; another part of the film was released in 2013 and 2014. After that, in June 2012, he had got the invitation from the Academy of Motion picture Arts and Science. Later, he again was seen playing Caesar’s role in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” in 2014 and again in 2017 in “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

Later, he was involved in the film “Godzilla” in 2014, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015, and 2018, he was seen repeating his role in the superhero movie “Black Panther.” After that, he had got chance to play as Supreme Leader Snoke in the film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015, where he was seen repeating his role in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in 2017 as well as in 2019 in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in 2019. He was also seen as Ghost of Christmas Past in the three-part miniseries “A Christmas Coral” in 2019.



Andy Serkis has been seen directing the movie “The Hobbit,” where he had started his directing career. Later he was seen directing the film “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” and also made a statement that he would produce “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which is the sequel of the superhero movie “Venom,” and the film will be released on 25 June 2021.

Net worth

The estimated net worth of Andy Serkis is $28 million.