Michael Fassbender is an Irish-German actor as well as a racing driver. He is well known for the fantasy war movie “epic 300” and Magneto, the marvel comic supervillain in “X-Men: First Class.” Some of the awards winning movies that he has played are “Shame,” “12 Years a Slave,” and also in “Steve Jobs” just in 2015. 

As a racer, Fassbender began his auto racing in the year 2017 with “Ferrari Challenge.” In 2020, he scored 6th position with 47 points in “Proton Competition” from “Porsche 911RSR”. 

Quick Info
Full NameMichael Fassbender
Date of BirthApril 2, 1977
Birth PlaceHeidelberg, Germany
NationalityGerman, Irish
Parent(s)Josef Fassbender, Adele
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Alicia Vikander (m. 2017)
Net worth$30 Million

Early Life and Bio

Michael Fassbender was born on the 2nd of April 1977 in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg. He is the son of Josef Fassbender and Adele. His mother is Irish, whereas his father is German. As a sibling, he has an older sister Catherine Fassbender who is a neuropsychologist. The family migrated to southwestern Ireland when Michael was just two years old. 

He completed his schooling at “Fossa National School” followed by “St. Brendan’s College.” Following his passion, he to a drama class by Donie Courtney for a short period of time.

Later, when he was 19, he went to the British drama school “Drama Center London” as he relocated. He performed the play “Three Sisters” on tour with “Oxford Stage Company” when he dropped out of his colleagues in 1999. 

He had struggled at the early stage of his career; he even did labor, bartender, and even postman before setting himself in the acting career. 

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender Image source (imdb.com)

Nationality and Physical Stats

Michael Fassbender is 6’0” tall, weighing 76 KG. The body measurements include chest as 42 inches, waist as 32 inches, and biceps arms as 15 inches. He has light brown hair with blue eyes. He has a deep, calm voice by which he gives an excellent performance in emotional scenes. He is also well known for his “acting with eye” feature. 


The debut movie for Michael Fassbender was in the American fantasy action war and adventure movie “epic 300” back in 2007, as the role of Stelios. Later on, he starred in several other movies as his first movie was super hit. As a television show, he appeared in eleven hour’s television “World War II” miniseries “Band of Brothers” in the role of Burton Pat Christenson in the year 2001.

Some of his popular movies are “Inglorious Basterds,” “12 Years a Slave”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “X: First Class,” “300”, “Hunger,” “Pitch Black Heist,” “Jane Eyre,” “The Light Between Oceans,” “Fish Tank.”

There are many super-hit television series played by him. Some of them are “Band of Brothers,” “The Devil’s Whore”, “Wedding Belles,” “Hex,” “A Bear Named Winnie,” “Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder,” “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking.”

Shame (Movie)

“Shame” is a British psychological erotic drama movie from 2011. The movie is directed and co-written by Steve McQueen and written by Abi Morgan. The movie stars are Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Amy Hargreaves, and Hannah Ware.

Michael has cast himself as Brandon Sullivan as the leading character of the movie.

The movie’s budget was $6.5 Million, and the box office income was $20.4 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 7.2/10.

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender Image source (medium.com)

Awards and Achievements

As awards, some of the major awards that he has won and has been nominated are “Academy Awards” nominated twice, “British Academy Film Awards” nominated for four times, “Critic’s Choice Movie Awards” won once and nominated for four times, “Golden Globe Awards” nominated for three times, “Screen Actor Guild Awards” won once and nominated for four times. 

Overall, he has won 76 awards and has been nominated 141 times for the major and top-ranked awards.

Personal Life: Wife and Children

In 2010, he was filed for a restraining order by his ex-girlfriend Sunawin Andrews as she said that he threw her over the chair and her nose was broken, and several other similar incidents. 

He is an introvert as he prefers to keep his personal life personal and private. However, he started dating Alicia Vikander, a Swedish actress. They married on the 14th of October 2017 in Spain, typically Ibiza. They live a happy life in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Michael Fassbender with wife Alicia Vikander Image source (gq-magazine.co.uk)

What is Michael Fassbender’s Net worth?

As the record from 2020, the net worth of Michael Fassbender is around $30 Million. His skillful acting, as well as the racing capability and his interest in it, made him famous all around the globe, and also he became rich with his name and fame.

Social Media Presence

Michael Fassbender is quite an introvert as he does not prefer using and updating social media. He has no social media accounts, although there are thousands of fans and followers of him. There are many fan pages on behalf of respect to him.


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