Stuart Townsend is an outstanding Irish actor, director as well as a screenwriter. He is best known for having an early career lead role in About Adam (2000) Adam. He is also really popular for his incredible performances in Queen of the Damned (2002) as Lestat de Lioncourt, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) as Dorian Gray, and Shade (2003) as Vernon and Trapped (2002) as William Jennings.

Quick Info
Full NameStuart Townsend
Date of Birth15 December, 1972
Birth PlaceHowth, County Dublin, Ireland
ParentsPeter Townsend,
Lorna Hogan
Height1.80 m
Spouse/partnerCharlize Theron (2001–2010)
Agatha Araya (2013–present)
Net Worth$5 Million

Early Life and Bio

Stuart Townsend was born on the 15th of December, 1972 in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland. His father’s name was Peter Townsend and his mother’s name was Lorna Hogan. His father worked as a professional English golfer and his mother was an Irish model. He grew up with a younger brother named Dylan Townsend and a younger sister named Chloe Townsend. Their mother passed away in 1994. He also has half-siblings as his father remarried after the passing of his mother. They are named Hugo and Ella who was born to a woman named Sofia.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Stuart Townsend’s nationality is Irish and his ethnicity is of Irish descent on his maternal side and is of English descent on his paternal side. He grew up in a Catholic household.

He has an athletic build of 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 meters and weighs 78 kg or 172 pounds. His body measurements aren’t known. He often wears stubble facial hair and has a muscular physique. The color of his hair is dark brown and he has a beautiful set of Hazel eyes.

His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Education: Schooling

He studied at the Gaiety School of Acting which is located in Dublin, Ireland. He studied drama and also made his first non-professional acting debut in the year 1993.


He made his movie debut in 1993 in Godsuit as John Slattery. He has played many movies after that and has become famous. He got his big breakthrough when he was cast as a lead role in the movie About Adam in 2000. He started getting recognition for his role in this movie from critics from the United States of America (USA). He played the character of Adam in this movie. 

He started getting more and more famous as he kept on doing movies. Similarly, he got known all over the world when he starred in Queen of the Damned (2002) as Lestat de Lioncourt. He also played the character of Vernon in 2003’s Shade. 

Furthermore, he portrayed the character of Dorian Gray in the dieselpunk superhero movie named The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003. These are his brilliant movies. He is also known for writing and directing the 2007 political action thriller movie named Battle in Seattle.

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Queen of the Damned

In this 2002 gothic horror movie, he has brilliantly portrayed the character of Lestat de Lioncourt. The movie was directed by Michael Rymer and starred actors like Stuart Townsend, Aaliyah, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent Perez, and Lena Olin. The movie wasn’t a box office hit but was critically acclaimed.

The movie was rated 5.3 by IMDb.

The Lord of the Rings

Townsend was supposed to play the role of Aragorn in the popular movie series The Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, just before the day of filming, he was replaced with Viggo Mortensen. Even though he had been rehearsing for the role for two months, he was relieved to be replaced but he was shocked when they told him that he wouldn’t be paid. He has said in an interview that he hates the guts of those people.

Television Shows

Stuart Townsend first appeared on television in 1995’s Summertime as the lead role named Andrew. He was again cast as the main character in 2005’s Night Stalker. He played the character of Carl Kolchak. 

Similarly, he also appeared as a series regular in the American drama television show Betrayal as Jack McAllister in 2013. He also played the character of Dr. Samuel Wainwright in Salem (2015) in seven episodes. He has portrayed the character of Declan Trask in the American crime drama TV show named Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2017.

Awards and Achievements

Stuart Townsend has been nominated for various prestigious awards 4 times and has been able to win 2 of those awards. He has been nominated for Irish Film and Television Awards two times in 2003 and 2008. Likewise, he has won 1998’s Fantafestival for Best Actor in Resurrection Man and 2013’s Worldfest for Best Actor in XIII: The Series.

Personal Life: Relationships

Stuart Townsend has dated a few women over the years. He was in a relationship with an American actress named Parker Posey. They dated for about a year from 1997 to 1998. 

After that, he started dating South African Hollywood actress Charlize Theron in 2001. They first met while they were filming Trapped. Although they were not officially married, they considered each other husband and wife. They broke up with each other after being together for around nine years. They separated in January 2010.

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After three years, he met Agatha Araya and they got into a relationship in 2013. The couple was blessed with two children named Ezra Townsend and Desmond Townsend. However, after being together for around five years, they broke up in late December 2018 or early January 2019.

What is Stuart Townsend Net Worth?

The 48 years old actor has been working in the movies and television industry since 1993. He is still actively working in the entertainment industry and has been able to earn a huge amount of money. He has a net worth of $5 Million.

Social Media Presence

Stuart Townsend is quite active on his Instagram (Stuart Townsend) with 15.4K followers. He isn’t active on any other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.


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