A prolific character actor, Willem Dafoe is one of the most well-recognized faces of the industry. Having done extensive theatre work in the early years of his acting career, he moved towards the on-screen work in the early 1980s and landed his first lead role in the 1982 movie, The Loveless. Since doing so, Willem has gone on to build an iconic career with fabulous performances in blockbuster movies like Clear and Present Danger, Murder on the Orient Express, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Spider-Man, and Aquaman. In addition to acting, he has done extensive work as a voice actor too by lending his voice to characters in several movies and video games. Now moving away from his professional career, Willem Dafoe had a long-term relationship with theater director Elizabeth LeCompte which lasted from 1977 to 2004 while he became married to actress Giada Colagrande in 2005.
Willem Dafoe Personal Details:
- Complete Name: William J. Dafoe
- Nicknames: Willem
- Date of Birth: July 22, 1955
- Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Actor
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
Willem Dafoe Height Weight Body Measurements Shoe Size Facts
Willem Dafoe Family Details:
- Father: William Alfred Dafoe (Doctor)
- Mother: Muriel Isabel Dafoe (Nurse)
- Siblings: Richard George Dafoe and Donald Cameron Dafoe (Brothers), Barbara Ellen Dafoe, Sarah Beth Dafoe, Jane Collins Dafoe, Nancy Jane Dafoe and Diane Elaine Dafoe (Sisters)
- Spouse Name: Giada Colagrande (m. 2005)
- Children Name: Jack Dafoe (Son)
Willem Dafoe Relationships History:
- Wendy Witt (1970-1972)
- Elizabeth LeCompte – Theater Director (1977-2004)
- Giada Colagrande – Actress (2004-Present)
Willem Dafoe Career Highlights:
- First Film: The Loveless (1982)
- First TV Show: The Hitchhiker (1986)
Willem Dafoe Distinctive Features:
- Gapped Tooth
- Gravelly Voice
- Deeply Lined Face
Willem Dafoe Body Measurements:
Actor Willem Dafoe height, weight, chest, waist, biceps, shoe size, and other body measurements statistics details are given below.
- Height in Feet: 5’ 9”
- Height in Centimeters: 175 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 77 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 169 pounds
- Chest Size: 41 inches
- Waist Size: 34 inches
- Arms/ Biceps Size: 13.5 inches
- Feet/ Shoe Size: Unknown
Willem Dafoe Interesting Facts:
- He is a vegetarian.
- His favorite musician is Bob Dylan.
- He holds dual citizenship of America and Italy.
- American actress Raquel Welch was his celebrity crush as a child.