Russell Crowe Biography
Russell Ira Crowe, a musician, film producer, and actor originally from New Zealand but now an Australian citizen, rose to global prominence after portraying the Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator. At the age of ten, he lost his front tooth while playing rugby and didn’t have it fixed until the director of The Crossing (1990) insisted and paid for the procedure out of his own pocket. Crowe began his career as a performer in the mid-1980s as a musician with his band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, and they even appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in 1992. Following initial success in his home country, Crowe transitioned to acting in American films. Additionally, on 7 June 2006, Crowe teamed up with Australian businessman Peter Holmes a Court to purchase a controlling interest in his beloved Australian NRL team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Name: Russell Ira Crowe
Other name: Rusty, Russell Crowe
Born: 7 April 1964
Star Sign: Aries
Birth Place: Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Profession: Actor, Producer, Musician
Citizenship: Became an Australian citizen in 2006.
Family: Spouse: Danielle Spencer (m. 2003); Children: Tennyson Spencer Crowe, Charles Spencer Crowe