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Profile of Heath Ledger on Famous Like Me

Name: Heath Ledger  
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Date of Birth: 4th April 1979
Place of Birth: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Profession: Actor
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Heath Ledger

Heath Andrew Ledger, born April 4, 1979, is an Australian actor.

Ledger was born in Perth, Australia of Irish and Scottish descent. He lived in Western Australia until he was 16, when he left school (Guildford Grammar), a year early. He then moved to Sydney with his best friend, Trevor DiCarlo, in pursuit of a career in acting. Ledger got his first break by starring in the American television series Roar.

In 1999, Ledger starred in the Hollywood movie 10 Things I Hate About You and also had the lead role in the acclaimed Australian movie Two Hands, directed by Gregor Jordan. Since then he has starred in such films as The Patriot, A Knight's Tale, Ned Kelly, The Order and The Brothers Grimm.

Heath Ledger's most professionally successful year to date was 2001, with his ShoWest Award for the Male Star of Tomorrow based on his performance in The Patriot, and worldwide release of the hit anachronistic jousting romp A Knight's Tale. In 2003 Heath was named one of Australian GQ's Men of the Year for acting.

He is expecting his first child with actress Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of Brokeback Mountain (2005). The film won the coveted Golden Lion at the 2005 Venice Film Festival.


  • Blackrock (1997)
  • Roar (1997)
  • Home and Away (1998)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • Two Hands (1999)
  • The Patriot (2000)
  • A Knight's Tale (2001)
  • Monster's Ball (2001)
  • The Four Feathers (2002)
  • Ned Kelly (2003)
  • The Order (aka The Sin Eater) (2003)
  • Lords of Dogtown (2004)
  • Nautica (2005)
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Candy (2005)
  • Casanova (2005)

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