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Michael Fassbender Bio

Michael 19Born 1977

36 Years Old





1977- born on April 2 in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany

1995- had role in theater production of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs

2001- had role in critically acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers

2001- appeared in 3 episodes of TV series Hearts and Bones

2004- appeared on TV series Hex for 12 episodes

2005- played Caz Miller on Murphy’s Law for 5 episodes

2007- appeared in small role in action film 300

2008- won numerous awards for his role in Hunger

2009- har first international break out role in Inglorious Basterds

2010- had starring role in Centurion

2011- played comic book icon Magneto in X-Men: First Class

2011- achieved tremendous critical acclaim for role in Shame, including wins for the Huston, Detroit, Florida, London and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

2012- played artificial life form David in Prometheus

2013- earned international critical acclaim for role in 12 Years a Slave


Fassbender is both Irish and German.  Born in Germany to an Irish mother and German father, Fassbender can speak German fluently.  At two years old, his family moved to Ireland where his father worked as a chef at the West End Hotel.  He served as an altar boy but has since become a lapsed Catholic.


He and his sister spent summer in Germany, where he learned to speak the language.  He was cast in his first play at age 17 when he decided he wanted to be an actor.  At age 19 he moved to England to study acting at the Drama Centre London.  He soon dropped out of the Drama Centre to tour with the Oxford Stage Company.