Orlando Bloom is an English actor best known for roles like Paris in “Troy,” Legolas Greenleaf in the epic film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” and Will Turner in the “Pirates of the Caribbean.” He established himself as the lead man in roles such as Balian de Ibelin in the Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and Elizabethtown (2005).
Orlando Bloom Biography and Family
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born on the 13th of January in the year 1977 in Canterbury, Kent in the United Kingdom. His father Harry Saul Bloom was a human rights activist, lawyer, and an author. He was from a Jewish South African family and was an advocate in Johannesburg. He met Orlando’s mother Sonia Copeland, a journalist, and writer in 1967 and married her.
He died when Bloom was four years old. Harry Bloom fought against apartheid in South Africa. Orlando and his sister Samantha were raised by his mother Sonia Constance Josephine who was born in Calcutta, India. Sonia Constance Josephine’s father Francis John Copeland was a physician and surgeon. Bloom’s cousin Sebastian Copeland is an award-winning photographer, author, lecturer, polar explorer, and environmental activist.
When Bloom was 13, his mother revealed to him that his biological father was Colin Stone a family friend and lover to Sonia. Sonia encouraged Orlando to incorporate arts into his life. Orlando joined the regional theater in his youth. At the age of 16, he attended the British American Drama Academy. Bloom started acting professionally with roles on British television series like Casualty and Midsomer Murders.
He landed his first role in Oscar Wilde biopic, Wilde in the year 1997. Bloom continued training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, after the movie. Bloom had an almost-crippling accident while attending Guildhall. Doctors thought he would not recover till the age of 21, but he recovered slowly. He considers himself extremely accident prone. He also fell from the horse while filming the Lord of the Rings.
Two days after graduating from Guildhall he was chosen for Peter Jackson’s trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy. He played Legolas Greenleaf in the movie but was auditioned to play the part of Faramir. He also played a brief role in Ridley Scott’s film Black Hawk Down. In 2002 he made it to the Teen People “25 Hottest Stars Under 25”.Bloom has won the Empire Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Hollywood Festival Award, and European Film Awards.
Most of his box office hits have been as part of an ensemble cast. He starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, with Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp which was a box office hit. He played the role of Paris in Troy next followed by the lead in Ridley Scott’s film the Kingdom of Heaven and Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown in 2005. Bloom made his Broadway stage debut in 2013 as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Since his debut, he has starred in many successful movies and appeared in a few TV series. Bloom loves athletic activities and is very active in his personal life. He is into yoga and mountain bike riding. He has once worked as a crewmember on a ship to Antarctica. Bloom was married to Miranda Kerr in the year 2010. They divorce in 2013 and have a son Flynn Christopher born on n January 6, 2011. Kerr and Bloom left the marriage on good terms. On the 12th of October 2009, Orlando Bloom was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Bloom is a Buddhist and a full member of SGI-UK. Recently, he has been dating pop icon, Katy Perry.
Orlando Bloom total net worth in 2017 :- $35 Million
According to Forbes Bloom’s net worth is estimated to be around $35 million. His yearly income is expected to be around $4.1 million. Below is the amount of money Bloom made for each of his movies:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug- $3.4 million
Zulu- $2.8 million
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- $2.1 million
The Three Musketeers -$1.6 million
The Good Doctor- $1.3 million
Main Street -$1.2 million
Total Earnings- $12.7 million
Amount Bloom made since 2012:
2012- $2.7 million
2013- $3.5 million
2014- $4.1 million
2015- $4.7 million
2016- $5.8 million
Orlando went to St Peter’s Methodist Primary School followed by the King’s School and St Edmund’s School in Canterbury, Kent. The actor was raised in the Church of England and is dyslexic. He moved to London after two-year of A Level course in Drama, Photography, and Sculpture at the Fine Arts College in Hampstead. He joined the National Youth Theatre, then earned a scholarship and moved to the British American Drama Academy. Later he also attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2010 Orlando Bloom was presented with an Honorary Degree from the University of Kent.
Bloom’s movies have contributed a significant amount to his fortune. Bloom endorses many humanitarian causes. He has earned around $915,000 in endorsements alone. Recently Orlando signed a deal with a Manchester Academy chain to motivate students to move ahead with their education. The 40-year-old actor would be running a series of workshops for students. He is the face of Japanese brand Uniqlo and promotes their winter collection. Previously he has also endorsed Topshop, a High Street fashion brand in the UK, Hugo Boss, Toyota, and Me & City. Bloom was associated with many charities like Project HOME, The Lunchbox Fund, Peace First, and Red Cross.
Orlando owns a house in Hollywood Hills. His house has around four bedrooms and three bathrooms. He presently resides in this house. He owns many cool properties around U.K, and the U.S. He owns a home in London and $4.875 million resident in New York.
The actor owns an Audi A8, Mitsubishi Outlander GT, Porsche 912, and an Audi Q7. He also owns many other vehicles along with luxury cars and boats. It is reported that he also has a BMW 2015 M6 Gran Coupe. The actor holds an impressive collection of bikes like Ducati Sport Classic, Ducati Monster 1100, BMW R1200GS, Ducati Hypermotard 1100, Buell 1125CR, and Ducati Streetfighter 848.
Orlando is going to appear in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017. This movie has been one of the most awaited films of the year. Recently the actor turned 40, and according to media reports, Katy Perry threw him a surprise party, in Palm Springs. Big-name like Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were seen at the party.
Orlando Bloom is one of the best actors and sex symbols of our generation. Leaving acting Bloom’s charity work and contribution to arts have left a mark on society. He has been the face of many beloved characters in the fantasy movie genre like Legolas Greenleaf and Will Turner. At, forty this British actor still has a lot to offer.