Sharlto Copley

South African producer, actor, and director

Sharlto Copley (born 27 November 1973) is a South African actor.

Sharlto Copley
Sharlto Copely 2016.jpg
Copley in 2016
Born (1973-11-27) 27 November 1973 (age 46)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality South Africa
EducationSt. Andrew's Preparatory School
Redhill School
Years active2004[1]–present
Tanit Phoenix (m. 2016)

He has played Wikus van der Merwe in the Oscar-nominated science fiction movie District 9,[2] Howling Mad Murdock in the 2010 adaptation of The A-Team, Agent C.M. Kruger in the science fiction movie Elysium, James Corrigan in the science fiction horror movie Europa Report and King Stefan in the dark fantasy adventure movie Maleficent.

He also played the title character in the science fiction movie Chappie, as Jimmy in Hardcore Henry, and starred in two seasons as Christian Walker of the TV series Powers.

Sharlto is married to fellow South African actress and fashion model Tanit Phoenix.[3]


  1. "Sharlto Copley".
  2. "MTV Movie Awards Nominees Announced; New Category for Horror". Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  3. "Tanit and Sharlto: Happily Ever After - Grazia South Africa".