Matthias Schoenaerts is an actor, film producer and graffiti artist. He was born to parents of an actor Julien Schoenaerts and costume designer Dominique Wiche. Matthias began his film career at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film “Daens”. Matthias Schoenaerts played the role of Ali in the Academy Award-nominated film, Rust & Bone.
Schoenaerts was named a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France in the year 2015. He is also well known for his roles as Filip in Loft, Ali in the BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominee Rust and Bone for which he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor, Eric Deeds in The Drop , Bruno von Falk in Suite Française, Gabriel Oak in Far from the Madding Crowd and Hans Axgil in The Danish Girl.
Early Life of Matthias Schoenaerts
Matthias Schoenaerts was born on 8th December 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. He was raised by his parents, father Julien Schoenaerts and mother Dominique Wiche.
As for the educational background of Matthias, he completed his graduation from Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in 2003. Prior to this, he was training in acting but he failed the academy because of his low attendance.
Matthias Schoenaerts' Career
Schoenaerts made his film debut at the age of 13 in Daens (1992), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He is well renowned for his roles in Loft (2008), Bullhead (2011), Rust and Bone (2012), The Drop (2014), Suite Franchise (2015), Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) and The Danish Girl (2015).
Matthias Schoenaerts' Personal Life
Matthias Schoenarts is reportedly single. However, he was in a relationship with his former girlfriend Alexandra Schouteden for over five years. Schouteden is a law student. The last time the pair was seen together publically was at the screening of Rust And Bone on 8th November 2012, in New York City.
The former pair used to live together in Antwerp along with two kittens. In 2011, Matthias revealed in one of the interviews he had broken up with his girlfriend. He said:
"I have separated from my girlfriend ... and my cats."
Schoenaerts further added the cats were too cute and they traveled together with their pets everywhere. He also revealed he was enjoying his single life and had no intention of getting into another relationship anytime soon.
At present Schoenaerts is not romantically linked to anyone which suggests he is most likely single.
In 2013, Schoenaerts stated that he is a fan of FC Barcelona. Meanwhile, he was named in InStyle Magazine's Man of Style in 2015.
Matthias Schoenarts' Net Worth
Matthias Schonaerts has an estimated net worth of $4 million. The actor owns a BMW car as his private ride. His most recent movie Red Sparrow released in 2018 collected $151.3 million in the box office.