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Jude Law

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Jude Law is a talented and versatile actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as Hugo's father in Hugo and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway.David Jude Law was born on December 29, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England, to Margaret Anne (Heyworth) and Peter Robert Law, both of whom taught at comprehensive schools; his father later became a headmaster. Law has said that he was named after both the book Jude the Obscure and the song Hey Jude.In 1992, Jude began his stage career. He starred in many plays throughout London, and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award of "Outstanding Newcomer" After doing the play "Indiscretions" in London, he moved and did it again on Broadway. This time, he was alongside Kathleen Turner. He then received a Tony Nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actor". He was then rewarded the Theatre World Award. After Broadway, Jude started on the big screen, in many independent films. His first big-named movie was Gattaca, with Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. He also had a good role in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Jude's latest rise to fame has been because of The Talented Mr. Ripley, in which he plays Matt Damon's obsession. The film did very well at the box office, and critics loved Jude's acting.Following the success of Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley, Law's feature film career continued to gain momentum throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s with roles in such films as Enemy at the Gates, Road to Perdition, I Heart Huckabees, The Aviator and many others. Law is one of three actors, along with Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp, to take over acting responsibilities in the Terry Gilliam project The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus following Heath Ledger's death.Law is a partner in the production company "Natural Nylon". His partners include Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor and his ex-wife Sadie Frost.Law has been active in many charitable activities and supports several different foundations and causes, doing work for organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Make Poverty History, Breast Cancer Care and others. Law is also a peace advocate, and in 2011, participated in street protests against the rule of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus.Law married Sadie Frost in 1997 and the couple had two sons (Rafferty and Rudy) and a daughter (Iris) before divorcing in 2003. Law and Alfie co-star Sienna Miller were engaged to be married in 2005 and separated in 2006 (they would later rekindle their relationship in 2009, splitting once again in 2011). Law and American model Samantha Burke had a brief relationship in 2008 that resulted in the birth of Law's fourth child, daughter Sophia. Law's fifth child, with an ex-girlfriend, Catherine Harding, was born in 2015.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Jude Law -- I Support ALL My Kids -- Especially The Illegitimate One

Jude Law
I Support ALL My Kids ESPECIALLY The Illegitimate One

Jude Law is on the hook for more than a quarter million dollars a year in child support ... and the biggest share goes to his illegitimate daughter -- NOT the kids he had with his ex-wife, Sadie… READ MORE >

Jude Law Sues Fireplace Company -- I'm Too Hot For You!

Jude Law
Sues Fireplace Company -- I'm Too Hot For You!

Jude Law is HEATED over allegations his face has been hijacked by a Canadian fireplace company ... and now, he's filed a lawsuit.Jude filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming… READ MORE >

- 1261 days ago
Jude Law vs. Guy Ritchie: Who'd You Rather?

Jude Law vs. Guy Ritchie
Who'd You Rather?

Jude Law, 39, and his "Sherlock Holmes 2" director Guy Ritchie, 43, both showed off their sexy receding hairlines at the movie's Paris premiere on Thursday.Question is ...More Who'd you rather?… READ MORE >

- 1678 days ago
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dr. Watson: Who'd You Rather?

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dr. Watson
Who'd You Rather?

Here are "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" stars Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) and Jude Law (Dr. Watson) at the film's London premiere the other day.Question is ... More Who'd you rather?… READ MORE >

- 1714 days ago
Jude Law ... THIS IS YOUR BABY

Jude Law ... THIS IS YOUR BABY

Samantha Burke says Jude Law has yet to meet his six-week-old baby girl ... but if he happens to look through Burke's photos on Facebook, at least he'll know what little Sophia Lee looks like if… READ MORE >

- 2488 days ago
Jude Law: To Sweat or Not To Sweat

Jude Law: To Sweat or Not To Sweat

New baby daddy Jude Law soaked up the, er, applause during the curtain call for the opening night of Broadway's "Hamlet" on Tuesday.The 36-year-old's soiled shirt is the real tragedy. More Jude… READ MORE >

- 2515 days ago
The Evolution of Jude Law's Spawn

The Evolution of Jude Law's Spawn

Jude Law's preggers ex Samantha Burke has been real busy incubatin' his fourth kid -- as you can see by the well documented string of baby bump photos she's so fond of snapping. See Also Jude… READ MORE >

- 2576 days ago
Jude Law's Baby Mama -- Got Hooters?!

Jude Law's Baby Mama -- Got Hooters?!

TMZ presents ... The Difference Between You and Jude LawYou -- wish you could take home a Hooters girl.Jude Law -- did take home a Hooters girl!Just last year, before the whole "carrying the child… READ MORE >

- 2577 days ago
Samantha Burke -- Reached for the Stars

Samantha Burke -- Reached for the Stars

Jude Law might have thought he plucked a plain Jane from Pensacola, but turns out his baby mama Samantha Burke is hardly a rookie at seekin' out celebs.TMZ has obtained photos of the unwed… READ MORE >

- 2578 days ago
Meet Jude Law's Baby Mama

Meet Jude Law's Baby Mama

Samantha Burke, Jude Law's pregnant lady friend, introduced herself to the world yesterday -- literally.Samantha told a throng of reporters, "Hi, I'm Samantha Burke" -- and then her lawyer read a… READ MORE >

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