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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 -- Fatherhood Is the Pits

Jude Law -- Fatherhood Is the Pits

The stress of having a child out of wedlock is getting to Jude Law.Samantha Burke's baby daddy showed off his sweatier side after a theater performance in London on Thursday.He should have worn… READ MORE >

Jude Law's Lady -- One Hot Baby Mama

Jude Law's Lady -- One Hot Baby Mama

Jude Law is bound to have one good lookin' kid out of wedlock -- especially if the little sucker takes after its mother.We got our hands on some photos of smokin' hot actress/model Samantha Burke… READ MORE >

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Samantha Burke -- Jude Law's Baby Mama

Samantha Burke -- Jude Law's Baby Mama

This is the mystery woman pregnant with Jude Law's baby #4.We've learned her name is Samantha Burke, an actress and model. Our sources say DNA tests make it a slam dunk -- Jude's the daddy.The… READ MORE >

- 2555 days ago
Jude Law Expecting First Illegitimate Child

Jude Law Expecting First Illegitimate Child

Turns out Jude Law was making more than a movie in New York last year.Law's rep confirms he is expecting kid #4 "following a relationship last year" -- adding Law was told by the birth mother the… READ MORE >

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Spot the Two-Time Oscar Nominee

Spot the Two-Time Oscar Nominee

Jude Law, after the "rain dance" at a New York performance of "Fuerza Bruta: Look Up" while in New York this week.  READ MORE >

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The Genesis of Jude Law's Hairline

The Genesis of Jude Law's Hairline

Here's the new face of Dior Homme Jude Law (left) -- and movie soundtrack singer Phil Collins (right) back in the '80s before going completely bald.There's something in the hair tonight.We're just… READ MORE >

- 2926 days ago
Poor Man's Paris Jacks Jude's Junk

Poor Man's Paris Jacks Jude's Junk

Is Jude Law's brain falling out with his hair? The hot and horny Brit was caught slumming at an English nightclub with Kimberly Stewart - aka, Rod's daughter and Paris Hilton's protege. She's rich… READ MORE >

- 2991 days ago
Hey Jude, Law Hits Vegas

Hey Jude, Law
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Usually it's the Paris Hiltons and Wilmer Valderramas of the world who host nightclub parties in Las Vegas -- this weekend, LAX upped its game and snagged Oscar nominee Jude Law. The party boy was… READ MORE >

- 3153 days ago
Jude Law Cleared of Assault Charges

Jude Law Cleared of Assault Charges

People reports Jude Law has just been cleared of assaulting a photographer, stemming from an incident with a paparazzo outside of his London home.TMZ confirmed with Scotland Yard that Jude is… READ MORE >

- 3213 days ago
Baby Watch -- Jude Law May Be Preggers!

Baby Watch -- Jude Law May Be Preggers!

As Nicole Richie and Christina Aguilera have become Kitson Kids regulars, now there's one more future baby farmer to add to the list -- Jude Law! Jude exuded that special glow in New York… READ MORE >

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