Michael Fassbender Bio, Height, Age

Last updated: December 20, 2022
  • Michael Fassbender
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  • Net Worth: $ 30,000,000
  • Birthday: 2 Apr 1977
  • Age: 45
  • Country: Germany
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Body Measurements
  • Height: 6 ft
  • Weight: 174 lb
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Personal Life
  • Birth Name: Michael Fassbender
  • Nationality: German and Irish
  • Nickname: Fassy
  • Religion: Roman Catholicism
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Family Details
  • Father: Josef Fassbender
  • Mother: Adele Fassbender
  • Siblings: Catherine Fassbender (Older Sister) (Neuropsychologist)
  • Distinctive Features
    • Athletic Type
    • Thin Lips
    • Square shaped jaw and blue eyes
    • Deep, calm voice with emotionally intense performances

Who Is Michael Fassbender?

Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish based actor born on April 2, 1977. He landed significant roles in films such as Hunger (2008), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Shame (2011), A Dangerous Method (2011), Prometheus and others. He went on to play supervillain Magneto in X-Men films since 2011.

Early Life

Аt thе аgе оf twо, thе асtоr’ѕ раrеntѕ ѕhіftеd tо thе Іrіѕh сіtу оf Кіllаrnеу, Соuntу Кеrrу, whеrеіn thеу ореrаtеd thе Wеѕt Еnd Ноuѕе, known аѕ а rеѕtаurаnt wherein hіѕ fаthеr ѕеrvеd аѕ а сhеf.

His passion for acting came after he was cast for a play when he was 17. He joined London’s Drama Centre in 1996 but left in 1999 when he was cast in Three Sisters and toured the country with Oxford Theatre Company.

Movies and TV Shows

    Dark Phoenix
    X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
    Song to Song 2017
    Song to Song (2017) Cook
    The Snowman
    The Snowman (2017) Harry Hole
    Alien: Covenant
    Alien: Covenant (2017) David / Walter
    X-Men Apocalypse
    X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
    Assassin's Creed 2016
    Assassin's Creed (2016) Cal Lynch / Aguilar
    The Light Between Oceans movie poster
    The Light Between Oceans (2016) Tom Sherbourne
    Steve Jobs movie poster
    Steve Jobs (2015) Steve Jobs
    X-Men Days of Future Past 2014
    X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Erik Lehnsherr
    Frank movie poster
    Frank (2014) Frank
    12 Years a Slave movie poster
    12 Years a Slave (2013) Edwin Epps
    X-Men First Class 2011
    X-Men: First Class (2011) Erik Lensherr
    Shame movie poster
    Shame (2011) Brandon
    Inglourious Basterds 2009
    Inglourious Basterds (2009) Lt. Archie Hicox
    Hunger movie poster
    Hunger (2008) Bobby Sands

Personal life



  • Alicia Vikander Alicia Vikander (2014-Present) Swedish actress, Alicia Vikander and Michael got married on Oct, 14, 2017, in Ibiza, Spain.
  • Naomi Campbell Naomi Campbell (2014) English model, Naomi and Michael were rumored to have had a fling in Apr, 2014.
  • Madalina Diana Ghenea Madalina Diana Ghenea (2013) Madalina Ghenea and Michael dated in October 2013
  • Rosario Dawson Rosario Dawson (2013) Michael Fassbender is rumored to have hooked up with American actress, Rosario in 2013.
  • Louise Hazel Louise Hazel (2013) Olympia Louise Hazel and Fassbender dated in 2013.
  • Nicole Beharie Nicole Beharie (2012-2013) From 2012 to Jan, 2013, Michael hooked up with American actress, Nicole Beharie.
  • Zoë Kravitz Zoë Kravitz (2010-2011) Michael Fassbender and Zoe Kravitz dated from 2010 to 2011.
  • Leasi Andrews Leasi Andrews (2008 - 2009) Michael Fassbender and model and actress, Leasi dated from 2008 to 2009.


He says “My home is in London, UK. I love animals and would love to have a dog, but the nature of my work means I’d have to put it into a kennel and put it through quarantine and all that sort of thing and it really wouldn’t be fair to the animal“.

Quotes and Sayings

  • "We feel a lot of pressure about looking silly or appearing weak, whatever that means, or being a failure. You have to keep in your head: what’s the worst that can happen?" - Michael Fassbender
  • "People are complicated. Our behavior towards one another is strange. So I like opportunities to investigate that." - Michael Fassbender
  • "We moved to Ireland when I was two and we settled in Killarney, Co Kerry. Where we were living in Germany is very industrial and very grey and my parents wanted to have countryside around for my sister and I to grow up in." - Michael Fassbender
  • "Everything I put my name to and take part in, I want to be good. That’s not saying it will always happen. But I want to make bold choices." - Michael Fassbender
  • "You want society to accept you; but you can’t even accept yourself." - Michael Fassbender
  • "Everyone’s crazy anyway. And those who think they aren’t, are the ones who are even crazier – because they’re in denial." - Michael Fassbender
  • "Big things have small beginnings." - Michael Fassbender
  • "It’s more interesting isn’t it, if I’ve got a hedonistic dark side?" - Michael Fassbender
  • "I take my work seriously but I can’t take myself too seriously. I’m in such a crazy privileged position." - Michael Fassbender


  • Despite being a millionaire, Michael Fassbender still prefers to live in the flat in London, which he rented over 20 years ago when struggling to be an actor.
Michael-Fassbender house

Actor Michael Fassbender and and his wife Alicia Vikander purchased a luxury apartment overlooking the Tagus river in the charming hilltop district of Alfama in old Lisbon, Portugal. The lavish estate includes a private garden terrace, a swimming pool with all the bells and whistles overlooking the Tagus River.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal.

Price: $2.2 million

Cars and Bikes

Michael marks acting break with bike trip

After filming Prometheus he went on a 3000-mile motorcycle holiday with his father. They travelled around Europe for two months. He rode a BMW GS.

  • Triumph Speed Triple 1050 Triumph Speed Triple 1050

Hobbies and Interests

  • He has a passion for Formula 1 car racing.
  • Favorite Songs – “Orion” by Metallica, “Beneath the Remains” by Sepultura, “Reign in Blood” by Slayer.
  • Favorite Band – Nirvana, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, Jack White, Jay-Z, Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, The Chieftains.
  • Skydiving
  • Motorbikes
  • Racing


Michael Fassbender does not have any tattoos and does not appear to be interested in getting any.

Fears and Phobias

  • fear
  • fear

Facts & Trivia

  • His first film audition was for the role of Rafe Cawley in Pearl Harbor which was later played by Ben Affleck.

  • He worked in bars and in a London warehouse before fame to supplement in acting needs.

  • Michael Fassbender is mostly seen as a villain or an anti-hero in movie and TV roles, with a distinct calm and deep voice used for intense and gritty performances.

  • Michael Fassbender is close friends with popular actor and frequent co-star Steve McQueen and James McAvoy.

  • Michael speaks both English and German. But, his first language is English.

  • He was supposed to play the role of the vampire Adam in the 2013 film Only Lovers Left Alive but was replaced by Tom Hiddleston after he opted out of the project.

Winning Awards

AACTA International Award - 2014
Best Supporting Actor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Best of Show - 2015
Short Film in Zero (2015)
EDA Award - 2012
Best Actor in Shame (2011)
EDA Award - 2012
Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction in Shame (2011)
AFCA Award - 2015
Best Actor in Steve Jobs (2015)
ACCA - 2011
Best Actor in a Leading Role in Shame (2011)
ACCA - 2009
Best Cast Ensemble in Inglourious Basterds (2009)
BFCC Award - 2013
Best Ensemble in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
British Independent Film Award - 2011
Best Actor in Shame (2011)

Net Worth & Social Media

  • Michael Fassbender is not on social media.
Net Worth $ 30,000,000