- Also Known As:
- The Joker
- Date of Birth:
- April 4, 1979
- 6' 1"
Heath Ledger (born Heath Andrew Ledger on April 4, 1979) was an Australian television and film actor. Heath’s work comprised of nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight’s Tale (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and his final film before his death, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Heath received numerous accolades for his critically acclaimed portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Heath died on Jan. 22, 2008 from an accidental toxic combination of prescription drugs.
Best Known For:
Heath is best known for his portrayal as the Joker in The Dark Knight.
Heath dated Heather Graham for several months in 2000 to 2001, and he had a serious on-and-off-again long-term relationship with actress Naomi Watts from 2002 to 2004. In the summer of 2004, he met and began dating actress Michelle Williams on the set of Brokeback Mountain, and their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born in October 2005. After his break-up with Michelle in late 2007, Heath was romantically linked with supermodels Helena Christensen and Gemma Ward as well as Mary-Kate Olsen and Lindsay Lohan.