- Date of Birth:
- July 22, 1955
- 5' 10"
Willem Dafoe (born William J. “Willem” Dafoe in Appleton, Wisconsin on July 22, 1955) is an American actor. He is a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group and has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Platoon (1986) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000). Willem has also appeared in films such as: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The English Patient (1996), and the Spiderman trilogy (2002–07). He has had voice-roles in Finding Nemo (2003) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), as well as two episodes of The Simpsons.
Best Known For:
Willem Dafoe is best known for his Academy Award nominations and for playing the role of the Green Goblin in the Spiderman trilogy from 2002 to 2007.
Willem Dafoe and director Elizabeth LeCompte have a son together named Jack, who was born in 1982. In 2005 William married an Italian actress, director, and screenwriter named Giada Colagrande after meeting in Rome during a premiere of one of Giada’s films. They got married the next day and have divided their time between Rome, New York City, and Los Angeles. Willem now holds both Italian and American citizenship.