What is Orlando Bloom Net Worth and Salary?
Orlando Bloom is an English actor who has a net worth of $40 million. He is best known for his roles in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchises.
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom was born on January 13, 1977, in Canterbury, Kent. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (née Copeland), was born in India, and her family also lived in Australia and Japan. Until the age of thirteen, Bloom believed that his biological father was his mother’s husband, South African anti-apartheid novelist Harry Saul Bloom, who actually died when he was only four years old. His mother later told him that his biological father was actually family friend (and his mother’s partner) Colin Stone.
Bloom attended St Edmund’s School in Canterbury and later moved to London in 1993 to attend the College of Fine Arts, Hampstead, where she took a two-year A-level course in Drama, Photography and Sculpture. He then joined the National Youth Theater and then won a scholarship to the British American Drama Academy. His first professional acting roles were in episodes of ‘Casualty’ and ‘Midsomer Murders’, as well as in the film ‘Wilde’ (1997). After these projects, he enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London to study acting.
Just two days after graduating from Guildhall in 1999, Bloom landed his first major role. He was cast as the elf Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003); appeared in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). For three years in a row, the entire cast of the “Rings” films were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, and they finally won in the category in 2003 for the third “Ring” film. During this period, he also appeared in the Ridley Scott film Black Hawk Down (2001).
Orlando Bloom continued this successful trilogy with a starring role in Disney’s blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) as Will Turner alongside stars Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp. This became another successful franchise, and Bloom would go on to star in two more Pirates of the Caribbean films: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007 ) ). He also made a brief supporting appearance as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). In his popular Romanian parts in the very popular Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean, Bloom was actually the most searched man on Google News in 2006. By May 2007,
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Bloom returned to the Lord of the Rings world when he reprized his role as Legolas in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). ). The Hobbit movies are prequels to the Lord of the Rings movies. Bloom’s other films include the historical war drama Troy (2004), in a cast with Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Peter O’Toole; Kingdom of Heaven (2005), directed by Ridley Scott; “Elizabethtown” (2005), with Kirsten Dunst; “New York, I Love You” (2009), a film that is actually 12 short films strung together; romantic adventure film “The Three Musketeers” (2011), “Zulu” (2013); “Unlocked” (2017); and “Romani” (2017).
Originally, Bloom’s goal was to become a professional stage actor after graduation. As such, in addition to his many popular films, Bloom also remained involved in theater. In 2007, he took to the stage as part of the cast of a London revival of David Storey’s In Celebration. He then made his Broadway debut in 2013 as Romeo in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and followed that production with a starring role in the 2018 Trafalgar Studios production of ‘Killer Joe’.
Bloom has also been involved in several television projects. In 2006, he starred in the sitcom “Extras” as an exaggerated and narcissistic version of himself. He has also appeared on ‘LA Phil Live’ (2011), ‘Easy’ (2016) and ‘Carnival Row’ (2019).
Bloom starred in a Gap television commercial alongside actress Kate Beckinsale in 2002. She also appeared in a commercial on Japanese late-night TV in 2007 promoting the cosmetics brand Shiseido. He was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2009 and worked with the organization to raise awareness of the education crisis for children in Ukraine during the countries military conflict with Russia.
From 2003 to 2006, Bloom had an on-and-off relationship with American actress Kate Bosworth. He began dating Australian model Miranda Kerr in late 2007 and they married in 2010. Together, they have one child, a son born in January 2011. Bloom and Kerr announced their separation in October 2013 and divorced until the end of the year. . He started dating American singer Katy Perry in January 2016 and they broke up in February 2017. However, Bloom and Perry reunited in April 2018 and got engaged on February 14, 2019. Reportedly he gave her an engagement ring that cost 5 million dollars. On March 5, 2020, Perry announced that she was expecting their first child together in the video for her single “Never Worn White”.
In March 2019, Orlando listed his Beverly Hills mansion for $9 million. He bought the house in 2017 for $7 million.
In 2020, Katy and Orlando paid $14.2 million for an approximately 9-acre property in Montecito, California. Here’s a video tour: