Michael Fassbender is without a doubt one of Hollywood’s most gifted and handsome actors. His career started with a bang in 2001 when he was fortunate to be cast in short TV film Band of Brothers, which was produced by such film industry’s heavyweights as Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. After that, it took him several years to start making his way through movie role. His first and most acclaimed roles in movies include 300 (2006), Hunger (2008), and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009). Michael’s mainstream success, however, came in 2011 when he played the younger version of comic book character Magneto in X-Men: First Class. Fassbender returned to the role two more times in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse.
Date of Birth: April 2, 1977
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Aside from commercial success, the talented actor has also received critical praise, most notably for his role as the titular character in Steve Jobs (2015), for which he was honored to receive an Academy Award nomination.
Fassbender can thank his German-Irish genes for such good looks and knowledge of two languages, which helped him to pave the way in film industry tremendously. When Michael was young, his family used to live in England, but spend summers in Germany. There’s more to learn about the famous actor’s personal life and family, so keep reading to get all the details.
Who are Michael Fassbender’s parents?
Josef Fassbender (father)
Michael’s father is a chef and owns a restaurant in the actor’s hometown Killarney in Ireland. Josef is German, which is why the Fassbender family spent so much time in his native land. The head of Michael’s family is married to Adele Fassbender, with whom he shares two children.
Adele Fassender (mother)
Adele runs the restaurant in Killarney together with Josef, where he is the head chef. Adele is Irish, so even though Michael was born in Germany, the family moved back to her country when the future celebrity was only two years old. Adele and Josef shared that they wanted Michael and his sister, Catharine, to grow up in a nice countryside and not in the industrial part of Germany where they originally resided.
Who are Michael Fassbender’s siblings?
Catherine Fassbender (older sister from same parents)
Although Michael is the more famous sibling of the Fassbender family, Catherine enjoys a very successful career of her own. She has a Ph. D in neuropsychology and has over 20 scientific publications in her name. Catherine mainly works for the University of California, but also collaborates with other institutions and often travels internationally to give lectures.
It’s unknown whether Catherine is married or whether she has any children.
Who is Michael Fassbender’s wife?
Alicia Vikander (current spouse)
Duration of Marriage: October 14, 2017 – till date
Date of Birth: October 3, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Michael and Alicia don’t just make a very beautiful couple they’re also both extremely talented. Alicia was born in Sweden and started out her career starring in Swedish movies. In 2013, she graduated to British cinema and got a role in a historical drama Anna Karenina (2012). Just a year later, she joined Benedict Cumberbatch in a biographical drama The Fifth Estate (2013), and then officially entered Hollywood with her performance in sci-fi film Ex Machina (2014). In 2016, Alicia won an Academy Award, which was brought to her through The Danish Girl (2015), in which the actress shined alongside fellow winner Eddie Redmayne. Vikander continues her smashing career and the future in film industry is looking very bright for her.
The two actors met in 2014 on the movie set and started seeing each other shortly after. They keep their relationship private, but we know that the talented couple got married in late 2017. Alicia and Michael live together in Portugal.