Karl Urban or Karl Heinz Urban is a popular New Zealand actor and a talented social media star. His career began with his appearance in New Zealand films and TV serials. He is mainly known for his performance in the popular TV series titled Xena: Warrior Princess.




His first Hollywood role was in the 2002 horror film titled Ghost Ship. Since then, he has appeared in many high-profile movies and TV series Internationally. He is popularly known for his role as Bill Butcher in the popular Amazon’s web television series titled The Boys.

Karl Urban Wiki/Biography

Born on 7 June 1972, Karl Urban’s age is 48 years as of 2021. He was born and brought up in a well-settled family from Wellington, New Zealand. He completed his early schooling at St.Mark’s Church School in Wellington. Later he attended Wellington College from 1986 to 1990 from where he completed his higher secondary education.

He also attended the Victoria University of Wellington from where he pursued his degree in Bachelor of Arts. He has a keen interest in acting since his childhood and he received his first acting role was when he was only 8 years old.

Full Name Karl Heinz Urban
Date of Birth 7 June 1972
Age 48 Years
Birth Place Wellington, New Zealand
Profession Actor and Social Media Star
Nationality New Zealand
Hometown Wellington
Zodiac Sign Leo
School St.Mark’s Church School, Wellington, New Zealand
College / University Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Education Qualification Bachelor of Arts
Net Worth $20 Million

Family, Girlfriend & Relationships

Karl Urban originally belongs to a well-settled family from Wellington, New Zealand. After that, he shifted to Aukland, New Zealand with his family. He has a belief in the Christianity religion and holds a New Zealand nationality. He also spent some of his time in Sydney, Australia. His father’s name is Mr. Jurgen Urban was a leather goods manufacturer and his mother’s name is Mrs. Urban who was a housewife.

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Karl Urban’s marital status is married. He got married to his long-time partner Natalie Wihongi who is a make-up artist by profession. The couple got married in the year 2004 in a grand wedding ceremony. He has two children, his son’s names are Hunter Urban and Indiana Urban.

After 10 years of their marriage, the couple announced their separation in the year 2014. After that he was also in a relationship with Katee Sackhoff who is also a well-known actress, they also parted ways after four years of relationship.

Father Name Jurgen Urban
Girlfriend Natalie Wihongi and Katee Sackhoff
Marital Status Married
Wife Name Natalie Wihongi
Children Hunter Urban and Indiana Urban

Physical Appearance

Karl Urban is a handsome man with an attractive and charming personality. He is 6 feet and 1 inch in height and his body weight is around 80 kg. He owns an impressive athlete-type body with impressive body measurements.

He has a triangular-shaped face with dimpled cheeks. He has short dense dark-brown hair and hazel color beautiful and mesmerizing eyes.


Karl Urban started his career as a film and television actor. He made his appearances in New Zealand films and TV series, and also works in some local TV commercials and theatres at the initial stage of his career.

He made his debut appearance in the local TV series titled Shark in the Park in the year 1990. After that, he worked in various films and TV series like Hercules The Legendary Journeys, Xena Warrior Princess, Altared States, Shortland Street, White Fang, and several other popular television series.

He also worked in some local films like Chunuk Bair, Heaven, Via Satellite, The Price of Milk, and The Irrefutable Truth About Demons. For the movie The Price of Milk he also received his first nomination for the Qantas Film and Television Awards in New Zealand, and he won the same award later in his life when he made his appearance in the drama film titled Out of the Blue in the year 2008 in a supporting role.


Karl Urban has won many popular awards and nominations throughout his filming and television career. He was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics Choice Movie Award in the year 2004 for his incredible role in the movie The Lord of the Rings.

He has also won the BSFC Award in the year 2003 and won the Gold Derby Award in the year 2004. Moreover, he has also won the New Zealand Film and TV Awards in the year 2008 and Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards in the year 2009. Along with these, he has received several nominations and appreciation and love from viewers.

Net Worth

As of 2021, Karl Urban’s net worth is $20 million. He mainly earns through his filming and television projects. He also earns through TV commercials and brand endorsements.

Facts and Information

Karl Urban likes fishing, surfing, golfing, indoor rock climbing, and gardening. He is said to be very active and athletic in his life.

In an Interview, Karl Urban revealed that he has to put so much hard work into learning horse riding for his role in The Lord of the Rings.

He also works as a brand ambassador for a charitable trust named Kidscan for supporting disadvantaged children in New Zealand.

Initially, he worked in various local TV commercials and theatre plays before making his on-screen debut in the entertainment industry.