Paul Bettany is best known to the broader audience for his role as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision in multiple MCU movies. The actor was born on 27th May 1971 in London, to Roman Catholic parents Thane Bettany (father), a dancer/actor/drama teacher, and Anne Bettany (mother), stage singer/manager, and theatre teacher.
Bettany later turned atheist, and when he was 16, his younger brother tragically passed away aged 8. Matthew lost his life following an accident when he fell from a tennis pavilion at Queenswood to a concrete floor. After this incident, Paul dropped out of school and began to perform as a busker with his guitar in the streets of London.
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Following his parents’ divorce, Paul landed a new job where he worked briefly prior to joining the Drama Centre in London. The actor suffered from dyslexia before it was even recognized as a disability.
Paul Bettany is married to his wife Jennifer Connelly since 2003
Paul Bettany is married to her wife Jennifer Connelly since 2003.
Paul Bettany and actress Jennifer Connelly married on 1st January 2003 in Scotland in a private wedding ceremony. The couple first met during the filming of the John Nash biopic, A Beautiful Mind (2001). However, they did not begin dating straight away as both of them were in their respective relationships back then.
Paul’s wife, Jennifer, was his childhood crush since he first laid eyes on her as a teenager in the musical fantasy movie Labyrinth (1986), where Connelly was just 15. Remarkably, the actor proposed her without ever dating.
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Following the September 11 attacks, Bettany tried contacting Connelly for two days. The actor eventually realized he’s in love and subsequently proposed her, to which she gladly replied yes. Their romantic love story is going strong for nearly two decades now, and they couldn’t be in a more blissful married life.
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The couple shares two children, a son named Stellan Bettany (named after Swedish actor and the couple’s friend, Stellan Skarsgård), born on 5th August 2003, and a daughter, Agnes Lark Bettany, who they welcomed on 31st May 2011.
Jennifer, meanwhile, has a son named Kai Dugan, born in July 1997, from her relationship with a past boyfriend, photographer David Dugan.
Paul Bettany with wife Jennifer Connelly and her three kids, Kai, Stellan, and Agnes.
The duo currently resides in Brooklyn Heights, having earlier lived in Tribeca.
As for Bettany’s previous affairs, he was romantically linked with English actress Emily Mortimer (1997 to 1999), and Scottish actress Laura Fraser (January 2000 to March 2002).
Paul Bettany’s Net Worth – How Rich is the Avengers Star?
Paul Bettany boasts a staggering net worth of $25 million.
Paul Bettany is most noted for the role of J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision in several Marvel movies. These include Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
The actor first received mainstream stardom way earlier when he played the role of Young Gangster in the British crime drama, Gangster No. 1 (2000). A year later, he featured as Geoffrey Chaucer in the Brian Helgeland-directed medieval comedy film A Knight’s Tale (2001).
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The actor’s other notable credits include biographical drama A Beautiful Mind (2001), epic period war-drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), crime revenge tragedy film Dogville (2003), romantic comedy film Wimbledon (2004), mystery thriller The Da Vinci Code (2006), drama film Margin Call (2011), and space Western movie Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
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When it comes to awards and nominations, the talented actor’s been nominated for fifteen awards in his career, winning five of them. His most high profile nominations include SAG Award and BAFTA Award, both of which he fell short of winning.
Paul Bettany’s net worth is estimated at $25 million.