Manu Bennett is a New Zealand actor. He is known for his role Crixus in the Spartacus, Allanon in The Shannara Chronicles and DC's comic character Slade Wilson/Death Stroke in Arrow. His silver screen roles are Azog the Defiler in The Hobbit film Trilogy, Frankenstein in Death Race 2050 and Deputy Billy Kitka in 30 Days of Night.
Jonathan Manu Bennett was born on 10th October 1969 in Rotorua, New Zealand. He belongs to mixed ethnicity and his birth sign is Libra.
Talking about his family and parents, he is the eldest son of Ted Bennett and Jean Bennett. His father worked as a singer and his mother was Australian bikini model. His parents moved to Australia when was just a few months. His mother and his brother Stephen Bennett died in a car accident and he was in a coma for two weeks.
Manu attended Merewether High School and later returned to New Zealand and attend Te Aute College. He went to Australia where he was chosen in the New South Wales Schoolboys Rugby Union team, but he was interested in modern dancing, ballet, and piano so he quit the college and went to study at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institue in Los Angeles.
Manu Bennett is living is single at present and unmarried, he was in a relationship with Israeli socialite Karin Horen. The couple started dating from 2005 and for him, she even moved to Melbourne.
The couple shared three daughters Mokoia Bennett, Huia Bennett, and Pania. They lived together for 7 years and got separated in 2015.
Later he dated Cynthia Addai-Robinson for 2 years and then Chantel Elloway for one year. He started dating 2013 Miss Universo Italia Luna Voce from July 2015. Lets hope soon he took his marriage vows.
The couple also attended Comic-Con International in San Diego together.
The Hobbit actor was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury. When he was attending Alamo City Comic-con party he was drunk and caused a scene and even beat 29 years old Craig Brown.
The cops arrested Bennett and he claimed not to remember what happened. For his act, he was arrested.
As of August 2019, Manu Bennett has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million (as per Celebrity Net Worth). Celebrities Kurt Iswarienko, John Campea, and Gillian Turner had earned similar net worth as Manu Bennett.
His Primary source of income is from his career as an actor in the Hollywood film industry and television series.
The New Zealand actor started his career as an actor from the television soap Paradise Beach, later appeared in television series like Xena: Warrior Princess, Shortland Street and many more. But he got recognition as Crixus from the Spartacus.
Furthermore, he appeared as DC's comic character Slade Wilson/Deathstroke for 36 episodes of Arrow in which he shared his screen with actors like Stephen Amell, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, David Ramsey and many more.
His silver screen role includes Azog the Defiler in The Hobbit film trilogy and aslo gave voice as Azog in video game Lego The Hobbit. he also shared a screen with WWE superstar The Stone Cold Steve Austin in 2007 movie The Condemned. He appeared in the main role of Frankenstein in Death Race 2050.
Manu Bennett is a New Zealand actor.
Manu Bennett stands 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm.
Manu Bennett has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Manu is not married.