• Sullivan Stapleton is a 40-year-old Caucasian actor and producer.
• He began his acting career at age 8 and graduated from Sandringham Secondary College.
• He has gained fame for his role in “300: Rise of an Empire,” as well as numerous other films and TV series.
• He has been nominated for several awards and has an estimated net worth of over $3 million.
• He has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with a total of over 200,000 followers.

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Date Of BirthJune 14, 1977
FactIn August 2013, Australians in Film announced that Sullivan Stapleton would be honored with the organization's Breakthrough Award at an exclusive Benefit Dinner held October 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Who is Sullivan Stapleton?

Born on the 14th of June 1977, in Melbourne, Victoria Australia, Sullivan Stapleton is a 40-year-old Caucasian actor and producer, perhaps best known to the public for his role as Themistocles in the Noam Murro 2014 epic entitled “300: Rise of an Empire”. Aside from that, he has also landed various supporting roles in both TV series and films, while his sister, actress Jacinta Stapleton, also contributes to his fame with her own. He has been active in the sometimes lucrative acting business since 1994.

Early Life and Education

As with numerous actors, Sullivan started his acting career at a very early age, specifically eight in 1985, at which point he was already a child performer with his own actors’ union card, while his younger sister also joined, at the age of just six. This decision came about due to the young Sullivans’ aunt, who had previously signed her own children into the acting program, and asked them if they’d like to join in. Consequently, at the age of 11, he had already begun shooting several local ads. Although the details regarding his early education remain unknown, it is a public fact that he attended Sandringham Secondary College where he studied drama and theatre, as well as receiving acting training at St. Martin’s Theatre in Melbourne.


Sullivan’s success story begins in childhood, as stated by himself in an interview. One of the pictures of him that was on a local ad appealed to a thus far unknown director, who invited him to the set of a short film about high school dropouts at a party where females are dying, without any graphic violence involved. Sullivan accepted the proposal, and after his performance, he was encouraged by the director to eventually become a full-fledged actor. Unfortunately, the film isn’t listed on the Internet Movie Database, and its name is unknown. It is unknown when Sullivan graduated and what he did in between the graduation and his first film appearance, but it’s a fact that he debuted on-screen with a role in 1994’s “Baby Bath Massacre”.  After several more minor roles, he landed his first significant role as Josh Hughes in the long-running TV sitcom “Neighbours” in 1998. “The Condemned” and “December Boys” are only some of the other titles that this actor later got to work in, until his big break came in 2010, when he landed the role of Craig Cody in “Animal Kingdom”, which was a major success at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. At the moment, Sullivan is still busy chasing various roles.

Awards and Nominations

Although Sullivan hasn’t yet won an award, the nominations that he’s received have contributed immensely to his fame, and thus net worth, as well as to his future chances of landing more significant roles. His first nomination came in 2010, in the form of an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor in the aforementioned “Animal Kingdom”. He was nominated for an AACTA award in 2015 for Best Lead Actor in “Cut Snake” from 2014, and finally he was nominated twice in a row in 2016, for the AFCA Award and for the FCCA Award, both for Best Actor due to his performance in “Cut Snake” again.

Love Life

As for the romantic relationships of Sullivan, he has had a few, and most of them were public knowledge. Starting with 2007, Carla Bonner was his first publicly known girlfriend, whom he broke up with in 2008, then in the same year he got together with Jo Beth Tailor, a well-known Australian television presenter, singer and actor. Various sources even alleged that the two were planning on marriage, but on the contrary they split up in 2010. Recently, it’s been rumored by various sources that Sullivan is secretly dating actress Jaimie Alexander, who he co-starred with in “Blind Spot”. The rumor started after the two had an on-screen kiss, while considering the fact that they are professional actors, any intimate private relationship is not very likely. Also, neither of the stars themselves have confirmed the rumour.

What is Sullivan Stapleton’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Sullivan Stapleton is, as of early 2018? According to various reputable sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Sullivan’s accumulated wealth is over $3 million, largely aided by his numerous successes in the acting world, while the largest contribution surely came from the roles he obtained after his four nominations, as well as his fashion line called “Sullivan Stapleton Seduction”. As his career is still flourishing, the said value seems bound to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical specifications of the aspiring actor, various sources have reputed his height to be at 6 feet and 1 inches (1.85m), while his weight is currently thought to be at 187 lbs (85kg). It is plainly visible that the actor maintains a muscular figure, while his hair is brown and his eyes are green.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for actors to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the titles they’re working on, and thus their net worth. It seems like Sullivan isn’t too big on this trend, as he does have a Facebook profile, but it is kept very private, although his Facebook fan page has a current total of 3,800 followers, while his Twitter account enjoys a almost 5,000 followers, but his Instagram account has so far amassed a much higher 200,000 fanatics.

General Info

Full NameSullivan Stapleton
Date Of BirthJune 14, 1977
Height1.85 m


SiblingsJacinta Stapleton, Joshua Stapleton


NominationsAACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies300: Rise of an Empire, Animal Kingdom, Cut Snake, Kill Me Three Times, Darkness Falls, December Boys, Gangster Squad, The Condemned, Renegades, The Hunter, Amy, Green Sails, Baby Bath Massacre, Everything Goes, City Loop, Underbelly Files: Infiltration, The Forest
TV ShowsStrike Back, Satisfaction, Blindspot

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1My aunt put my cousins into a children's modelling agency, then my mum did it with us. Me and my sister got a few TV adverts, which was good pocket money. A director saw photos of me and asked me to do a short film.


1Stapleton has mentioned in the past that he has the title of the cult Australian movie he acted in tattooed on his arm: Animal Kingdom.
2In August 2013, Australians in Film announced that Sullivan Stapleton would be honored with the organization's Breakthrough Award at an exclusive Benefit Dinner held October 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.
3Sullivan is the former partner of Neighbours actress Carla Bonner. They split in late 2007 after 2 and a half years together.
4Brother of Neighbours (1985) actress, Jacinta Stapleton.




Neighbours1998TV SeriesJosh Hughes
Raw FM1998TV SeriesBucky
Amy1997/IIWayne Lassiter
Good Guys Bad Guys1997TV SeriesPaul Morello
River Street1996Chris
Baby Bath Massacre1994TV MovieAdrian
Blindspot2015-2017TV SeriesKurt Weller
Strike Back2010-2015TV SeriesSgt. Damien Scott Sgt Damien Scott
Kill Me Three Times2014Nathan Webb
Cut Snake2014Pommie
300: Rise of an Empire2014Themistokles
Gangster Squad2013Jack Whalen
The Hunter2011/IVDoug
Underbelly Files: Infiltration2011TV MovieColin McLaren
Centre Place2010James Ballintyne
Lowdown2010TV SeriesOliver Barry
Animal Kingdom2010Craig Cody
The Odds2010TV MovieWade
Sea Patrol2009TV SeriesGeoff Kershaw
Carla Cametti PD2009TV SeriesMatt Brodie
Satisfaction2007-2009TV SeriesJosh
Rush2008TV SeriesYuri
Canal Road2008TV SeriesJack Logan
Underbelly2008TV SeriesPat Barbaro
The Bloody Sweet Hit2007ShortCarl
December Boys2007Fearless
The Condemned2007Special Agent Wilkins
McLeod's Daughters2006TV SeriesDrew Cornwell
The Secret Life of Us2003-2005TV SeriesJustin Davies
Little Oberon2005TV MovieMartin
Everything Goes2004ShortJack
The Forest2003TV MovieMax
Blue Heelers1996-2003TV SeriesGethin Fox / Anthony Hood / Ian Shannon
Darkness Falls2003Officer Matt Henry
MDA2002TV SeriesBen Quilty
My Brother Jack2001TV MovieYoung Joe
Green Sails2000TV MovieInfante
City Loop2000Dom
Something in the Air2000TV SeriesWayne Taylor
Stingers1999TV SeriesMatt Wilmott
Pigs Breakfast1999TV Series
Witch Hunt1999TV MovieCraig Thomas
State Coroner1997-1998TV Series'Bullbar' Benson / Darren Pyke
Halifax f.p.1998TV SeriesHamish
The Genie from Down Under 21998TV SeriesSurfer #2


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Nominated Awards

2016AFCA AwardAustralian Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorCut Snake (2014)
2016AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead ActorCut Snake (2014)
2016FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest ActorCut Snake (2014)
2010AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorAnimal Kingdom (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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