Actor Sharlto Copley is from South Africa. He is currently popular due to the impending release of his new movie, Beast, which releases on August 19, 2022. In the movie, he plays the role of Martin Battles and shares the screen alongside Idris Elba, Leah Jeffries, and Iyana Halley.
Copley’s acting credits include parts in the science fiction movies Elysium, District 9, The A-Team, and Europa Report. In addition, he played the key role of Stefan in the dark fantasy adventure movie Maleficent, a film that received a nomination at the Academy Awards.
He also portrayed Jimmy in Hardcore Henry, the titular role in the science fiction movie Chappie, and Christian Walker for two seasons of the television series Powers.
Who is Sharlto Copley married to?
Coming over to his personal life, Copley has been in a long-term marital relationship with his wife, Tanit Phoenix — a fellow South African actress. But their togetherness is even longer as the couple began dating in January 2012.
Less than a year after they began dating, in late 2012, Phoenix moved in with her now-husband in Los Angeles. And in July 2013, they bought a home together. Speaking with IOL, she said, “I love it here; I feel right at home. But we travel back as often as we can to visit our families. And yes, Durban is on my list for Christmas this year.”
As she went on, she said that they were happy. “I have been traveling with my boyfriend all over the world while he worked on his films. It’s been an amazing time for me, meeting incredible people,” Phoenix added.
At the time of the interview, she also said that it might take some years before they get married. And the wedding bells became closer when Copley proposed to Phoenix. Explaining how he popped the question, he told Garzia Daily;
“I flew Tanit to a private waterfall on the Hawaiian island of Kauai – it’s that incredible waterfall Spielberg used in the first Jurassic Park. We landed at the base of the waterfall, and I surprised her.”
Months later, on February 15, 2016, they walked down the aisle in Western Cape, on top of Matroosberg mountain in the Hex River mountain range. To reach their wedding destination, the love birds chartered helicopters. Their wedding ceremony was attended by limited people only, including the bride, groom, the priest, and the photographer.
Sharlto Copley with his wife Tanit Phoenix on their wedding day (Photo: Garzia Daily)
After they shared the vows, they headed over to Overture at Hidden Valley for the reception. Similarly, the wedding celebration consisted of 41 guests as the two wanted to “keep the wedding intimate and small.” Following their marriage, they went on their honeymoon to two different islands in the Maldives.
Moreover, less than a year after getting married, on January 1, 2017, Copley and Phoenix welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sielle Phoenix-Copley. Since then, they have been busy with their respective profession and parenthood, and it seems like everything is going well in their marital relationship.
Who Is Sharlto Copley’s Wife Tanit Phoenix?
Copley’s wife Phoenix is a South African actress, makeup artist, and fashion model. She rose to fame after being included in the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, as well as issues of GQ and FHM, for her bikini and lingerie photo assignments. She was also featured on the cover of Maxim South Africa in May 2014.
She is of Dutch and Irish ancestry and was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. She began studying ballet when she was five years old and continued for 15 years.
When Phoenix was highlighted in the 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, she had her big break and became one of the most recognizable names in South Africa.
She made her acting debut in the 2005 movie Lord of War as one of Jared Leto’s girlfriends. She also played Malachi’s associate in the episode ‘Things Unseen’ of the South African-Canadian mystery series Charlie Jade. In 2007, she filmed a scene with Wesley Snipes for her role in Gallowwalkers.
In 2011, Phoenix served as the narrator and showed up for a little portion of each episode of the TV show Femme Fatales. She also had a small part in Safe House and in the 2012 film Mad Buddies, in which she co-starred with Leon Schuster as the seductive adversary.
While all that remains there, she received the most limelight for her performances in Death Race 2, Death Race 3: Inferno, and Spud 2: The Madness Continues. The latter was released in 2013, and it’s also the last acting project that Phoenix has been a part of.