Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an English retired actor with dual British and Irish citizenship. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor, making him the first and only actor to have three wins in that category, and the third male actor to win three competitive acting Academy Awards, the sixth performer overall.[a] Additionally, he has received four British Academy Film Awards for Best Actor, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. In June 2014, Day-Lewis received a knighthood for services to drama.
Born and raised in London, Day-Lewis excelled on stage at the National Youth Theatre before being accepted at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which he attended for three years. Despite his traditional training at the Bristol Old Vic, he is considered a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. Displaying a “mercurial intensity”, he would often remain completely in character throughout the shooting schedules of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only six films since 1998, with as many as five years between roles. Protective of his private life, he rarely grants interviews and makes very few public appearances.
Daniel Day-Lewis’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million, according to the list of richest British Hollywood Actors.