Sharlto Copley (born 27 November 1973) is a South African actor. He has played Wikus van der Merwe in the Academy Award-nominated science fiction film District 9, Howling Mad Murdock in the 2010 adaptation of The A-Team, Agent C. M. Kruger in the science fiction film Elysium, James Corrigan in the science fiction horror film Europa Report and King Stefan in the dark fantasy adventure film Maleficent. He also played the title character in the science fiction film Chappie, like Jimmy in Hardcore Henry, and starred in two seasons as Christian Walker of the TV series Powers. Sharlto is married to fellow South African actress and fashion model Tanit Phoenix.
Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg and educated at St. Andrew’s Preparatory School in Grahamstown and Redhill School in Morningside, Johannesburg. His father is Dr. Bruce Copley, a former university professor. His brother, Donovan, is the lead singer of the Cape Town band Hot Water.
Copley has been in a relationship with actress and fashion model Tanit Phoenix since January 2012. They wed on 15 February 2016, in Cape Town, South Africa. He resides alternately in Cape Town and Los Angeles. The couple has a daughter together.
Sharlto Copley’s net worth is estimated to be $15 Million, according to the list of South Celebrities and Net Worth in 2021.