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Net Worth:
$10 Million
May 27, 1970 (53 years old)
6 ft (1.83 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
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Joseph Fiennes is a British actor, producer, and director who has a net worth of $10 million. Joseph Fiennes portrayed William Shakespeare in the Academy Award-winning film "Shakespeare in Love" (1998), and he played Commander Fred Waterford on the Hulu series "The Handmaid's Tale" from 2017 to 2021. Joseph has more than 30 film and television credits to his name, including "Elizabeth" (1998), "Enemy at the Gates" (2001), "Luther" (2003), "The Merchant of Venice" (2004), "Running with Scissors" (2006), "Hercules" (2014), "Risen" (2016), "FlashForward" (2009–2010), "Camelot" (2011), and "American Horror Story: Asylum" (2012–2013). Fiennes has also appeared in numerous stage productions, playing Jesus Christ in "Son Of Man" (1996–1997), Troilus in "Troilus and Cressida" (1996–1997), Iago in "Othello" (2002), and Cyrano in "Cyrano de Bergerac" (2009). Joseph directed the 2007 short film "The Spirit," and he co-produced the 2005 film "Altitude" and produced the 2019 three-part docuseries "Fiennes: Return to the Nile."

Early Life

Joseph Fiennes was born Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes on May 27, 1970, in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He is the son of writer Jennifer Lash and farmer/photographer Mark Fiennes, and he has five older siblings, Ralph, Martha, Sophie, Magnus, and Jacob (Joseph's fraternal twin). Ralph Fiennes is a Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated actor, Martha and Sophie are directors, Magnus is a composer, and Jacob is a conservationist. Fiennes also has a foster brother, Michael Emery, who is an archaeologist. Joseph briefly attended school in the Republic of Ireland, then he studied at Swan School For Boys and Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury. Joseph spent a year at an art school in Suffolk before he joined the Young Vic Youth Theatre in London. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993.


Fiennes made his professional stage debut in a 1993 West End production of "The Woman in Black," then he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1995, he appeared in the TV movie "The Vacillations of Poppy Carew," and he followed it with the feature films "Stealing Beauty" (1996) and "The Very Thought of You" (1998). Joseph portrayed Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in 1998's "Elizabeth," which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. That year he also played the title role in "Shakespeare in Love" alongside Gwyneth Paltrow. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture and earned Fiennes a Critics' Choice Movie Award and nominations from the BAFTA Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. After "Shakespeare in Love," Joseph starred in the films "Forever Mine" (1999), "Rancid Aluminum" (2000), "Killing Me Softly" (2002), "The Merchant of Venice" (2004), "The Great Raid" (2005), "Running with Scissors" (2006), "The Escapist" (2008), "The Red Baron" (2008), and "Spring 1941" (2008).

Fiennes played Commisar Danilov in the 2001 war film "Enemy at the Gates" and Martin Luther in the 2003 historical drama "Luther," and he voiced Proteus in the 2003 animated movie "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas." From 2009 to 2010, he starred as Mark Benford on the ABC series "FlashForward," which aired 22 episodes and received a People's Choice Award nomination for Favorite New Television Drama. In 2011, Joseph played Merlin on the Starz series "Camelot," and from 2012 to 2013, he starred as Monsignor Timothy Howard on FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum." He appeared in the films "The Games Maker" (2014), "Strangerland" (2015), "Psy" (2015), "Risen" (2016), and "On Wings of Eagles" (2016), and he co-starred with Dwayne Johnson in 2014's "Hercules," which grossed $244.8 million at the box office. In 2017, Fiennes portrayed Michael Jackson in the "Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon" episode of the Sky Arts series "Urban Myths." From 2017 to 2021, he played Commander Fred Waterford on the Hulu series "The Handmaid's Tale," which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2018. In 2019, Joseph voiced Sheriff Nottingham on the computer-animated YouTube Premium series "Sherwood."

Joseph Fiennes


Personal Life

Joseph married model María Dolores Diéguez on August 15, 2009, and they have welcomed two daughters, Sam (born March 2010) and Isabel (born December 2011). The family lives in Mallorca, Spain. In 2014, Fiennes and other celebrities, such as Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch, designed and signed cards for the Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, which were auctioned off to raise money for the U.K. charity.

Awards and Nominations

In 2018, Fiennes received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "The Handmaid's Tale." The series also earned him nominations from the MTV Movie + TV Awards (Best Villain), Online Film & Television Association Awards (Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), Pena de Prata (Best Supporting Actor in Drama Series), and Screen Actors Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series). The show's cast won a Gold Derby Award for Ensemble of the Year in 2018, and they received a Pena de Prata nomination for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2021 and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022.

For "Shakespeare in Love," Joseph won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Male Newcomer, a Critics Choice Award for Breakthrough Artist, an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Gwyneth Paltrow), and a Chicago Film Critics Association Award and Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Most Promising Actor, and the cast received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. The film also earned Fiennes nominations from the BAFTA Awards, Online Film & Television Association Awards, and Russian Guild of Film Critics as well as an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Male Performance, a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and a Teen Choice Award nomination for Film – Sexiest Love Scene (shared with Paltrow). In 1999, he was honored with the Giffoni Award at the Giffoni Film Festival. In 2005, Joseph received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical for "The Merchant of Venice," and he earned a MovieGuide Award nomination for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies for "Risen" in 2017.

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