Orlando Bloom, born on January 13, 1977, has been acting since he was 20 and has shown no sign of slowing down. He got his breakout role as the character Legolas in “The Lord of the Rings” series, a recurring role he continued to play in “The Hobbit” film series. A man of incredible drive and energy, Bloom has undeniably made a name for himself in Hollywood. On his birthday, we will help you celebrate him.
Born to a physician mother and a South African anti-apartheid novelist he initially believed to be his father, Bloom lived with his family in Canterbury, Kent. When he was 13, it was revealed that his biological father was Colin Stone, a family friend who later became his legal guardian after the death of his mother’s husband. During his time at St Edmund’s School in Canterbury, Bloom was diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability characterized by reading and writing difficulties. This did not detract from the fact that he had a verified high I.Q. score, and it helped him become a better actor because of the extra effort he had to put into being prepared.
Encouraged by his mother, Bloom began to pursue a career in the arts. At 16, he joined the National Youth Theatre in London and won a scholarship to attend the British American Drama Academy. Afterward, Bloom took television roles on shows like “Casualty” and the movie “Wilde,” which premiered in 1997. To hone his skills, he studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two days after his graduation, Bloom took on the role of Legolas in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Next, he starred in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” which was a blockbuster hit. Thereafter, Bloom took on immensely successful roles in and starred in “Troy,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Elizabethtown,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” All of these roles have made him a powerhouse in the movie industry. In 2007, he acted in the drama “In Celebration” and “An Education” later in 2008. In 2013, he made his Broadway debut as Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet,” a performance that left critics in awe of his acting skills. Later, in 2017, he reprised his role as Will Turner in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” His most recent role was the war movie “The Outpost,” where he played the character Benjamin Keating.
Naturally, his personal life has come under public scrutiny. Bloom lives a fulfilled life nurturing his philanthropic pursuits and engaging in a sustainable lifestyle, and has visited schools and villages to support environmental and educational programs. Since his divorce from Miranda Kerr in 2013, Bloom has been dating American singer Katy Perry, and they have a daughter together.
He plays the role of a rent boy in the critically acclaimed movie "Wilde."
He is cast as Legolas in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
He takes roles alongside big celebrity names and becomes the most searched male on Google News.
Bloom acts in four top-grossing films and wins multiple awards.
He gets inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Why We Love Orlando Bloom
He is a UNICEF ambassador
An avid philanthropist, Bloom was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2009. Since then, he has used his platform and influence to touch underprivileged lives.
He loves his fans
Bloom has a deep respect for his supporters. He has been known to deal with some of their extremities with humility and wisdom.
He prioritizes his health
Bloom knows when it is time to step back from the tight demands of fame. He has taken breaks after his significant career steps to take care of his mental health.
5 Surprising Facts
He has sustained many injuries
He broke his back and fractured his ribs and skull when he was 21.
He was robbed
The thieves reportedly got away with valuables worth half a million dollars.
He has a famous namesake
Orlando Bloom is named after 16th-century composer Orlando Gibbons.
He loves pilates
And he promises he is brave enough to walk into Ballet Bodies.
He is a practicing Buddhist
He converted in 2004 and is now a member of the Soka Gakkai International.
Orlando Bloom FAQs
Is Orlando Bloom married?
No. Since his divorce from Miranda Kerr, Bloom hasn’t gotten married again.
Does Orlando Bloom Have Kids?
Yes, he has a son, Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom, and a daughter, Daisy Dove Bloom.
How many languages does Orlando Bloom speak?
Two. He speaks English and he can speak French.
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