Daniel Day-Lewis Bio, Affair, Married, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Daniel Day Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis: Biography in Details

Who is Daniel Day-Lewis?

Daniel Day-Lewis is an Oscar-award-winning English actor. Daniel is well for his dedication to his characters and method of acting.

He won three Academy Awards for Best Actor.

He earned Oscars for his roles in ‘My Left Foot,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘Lincoln’.

Daniel Day-Lewis- Family, Early Life

Daniel Day-Lewis was born Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis on April 29, 1957, in London, England. He is a Taurus.

His father Cecil Day-Lewis, was a ‘Poet Laureate’ and his mother, Jill Balcon, of English- Irish- Welsh- Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Daniel has two paternal grandfathers, The Rev. Frank Cecil Day-Lewis, who was an Anglican minister, and was raised in Dublin. Another paternal grandfather, Michael Elias Balcon

Daniel Day-Lewis has two paternal grandmothers, Kathleen Blake Squires, and Aileen Freda Leatherman.


Lewis was educated at Sevenoaks School in Kent and Bedales School in Hampshire, England.

After graduation, he went to the Bristol Old Vic Theater School, in Bristol, England.

Daniel Day-Lewis- Professional Life, Career, Achievements


Daniel made his acting debut with the movie ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ where he played the role of a vandal. He believed in the experience of working in a film.

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He portrayed his acting caliber for acting were ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’s 1985 and ‘A Room with a View’1985.

Lewis returned to the theater and worked with Richard Eyre in ‘Hamlet’ at the National Theater, London.

Daniel Day-Lewis returned to acting in ‘Gangs of New York’ in 2002 after a gap of five years. In this movie, he starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and played the role of a gang leader.

Lewis starred in ‘There Will Be Blood’. He acted in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ which was based on a book on the former President of America.

When the movie was released one could see the striking resemblance between the former President of America and the British actor.

Years Titles
1989 My Left Foot
2002 Gangs of New York
2012 Lincoln


Day-Lewis started working in theater and television including ‘Frost in May and ‘How Many Miles to Babylon?’ for the BBC where he played two different kinds of roles.

Years Titles
1981 Thank You, P. G. Wodehouse
1982 Frost in May
1985 My Brother Jonathan

Daniel Day-Lewis- Awards

  • Lewis won his first Academy Award for Best Actor and BAFTA Award for Best Actor in 1990 for his role in ‘My Left Foot’.
  • He received the Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a leading role for the film ‘There Will Be Blood’.
  • Daniel won the BAFTA Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. At the 70th, Golden Globe Awards, the British actor won his second Golden Globe for Best Actor, third Academy Award, and fourth BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for ‘Lincoln’.
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Daniel Day-Lewis- Net Worth

Daniel Day-Lewis has an estimated net worth of around $50m US.

As an American actor, she has an average salary of $37,633 US and above.


Daniel Day-Lewis was rumored to be in a relationship with Winona Ryder.


  • In 2013, Day-Lewis was chosen by People magazine as the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
  • In 2009, he turned down the role in ‘Terminator Salvation’.
  • Time magazine mentioned him in the list of 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013.
  • Prince William formally knighted Day-Lewis in November 2014.

Body Measurements

He has salt and pepper hair with green eyes.

His height is 6 feet 2 inches and his weight is 79 kg. Similarly, his shoe size is 11 (US).

Daniel Day-Lewis’s Anniversary Dates

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Daniel Day-Lewis’s Birthday Dates

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2024 April Monday
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