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Ed Skrein (GoT) Wiki Bio

Edward George Skrein was born in Camden, London, England, on 29 March 1983, so under the zodiac sign of Aries and holding British nationality – he is popular for his career as an actor, especially for his role of Daario Naharis in the “Game of Thrones” TV series.

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Early life and education

Ed hasn’t talked much about his family, as he prefers to keep them away from the media’s attention – he hasn’t talked about having any siblings, which is why he is considered to be an only child.

Ed has been interested in many forms of art since he was very young. He had dreams of becoming an actor and a musician which eventually came true for him – he began taking acting classes when he was around 11 years old. He was somewhat popular during his high school years thanks to his looks, but it’s not known whether he dated any girls during those years of his life.

After he matriculated, he enrolled at the Byam Shaw School of Art and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art painting.

Career of an actor and a musician

Ed launched his career as a musician first, rather than an actor – his first extended play (EP) launched in 2004 under the Dented Records record label, and his first album entitled “The Eat Up” was released in 2007, and featured numerous popular rap artists such as Foreign Beggars, Asian Dub Foundation, Plan B, and Doc Brown among others. His next EP was “Pre-Emptive Nostalgia”, in a collaboration with “A State of Mind” music group. His last album was released in 2009 entitled “Scene Stealers”, made it in collaboration with the rapper Dr Syntax.

Ed Skrein

After that, Ed turned to his career of an actor. His first appearance was in a short film entitled “Michelle”, after which he landed his first main role in “III Manors” movie shot in 2012. Ed then went to play the role of Daario Naharis in the third season of the popular TV series “Game of Thrones” (GoT)– although he was replaced in the fourth season, the GoT series made him somewhat popular, and opened numerous doors for him. He won the lead role in “The Transporter: Refueled” replacing the popular actor Jason Statham, and he has also appeared in the popular “Deadpool” movie as Ajax, the main bad guy.

Ed made his directorial debut on 23 October 2015, with the “Gateway 6” science fiction thriller movie. He has also appeared in the “Darkness” psychological thriller film, and was supposed to star in the new “Hellboy” movie, but decided not to take the role.

Ed is currently working as a swimming teacher at the Greenwich Leisure Limited.

Love life and relationships

Ed is trying to keep his personal matters away from the media’s attention, and has shared very little about his love life with the public.

Ed was part of a gang when he was 16 years old, and the gang was sleeping with numerous girls – he has a son named Marley and the rumor has it that one of the girls who Ed slept with at that time gave birth to his son. Ed hasn’t talked about the mother of his child and therefore nothing about her can be said with certainty – during his time Ed was also once stabbed, at the age of 17.

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Ed is currently rumored to be dating a popular actress, as he’s dropped some hints on his Twitter account, however, this hasn’t been confirmed and judging by his social media accounts and his secrecy, he currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, but has a son.

Is Ed gay?

There are rumors circulating the internet that Ed Skrein is gay, allegedly started due to the fact that Ed doesn’t usually talk about the women he has dated in the past – there is no proof whatsoever on the internet than Ed is gay, and he hasn’t talked about the matter.

Hobbies and other interests

Ed might appear to be completely focused on his career as an actor but there are numerous other things he enjoys doing.

Ed is physically very active and he goes to the gym four times every week – his roles sometimes require him to drastically change his physique, and Ed enjoys doing this. He has been playing numerous sports with his friends throughout the years, including soccer and tennis, while he is also very fond of pool (similar to billiards). He is a lover of animals and has been part of many projects related to an animal shelter close to his home – he grew up with a dog, but doesn’t have a pet today because he doesn’t have time to take care of it.

Ed is a big traveler and has been all around the US throughout the years.

Appearance and net worth

Ed is currently 36 years old. He has short black hair and blue eyes, is 6ft 1in (1.86m) tall while his weight is not known.

According to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be more than $2 million, and is steadily rising thanks largely to his career of an actor.

Social media presence

Ed is quite active on several popular social media networks, as this is very important for his career of an actor.

He launched his Twitter account in September 2011, and has since gathered nearly 65,000 followers and has tweeted more than 3,000 times. His Instagram account has more than 185,000 followers, while he’s uploaded over 150 pictures onto it – Ed is running a Facebook page as well, which currently counts nearly 50,000 people fans.

General Info

Full NameEd Skrein
Height1.85 m
ProfessionRapper, Actor
NationalityBritish

Accomplishments

AwardsMTV Movie Award for Best Fight
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Villain, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
MoviesThe Model, Deadpool, The Transporter Refueled, Kill Your Friends, Tiger House, Sword of Vengeance, Northmen: A Viking Saga, The Sweeney, Ill Manors, Alita: Battle Angel
TV ShowsGame of Thrones

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1He is of Austrian Jewish and English descent.
2He has to wear a wig on Game of Thrones (2011).

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Born a King2018filming
If Beale Street Could Talk2018filming
Alita: Battle Angel2018post-productionZapan
Dead Shift2018Short post-productionVincent
In Darkness2017/Ipost-production
Tau2017/IcompletedAlex
The Model2016/IShane White
Deadpool2016Ajax
The Transporter Refueled2015Frank Martin Jr.
Kill Your Friends2015Rent
Tiger House2015Callum
Sword of Vengeance2015Treden
Northmen - A Viking Saga2014Hjorr
Screaming Soul: Poverty2014Video short
The Tunnel2013TV SeriesAnthony Walsh
Game of Thrones2013TV SeriesDaario Naharis
The Sweeney2012David
Ill Manors2012Ed
Piggy2012/IJamie

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deadpool: From Comics to Screen... to Screen2016Video documentaryHimself - 'Ajax'
2016 MTV Movie Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Rocketing from 0-602015Video shortHimself
The Transporter Refueled: Frank Martin - The Reluctant Hero2015Video shortHimself
The Transporter Refueled: The Coeur Brisé - Les Femmes of Refueled2015Video shortHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Let's Go, DFW!2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2015TV SeriesHimself
The Men in Blazers Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Ticket2015TV Series shortHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2012Video documentaryDaario Naharis

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
News at Ten2017TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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