Gerard Butler Biography: Wife, Movies, Age, Children, Net Worth, TV Shows, Instagram, Siblings

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Gerard James Butler, a talented Scottish actor and film producer, is also known simply as Gerard Butler.

He began his acting career in the mid-1990s after studying law.

He landed small roles in various productions, including Mrs. Brown (1997), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Tale of the Mummy (1998).

In 2000, Butler showcased his versatility by portraying Count Dracula in the gothic horror film Dracula 2000 alongside notable actors Christopher Plummer and Jonny Lee Miller.

His dedication to his craft and ability to take on diverse roles have solidified him as a respected figure in the entertainment industry. 


  • Full name: Gerard James Butler
  • Stage name: Gerard Butler
  • Born: November 13, 1969
  • Age: 54 years old.
  • Birthplace:  Paisley, United Kingdom
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Occupation: Actor and Film Producer
  • Height: 1.88m
  • Parents: Margaret Butler, Edward Butler
  • Siblings: Lynn Butler, Brian Butler
  • Spouse: Morgan Brown
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship: Dating
  • Net worth: $80million

Early Life

Gerard Butler, born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1969, was the youngest of three children in a Catholic family with Irish roots. When he was six months old, his family moved to Montreal, Canada.

Unfortunately, his parents’ marriage ended shortly after their relocation, prompting his mother to take Gerard and his siblings back to Scotland when he was around 18 months old.

Despite the challenges of growing up in a broken home, Gerard thrived academically and eventually became head boy at his high school.

He secured a spot at the esteemed University of Glasgow School of Law, showcasing his determination and intelligence from an early age. 


Gerard Butler’s educational journey is quite fascinating. He initially ventured down a different career path before transitioning into acting.

Growing up in Paisley, Scotland, he attended St Mirin’s and St. Margaret’s High School, where he excelled academically and even held the prestigious position of head boy.

His academic prowess continued as he earned a law degree from the University of Glasgow. This background showcases Butler as a dedicated and intelligent individual who likely thrived in his studies.


After completing his law studies, Gerard Butler boldly decided to transition into acting during the mid-1990s.

Initially taking on smaller roles in films such as “Mrs. Brown” (1997) and even appearing in a James Bond movie, “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997), he eventually landed lead roles such as Dracula in “Dracula 2000” (2000).

His career continued to flourish with roles in movies like “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” (2003) and “Timeline” (2003).

However, his role in the 2007 film “300” truly catapulted him into stardom, solidifying his reputation as an action hero.

Gerard Butler has showcased his versatility throughout his career by taking on various roles. Butler has proven himself a talented actor in action-packed films like “Olympus Has Fallen” and its sequels, and his voice to the character of Stoick the Vast in the popular “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise.

In recent years, he has continued to act and produce movies, with some of his latest projects including “Greenland,” “Copshop,” and “Plane.

In addition to his acting work, Butler has also delved into producing films, with many of his recent films crediting him as a producer.

Awards and nominations


  • MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (2007) – 300
  • 38th Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production (2014) – How to Train Your Dragon 2


  • Empire Award for Best Actor (2007) – 300
  • Saturn Award for Best Actor (2007) – 300
  • Satellite Award for Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy, or Musical (2006) – 300
  • Several Razzie nominations, including Worst Actor (2011, 2017) 

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @gerardbutler
  • Facebook handle: Gerard Butler
  • Twitter handle: @GerardButler

Personal Life

Gerard Butler is currently in a relationship with real estate developer Morgan Brown, with whom he has been involved since 2014.

Despite being in several high-profile relationships, the actor has never been married and has no children yet.

He splits his time between Los Angeles and Glasgow, openly sharing his experiences overcoming substance abuse and alcoholism.


He started with small roles in movies like James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997) and the gothic horror “Dracula 2000” (2000).

He got more prominent roles in action films like “Shooters” (2002) and “Reign of Fire” (2002)

Butler’s portrayal of the Phantom in the musical film “The Phantom of the Opera” (2004) gained him widespread recognition.

He starred in the epic historical action film “300” (2006), a major commercial success.

Butler continued to star in action films like “Gamer” (2009), “Law Abiding Citizen” (2009), and the “Fallen” film series – “Olympus Has Fallen” (2013), “London Has Fallen” (2016), and “Angel Has Fallen” (2019)

Other Roles

Butler has also played diverse roles in films such as the romantic comedy The Bounty Hunter (2010), the biographical drama Machine Gun Preacher (2011), and the disaster film Greenland (2020).

He has lent his voice to the character of Stoick the Vast in the animated fantasy films of the How to Train Your Dragon series (2010-2019). 

Net Worth

Gerard Butler, a talented actor from Scotland, boasts an impressive net worth of $80 million.

His successful career in the entertainment industry has allowed him to amass a considerable fortune through his various on-screen performances.

Butler’s dedication and hard work have undoubtedly contributed to his financial success, making him one of the most notable figures in Hollywood today.

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