Who is Daniel Sharman?

Daniel Andrew Sharman was born in Hackney, London, England, on 25 April 1986 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds British nationality. He’s an actor and a film producer, who has appeared in more than 20 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of the main character Lorenzo de’ Medici, in the biographical historical series “Medici”. It was created by Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer, also starred Alessandra Mastronardi and Synnove Karlsen, and follows the rich banker Cosimo de Medici and his family, who are living in Florence, Italy in the 15th century; the series aired from 2016 to 2019, and won three of the four awards for which it was nominated.

Early life, family and education

Daniel was raised in Hackney by his parents, about whom nothing’s known as he respects their privacy; it’s said that his father was a mailman, and that his mother was a housewife. Because Daniel hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most of his fans believe that he’s an only child.

He became interested in acting at a very early age, mostly because he used to watch TV with his parents nearly every night. Daniel was nine when he became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, after having won an audition in which over 100 children competed; he was with them for two years, and appeared in their play “The Park” when he was nine years old, and in “Macbeth” at the age of 10.

Daniel studied at Mill Hill School, and soon transferred to Arts Educational School; he was into a couple of activities during those four years, while mostly being focused on acting. Daniel was a member of his school’s drama club, and appeared in various plays, including “Kvetch” which was eventually performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Upon matriculating in 2004, Daniel enrolled at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting in 2007.

Roles in TV series

Daniel made his debut TV series appearance in the 2003 episode “Judicial Reviews” of the mystery crime drama “Judge John Deed”; his following role came in 2009, when he was cast to play Richard Scott in the episode “The Quality of Mercy” of the hit mystery crime drama “Inspector Lewis”.

Daniel Sharman

In 2011, Daniel played Zane in two episodes of the action crime adventure mini-series “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”, created by Dan Berendsen, and which starred Skyler Samuels, Gracie Gillam and Ki Hong Lee. It follows a girl who has the powers of a cat, and who is being hunted by a killer; the mini-series was nominated for three awards.

Between 2012 and 2014, Daniel portrayed Isaac Lahey in the critically acclaimed action fantasy drama “Teen Wolf”, created by Jeff Davis, and which starred Holland Roden, Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Bryan. The series follows two teenagers, one of whom has been bitten by a werewolf, and it won 23 of the 63 awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Daniel’s following roles were in 12 episodes of the fantasy horror drama “The Originals” in 2014 and 2015, two episodes of the historical drama “Mercy Street” in 2017, and 16 episodes of the horror science fiction drama “Fear the Walking Dead” in 2017.

His most recent TV series role has been his portrayal of the main character The Weeping Monk, in all the 10 episodes of the 2020 adventure fantasy drama “Cursed”, which follows the sorceress Nimue who’s helping young future king Arthur find the legendary sword.

Roles in movies

Daniel made his debut film appearance with his portrayal of Alex Dewhurst, in the 2007 romantic drama “Starting Over”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 2011 short comedy “The Sexy Dark Ages”, the 2011 action fantasy drama “Immortals”, and the thriller “The Last Days of Edgar Harding” in the same year.

In 2012, he was cast to play Basil in the horror thriller “The Collection”, written and directed by Marcus Dunstan, and which starred Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick and Christopher McDonald.

The movie follows a man who has managed to escape the serial killer The Collector, while he’s now been forced to save a girl who has been kidnapped by the same killer. Daniel then appeared in the popular 2013 family comedy drama “When Calls the Heart”, while a couple of his following roles were in the short thriller drama “Drone”, the  short comedy “The Juilliard of Broken Dreams” and the  drama “LFE”, all in 2015.

In 2016, he starred as Lir in the action adventure comedy “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion”, written and directed by Castille Landon, and which also starred Avery Arendes and Stephen Dorff. The movie tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who has been taken to the fantasy world of Albion by a magical black stallion, and who seems to be the key to saving the people of Albion.

Other credits

Daniel received special thanks for the 2012 short historical drama film “The Station Master”.

He has produced three short films: the 2015 comedy “The Juilliard of Broken Dreams”, the 2016 horror drama “Soon You Will Be Gone and Possibly Eaten” and the 2017 animated comedy “Simularity”.

Daniel has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, including “Teen Wolf Revelations”, and “Talking Dead”.

Awards and nominations

He was nominated for a 2015 FilmQuest Cthulhu Award for Best Actor – Short, for his performance in “Drone”.

Love life and wife

Daniel prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but there are still three girls whom he has dated, that the public knows about. Sometime in the second half of the 2000s, Daniel dated Gigi Hadid, an American model and social media star, who is today followed by over 70 million people on Instagram; the two were apparently together for half a year, before splitting ways for unknown reasons.

In 2012 and 2013, Daniel was in a relationship with Crystal Reed, a popular American actress who has appeared in close to 20 movies and TV series, and has won one of the four awards for which she has been nominated.

Daniel then spent a couple of months dating Asha Leo in 2015; she’s a British fashion model and TV presenter.

He hasn’t mentioned any girls (or boys) whom he has since been with, so as of November 2021, Daniel appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Daniel is quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to five million followers; he’s uploaded nearly 400 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.

He’s physically highly active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, while Daniel is also an avid cyclist, swimmer and runner; he recently grabbed a podium place in a triathlon.

He’s into travelling, and his acting career has already taken him to a couple of European countries, as well as to California and New York in the USA.

Daniel has a pet dog, which can be seen featured in some of his Instagram pictures.

He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Eddie Redmayne, Will Smith and Rosario Dawson, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Les Miserables”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Seven Pounds”.

Age, height and net worth

Daniel’s age is 35. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.9m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).

As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1.3 million.

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