Russell Crowe’s birthday
Originally shared by Ed Pearce
Russell Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand on April 7, 1964. When Crowe was four years old, his family moved to Sydney, Australia.
Both Russell Crowe’s parents were movie set caterers; his father also managed a hotel.
Crowe’s maternal grandfather was a cinematographer who was named an MBE for filming footage of World War II.
Crowe attended Auckland Grammar School with his cousins New Zealand cricketers Martin Crowe and Jeff Crowe.
After appearing in the TV series Neighbours and Living with the Law, Crowe was cast by Faith Martin in his first film, The Crossing (1990), a small-town love triangle directed by George Ogilvie.