Birth Name: Matthias Schoenaerts
Birth Place: Antwerp, , BE
Matthias Schoenaerts was born on Dec. 22, 1977, in Antwerp, Belgium, the son of Flemish actor and artist Julien Schoenaerts. The youngster showed talent early on, appearing at age 15 alongside his father in "Daens" (1992), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Schoenaerts enrolled in film school but was expelled for poor attendance in his second year. By age 21, however, he was enrolled at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Antwerp and was acting professionally in small roles on Belgian television and in Belgian film. By the time he graduated in 2003, Schoenaerts was already named one of "Europe's Shooting Stars" by the influential marketing organization, Eur...
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