Birth Name: Christoph Waltz
Birth Place: Austria
Christoph Waltz was born on Oct. 4, 1956 in Vienna, Austria to set designers Elisabeth Urbancic and Johannes Waltz. Acting was truly in his blood; his grandparents were actors and his great-grandparents also worked in theater. At 19, Waltz began appearing in plays and small-budget films. To gain life experience, Waltz began traveling all over the world, eventually finding himself in New York City in 1979. There, he studied with renowned Method acting teachers Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. After two years honing his craft in Manhattan, offers from several European theater companies started pouring in so he returned to Germany. At the time, he ...
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