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Karl Urban

Karl Urban is best known for his dynamic role as Rohan warrior Eomer in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Director/Writer/Producer Peter Jackson cast Urban in The Lord of the Rings after viewing a rough cut of the critically acclaimed indie film The Price of Milk, which garnered Urban a Best Actor nomination at the New Zealand Film Awards.

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Karl first appeared on television as a child. Throughout his school years, he wrote, directed and starred in many film and stage productions. As a young adult, he postponed his university studies to further pursue his acting career, training and working throughout Australasia in theatre and film.

Urban's feature film debut was in Heaven, starring Martin Donovan and Richard Schiff. His other film credits include Via Satellite and Ghost Ship, in which he starred opposite Gabriel Byrne and Julianna Margulies.

Karl will next be seen opposite Matt Damon in Paul Greengrass' The Bourne Supremacy.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Karl Urban Facts

Birth NameKarl-Heinz Urban
BirthdayJune 7, 1972 (51)
BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Karl Urban compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Star Trek Beyond
Pete's Dragon
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Star Trek
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