Charlie Cox Biography

Charlie Cox is a prominent English actor who has played very challenging roles in various genres. So far in his career for the Netflix web series, he has done significant roles for Daredevil (2015-2018), The Defenders (2017), The Theory of Everything (2014), HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (2011-2012), etc. One of his outstanding roles was as Tristan Thorn in the 2007 film called Stardust that he had in the first decade of his career with the British films, television series, and theatre productions. Following his success in 2010, Cox acted in other stage productions of the year 2019 including Harold Pinter’s Betrayal and Broadway.

Early Life

Charlie Cox was born on 15th December 1982 in London. As of 2021, Cox is 39 years old. Charlie Cox is one of the youngest of all five children born to his parents. Charlie was brought up in East Sussex and was raised by Patricia and Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox who was a known publisher of his time. He owes one brother named Toby (born in 1974) and three-half siblings from the side of his father who had a second marriage with his biological mother. All the three half-siblings of Charlie are named Emma, Zoe, and Oliver.

Charlie was raised as catholic. He obtained his education from two independent boarding schools named Ashdown House School (in the village of Forest Row) and Sherborne School (in the Market Town). While growing up, Charlie didn’t consider being a part of the acting field. He considered it to pursue only during the last few years of school. After he graduated from Sherborne in 2001, Charlie moved to London and got himself trained in Bristol from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Charlie Cox Career

Charlie began his professional role at the age of eighteen when he was cast in the psychological thriller called “Dot the i ” which was released in 2003. Following his filming career, he got himself enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Following his first year of study, he played another role as Lorenzo in the 2004 Al Pacino vehicle “The Merchant of Venice”. With his role for the film, he broke the school policy to not be cast for any outside role auditioned for any outside production. Eventually, he decided not to return to the school and continued working with his films. Later, he appeared as the guest spot on TV with the supporting role in the movies like Casanova (2005 historical drama series), A for Andromeda (2006 BBC Sci-fi film), etc.

In 2013, Charlie starred in an independent film called “Hello Carter” and “Legacy” which was one of the cold thriller films of BBC. He also played lead roles in two of his unproduced CBS TV Pilots named “The Ordained” and an untitled Wall Street Show that was produced by John Cusak in February 2014. Charlie also played one of the significant roles as Matt Murdock in Marvel’s “Daredevil” TV series and “The Defenders”. Both of the series were produced and released through Netflix. He was praised for his performance and was given the Helen Keller Achievement Award by the American Foundation for the Blind.

Charlie Cox Biography

Real Name Charlie Thomas Cox
Birth Date 15 December 1982
Age (as of 2021) 38 Years
Birth Place London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Profession Actor
Religion Roman Catholic
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 178 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 79 kg  –  in Pounds –  174 lbs
Shoe Size 10.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Andrew Cox
Mother Trisha Cox
Brother Tobey Cox, Oliver Cox


School Ashdown House School, Sherborne School
College Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Samantha Thomas
Children Two

Personal Life

Charlie Cox got married to Samantha Thomas in September 2018. Samantha Thomas is an executive vice president at Bron TV. They both share two children. At the time of their marriage, they both were working for their individual roles. Samantha Thomas was at Marvel Television as vice president of Original Programming and Charlie was starring in the web series Daredevil. The family now lives in Connecticut. Previously, the pair was residing in New York City, Los Angeles, and in the neighborhoods of London including Chelsea and Highbury. Charlie shares his friendship with actor Chris Obi. Cox is a huge football fan and is also an active supporter of Arsenal F.C.

Charlie Cox Net Worth

Cox is an English actor who has raised around $5 million as his net worth. He was born in the United Kingdom in 1982. From 2011 to 2012, he worked for a television series where he was cast in the role of Owen Sleater. Later in 2015, Cox began starring as Matt Murdock for one of his television series Daredevil.


  • One of his ancestors named Andrew Elliot was the last British Colonial Governor of New York.
  • While Charlie was living in his childhood stage, he attended a pair of prominent English Prep Schools named Ashdown House and Sherborne School.
  • As a part of that school, he was supposed to play several plays. But there was one hitch with Cox that he was having problems in singing and all the plays belonging to the school were musical.
  • He had to admit that he was not able to sing, which was his major drawback of joining a musical school. As a result, he was not allowed to participate in the plays.

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