Heath Ledger

Movie Actor

Birthday April 4, 1979

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Perth, Australia

DEATH DATE Jan 22, 2008 (28)

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Known for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight, his death was voted the top entertainment story of 2008. His meteoric rise was also attributed to his acting in 10 Things I Hate About YouThe PatriotA Knight's Tale, and Brokeback Mountain.

Before Fame

He was passionate about chess, and won the Western Australia's junior chess championship at age 10. He debuted on three episodes of the television show, Ship to Shore, as a cyclist. 


He suffered from insomnia after filming The Dark Knight, and died from an overdose of prescription medications, including oxycodone, doxylamine, hydrocodone, diazepam, alprazolam, and temazepam.

Family Life

He was romantically involved with actress Michelle Williams from 2004 to 2007. The couple had a daughter named Matilda Rose Ledger in 2005. 

Associated With

He starred opposite Christian Bale in The Dark Knight.


Heath Ledger Highlights
Heath Ledger Highlights