Christian Bale





Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Birth Name

Christian Charles Philip Bale




Christian Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, a little village in Wales, and was raised in England, California and Portugal. His father, David Bale, was a businessman and his mother, Jenny James, was a dancer and circus performer. He is the youngest of his siblings with three older sisters; Sharon, Erin, Louise. Christian began his career by appearing in commercials from the age of 9, most notably a Pac Man cereal commercial. He went on to theatre workshops and made his theatrical debut in The Nerd in 1984, alongside Rowan Atkinson. He made his film debut in the critically acclaimed film Empire of the Sun in 1987. He has had singing and dance training and has displayed these skills in the films Newsies (1992) and Swing Kids (1993). As of 2007, he resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sibi Blazic, and their young daughter.