Who is Edward Norton?

Edward Norton is an American actor and filmmaker who is well-known for the portrayal of the Hulk in the 2008 American superhero movie, ‘The Incredible Hulk.’ Before this, he gained massive popularity and stepped into the limelight when he debuted in the 1996 American legal thriller movie ‘Primal Fear.’ Edward Norton is also known for his role as the narrator or Tyler Durden in the 1999 American psychological thriller movie ‘Fight Club’ where he starred alongside Brad Pitt. Edward Norton has won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award.

Quick Info 
Full NameEdward Harrison Norton
Date of BirthAugust 18, 1969
Birth PlaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States
ParentsEdward Mower Norton Jr.
Lydia Robinson Norton
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker
SpouseShauna Robertson
Age51 years
Height6 ft 0 in
Net WorthUS $300 million


Edward Norton’s full name is Edward Harrison Norton. He was born on 18 August 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, to father, Edward Mower Norton Jr., who was a former Marine lieutenant later an environmental lawyer and conservationist, and to mother Lydia Robinson Norton, who was an English teacher. Unfortunately, his mother deceased away in 1997 due to a brain tumor disease. Edward Norton is currently 51 years old with the zodiac sign of Leo.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Edward Norton holds an American nationality and is of English, German, Scottish, Irish and Swiss-German descent. Furthermore, he is a progressive Episcopalian by religion. Besides this, Edward Norton stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83m/183cms) and weighs around 79kgs (174lbs). He has a pair of blue eyes with brown hair color.



Edward Norton studied in the Wilde Lake High School, situated in Columbia, Maryland’s Village of Wilde Lake, and graduated in 1987. For further studies, he looked at Yale College, located in New Haven, Connecticut, and completed his studies with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in history.


Personal Life

Edward Norton dated Courtney Love, an American singer, songwriter, and actress, in the past. He chose to keep the relationship discreet, but Courtney later admitted that they were in a relationship. They broke up in the year 1999. He has also dated Salma Hayek and broke up in the year 2003 on good terms. Salma Hayek and Edward Norton are still good friends. He met the love of his life, Shauna Robertson, a Canadian film producer. After being in a relationship for six years, Edward Norton proposed to Shauna Robertson in 2011. The couple got married in 2012 and got blessed with a son, Atlas, in the year 2013.



Edward Norton is active on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@edwardnortonofficial) has over 334 thousand followers, and his Twitter account (@EdwardNorton) has over 2 million followers. Moreover, he also has his own official Facebook page (@officialedwardnorton) with over 1.6 million followers and over 927 thousand likes.

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Edward Norton appeared as Aaron Stampler in ‘Primal Fear’ (1996), as Holden Spence in ‘Everyone Says I Love You’ (1996), as Alan Isaacman in ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’ (1996), as Lester ‘Worm’ Murphy in ‘Rounders’ (1998), as Derek Vinyard in ‘American History X’ (1998), as the narrator in ‘Fight Club’ (1999), as Father Brian Finn in ‘Keeping the Faith’ (2000), as Jack Teller in ‘The Score,’ as Sheldon Mopes in ‘Death to Smoochy’ (2002), as Nelson Rockefeller in ‘Frida’ (2002), and as Will Graham in ‘Red Dragon’ (2002).

Also, Edward performed as Monty Brogan in ‘25th Hour’ (2002), as Steve Frazelli in ‘The Italian Job’ (2003), as King Baldwin IV in ‘The Kingdom of Heaven’ (2005), as Harian Fairfax Carruthers in ‘Down in the Valley’ (2005), as Eisenheim in ‘The Illusionist’ (2006), as Walter Fane in ‘The Painted Veil’ (2006), as Bruce Banner/Hulk in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (2008), as Ray Tierney in ‘Pride and Glory’ (2008), and as the narrator in ‘Bustin’ Down the Door’ (2008).

Moreover of his film career, He appeared as Bill Kincaid in ‘Leaves of Grass’ (2010), as Gerald ‘Stone’ Creeson in ‘Stone’ (2010), as Scout Master Randy Ward in the ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012), as Eric Byer in ‘The Bourne Legacy’ (2012), as Henckels in ‘The Grand  Budapest Hotel’ (2014), as Mike Shiner in ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ (2014), as Sammy Bagel Jr. in ‘Sausage Party’ (2016), as Whit Yardsham in ‘Collateral Beauty’ (2016), as Yu Lei in ‘The Guardian Brothers’ (2017), like Rex in ‘The Isle of Dogs’ (2018), as Nova in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ (2019) and as Lionel Essrog in ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ (2019).



Besides movies, Edward Norton has also appeared on television. He has appeared as Devon Bradley in ‘The Simpsons’ (2000), as himself in ‘Stella’ (2005), as Izzy LaFontaine in ‘Modern Family’ (2009), as Host/Owen Wilson in ‘Saturday Night Live’ (2013), as himself on ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ (2015) and on ‘The Comedy Central Roast’ (2018).

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Video Games

Edward Norton has also lent his voice in ‘The Incredible Hulk,’ a video-game based on the Marvel superhero Hulk and the 2008 movie where he plays the Hulk role.


Music Videos

Edward Norton appeared as himself in The Lonely Island’s ‘Spring Break Anthem’ in the year 2013.



Edward Norton has won the Golden Globes Awards’ Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture award for his work in ‘Primal Fear’ in 1997. He has also won the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his work in ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ 2015. 


Net Worth

Edward Norton has made himself a lot of name and fame in the entertainment industry. He is a widely recognized artist who has earned himself a lot of fortune along the way. As of 2020, Edward Norton has an approximate net worth of $300 million.