KARL URBAN (Black Hat) may be best known for his dynamic
turn as the Rohan warrior Eomer in the second and third installments of Peter
Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, or for his chilling performance as
Kirill in Paul Greengrass' The Bourne Supremacy. Urban recently played Dr.
Leonard "Bonesâ€ť McCoy in the 2009 sci-fi blockbuster Star Trek. He also starred
in director Tony Kaye's crime drama Black Water Transit.
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Urban 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 continued to pursue his acting
career by training and working throughout Australia and Asia in theater, film
Urban landed his feature film debut in Heaven. He garnered two Best Actor
nominations at the New Zealand Film Awards for his work in Via Satellite and the
critically acclaimed indie The Price of Milk. Recently, Urban won Best Actor at
the Quantas Film Awards for his performance as Nick in Out of the Blue.
Urban resides in New Zealand and is an avid supporter of KIDS CAN, an
organization that feeds and clothes more than 30,000 New Zealand children who
live in poverty.
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