About Sullivan Stapleton:

Sullivan Stapleton is emerging as one of the most sought-after film stars, having landed the lead role in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, the next film in the 300 franchise. Stapleton stars as Greek general, Themistokles, who battles an invading army of Persians. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX on March 7th 2014.


Stapleton recently wrapped production on two additional films, KILL ME THREE TIMES and CUT SNAKE. The Australian native is best known for his co-starring role in the SKY/Cinemax television series, STRIKE BACK. It is currently in production on its fourth season.


Most recently, Stapleton was seen in the Ruben Fleischer-directed film, GANGSTER SQUAD (WB), alongside Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. It hit theaters January 11th 2013.


In 2010, Stapleton garnered international recognition for his role as Craig Cody in ANIMAL KINGDOM. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival that year and went on to garner numerous awards and accolades.


Acting honors include the 2012 Australians in Film "Breakthrough Award."


Sullivan Stapleton has been working in the industry for over a decade. Past TV credits include regular roles on Australia’s hit shows SATISFACTION and THE SECRET LIFE OF US. Past film credits include THE HUNTER and DECEMBER BOYS.


Stapleton was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. He splits his time-off from filming between Melbourne and Los Angeles.



Sullivan Stapleton Fast Facts:


  • First acting appearance was in the 1994 Australian TV movie ‘Baby Bath Massacre’.
  • Once worked cleaning animal cages in a pet shop.
  • Worked as a model.
  • Trained at Melbourne's St. Martin’s Theatre; studied drama and theatre at Sandringham Secondary College.
  • Has worked as a grip on a number of TV and film productions.
  • Sullivan Stapleton’s sister is actress Jacinta Stapleton.

Sully's date of birth is 14th June 1977 - he said so himself at Sullivan Stapleton's Fans Page on Facebook. Click on the Facebook button below to go directly to the fab fan page, created by fellow fans! Please like their page and support them too, thank you!

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