Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is a German-Irish actor, born in Heidelberg, Germany, and raised in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.
He played Azazeal in the Sky One television series Hex. Other credits include Band of Brothers and the Zack Snyder epic film 300 in which he plays Spartan soldier Stēlios ("Then we shall fight in the shade"). He also played the role of Michael Collins opposite Mel Smith as Winston Churchill at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Mary Kenny's play Allegiance. The play was directed by Brian Gilbert and produced by Daniel Jewel. In 2008, he played Bobby Sands in Hunger.
Michael Fassbender was born on 2 April 1977 in Heidelberg, Germany, to an Irish mother and German father. His parents moved to Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland when he was two years old. He attended St. Brendan's, Killarney (The Sem) and the Drama Centre London. 1.85 m tall, with blue eyes and light brown hair, Fassbender plays guitar, piano, and accordion and speaks fluent German. He has his own production company called Peanut Productions. He is related on his mother's side to Michael Collins, one of the leaders of Ireland's war of independence.
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