Carlos Irwin Estévez who is also known by his stage name Charlie Sheen is an actor of American descent. He was born on September 3, 1965, in New York City in the state of New York. He is the youngest son of Martin Sheen, who is also an actor. His father’s real name is Ramón Estévez. Charlie Sheen’s mother’s name is Janet Templeton. His grandparents from his father’s side are immigrants from Galicia which is in Spain and also Ireland. Charlie Sheen has 2 older brothers whose names are Ramon and Emilio. He also has one sister, Renee who is younger than him. All the siblings are actors. Since Charlie Sheen’s paternal grandparents are from Spain and Ireland, his ancestry is half Spanish and half Irish.
Charlie Sheen Early Life
As a young boy, Charlie Sheen lived in California since his parents moved from New York to Malibu, California. He attended the Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica which is in CA, with Robert Downey Jr., who is another Hollywood actor. Charlie Sheen played on the baseball team and he was a pitcher and shortstop for the team. Since a young age. He was interested in acting and making films. He made films with his brother Emilio and his friends from school, Rob Lowe and Sean Penn, who are now famous Hollywood actors. Before he could graduate from school, Charlie Sheen was suspended from school for bad grades and attendance. After he was expelled from school, he decided to become an actor and he changed his name to Charlie Sheen.
Charlie Sheen Acting Career
Charlie Sheen’s first big role since he decided to become an actor was in the film, Red Dawn which was released in 1984. After this, he played many small TV and movie roles but was not successful. His next big movie was the film Platoon, which was released in 1986. He received amazing and rave reviews from the movie critics for the character he played in the movie. After the success of Platoon, the director of the movie Oliver Stone, cast Charlie Sheen in another movie called Wall Street along with his father, Martin Sheen. This film was a huge hit and it skyrocketed Sheen’s career in the ’80s and ’90s he was a part of highly successful films such as Young Guns released in 1988, Major League released in 1989, and Hot Shots which was released in 1991.
He has also been part of various other films such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, No Man’s Land, Being John Malkovich, Scary Movie 3, and Scary Movie 4.
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Charlie Sheen Television Roles
He started his television career in 2000, with an acting role in a show called Spin City for which he was nominated for several awards. In 2003, he was cast in Two and a Half Men, which made him a household name and made him internationally famous. He was nominated for several awards for his work on Two and a Half Men.
He has also made appearances on various other TV shows such as F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Saturday Night Live, The Big Bang Theory, Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), Family Guy, Anger Management, and The Goldbergs.
Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Other Legal Problems
Charlie Sheen was addicted to drugs such as cocaine which resulted in him suffering a heart attack on May 20th, 1998 and he was hospitalized for it. He checked into rehab but did not follow through on it.
He also was accused of physical assault on December 25, 2009, by his wife at that time whose name is Brooke Mueller, in Colorado. He was sentenced by a judge to go to a rehab center and enroll in anger management classes.
In 2010, Charlie Sheen was removed by the police from his hotel room for causing damages worth $7000 due to excessive drinking and cocaine consumption.
In the year 2015, Charlie Sheen announced that he was HIV positive and that he was diagnosed 4 years earlier.
Charlie Sheen Net Worth
As of 2021, Charlie Sheen has a net worth of $10 million. For his role on Two and a Half Men, from 2003 till 2011, Charlie Sheen earned $1.25 million per episode, which made him the highest-paid actor on TV. In the current year, after adjusting for inflation, that amount would be worth $2 million per episode.
Charlie Sheen Personal Life
Charlie Sheen has been married 3 times and has 5 children and 1 grandchild. In 1995, he married his first wife whose name is Donna Peele, and got divorced in 1996. He then married his second wife, Denise Richards on June 15, 2002, and have 2 daughters together.
Sheen got married for the third time on 30 May 2008, to Brooke Mueller and they had twin sons. Their divorce was finalized on May 2, 2011.
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