Besides Teresa Palmer, Emily Browning, Portia de Rossi, Isabel Lucas, Essie Davis, Indiana Evans, Nicole Kidman, Rose Bryne, and others, Danielle Spencer is another Australian actress who is very popular in the Hollywood film industry. Besides her roles in movies and musicals, the beautiful actress is best known as the wife of famous actor Russell Crowe. It was in 1989 when she first announced her presence in the show business community. Since then, she has steadily increased her career from one level of success to another. To date, Spencer has starred in many television series including The Flying Doctors, What the Moon Saw, The Crossing, Hampton Court, Mission Top Secret, Beastmaster, and others. She has about nine singles as well as two albums with titles: White Monkey (2002) and Calling All Magicians (2010).
The parents of the multi-talented showbiz personality gave birth to her on May 16, 1969, in Sydney, Australia. Her journey to fame began at the age of four when she began taking piano lessons. Even as a teenager, Danielle was involved in acting and composing melodies. She has lived in Australia and England, more precisely in Cambridgeshire and Yorkshire, as her father worked for the BBC Play School in both countries.
Spencer received her primary education at Sidney Public School, Chatswood Public School, from where she went to Davidson High School for further education. It is not clear whether she attended college or not. The actress has a sibling – an older brother named Dean Spencer who lives far away from the limelight.
Danielle Spencer’s Parents
Danielle Spencer was born as the daughter of a caterer’s mother (Julie Spencer) and the Australian famous musician/singer/TV Don Spencer (born Donald Richard Spencer). His father was born on March 22, 1937, in Tamworth, New South Wales. He is a graduate of Tamworth High School, where he participated in Australian championships and played field hockey as a teenager. At the age of 17, Richard traveled to Africa, where he trained with the Kenyan field hockey team, testing their potential for the Olympic Games. During his stay in the country, his paths crossed with the prominent Kenyan singer-songwriter Roger Whittaker in Nairobi, who inspired him to get a guitar and pursue a music career.
Danielle’s father, who was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (2007), is known for his recordings of children’s music and the establishment of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation in 2002. He made his way into show business in 1962 and has remained active ever since. He currently lives in Darlinghurst.
Is She Married? Husband, Children, Divorce
The Australian actress was once a married woman. She had a widespread marital relationship with Russell Crowe, a prominent New Zealand actor after they were married on April 7, 2003, on the actor’s cattle farm in New South Wales, more precisely in Nana Glen. It is reported that the couple first separated in October 2012 and April 2018, the news was confirmed and the divorce was officially finalized.
The actress reportedly left the marriage with her $11 million Rose Bay Villa, located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, and “$20 million in the bank”. While Danielle is said to live in Te Puke, Crowe still considers his farm Nana Glen in northern Sydney and the Woolloomooloo apartment his home.
Danielle Spencer and her ex-husband began a reunion and a break-up in 1989, which doubled the same year they appeared in the film The Crossing. In the course of their romantic relationship, the two managed to produce two healthy sons named Charles Spencer Crowe and Tennyson Spencer Crowe. The former was born on December 21, 2003, while the latter was born on July 7, 2006.
Danielle’s ex-husband Russell is a well-known musician, film producer, and actor. He was born on April 7, 1964, in Wellington, New Zealand, the son of set caterers John Alexander Crowe (father) and Jocelyn Yvonne (mother) and is best known for his portrayal of Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the legendary 2000 film Gladiator.
Since he entered the film industry in 1985, he has starred in three television series and forty-three films. He holds the record as the ninth actor to be nominated for an Academy Award three times in a row. He has also received five nominations for the Golden Globe Award (he won one), three nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award (he won one), and three nominations for the BAFTA Award (he won one). In his honor, Russell Crowe is the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor for Gladiator (2000). He is also a philanthropist and has been a staunch supporter of the Australian rugby league team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, since childhood.