Leigh Whannell
Leigh Whannell

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Name: Leigh Whannell
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 169 cm (5' 7'')
Birth Day: January 17, 1977
Age: 45
Birth Place:  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell was born on January 17, 1977 in  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia (45 years old). Leigh Whannell is an Actor, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Find out Leigh Whannellnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$55 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Biography Timeline


Whannell appeared in Episode 4, Season 1 of the RMITV production Under Melbourne Tonight presents What's Goin' On There? on 10 June 1998.


In 2003, Whannell appeared in a minor role in The Matrix Reloaded, as well as in the video game Enter The Matrix as the character "Axel".

While in film school, Whannell met James Wan. Together, the two wrote a script for what would become Saw. After making a short film in 2003 to showcase the intensity of the Saw script, the feature film version, directed by Wan, was made in 2004 and became a low-budget sleeper hit. Whannell played Adam Stanheight in the film, one of the main characters. The popularity of Saw led to a sequel, Saw II, which was directed and co-written by Darren Lynn Bousman, and on which Whannell co-wrote and revised Bousman's original script, titled The Desperate. Whannell also served as an executive producer.


Around the same time, Whannell returned to collaborate with Wan; they wrote a film called Dead Silence, which Wan directed. It was originally slated for a 2006 release, but small problems with the title pushed the release date back to March 2007. In 2006, the duo composed the story for Saw III; Whannell wrote the screenplay for the third time. It was again directed by Bousman and was released on 27 October 2006. Whannell has a featured cameo, reprising his role as Adam. Saw III grossed $33,610,391 on its opening weekend, making around $129,927,001 worldwide (after 38 days in cinemas) and is currently the most successful Saw film to date.


In 2008, Whannell took off his "writing hat" to perform alongside Nathan Phillips in Dying Breed, a low-budget Australian horror film about a team of zoologists exploring the Tasmanian wilderness to locate a creature thought extinct, the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger. Instead, they wander into the domain of cannibals who retain their ancestor Alexander Pearce's taste for human flesh, and become prey.


A writer since childhood, Whannell worked as a reporter and film critic for several Australian television shows, including ABC's Recovery, a Saturday morning youth-oriented program that was hosted by Dylan Lewis. Whannell has described the show in a 2011 blog post:

Whannell wrote the script for and acted in the 2011 paranormal thriller film, Insidious, which was directed by Wan and produced by Oren Peli.


In 2014, Whannell expressed possible interest in returning to the Saw franchise; however, in a November 2013 post on his personal blog, Whannell described a new chapter beyond his partnership with Wan, as the director had finally reached his goal of making epic-style blockbuster productions. Whannel explained: "Now, he’s off making the films he’s always wanted to make - the big ones. I have no doubt that his name will be added to that special club of film directors that he’s always admired very soon. I’m so happy for him, like a proud father. And that is why it is the end of an era." Whannell also added that he doesn't rule out collaborating with Wan again, but he felt like he needs to direct a film for the first time.


Whannell was writer-director of the science fiction body horror film Upgrade, which was released by Blumhouse Tilt and OTL Releasing in 2018 to positive reception. Whannell next wrote, directed, and co-executive produced a retooling of H.G. Wells' book The Invisible Man. The film starred Elisabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and was released in 2020 to universal critical acclaim. In July 2020, it was announced that he's working on a sequel to The Invisible Man. Whannell is currently working on a reboot of Escape from New York. He's also producing and directing a sequel series to Upgrade. He is in talks to direct a remake of The Wolf Man with Blumhouse Productions producing and starring Ryan Gosling.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Sabine Silver Whannell Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Corbett Tuck Spouse N/A N/A N/A

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Leigh Whannell is 45 years, 10 months and 17 days old. Leigh Whannell will celebrate 46th birthday on a Tuesday 17th of January 2023. Below we countdown to Leigh Whannell upcoming birthday.


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43rd birthday - Friday, January 17, 2020

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Born on this day in 1977: writer/actor/director Leigh Whannell Whannell met James Wan in film school, and the two formed a friendship and partnership that has lasted to this day. Together, the two wrote the script for Saw, which Wan would go on to direct, and Whannell would act in. The two also collaborated on Dead Silence and

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41st birthday - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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