Carlos Irwin Estevez, popularly known in the entertainment industry as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. He has starred in several movies, including Platoon, Wall Street, and Terminal Velocity. He was under the limelight as the lead actor for the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Apart from being the highest-paid actor with earning about $1.8 million per episode of the sitcom, he is also famous for his flamboyant lifestyle.
Some facts about Charlie Sheen
- He was born on 3rd September 1965, in New York City.
- He was so famous that a psychological phenomenon was attributed to him.
- He quit the show Two and a Half Men following a tiff with the creator – Chuck Lorre.
- He is said to have a net worth of $10 million.
- He has been married thrice, fathered 3 kids, and even became a grandfather.
Childhood and Early Life:
Charlie was born to the actor Marlie Sheen and artist Janet Templeton. Belonging to a house full of actors and performers, he was drawn to acting from a very young age. He even acted in one of his father’s films in 1974. He attended Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California, where he got acquainted with Robert Downey Jr. He was a rather popular kid being a part of the school’s baseball team. His acting career was going well when he got cast as ‘Charlie Harper’ in Two and a Half Men. His career took a drastic turn since his involvement in the show. He got wildly popular and became the richest paid TV actor.
Following his open defamation of the show’s creator Chuck Lorre, Warner Bros. terminated his contract and banned him from entering the sets. In 2015, he announced that he had been diagnosed with HIV positive four years earlier. This led to a huge surge in the number of people googling the disease and even the number of people testing themselves for HIV. This was called the ‘Charlie Sheen Effect’.
Personal Life and Net Worth
Charlie had always been under the radar considering his history of substance abuse. He has been arrested on several distinct occasions for possession and usage of cocaine and other drugs. Following his announcement of testing positive for HIV, he was criticized for not having revealed it earlier to his partners.
His first marriage was with Donna Peele in 1995. The marriage lasted for a year following Sheen’s association with a popular escort agency. He then married Denise Richards in 2002 and fathered two daughters. She accused him of alcoholism and substance abuse, filing for a divorce in 2005. Brooke Mueller wedded Charlie Sheen in 2008 and gave birth to twin sons. They were taken away from him, and he obtained a restraining order as he was accused of domestic violence later in 2011. He has been involved with multiple adult film actresses since then.
Having a long-lasting career and being the highest-paid actor for a few years, he is said to have a net worth of about $10 million. He still pays child support to his ex-wives.