Is Karl Urban Married Now? (Updated) Dating, Ex-Wife, Family, Net Worth

Is Karl Urban Married Now? (Updated) Dating, Ex-Wife, Family, Net Worth
Karl Urban (Credit: Karl Urban/ Instagram)

New Zealand-born Karl Urban is undoubtedly one of the most amazing actors the entertainment industry has ever witnessed.

From small roles in his home country to leads in Hollywood, Karl’s life is fun to watch. 

As for Karl Urban’s wife, he was married in the past but his married life with his wife ended after 10 years of marriage.

Let's find out more about his personal and professional life here.

Karl Urban Ex-Wife And Divorce

In 2004 Karl married his long-time girlfriend and a make-up artist Natalie Wihongi.

Sources tell the couple met on the set of Karl’s film The Privateers (2000) where Natalie was his make-up artist.

Karl and His EX-Wife Natalie

In the course of their marriage, they became parents of two kids. The names of their two children are Hunter and Indiana.

After 14 years of togetherness (2000 started to date), 2004 (married), the couple divorced in 2014 with their children being their priority.

He and his ex-wife did not want their divorce to affect their children so they divorced with a mutual understanding still being close to each other’s family. 

Is Karl Urban Dating After Divorce?

Just after seven months of divorce, Karl started dating an American actress, Katee Sackhoff.

Karl Urban’s then girlfriend Katee is known for her appearance in Battlestar Galactica, Another Life, Longmire, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and more.

She is also known for giving her voice to Bitch Pudding on Robot Chicken since 2005. Likewise, she gave her voice to Pamela Isley/ Poison Ivy in Batman: The Long Halloween (2021) and Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three (2024).

Recently, Karl appeared as Bo-Katan Kryze in The Mandalorian (2020- present).

The couple maintained a romance for a good four years but parted ways in 2019, despite the relationship looking serious.

Wiki sites also claim that Urban dated the Late Natalie Cole who was an American singer and songwriter, but there is not much evidence about this pair. 

For now, Karl is believed to be single, not dating or involved with anyone, and is focusing on his kids and career.

Due to this, there is no information on Karl Urban girlfriend or partner.

While Karl Urban wife and none of his past relationships were hidden we can assume his partner also might be public when he decides to have a wife or a girlfriend.

Also, he has an Instagram account where he actively posts his time at the sea. 

In 2015, Karl was condemned for his statement about the all-female remake of Ghostbusters, he claimed it would never work and be crap, for which he apologized later.

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Early Life And Education

In Wellington, New Zealand, Urban was born on June 7, 1972, to a German immigrant father who ran a leather goods shop and a movie industry employee mother.

His mother fostered his enthusiasm for movies, and at the age of eight, he had his first public appearance with just one line in a New Zealand TV show.

He continued to perform in school plays, but he didn't start acting professionally again until he graduated from high school.

To pursue an acting career, Urban quit Victoria University of Wellington's Bachelor of Arts program after one year. For college, he went to Wellington College from 1986 to 1990.

Before going to Auckland, where he played guest roles in TV shows, he appeared in regional theater productions and local TV ads.

Before moving back to New Zealand the next year, he spent the year 1995 temporarily in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.

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Before Hollywood

Before he entered Hollywood his acting roles were limited to New Zealand.

He made his film debut in 1995 with Forgotten Silver and had small roles in other New Zealand films such as The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and Beyond Reasonable Doubt.

He is also known for the TV show Xena: Warrior Princess. 

In 2002, he left for Hollywood to make his career bigger.

Hollywood Career And Movies

Karl kicked off his Hollywood career after playing in the movie Ghost Ship (2002). Since then Karl has been working in big movies alongside megastars. 

The most important movies of Karl’s career and the ones that gained him huge appreciation and love are The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

In The Bourne Supremacy, he played the role of an antagonist Russian agent, where his chemistry with Matt Damon (lead actor) was extremely praised.

He is also in Star Trek as Dr. Leonard. Being in Star Trek was his dream since he always had been a Star Trek fan.

His 2012 sci-fi movie Dredd was well-appreciated by the critics although it did not perform well at the box office. 

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he joined the cast of Thor: Ragnarok as Executioner, winning the hearts of Marvel fans. 

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TV Series

Since 2019, Karl has been working with a TV series named The Boys, an Amazon Prime Original show where Karl plays the role of Billy Butcher.

This particular role combined with his accent in the show has done him wonders in the entertainment world.

Similarly, in 2013, he played the role of a detective in Almost Human and had a cameo in the 2019 Star Wars movie The Rise of Skywalker as a stormtrooper. 

His recent work The Sea Beast (2022) (voicework) was nominated at the 2023 Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film.

Karl is equally committed to giving back, he is the celebrity ambassador for KidsCan, a charity supporting underprivileged children in New Zealand.

In 2022, he was appointed the New Zealand ambassador for UNICEF to raise awareness of children right around the world. 


Karl Urban's performance in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King earned him a Critics' Choice Movie Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2004.

He also received the 2009 Best Cast Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics for Star Trek.

Net Worth 

The huge Hollywood star is worth $20 million making mostly from the entertainment industry playing his witty and amazing roles. 

He was recently seen in Gen V (2023) and Ark: The Animated Series (2024).

Karl is set to appear in the movies like ‘Mortal Kombat 2’ and ‘I, Object.’

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Karl does look bulky and well-built. Well, he is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 80kgs.

He has a deep and commanding voice.

The actor has hazel color eyes, brown hair, and a good-looking beard which he maintains very well.