Charlie Sheen Biography

(Best Known for His Role of 'Charlie Harper' in the CBS Sitcom 'Two and a Half Men')

Birthday: September 3, 1965 (Virgo)

Born In: NNew York, New York, United States

Carlos Irwin Estevez, popularly known as Charlie Sheen is an American movie and television actor. He started acting at a very young age and appeared in ‘Super 8’ movies. He started doing cameos in movies during the late 80s and it was finally in 2000, that he appeared in a meaty role on television in the series called ‘Spin City’. His performance was critically acclaimed and he received a Golden Globe for it. Soon after that, he got the biggest role of his acting career in CBS’s ‘Two and a Half Men’. He worked on the series for almost 8 years and received many Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. The series had put him on the top of highest paid television actors’ list. It was in 2011, that Sheen was dismissed from the show because of his erratic behavior, which was a result of his drugs and alcohol-induced lifestyle, and Ashton Kutcher was hired in his place. Sheen had always been in the limelight for his alcoholism and drug abuse issues. He had been married twice and is known for abusing his women. From 2012 to 2014, he starred in FX's 'Anger Management.'

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Carlos Irwin Estévez

Age: 58 Years, 58 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Brooke Mueller (2008–2011), Denise Richards (2002–2006), Donna Peele (1995–1996)

father: Martin Sheen

mother: Janet Sheen

siblings: Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez, Renée Estevez

children: Bob Sheen, Cassandra Jade Estevez, Lola Rose Sheen, Max Sheen, Sam Sheen

Born Country: United States

Quotes By Charlie Sheen Actors

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males

Ancestry: Irish American, Spanish American

U.S. State: New Yorkers

Childhood & Early Life

Charlie Sheen was born in New York to Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen. His father is a well-known actor in the Hollywood film fraternity and his mother was an artist. He has 3 siblings.

All of Sheen's children are actors. They all moved to Malibu, California because of their father’s Broadway show. His first appearance in a movie was made at the age of 9 in the movie ‘The Execution of Private Slovik’.

He attended Santa Monica High School, in Santa Monica, California. He started acting at a very young age and made ‘Super 8’ movies with his brother Emilio Estevez, friends, and actors Rob Lowe and Sean Penn.

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In 1984, Sheen acted in ‘Red Dawn’ with other actors like Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Thomas Howell, etc. It was a Cold War teen drama. He worked with Jennifer Grey in another movie, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’.

In 1986, Charlie Sheen did his first main parts in the movie ‘Platoon’ which was a Vietnam War drama, and also worked with his father in ‘Wall Street. Both movies were directed by the same director, Oliver Stone.

In 1988, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ was offered to Sheen by Stone but later Tom Cruise was chosen for the role and Sheen was never informed about it, which is why he never took part in his next venture.

In the late 1980s, Sheen did roles in movies like ‘Grizzly II: The Predator’ which was a sequel to the horror film ‘Grizzly.’ He next starred in ‘Eight Men Out’, ‘Young Guns’ for which he got a Bronze Wrangler, and ‘Men at Work’.

In 1990, Sheen did the movie ‘Cadence’ which was his father, Martin Sheen’s directorial venture. He played the role of a rebellious army bulwark. He also did Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Rookie’ in the same year.

From 1992–1997, he did movies like, ‘Beyond the Law’, ‘Money Talks’ and spoof ‘Hot Shots!’ movies. He wrote and produced two movies during this time, ‘Discovery Mars’ and ‘No Code of Conduct’.

In 1999, Sheen did a role in the A&E Network series called ‘Sugar Hill’ but unfortunately the show was canceled. He also did cameos in movies like: ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Scary Movie 3’ and ‘Scary Movie 4’.

In 2000, Charlie Sheen did his first major role on television for the first time when for the last two seasons of ‘Spin City’ he replaced Michael J. Fox. He received a Golden Globe award for his outstanding performance.

In 2003, he was cast in the biggest role of his life, in the sitcom for CBS ‘Two and a Half Men’ in the role of ‘Charlie Harper’. He worked on the show for 8 years and received 3 Emmy nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations.

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After getting dismissed from his show ‘Two and a Half Men’, Sheen started his nationwide tour of ‘My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option’ in 2012. He was also ‘roasted’ on Comedy Central around the same time.

In 2012, he became a part of the American sitcom ‘Anger Management’ as ‘Dr. Charles "Charlie" Goodson.’ The show ran for 2 seasons and aired its final episode in 2014.

He played the role of ‘President Rathcock’ in the 2013 American action exploitation film ‘Machete Kills’ directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film was heavily panned by critics and was a box office failure.

In 2017, he starred as ‘Charlie Jones’ in the Fred Wolf-directed comedy film ‘Mad Families.’ The film was about two families competing for a camping spot. That same year, he also played the role of ‘Jeffrey Cage’ in the American action drama film ‘9/11.’ The film received a lukewarm response from critics and scored a 20% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes.

He will be next seen in the upcoming comedy series ‘Bookie’ created by Chuck Lorre.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1990, Charlie Sheen proposed to actress Kelly Preston but their engagement could not materialize into marriage as he accidentally shot her, and she called the wedding off. After that, he checked into rehab.

In 1995, he got married to model Donna Peele after meeting her on the sets of a commercial. They got divorced within a year’s time. He was revealed to be one of the clients of Heidi Fleiss’s escort agency.

From 1997–1998, Sheen was involved in a legal accusation made by his model girlfriend Brittany Ashland that he smashed her face on the kitchen floor. He was hospitalized for a drug overdose.

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In 2002, he got married to actress/ model Denise Richards after meeting her on the sets of ‘Good Advice’. He was 36 at the time and started dating each other officially after Denise acted on his show ‘Spin City’.

They had 2 children together and by the time Richards was pregnant with the second baby in 2005, she filed for a divorce on the grounds that Sheen was a gambler, abused prescribed drugs and was violent towards her.

In 2007, he married a real estate investor Brooke Mueller in a small ceremony in LA. They had twin sons and after 3 years of their marriage, Mueller called it off stating that Sheen tried to kill her during one of their fights.

In 2011, he was romantically linked to the adult movie star Bree Olson.


He had a clothing line called ‘Sheen Kidz’.

Sheen has dated adult film actresses like Ginger Lynn and Heather Hunter.

In 2015, he revealed that he is HIV positive.

In June 2022, his daughter Sami created an account on OnlyFans.

He is a supporter of the 9/11 truth movement. In 2009, he requested then-president Barack Obama to launch a new investigation into the attacks.


Charlie Sheen Movies

1. Apocalypse Now (1979)

  (Drama, War)

2. Platoon (1986)

  (Drama, War)

3. Beyond the Law (1993)

  (Thriller, Drama, Crime)

4. Badlands (1973)

  (Crime, Drama)

5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)


6. Wall Street (1987)

  (Drama, Crime)

7. Major League (1989)

  (Comedy, Sport)

8. Cadence (1990)


9. Red Dawn (1984)

  (Action, Drama)

10. Being John Malkovich (1999)

  (Drama, Fantasy, Comedy)


Golden Globe Awards
2002 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Spin City (1996)

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