David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is 6'1". David has five older sisters (Helen, Anne, Carmel, Kathyrn, Maree) and one older brother (Peter). David grew up in catholic family, he attended the Christian Brothers High School in Lewisham, Sydney and later he went to the University of Western Sydney and graduated from the Theatre Nepean.

Before he became an actor he worked as an inusrance clerk und called Bingo at the Marrickville Town Hall.

He is living with his longtime Girlfriend Kate Agnew. On Octorber 10th 2003 their daughter Eliza Jane was born.

Adam Cullenīs portrait of David Wenham was awarded with 'The 2000 Archibald Prize'

In 1999 David presented the Village Roadshow Pictures Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role".

2001 - David Wenham narrated on stage at Adelaide's Festival Theatre historical Australian texts, accompanied by the city's symphony orchestra. The pieces included the former prime minister's famous 1992 Redfern speech on the need for Aboriginal reconciliation and native title laws.

March 13, 2002 - David signed up as an "Ancient Forest Guardian" in Sydney, together with some more Australian actors, e.g. Sam Neill and Toni Collette.

David was nominated for several awards through the years:

  • Five AFI nominations - he won two 1997 for his Role in Simone de Beauvoir's Babies and 2003 for his role in Gettin' Square

  • One Screen Actor Guilde nomination

  • Two Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards nominations