Charlie Sheen life and biography

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Charlie Sheen biography

Date of birth : 1965-09-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City, New York, US
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-03-09
Credited as : Actor, Two and a Half Men,

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Charlie Sheen is an American film and television actor. He is the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen.

Born Carlos Irwin Estevez (billed as Charlie Sheen), on September 3, 1965, in New York City. The son of Janet and veteran actor Ramon Estevez (professionally known as Martin Sheen), he and his siblings, Ramon Jr., Emilio, and Renee, were all encouraged to pursue acting careers. Charlie Sheen made his acting debut at the age of nine, as an extra in the renowned TV film The Execution of Private Slovik (1974), which starred his father. As a teen, he produced and directed a slew of low-budget film shorts with childhood friends and future stars Rob Lowe and Sean Penn.

A somewhat lackadaisical student, Sheen was expelled from Santa Monica High School a few weeks shy of receiving his diploma. He focused instead on his desire to act, seeking out and landing a role in the never-released horror film Grizzly II: The Predator (1984). Later that year, Sheen made his adult cinematic debut in the Soviet invasion thriller Red Dawn.

After a handful of TV movies, Charlie Sheen landed the breakthrough role of his career in Oliver Stone’s autobiographical war drama Platoon (1986). He earned kudos for his brutally realistic portrayal of a young soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam, while the film won four Oscars, including Best Picture. The following year, Sheen costarred in Stone’s Wall Street as the ruthless protégé Bud Fox, who is seduced by the wealth and power of corporate raider Gordon Gekko (played by Michael Douglas).

As part of an ensemble that included John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, and D.B. Sweeney, Sheen gave a notable performance in John Sayles’ gripping account of the 1919 “Black Sox” baseball scandal Eight Men Out (1988). After starring in the 1990 action films Navy SEALS and The Rookie, he showcased his flair for comedy in the mindlessly entertaining spoof Hot Shots (1991). In 1993, Sheen reprised his role as maverick air force pilot Topper Harley in the equally successful sequel Hot Shots! Part Deux.

In the late 1990s, Charlie Sheen formed a production company with Brett Michaels (former lead singer of the heavy metal band Poison). Directed by Michaels and starring Sheen, the two collaborated on the TV film No Code of Conduct (1998). In 2000, Sheen and his brother Emilio headlined the controversial biopic Rated X. Based on the life of porn industry pioneers Jim and Artie Mitchell, the film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and later premiered on cable TV’s Showtime Network. Also in 2000, Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox as deputy mayor on the hit sitcom Spin City. In 2003, he starred in the panned horror spoof Scary Movie 3 for director David Zucker. Sheen is currently starring as beleaguered bachelor Charlie Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.

Notorious for his recurrent battles with drugs and alcohol, Sheen was again the subject of negative publicity when he served as the star witness in the 1995 trial of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. He confessed to spending an excess of $50,000 to purchase sexual services from 27 different prostitutes. The following year, Sheen was arrested and charged with the assault of former girlfriend Brittany Ashland. Pleading no contest to the battery, he received a suspended sentence and two years of probation.

In addition to his acting accomplishments, Sheen has published a book of poetry titled Peace of Mind (1991).

In June 2002, Sheen wed actress Denise Richards in Los Angeles; the couple has two daughters, Sam and Lola. In January 2006, the couple announced they were divorcing. Sheen's previous marriage to model Donna Peele ended in divorce in 1995. He has a daughter, Cassandra Sheen, with high-school sweetheart Paula Profitt. In May 2008, Charlie Sheen married Brooke Mueller, a real estate investor.

On March 3, 2011, Charlie Sheen officially signed with Ad.ly, a Beverly Hills firm that writes messages from celebrities' Twitter or Facebook accounts to endorse products or brands; he joins more than 1,000 other celebrities who earn from $200 to about $25,000 for a single Tweet. Sheen set a new Guinness World Record for Twitter as the "Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers" as well as the Guinness record for "Highest Paid TV Actor Per Episode -- Current" at $1.25 million when he was on the cast of Two and a Half Men.

On March 7, 2011, CBS and Warner Bros. fired Sheen from Two and a Half Men. The official statement read: "After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately."



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