Charlie Sheen was born as Carlos Irwin Estevez in 1965 in New York City and is the third of four children born to Martin Sheen and Janet Templeton. Charlie Sheen decided to follow in his fathers footsteps by adopting the surname “Sheen”. Martin Sheen previously adopted the name in honor of the Catholic archbishop and theologian, Fulton J. Sheen.
Charlie Sheen has two brothers and one sister, who are also actors. Sheen showed an early interest in acting, making several Super-8 films and his acting career has progressed since then.
Sheen was cast as Charlie Harper in 2003, in the sitcom Two and a Half Men, which took over from Everybody Loves Raymond. Sheen’s character on Two and a Half Men seems to be based on Sheen’s real life persona to some extent which is perhaps why he seems so relaxed and at ease when appearing in the hit sitcom.
Thanks to his role in the sitcom, Sheen is currently raking in the dollars. Sheen’s new deal will make him one of the highest paid TV stars in the history of sitcoms. The controversial actor’s new deal is set to earn him approximately $1.8 million, per-episode.
Despite his success with Two and a Half Men and his new multi million dollar deal, Charlie Sheen is going through difficult time’s in his personal life. There are rumours of substance abuse, assaults on the women, not to mention his liaison’s with with prostitutes.
The 45-year-old actor’s latest antics are worrying to say the least. Drunk, high on cocaine, and being found naked in his room in the Plaza hotel is just the tip of the iceberg. Put this together with a naked escort hiding in the hotel room closet in fear because he thought she had stolen his wallet!
Many people feel that this problem isn’t just isolated to Charlie Sheen and that he is no different from the rest of Hollywood. The only difference being that they just keep their unscrupulous behaviour undercover.
Despite his ups and downs and his somewhat worrying antics, Sheen is still hugely popular with Two and an Half Men constantly pulling in the viewers. On top of that, Sheen also has his huge bank balance to fall back on. Charlie Sheen’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $20 million, which is a low figure for someone who has been A-list actor for over 30 years. However, this less than expected figure is partly due to his extravagant lifestyle and divorce settlements.