Matilda Ledger [Heath Ledger’s Daughter]: Bio, Family, Net Worth & Facts!

Published Date: 07 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 28 Jan, 2020 By Celebs Podium

The most unfortunate event for a child is to be deprived of their parents’ love. Matilda Ledger, daughter of late actor Heath Ledger, had to go through the same emotional disaster at just 2.

Matilda Ledger, born on 28 October 2005, comes from a star-studded family. She is among the ones, who have bagged recognition courtesy of the illustrious fame of their parents.   

Short Bio: Age, Parents, Height

Matilda, age 14, was raised by her parents in her hometown of New York City. Besides her Oscar-winning late actor father, Heath Ledger, Matilda’s mother is none other than four-time Oscar-nominated actress, Michelle Williams. Meanwhile, her godfather is Jake Gyllenhaal and her godmother is Busy Philippe.

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Possessing American nationality and white ethnicity, Matilda stands tall at a height of 5 feet and 1 inch (1.55 meters). The beautiful teen has light brown hair with dark brown eyes.

Career, Net Worth

As Matilda is running along in her early teens, she hasn’t yet decided what career path she wants to walk in the future. Besides, given her family background, she doesn’t need to do much for a luxurious lifestyle.

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Matilda’s net worth includes the earnings of her late father and actress mother (Picture Source: Page Six)

Famed as a celebrity kid, Matilda is a sole-proprietor to her celebrity parents’ wealth. Following the demise of Heath, she has full ownership of her father’s multi-million dollar estate. Besides, Matilda’s mother, Michelle bags a whopping net worth of $16 Million—all thanks to her proficiency in front of the camera lenses.

Relationship, Family Life of Matilda Ledger

Given her young age, Matilda is still some distant far from discovering her relationship life. Meantime, it is the family life of hers that keeps the audiences on the seat.

The 2005 drama, Brokeback Mountain, brought Matilda’s parents, Heath and Michelle together. As the pair were cast in the movie, they began their romantic relationship and soon Michelle was pregnant with Matilda. Matilda came to this world on 28 October 2005, three months after the movie was released worldwide.

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Things were going well for Ledger family until the heave of disaster dashed them to the rock bottom. The date 22 January 2008 saw 2-year-young Matilda get deprived of her father’s blessing. Heath waved goodbye to the world following an overdose of prescription drugs. The superstar actor was long gone before he could claim precious Oscar for his outstanding portrayal of Joker on 2008’s DC franchise movie The Dark Knight.

Following the dreadful accident, Michelle had a tough time coping with the situation. Matilda, who was so young to understand all these, was never shadowed from the prying eyes of media following her father’s unnatural demise.


Matilda Ledger with her stepdad and stepsister in November 2018 (Picture Source: Yahoo)

After all these years, Matilda and her mother have finally got themselves out of the misery. Michelle married singer-songwriter Phil Elverum in July 2018. Meanwhile, Matilda seems positively coping up with her stepdad and her younger stepsister.

Some Interesting Facts About Matilda Ledger

  • Matilda’s godfathers are none other than actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Busy Philipps.
  • After the unfortunate demise of Heath Ledger, actors Johnny Depp Colin Farrell and Jude Law donated the pay from their movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus to a fund established in the benefit of Matilda.
  • The 2017 penned documentary, I am Heath Ledger expresses the father-daughter love between Matilda and Heath. It is based on the life of the deceased actor. 
  • Her mother was paid $1000 for the 2017 drama movie, All The Money In The World, while her co-star Mark Wahlberg earned $1.5 million.
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