Jean-Claude Van Damme Biography


Jean-Claude Van Damme

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Birth Name: Jean-Claude Van
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Belgium
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age: 57 Years
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Jean-Claude Van was born on 18 October 1960 in Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium. He is a Belgian actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film producer, and director best known for his action movies. He is the 2nd Dan Black Belt in Shotokan, a martial art form. Jean-Claude Van is the son of Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, who were an accountant and florist. He started training in martial arts at the age of ten, enrolled by his father in a Shotokan karate school. His styles consist of Shotokan Karate and Kickboxing. He eventually earned his black belt in karate at the age of 18.

Jean-Claude Van has been married five times to four different women. He was married to his third wife, bodybuilder Gladys Portugues with whom he has two children: Kristopher (born 1987) and Bianca (born 1990) until 1992. After his separation with his former wife Portugues, he started dating actress Darcy LaPier, whom he married in February 1994. That same year he had an affair with his co-star Kylie Minogue during the filming of a movie in Thailand.

LaPier, who was pregnant at the time with their son, was not aware of this until Van Damme publicly admitted it in 2012. After leaving LaPier, Van Damme remarried bodybuilder Portugues in 1999, and they later separated again. In early 2015, Portugues has filed for a second divorce from Van Damme – citing irreconcilable differences. However, in May 2015 they appeared to have reconciled and called off the divorce.

. The net worth of Jean-Claude Van is U.S $ 30 million.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme born on 18 October 1960

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Jean-Claude Van was born on 18 October 1960 in Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium. He is the son of Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, who were an accountant and florist. He began martial arts at the age of ten, enrolled by his father in a Shotokan karate school. He eventually earned his black belt in karate at the age of 18.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme has started his filmy career from 1979

1979

Jean-Claude Van started his filmography career from 1979. He has worked in films, television, music videos, and video games.

Jean-Claude Van has won three awards till 2014 which are Golden Raspberry Award on 1998, Bollywood Movie Award on 2004 and Golden Lotus Award on 2014.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme has been married five times

1980

Jean-Claude Van has been married five times to four different women. He was married to his third wife, bodybuilder Gladys Portugues with whom he has two children: Kristopher (born 1987) and Bianca (born 1990). In 1992, he started dating actress Darcy LaPier, whom he married in February 1994.

After leaving LaPier, Van Damme remarried bodybuilder Portugues in 1999, and they later again separated. In early 2015, Portugues has filed for a second divorce from Van Damme – citing irreconcilable differences. However, in May 2015 they appeared to have reconciled and called off the divorce.

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