One of the most popular drummers in music history, Lars Ulrich, is known as the founding father of the heavy metal band Metallica, popularly known as Metallica. With his haunting style and double bass beats, one can say that his drumming has managed to infiltrate every household. The number of successful albums he has produced over the years and his breathtaking net worth of $220 million has been a powerful motivation for different generations of drummers who have been forced to pick up a few drumsticks and write their own success story. The veteran drummer has also been active in other areas of the entertainment industry such as acting and film production.
Lars Ulrich: Bio & Age
Lars Ulrich, the founding member of Metallica and spokesman of the band, was born on 26 December 1963 in Gentofte, Denmark, as the son of Torben and Lone Ulrich. His father, a professional tennis player, instilled a love for the game in his son and expected him to follow in his footsteps, but the tide turned when young Lars saw his first concert at the age of ten; it was the then-popular band known as Deep Purple. When he was given a drum set by his grandmother, his love of tennis began to wane as his love of drumming intensified.
When Lars was only 16 years old, his family moved to Los Angeles so he could train professionally as a tennis player. However, the budding musician, songwriter, actor, and record producer, whose passion was drums and percussion, advertised for metal musicians in local newspapers, and co-founder James Hetfield was one of those interviewed. To date, Metallica has three live and ten studio albums to its credit. Lars was the first Danish recording candidate to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Metallica in 2009.
Apart from his love of music, the multi-talented artist, whose musical genres are mainly heavy metal, thrash metal, speed metal, and hard rock, has taken a trip into the world of acting. He had a cameo appearance in the Nicholas Stoller film Get Him to the Greek, which premiered in 2008, and appeared in the HBO film Hemingway & Gellhorn, which aired in 2012 and also gave him his first speaking role.
Family: Dad, Wife, Divorce
Lars Ulrich is the son of Lone Sylvester-Hvid and the tennis pro Torben Ulric; he comes from an upper-middle-class family in Gentofte, Denmark. Like his father, his paternal grandfather – Einer Ulrich – had a good record in professional tennis. The godfather of this versatile artist was the celebrated saxophonist Dexter Gordon and the well-known musician Neneh Cherry was his childhood friend.
Lars Ulrich was married three times. His first marriage was to Debbie Jones, a British woman he met on tour in 1988, but the marriage was rocked by Lars’ schedule a few years later, in 1990.
In 1997 he remarried an emergency physician, Skylar Satenstein, but in 2004 they had to go their separate ways, although they had two sons together. In the same year that he divorced his second wife Skylar, he began a relationship with Connie Nielsen, a Danish actress. Their relationship lasted longer than his first two marriages, and they had a son together before it ended in 2012. He is currently married to Jessica Miller, who is an American model.
Lars Ulrich: Kids
Lars Ulrich has three children who are all boys; his second marriage to Skylar Satenstein was blessed with two boys, Myles, who was born on August 5, 1998, and Layne, who came almost three years later on May 6, 2001. His third son, Bryce Thadeus, came from his long relationship with actress Connie Nielsen, best known for her role as Queen Hippolyta in the 2017 film Wonder Woman.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
The multi-talented entertainer is not very tall; one can even call him “small” because his height is given as 5 feet 6 inches. It is said that he likes bigger women, as all his conquests are bigger than he is. Lars Ulrich allegedly also weighs 61 kg (134 lbs). For the time being his other body measurements are still unknown.