Willem Dafoe was born William James Dafoe on July 22, 1955, in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S to William Alfred Dafoe and Muriel Isabel Dafoe. The actor has a brother named Donald Dafoe. Willem has Mixed (English, French, German, Irish, and Scottish) heritage. He is a drop out from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He is married to Giada Colagrande as of April 2020, the pair tied the knot on March 25, 2005. They do not have any children together. Before this, Defoe was in a long relationship with Elizabeth LeCompte. The pair were together from 1977 to 2004 but never married.