Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. Cavill gained prominence and international fame for playing Superman in the DC Extended Universe, starring in Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Justice League (2017). The first two films each went on to become the highest-grossing Superman films of all time.
Cavill was born the fourth of five boys on Jersey in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), was a secretary in a bank, and his father, Colin Cavill, was a stockbroker. He was educated at St Michael's Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey, before attending Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England.