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10 Great Facts You Didn’t Know About Charlie Sheen



After his public meltdowns, 2012 found Sheen back on television as the star of Anger Management on the FX channel. Soon after that, he was back in the headlines again, after a video of a friendly drunken encounter between the actor and a fan outside a Taco Bell that made its way on-line.

Charlie was never keeping the low profile and it seems that nearly every aspect of the actor’s life has been reported on. Sheen’s personal life has made headlines, including reports of alcohol and drug abuse and marital problems, as well as allegations of domestic violence. On the other hand, he has a very successful career and he was the highest paid actor on television in 2010 by earning $1.8 million per episode of “Two and a Half Men.” In spite of his problematic behavior on occasions, people still like seeing him in their favorite shows. Let’s face it, we all love his piquant wit!

Although, many aspects of his life have huge media coverage, here are 11 things you didn’t know about Charlie Sheen.

Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estevez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father was Martin Sheen, an aspiring actor who was just beginning to make a name for himself on the Broadway stage, and his mother was Janet Sheen, a former New York art student. He was born with a “blue baby syndrome” that is usually caused by a heart defect which laymen often call “a hole in the heart”.

The doctor who saved him was named Irwin and his parents decided to name their new baby after the doctor. Charlie’s middle name was given to him to honor the doctor and his “lucky” birth.


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