Billy Boyd

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  • Birth Name: William Boyd
  • Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/28/1968, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; musician
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Billy Boyd Fast Facts:
  • Was raised by his grandmother after he lost both parents in his early teens—his mother died from heart disease, his father died of cancer.
  • Left school before his 17th birthday and spent four years apprenticing as a bookbinder, then two years working in the profession.
  • Made his stage debut in the title role of the musical Secret Diary of Adrian Mole at Scotland's Byre Theatre of St. Andrews.
  • Breakout role came as the hobbit Pippin in the 2001 blockbuster The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, a part he reprised in both sequels.
  • Got a tattoo of the word "nine" spelled out in Tengwar, a script created by Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Plays bass, drums and guitar, and also sings.
  • Is a skilled fencer and martial artist.
  • In 2010, starred in the Scottish musical Sunshine on Leith.
  • Active in charity work, along with his band, Beecake, with Nordoff Robbins, which raises money to fund musical therapy in Scotland.
  • Billy Boyd Relationships:
  • Alison McKinnon - Wife
  • William Boyd - Father
  • Margaret Boyd - Sister
  • Mary Boyd - Mother
  • Jack William Boyd - Son
  • Billy Boyd Awards:
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • College:
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland (Dramatic Arts)

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