Chris O'Dowd



  • Birth Name: Christopher O'Dowd
  • Birth Place: County Sligo, Ireland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/08/1979, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Chris O'Dowd Fast Facts:
  • Mother was a psychoanalyst and father a graphic designer.
  • Grew up in Boyle, Ireland, the hometown of Maureen O'Sullivan, the actress who played Jane in the first Tarzan film.
  • Studied politics and sociology in college; and wrote for the college newspaper, the University Observer.
  • Worked construction, in bars and at call centers while pursuing an acting career in London. 
  • Won a 2005 BAFTA Scottish Award for his leading role in Festival.
  • Wrote the 2012 British series Moone Boy, which is partly based on his childhood in Ireland during the late 1980s.
  • Chris O'Dowd Relationships:
  • Denise O'Dowd - Mother
  • Dawn Porter - Wife
  • Sean O'Dowd - Father
  • Chris O'Dowd Awards:
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Irish Film & Television Awards: Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Rising Star Award - Nominee
  • 2012 AACTA Awards: Best Lead Actor - Winner
  • 2014 Irish Film & Television Awards: Best Script Television Drama - Nominee
  • 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Best Male Performance In A Comedy Programme - Nominee
  • 2014 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University College, Dublin, Ireland; attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England

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