Fast Facts

  • Expelled from school for setting a science lab on fire.
  • Discovered at 16 by a casting agent who met him in a pool hall in Cork, Ireland.
  • First acting job was in a soup commercial.
  • Favorite actors are Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris and Richard Burton.
  • Became a celebrity ambassador for the Hope Foundation in 2008.
  • Struggles with alcohol abuse and has been in and out of rehab since 2005.

Awards

  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner

Relationships

  • Geraldine Myers — Mother
  • John O'Keeffe — Father
  • Alan O'Keeffe — Brother
  • Jamie O'Keeffe — Brother
  • Paul O'Keeffe — Brother
  • Mara Lane — Significant Other
  • Reena Hammer — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Birthday: July 27, 1977, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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