Fast Facts

  • Expelled from school for truancy.
  • 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.
  • Was the face of Versace men's collection and Hugo Boss' men's fragrance collection.
  • Sang on-screen in films like Velvet Goldmine (1998) and August Rush (2007).
  • Became a celebrity ambassador for the Hope Foundation in 2008.

Awards

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

Relationships

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

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Details

  • Birth Name: Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor

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