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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan Michael Meyers
Birth Place:
Dublin, Ireland
Profession
Actor

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

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

Relationships

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