Actor Cillian Murphy is happily married with his visual artist wife Yvonne McGuinness Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Mar, 2018

Though he is one of the renowned names in the Hollywood with several movies and television series credits, Irish actor Cillian Murphy has no desire to live the Hollywood lifestyle. The actor is living a normal life with his wife, Yvonne McGuinness.

No matter how much Murphy tries to keep his personal life under the radar, his fans always find a way to dig into his private life. Are you among those fans? Do you ever wonder how is Murphy and McGuinness' married life going on? How did the things start between the couple? Then you have come to the right place because we have all the answers here.

Cillian Murphy Is Happily Married To Wife Yvonne McGuinness Raising Their Two Children: How It All Started?

Cillian Murphy and his wife of 12 years Yvonne McGuinness first met during the backstage of his show in 1996. At the time, Murphy was a band member of Sons of Mr. Greengenes.

After dating for over eight years, the couple decided to settle down. They became husband and wife in 2004 after exchanging vows in the wedding ceremony at a vineyard in Provence, France.

CAPTION: Cillian Murphy and Yvonne McGuinness are Married since 2004 SOURCE: Flickr

28 Days Later actor and his visual artist wife together have two children, both sons. Their first son, Malachy Murphy was born in December 2005 and Aran Malachy, their second son, was born in July 2007. 

Murphy and McGuinness both are quite a private person as Murphy is inactive in social media whereas his wife has maintained her Twitter account private. McGuinness also rarely makes red carpet appearance with her husband in his movie premieres.

CAPTION: Cillian Murphy and wife Yvonne McGuinness with their so SOURCE: Pinterest

The couple resides in a Dublin suburb raising their two sons, Malachy and Aran. They are in primary school at present. They migrated from London to Ireland in 2015 so that their sons could be around their grandparents and also they wanted their sons to be Irish.

Talking to The Guardian, Murphy:

“We wanted them to be Irish, I suppose. It’s amazing how quickly their accents have adapted. Even within a year of moving back, they are fading into this rakish west Brit kind of thing. Which I think, hopefully, will get them lots of girls when they’re 15.”

Well, it seems like Murphy is blessed with a beautiful family. We can say he is happily married to wife McGuinness as there is no any rumor of their divorce till date.

Cillian Murphy's Career Highlights

Murphy started his career as a rock musician. At the time, he was a band member of, The Sons of Mr. Greengenes.

He later started his acting career at the theatre. He used to perform in Corcadorca Theatre Company and also performed in short and independent films such as The mask and On the Edge. 

He rose to limelight after his performance in movies like 28 Days Later... in 2002, Cold Mountain in 2003, Intermission in 2003,  Red Eye in 2005 and much more. 

CAPTION: Irish actor Cillian Murphy SOURCE: ace showbiz

Murphy was also nominated for Golden Globe Award for his performance in Breakfast on Pluto (2005). Then in 2011, for his role in Misterman, he achieved the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actor and the Drama Desk Award.

He is best known for his appearance in high profile movies and television series such as In TimeRed Lights, Peaky Blinders, The Dark Knight Rises and much more.

Cillian Murphy: Quick Facts

  • Cillian Murphy was born on 25 May 1976, in Douglas, Cork, Ireland.
  • His nationality is Irish and holds Caucasian ethnicity.
  • Initially, his dream was to be a rock star. He was also a band member of a band, The Sons of Mr. Greengenes.
  • Murphy is 5' 9" (1.75 m) tall.
  • His nickname is Cilly.
  • He attended at University College Cork (UCC), however, he failed all his first-year exams.
  • Murphy was a vegetarian for several years but later started eating meat again for his role in Peaky Blinders.
  • He is a fan of television series Doctor Who.
  • He also loves video games.
  • Murphy became one of GQ's 5best-dressed men in 2015.
  • He auditioned six times for his role in 2006 film The Wind That Shakes The Barley. 
  • His estimated net worth is $15 million.

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