James McAvoy Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Oct, 2017
Facts of James McAvoy
Date of Birth: 1979 , April-21
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name James McAvoy
Father Elizabeth McAvoy
Nationality Scottish
Birth Place/City Glasgow
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $17 million
Married to Anne-Marie Duff (m. 2006)
Children Brendan McAvoy
Divorce Anne-Marie Duff (div. 2016)
TV Show Shameless, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune, MORE
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Synopsis

James McAvoy is a well-known Scottish actor who appears in films, TV, and on stage. His notable television work includes the drama show, State of Play and the science fiction show Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. He won the BAFTA Rising Star Award, as well as the BAFTA Scotland Award in 2006.

Early life and education

James McAvoy was born on 21st April 1979, in Glasgow, Scotland. He belongs to the White ethnicity and holds Scottish nationality. He is the son born to Elizabeth, a psychiatric nurse and James McAvoy Sr, a builder. He has a sister, Joy and a half-brother, Donald.

McAvoy's parents divorced when he was only seven, due to his mother’s poor health. He was sent to his maternal grandparents. He had not contacted his father since his childhood days.

McAvoy went to Catholic school named St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary. For a brief period, he had considered becoming a priest & joining the Catholic priesthood.

 McAvoy also graduated from the 'Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama' in 2000.

Career

McAvoy started his acting career at the early age of fifteen. He acted in the 1995 movie 'The Near Room.' Though he had very little interest in acting at the time, he decided to learn more about acting.

In the year 2001, McAvoy appeared in several television shows and films, mostly in guest appearances. He had a leading role on the big screen was in the 2001 German movie, 'Swimming Pool.' It was his first role on the big screen.

McAvoy also made guest appearances on television shows, including 'Band of Brothers', and 'Foyle's War.' His first notable role on television was in the political thriller series 'State of Play' which aired in 2003.

McAvoy’s most recent work was in the 2017 spy thriller ‘Atomic Blonde,’ where he played the leading role. 

Personal life

James McAvoy began dating English actress, Anne-Marie Duff while working on Shameless. They married in 2006 October in a quiet ceremony after an affair for several years.

The couple has their first child together, a son Brendan born in 2010. However, after being together for more than ten years, they announced their divorced On 13 May 2016.

The former pair continued living together following their separation, but now McAvoy has his place close to the family home in Crouch End.

On August 30, McAvoy talked with American comedian, television host, actor, & writer Stephen Colbert about his current girlfriend Lisa while the onset of the new X-Men movie.

McAvoy is well-known for his charity works and is involved with the British Red Cross. He is also a huge fan of football.

Net worth

James McAvoy earns a decent amount of salary from his profession. Thus, the big chunk of money that he earned from his career helped him to boost net worth. His net worth is around $17 million.  

 

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