Chris O'Dowd | Biography

Posted On: 30 Jul, 2014


Chris O'Dowd | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth October 09, 1979
Age 39 Years 0 Month(s)
Nationality Irish
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Dawn O'Porter
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $12 Million Dollars(2015)
Height 6 feet 3 inches(191 cm)
Weight 185 lbs (84 kg)
Children/Kids Art O'Porter

Chris O'Dowd is a well-known comedian and an Irish actor who was born in 9 October 1979 in Boyle, County Roscommon. He is best known for his performance in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd as Roy Trenneman. His film work includes Bridesmaids, This Is 40 and Gulliver's Travels. Chris is currently working in the Sky One television series Moone Boy.

Chris was raised in a good environment by his graphic designer father Sean and a psychotherapist mother, Denise. As a child, he was a fun loving guy who had keen interest in sports and acting. He was also good in his studies. He loved playing football and at the very early age, he represented Roscommon in Gaelic football at under-16. Chris attended University College, Dublin where he learned politics and sociology. Right after this, he joined the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art but could not obtain a degree. In the same time, he was active in Literary and Historical Society and UCD Dramsoc. He also has contributed to The University Observer.

He was and still is a hard working guy. After many struggles and failures, he finally was able to make his career as an actor. He starred with the Channel 4's comedy The IT Crowd. After this, he appeared in The Year London Blew Up, the award-winning documentary-drama. He also presented himself in BBC 2's Roman's Empire and Red Cap. In the meantime, he appeared on Irish television in drama The Clinic and the drama Show bands. Right after that, with a minor role, Chris appeared in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. Chris played stand-up comedian Tommy O'Dwyer in the 2005 film Festival. He also was able to win a Scottish BAFTA award. He frequently appeared in many films and movies.

In the year 2009, he appeared in the film The Boat That Rocked. He was very much praised for his performance in this movie. Similarly, he appeared in the film Hippie Hippie Shake opposite to Sienna Miller. He also appeared in Dinner for Schmucks in the year 2010. On the other hand, he starred in an ITV2 comedy series FM and appeared in Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In April 2011, Chris appeared as William Rackham in The Crimson Petal and the White. He also appeared in the films like Bridesmaids and This Is 40. For Sky One, Chris co-wrote a series based on his childhood named Moone Boy. In April 2014, he appeared in Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men. For his performance, he was nominated for Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

Chris O'Dowd has no any rumors about his relationship, dating and affairs. He doesn't have any girlfriend but is married to Dawn O'Porter since 2012. He is happily married with his wife. One can find his wedding pictures in the INTERNET. Talented comedian has attractive looks with commendable height. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall.

Extremely dashing and talented actor/comedian Chris O'Dowd has numerous fans and followers. He is followed in different social networking sites. Chris is one of the most demanded comedian in the present context who has numerous searches in the internet. In spite of all, he is very embarrassed because of his shirtless pictures which are posted in different gay sites. He is soon going to appear in many other movies. More about him can be found in wiki. His fans can also tweet him in twitter.