Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

Movie Actor

Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. A leading man in blockbusters and independent films since the 2000s, he has received numerous accolades including two Golden Globe Awards. The Irish Times' named him Ireland's fifth greatest film actor in 2020.

Full Name
Colin James Farrell
May 31, 1976
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Colin James Farrell was born on May 31, 1976 in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland. He is the son of Rita and Eamon Farrell and his zodiac sign is Gemini. His mother worked as a school teacher while his father had a career as a soccer player. Farrell has three siblings: Claudine, Eamon Jr., and Catherine.

Farrell began studying at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin when he was 18 years old, after dropping out of school when he was 16. After graduating from the Gaiety School of Acting in 1998, he made his feature film debut with Dierior's Dinner Party (1999). He went on to appear in other films such as Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000), Tigerland (2000), Phone Booth (2002), Daredevil (2003), Alexander (2004), Miami Vice (2006) and In Bruges (2008).

In 2009 Farrell won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in In Bruges as well as an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Performance in a Lead Role - Film. He also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in In Bruges.

Farrell has since appeared in several critically acclaimed films such as The Lobster (2015), Widows (2018) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017). Over the course of his career Farrell has established himself as one of the most respected actors working today, with roles that have earned him numerous awards nominations including an Emmy nomination for True Detective (2014-2015).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Colin Farrell is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 31, 1976, Colin Farrell was born in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Farrell Makes His Film Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Farrell makes his big screen debut in a small role in the British film “The War Zone".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakout Role in Phone Booth</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Farrell stars in "Phone Booth" as a man held hostage by a sniper in a New York City phone booth.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in The Recruit</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Farrell stars alongside Al Pacino and Bridget Moynahan in "The Recruit" as an NSA recruit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in Miami Vice</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Farrell takes on the lead role of Detective James "Sonny" Crockett in the movie adaptation of the '80s TV series "Miami Vice".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Crazy Heart</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Farrell stars alongside Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart" as a country music journalist who falls for an aging singer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Farrell stars as the villainous wizard Graves in the first installment of the Harry Potter spinoff film series, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Colin Farrell is a charming and charismatic actor. He has the ability to draw viewers in with his performances and transform into whatever character he portrays. From comedic roles to serious ones, Colin Farrell has the talent to bring movies to life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Colin Farrell is an extremely versatile actor. He can take on different roles, from lighthearted romantic comedies to intense action thrillers, and make them all believable. This versatility makes him a great asset to any movie production.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Irish</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Colin Farrell is proud of his Irish heritage, and it shows in his work. His Irish accent and mannerisms are charming and add immense depth to his performances. Plus, who doesn’t love a good Irish brogue?</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Attended Gaiety School of Acting</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Colin Farrell attended the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from the school in 1998 and began appearing in various Irish television shows.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Played a Zombie in First Film Role</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Farrell’s first film role was a zombie in the horror film “Dread” in 2001. He has since gone on to star in numerous Hollywood blockbusters.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Known for His Irish Accent</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Though Colin Farrell is known for his roles that require him to use an American accent, he still retains his thick Irish accent when not on camera.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Founder of a Charity Organization</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2007, Farrell founded the charity organization “Children of the Night” which helps homeless children living on the streets of Los Angeles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Two Sons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Colin Farrell has two sons with two different women: James Padraig Farrell (born 2003) and Henry Tadeusz Farrell (born 2009).</p></div>


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