Max Minghella boasts of an expansive and robust career in acting, with top-notch performances in blockbuster movies. This English actor is of Hollywood royalty and continues to amaze audiences with his performances. He most recently stars in the Hulu dystopian drama series, The Handmaid’s Tale as Nick Blaine. Aside from this, the actor has a good number of other works that he has starred in. Find out more about him below, in addition to how his career started, his family; including his parents and girlfriend, and other facts we gathered about Minghella.
On the 16th of September 1985 in Hampstead, London, Max Giorgio Choa Minghella was born to Anthony Minghella and Carolyn Jane Choa.
Max’s ethnicity is multi-ethnic due to his parents’ ancestry. Paternally, he is of Italian descent, as his father – although born in England – has Italian ancestors, maternally, he has Chinese, Jewish, English and Swedish heritage. His great-grandfather Robert Kotewall was a well-known legislator in Hong Kong while his great-great-grandfather, Emanuel Raphael Belilious was a businessman who was born in Calcutta. As a result, his hereditary ethnic pool is rich and very diverse.
Max Minghella has just one sibling, a half-sister – Hannah Minghella who is the President of the film studio company TriStar Pictures. During his childhood, the actor spent most of his days on the sets of his father’s movies and as a director, Anthony never pressured Max to take up a job in the movie industry, but in the course of time, he grew to carve out a career for himself in the acting industry.
For his secondary school education he attended the schools, St. Anthony Preparatory School and the University College School both in the town he was born, Hampstead. Later, Max moved to the United States of America to further his education, bagging a degree from Columbia University in History. While in university, the handsome Englishman took up acting on the side.
Max Minghella is not a stranger to the movie industry as he trailed on his father’s coat-tails to work when he was younger. Today, he has built an impressive career in acting that has lasted over a decade. His first appearance is in a movie his father directed – Cold Mountain, although he was not credited for the appearance. He caught the acting bug after seeing the play This is Our Youth. This explains why the time he spent in the University College School was essentially an attempt to start a career in acting while he attended the National Youth Theatre. Minghella has claimed that in no way did his father influence his decision to become an actor but as a child, he nursed the idea of becoming a director of music videos. Two sides of a coin?
Before his debut in a full-length film, he had roles in the 1999 short films; Toy Boys and Let the Good Times Roll. In 2003, he auditioned for a role in the adventure film Pirates of the Caribbean which he, however, did not get. In 2005, Max Minghella’s professional career as an actor was kick-started with the movie, Bee Season. The movie happened to be a Box office flop, but Max received praise from critics for his performance. He went on to star in the thriller Syriana (2005), Elvis and Anabelle (2007) acting in the titular role of Elvis and the biographical drama The Social Network (2010) a role for which he received four award nominations. Mac Minghella has also starred in the television shows The Mindy Project and The Handmaid’s Tale and for these, he has received acclaim.
By signing up to direct the 2018 movie Teen Spirit, Max Minghella has decided to take after his father with this directorial debut.
Family – Parents, Wife, Dating, Girlfriend
Max’s father, Anthony Minghella, was a well-known director and some of his movies include Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and Cold Mountain (2003). His mother, Carolyn Jean Choa, worked as a renowned dancer and choreographer.
Based on his parents love for the arts, there is no doubt this had a hand influencing Max’s own appreciation of the arts and entertainment industry.
For a period of four years, Max maintained an on and off relationship with Kate Mara, who was part of the ensemble cast of House of Cards. In 2014, the couple finally called off the relationship. There were rumors which circulated that he dated Canadian-French singer Avril Lavigne, although this was never confirmed. Avril Lavigne is not the only musically inclined person he has been linked with romantically, it is believed he previously dated Leigh Lezark who is a DJ. Currently, he is in a relationship with Irish actress Eve Hewson, the couple has been dating since 2015.
Max Minghella’s Height, Weight & Body Stats
It is obvious from looking at Max that he spends time to take care of himself. His height is put at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) while he weighs 78kg (172 lbs). His other body statistics are currently unavailable on the internet but it is clear that Max Minghella takes out time to visit the gym.