Tom Ellis is an actor who currently stars in the series Lucifer. His acting career spans decades after getting his first role in a movie in 2001. He has received acclaim and popularity for his role in the T.V show – Miranda where he acts as the love interest of the main character. Find below, more information about the actor that would interest you.
Thomas Paul Ellis was born in 1978 on the 11th of November in Cardiff, United Kingdom. He comes from a family of Baptist ministers which his father; Christopher John Ellis is one of and his mother Marilyn Jean Hooper was a music teacher. Tom has a twin sister named Lucy, as well as two other sisters.
Ellis attended High Storrs School, Sheffield and was part of the city’s youth orchestra, as a French horn player. His alma mater is the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he obtained a degree in Dramatic Studies.
Thomas Ellis began acting professionally circa in 2000 and 2001 but his debut in television was with the show Nice Guy Eddie (2001). However, Tom Ellis’ big break came with his performance in British Sitcom Miranda (2009-15) with the role of Gary Preston, where he acted as the object of affection of the lead character, which earned him a nomination for the Golden Nymph award from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival and widespread fame.
Before his role in Miranda, he was cast in the shows EastEnders and Doctor Who in 2006 and 2007 respectively; these roles acted as stepping stones to much bigger roles. While on Miranda, he appeared in other television shows such as Merlin (2010), The Fades (2011-12)and Once Upon a Time (2013). With the show Rush (2014) he had the opportunity to play the lead role of Dr. William Rush, a former disgraced doctor who catered to the medical needs of a privileged clientele.
In 2015, Tom Ellis was hired to play Lucifer Morningstar in the FOX TV show Lucifer which was slated to air in 2016. He plays the role of the devil, who suffers from feelings of dissatisfaction and vacates his kingdom in hell to come run a nightclub in Los Angeles while working as a consultant for the police alongside Detective Chloe Decker played by Lauren German. As a result of the show’s consistently dropping ratings, Fox canceled the show after the third season. This however caused online petitions for the show’s return with the hash tags #SaveLucifer and #PickUpLuficer. The video streaming network, Netflix, announced in 2018 that they would produce the fourth season and it will air in 2019 on their streaming platform. His role in this show earned him a nomination from the Teen Choice awards for Breakout Star.
As at 2018, Tom Ellis’ net worth is valued between $8 million and $10 million, a net worth that increased significantly since he started to take on roles from Hollywood, starting with the role of Lucifer Morningstar.
Who is His Wife or Girlfriend?
Tom Ellis was previously married to British actress TamzinOuthwaitee; the actor, James McAvoy, introduced the two in 2005 and in June of 2006 they got married. The marriage lasted for eight years with Tamzin filing for divorce in 2014 on grounds of adultery. The union produced two children, girls – Florence Elsie Ellis and Marnie Mae Ellis.
Before his marriage to Outhwaithe, he dated Estelle Morgan, a Welsh Theatre actress whom he has a child with, Nora Ellis. They broke up in the same year he started to date his ex-wife.
He is presently engaged to producer and writer Meaghan Oppenheimer; the two met in 2015 and got engaged in 2018.
Other Facts About Tom Ellis
1. Golfer on the Side
Tom Ellis is an ardent player of golf, finding time to go play the sport as often as he can. He often golfs in Hertfordshire at the Sandy Lodge Club.
2. Freakishly Tall
At a staggering height of 191 cm (6 feet 3 inches), he is notable for his height and can be considered to be a very tall person.
3. Active Social Media
Tom Ellis is one of those celebrities who is active on social media. With over a million followers on Instagram and four hundred thousand on Twitter, his posts and tweets are testaments to his active social media presence.
4. Musically Inclined
Acting is not the only talent Ellis possesses; he is also a gifted singer and instrumentalist. On the shows Miranda and Lucifer, he has showcased his vocal talent. Tom Ellis can play the French horn, trumpet, and piano as well.