James McAvoy Bio, Height, AgeLast updated: October 25, 2022
- Net Worth: $ 17,000,000
- Birthday: 21 Apr 1979
- Age: 43
- Country: United Kingdom
- Occupation: Actor
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Sexual orientation: Straight
- Height: 5.7 ft
- Weight: 150 lb
- Hair Color: Light Brown
- Eye Color: Blue
- Birth Name: James McAvoy
- Nationality: Scottish
- Nickname: Jamesy Boy, Jimmy, Floyd
- Religion: Not known
- Ethnicity: White
- Father: James McAvoy, Sr. (Builder, Formerly a Bus Driver)
- Mother: Elizabeth (née Johnstone) (Psychiatric Nurse)
- Siblings: Joy McAvoy (Younger Sister) (Singer), Donald McAvoy (Paternal Younger Half-Brother)
- Blue eyes and brown hair
- Wavy hair
- Scottish accent
Who is James McAvoy?
James McAvoy is a Scottish actor who rose to prominence for his roles such as Robbie Turner in Atonement, Charles Xavier in the X-men series, and Dr. Nicholas Garrigan in The Last King of Scotland. He met with critical acclaim for his role in M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller film Split and Glass where he played Kevin, a man with 23 personalities.
Short bio (Age, Parents, Education)
James McAvoy was born on the 21st of April 1979, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Regarding his family, his father’s name is James McAvoy, Sr., who worked as a builder whereas his mother’s name is Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a psychiatric nurse.
He has one sibling, a younger sister, Joy, who is an actress and singer. She appeared as Estelle alongside James McAvoy in the 2013 film Filth. He also has a younger half-brother, Donald.
Before starting work as an actor, he worked in a local bakery. When McAvoy turned 20, he decided to move to London. James went to St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Jordanhill, Glasgow, for some time he had been dreaming to become a priest.
In 2006, James McAvoy was married to his wife Anne-Marrie Duff, who is a British actress. Later, they became parents of their son named, Brendan McAvoy.
In 2016, they announced divorce after spending 10 years together. After one year, he started dating Lisa Liberati. In 2020, the two moved into their new house in London, UK.
Quotes and Sayings
- "A story about my life would be utterly dull." - James McAvoy
- "Passing my motorcycle theory test gave me a disproportionate feeling of greatness." - James McAvoy
- "I take a lot of pride in being myself. I’m comfortable with who I am." - James McAvoy
- "Filmmaking is a miracle of collaboration." - James McAvoy
- Citroen C3 Picasso
- Nissan Micra
- Audi RS3
Hobbies and Interests
Fears and Phobias
Afraid of clowns
He purchased Piaggio Vespa with his first paycheck.
After graduating from the Royal Scotish Academy of Music and Theater in 2000, he worked as a baker.
Before he went into acting, he wanted to join the Navy.
He jumped off the roof of the world’s tallest hospital to raise awareness and money for a Ugandan children’s charity.
When he was 7, his parents split. Since then, he is not in touch with his dad.
He is allergic to horses.
He doesn’t have a middle name.
He has a lightsaber, which he believes is his most treasured possession.
Major Industry Awards
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama in Atonement (2007)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Best Actor - Film in Filth (2013)
Best Actor in The Last King of Scotland (2006)