James McAvoy Bio, Height, Age

Last updated: March 17, 2021
  • James McAvoy
    Quick Bio / Wiki
  • Net Worth: $ 17,000,000
  • Birthday: 21 Apr 1979
  • Age: 42
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Body Measurements
  • Height: 5.7 ft
  • Weight: 150 lb
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Personal Life
  • Birth Name: James McAvoy
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Nickname: Jamesy Boy, Jimmy, Floyd
  • Religion: Not known
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Family Details
  • 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)
  • Distinctive Features
    • 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.

Movies

    Glass
    Glass (2019) Dennis, Hedwig, The Beast
    Atomic Blonde
    Atomic Blonde (2017) David Percival
    X-Men Apocalypse
    X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Professor Charles Xavier
    Victor Frankenstein
    Victor Frankenstein (2015) Victor Frankenstein
    Trance
    Trance (2013) Simon
    Filth
    Filth (2013) Bruce
    The_Conspirator
    The Conspirator (2010) Frederick Aiken
    Wanted
    Wanted (2008) Wesley
    Atonement
    Atonement (2007) Robbie Turner

Pets

  • Long-Haired Chihuahua

    Long-Haired Chihuahua

Car Collection

  • Citroen C3 Picasso Citroen C3 Picasso
  • Nissan Micra Nissan Micra
  • Audi RS3 Audi RS3

Hobbies and Interests

  • Mountain Climbing
  • Football
  • Listening Music

Fears and Phobias

  • fear
    Afraid of clowns

Trivia, Facts

  • 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.

  • Actors Tom Ellis, Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender are his good friends.

  • He has a lightsaber, which he believes is his most treasured possession.

Major Industry Awards

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Golden Globes (Nominee) - 2008
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama in Atonement (2007)
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BAFTA Awards (Nominee) - 2007
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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BAFTA Scotland Award (Winner) - 2014
Best Actor - Film in Filth (2013)
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BAFTA Scotland Award (Winner) - 2007
Best Actor in The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Net Worth & Social Media

Net Worth $ 17,000,000