Chris O’Dowd – Biography, Wife, Children, Siblings, Family, Height

Irish actor and comedian Chris O’Dowd has established himself as a successful on-screen personality who has achieved significant success through her notable roles on both television and film. Some of his popular comic book roles include Roy Trenneman in The IT Crowd and Miles Daily in Get Shorty . Chris has starred in films like Thor: The Dark World , St. Vincent , This Is 40 , and many others. The actor was nominated for a BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2012 for his notable roles and has also earned a lot of recognition throughout his career. Here are other things you should know about him.

Chris O’Dowd’s biography

He was born on 9th October 1979 to his parents Sean, his father and Denise, his mother in County Roscommon, Ireland. His mother is a psychotherapist and advises people from all walks of life, his father is a visual artist. Chris has four older siblings from the same parents. As a child he was very fond of sports and was part of his school’s Gaelic football team. O’Dowd completed a graduate education at University College Dublin with a major in Politics and Sociology.

Chris O’Dowd did not wait until he had finished his studies before entering the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts to pursue his hidden acting desires. Inasmuch as he was going to be a great actor, by the time he was 18 and 19, he decided to pursue the path of acting. The journey for him began when he accidentally found himself in a college drama group and then realized it was what he wanted.

His first film role came in 2003 when he appeared in the film The Silence and then the TV series, The Clinic which ran from 2003 to 2005. In 2004 he appeared in Vera Drake and then Festival which would earn him a BAFTA Scotland award as Best Actor in a Scottish Film in 2005. While appearing in many other productions, he has also worked as a writer, director and executive producer.

To his name, the actor has over 30 films, TV series and one stage show. For all of this, he has many nominations and several awards to his name, including the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in The Sapphires (2012) and IFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Bridesmaids (2011).

Family – wife, children, siblings

Chris O’Dowd was born and raised in a very strong Roman Catholic family, although not only would he be a lifelong atheist, but he also developed his own philosophy against the existence of a god. His family is also artistic; Aside from his father who is a visual artist, two of his siblings also went to art school. He has one brother, John O’Dowd, who is an Irish politician.

The actor is married to Scottish television presenter, writer and director, Dawn O’Porter. The very funny and interesting couple met at Dawn’s 2009 birthday party and were introduced there by Nick Frost, who was their mutual friend.

Previously, the actor was rejected by the woman who later became his wife three times when he sent her a friend request on Facebook. But when she organized her birthday party, she invited him, afraid that no one would attend. That’s how the love for the two began.

Speaking of how they are dating, Dawn revealed that she was very happy to have met him when she did because she would have hit rock bottom if it wasn’t for him. In 2011, Dawn and Chris announced their engagement, and in 2012, they tipped the scales at a three-day event. After marriage, the director, who was born Dawn Porter, legally changed her name to Dawn O’Porter.

The union has so far been blessed with two children. Dawn gave birth to the couple’s first child, Art O’Porter, in February 2015. In 2017, she announced that she would soon be turning 38 and that she was pregnant with her second child, who was later born Valentine O’Porter in July 2017.


A man of good looks, Chris also has a goodheight and an athletic build. That said, he’s a massive 6ft 3in (1.91m) tall and while his weight isn’t available, he keeps fit and appears to be in good shape.

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