Welsh actor Tom Ellis is best known for playing the role of Gary Preston in the British sitcom Miranda and of Lucifer Morningstar in the American series Lucifer, making him a well-known Hollywood star today.
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The actor is thriving in both the British and the American entertainment industries. Having booked his first professional acting role at the age of 22, Tom has since then starred in several British and American TV shows. And during his time off the screen, in his leisure time, the actor indulges in music, dancing, and a little bit of golf too.
Getting To Know Tom Ellis: Early Life
Tom Ellis was born on 17 November 1978 in Cardiff, Wales, UK. His father, Christopher John Ellis, was a Baptist minister, and his mother, Marilyn Jean, a music teacher. He has a twin sister named Lucy and two other sisters, Annwen and Naomi. One of his sisters is also a Baptist minister. His uncle, Robert Ellis, serves as the principal of Regent’s Park College, Oxford.
Ellis studied at Sheffield’s High Storrs School and during this time, he performed in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra. Later, he enrolled at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he did his BA in Dramatic Studies.
How It All Happened: Tom Ellis’s movies and tv shows
Tom Ellis started his acting career in the year 200o, debuting in the TV series Kiss Me, Kate. In 2001, he was cast in the drama Nice Guy Eddie and also appeared in the movie The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby the same year. This was followed by his roles in the drama films I’ll Be There and Vera Drake. For the next two years, the actor played the role of Justyn is a comedy-drama series called No Angels. During this time, he also had appearances in the shows EastEnders and The Catherine Tate Show.
In 2007, Ellis appeared in an episode of Doctor Who as Tom Milligan and starred as Zak in the film Miss Conception the following year. In 2009, he joined the cast of the British sitcom Miranda which is one of his most critically acclaimed roles till date. That year, the actor also featured in the comedy-drama Monday Monday, followed by his role in the medical drama series Rush as Dr. William Rush.
In 2016, Tom Ellis set up to emerge as a Hollywood star by bagging the lead role of Lucifer Morningstar in Fox’s urban fantasy police procedural series Lucifer, which is ongoing currently as well. In 2018, he had a voice role in an episode of Family Guy and in 2019, he starred as Dr. Todd in the satirical romantic comedy movie Isn’t It Romantic, which grossed over $48 million.
Tom Ellis’ Net Worth
As of July 2020, 42-year-old Tom Ellis has an estimated net worth of $8 Million.
Behind The Scenes: Tom Ellis’ Relationships and girlfriends
Tom Ellis’s love life has shown us a little bit of the actor’s shady side. His first relationship that we know of was with the English actress Tamzin Outwaite, who introduced to her future husband Tom Ellis by their mutual friend James McAvoy in 2005. The couple had an almost instant connection and got engaged later that same year, tying the knot in 2006. They have two daughters, Florence Elsie Ellis and Marnie Mae Ellis.
In 2013, Tamzin called it quits on her marriage with Tom after the actor admittedly cheated on his wife, having had a fling with another woman. And just four months after ending his seven-year marriage, Tom hopped into another relationship with then 27-year-old Zoe Boyle, while he was 34 at that time. Everyone who heard of this event sympathized with Tamzin because it seemed as though the actor “traded her in for a younger model”.
It is unclear why but Zoe and Tom eventually split up. Currently, Tom Ellis’s girlfriend is 34 years old Meaghan Oppenheimer. The couple began dating sometime in 2017 and has been together for over three years now.