On July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine and musician John O’Keeffe, Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born as Jonathan Michael Meyers. When the actor was just over a year old, he and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland. When Jonny was three years old, his father abandoned the family, leaving his mother to care for him and his three younger siblings on her alone.
Rhys Meyers experienced a difficult childhood and was permanently expelled from school at the age of 16. He started hanging out at a neighborhood pool hall after finishing school, where Hubbard Casting first noticed him. Rhys Meyers was invited to an audition when the casting directors for the 1994 David Puttnam film War of the Buttons spotted him.
Is Jonathan Rhys Meyers still married?
Currently married to Mara Lane and has one son called Wolf Rhys Meyers. He has won seven of his 23 nominations for awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Miniseries or Motion Picture in 2006