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Colin Farrell

Colin FarrellAKA Colin James Farrell

Born: 31-May-1976
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: Bullseye in Daredevil

Farrell's father Eamon was a famous soccer player, and his mother forced him to take dancing lessons. At 17, he auditioned for the band Boyzone, but was rejected. Farrell instead went on tour across Ireland with a troupe of line-dancers. While working as a dancer, he was asked to film a commercial for Cadbury candies, and when he received a hefty paycheck for a few hours work, he decided to pursue acting as a career. He traveled to Australia, where he waited tables, drank heavily, and made his dramatic debut at The Performance Place, an open-air amateur dramatics space in a Sydney park.

He returned to Dublin and, at his brother's urging, enrolled at Ireland's Gaiety School of Acting. Farrell hated Gaiety, where teachers told him he mumbled too much and would never be a success on stage. He dropped out when he landed a regular role on Ballykissangel, a popular Irish television show set in a rural town full of colorful characters. He stayed with the series for two years, then appeared in several small films, including Ordinary Decent Criminals, starring Kevin Spacey and Linda Fiorentino. When he first met Fiorentino on the set, he told her he had masturbated to her performance in The Last Seduction. His starmaking role -- as a Texan -- came in Joel Schumacher's Tigerland. He has since played a detective in Minority Report, Ben Affleck's nemesis in Daredevil, a macho cop in S.W.A.T., and a blonde-wigged Alexander the Great in Alexander.

Perhaps more than his acting, Farrell is famous for boisterous behavior in Hollywood's party scene. He met actress Amelia Warner at a party, and they were married for four months in 2001. Farrell describes himself as a "fairly lazy bastard." He is almost never photographed without what seems to be exactly four days' growth of stubble on his face. Farrell has dealt with chronic insomnia since the age of 12, and has admitted to long bouts of depression.

Father: Eamon Farrell (Irish soccer player)
Mother: Rita Farrell
Sister: Claudine Farrell (employed as his personal assistant)
Sister: Catherine Farrell
Brother: Eamon Farrell, Jr. (choreographer)
Wife: Amelia Warner (actress, b. Jun-1982, m. 17-Jul-2001, div. Nov-2001)
Girlfriend: Kim Bordenave (model, one son; dated in 2002)
Son: James (b. 12-Sep-2003)
Girlfriend: Britney Spears (singer, dated in 2003)
Girlfriend: Hazel Kareswarren (model, dated in 2003-04)
Girlfriend: Maeve Quinlan (actor, ex)
Girlfriend: Demi Moore (rumored, ex)
Girlfriend: Nicole Narain (Playboy playmate, made sex tape with him)
Girlfriend: Alicja Bachleda (Polish actress, b. 12-May-1983, together 2008-10, one son)
Son: Henry Tadeusz Farrell (b. 7-Oct-2009)

    Sex Tape Scandal 2005 (with Nicole Narain)
    Risk Factors: Insomnia, Depression, Smoking

    TELEVISION
    In Loving Memory Ernie Hadfield (1979-86)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Winter's Tale (13-Feb-2014)
    Saving Mr. Banks (20-Oct-2013)
    Epic (15-May-2013) [VOICE]
    Dead Man Down (8-Mar-2013)
    Seven Psychopaths (7-Sep-2012)
    Total Recall (2-Aug-2012) · Douglas Quaid
    Fright Night (18-Aug-2011) · Jerry
    Horrible Bosses (8-Jul-2011) · Bobby Pellitt
    London Boulevard (26-Nov-2010)
    The Way Back (3-Sep-2010) · Valka
    Crazy Heart (6-Dec-2009) · Tommy Sweet
    Ondine (14-Sep-2009)
    Triage (12-Sep-2009) · Mark Walsh
    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (22-May-2009) · Imaginarium Tony #3
    Pride and Glory (9-Sep-2008)
    In Bruges (17-Jan-2008) · Ray
    Cassandra's Dream (18-Jun-2007)
    Miami Vice (27-Jul-2006)
    Ask the Dust (2-Feb-2006)
    The New World (25-Dec-2005) · Capt. Smith
    Alexander (5-Nov-2004)
    A Home at the End of the World (9-Jun-2004) · Bobby Morrow
    Intermission (29-Aug-2003) · Lehiff
    S.W.A.T. (8-Aug-2003) · Jim Street
    Veronica Guerin (8-Jul-2003) · Tattooed Boy
    Daredevil (9-Feb-2003) · Bullseye
    The Recruit (25-Jan-2003) · James Clayton
    Phone Booth (10-Sep-2002) · Stu Shepard
    Minority Report (17-Jun-2002) · Danny Witwer
    Hart's War (15-Feb-2002) · Lt. Thomas W. Hart
    American Outlaws (14-Aug-2001)
    Tigerland (13-Sep-2000)
    Ordinary Decent Criminal (7-Jan-2000)
    The War Zone (29-Jan-1999) · Nick
    Falling for a Dancer (13-Sep-1998)


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