Chris O'Dowd

Active - 2004 - Present  |   Born - Oct 8, 1979 in Ireland  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama

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  • Mother was a psychoanalyst and father a graphic designer.
  • Grew up in Boyle, Ireland, the hometown of Maureen O'Sullivan, the actress who played Jane in the first Tarzan film.
  • Studied politics and sociology in college; and wrote for the college newspaper, the University Observer.
  • Worked construction, in bars and at call centers while pursuing an acting career in London. 
  • Won a 2005 BAFTA Scottish Award for his leading role in Festival.
  • Wrote the 2012 British series Moone Boy, which is partly based on his childhood in Ireland during the late 1980s.