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James McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room and made mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career began. His notable television work includes the thriller State of Play and the science fiction mini-series Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune. Besides screen acting, McAvoy has performed in several West End productions and received three nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. James has also done voice work for animated films including Gnomeo & Juliet, its sequel, Sherlock Gnomes, and Arthur Christmas.

Birth Name

James McAvoy

Nickname

Jamesy Boy, Jimmy, Floyd

Profession

Actor

Nationality

Scottish

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

James McAvoy was born on the 21st of April 1979 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Age

He is currently 44 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

White

Religion

He was raised Catholic, and attended a Catholic school for school education.

Education

James attended St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Jordanhill, Glasgow and then attended the Royal Scotish Academy of Music and Drama, graduating in 2000.

Family Details

  • Father – James McAvoy, Sr. (Builder, Formerly a Bus Driver)

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  • Mother – Elizabeth (née Johnstone) (Psychiatric Nurse)

  • Siblings – Joy McAvoy (Younger Sister) (Singer), Donald McAvoy (Paternal Younger Half-Brother)
  • Relatives – Mary (Maternal Grandmother), James Johnstone (Butcher) (Maternal Grandfather)

Marital Status

Divorced

Girlfriend / Spouse

James McAvoy has dated –

  • Emma Neilson (1995-2002) – From 1995 to 2002, James was romantically linked with fellow actress Emma Neilson.

  • Anne-Marie Duff (2004-2016) – In October 2004, James started dating English actress  Anne-Marie Duff, who had played his love interest in Shameless in the first two seasons. After dating for two years, they married on October 18, 2006, in a quiet ceremony. Anne gave birth to the couple’s first child, son Brendan in 2010. In May 2016, they had announced about their plan to divorce.

  • Lisa Liberati (2016-Present) – Lisa Liberati and James first met on the set of the film Thriller Split, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. He played a prominent role in the film and Lisa was assisting her director Shyamalan. They made their relationship official via Instagram during a Halloween party in October 2017.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 67 kg
  • In Pounds – 148 lbs

Body Measurements

James McAvoy’s body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 41 in or 104 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35.5 cm
  • Waist – 33 in or 84 cm

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

Unknown

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing young Professor Charles Xavier in the superhero film series X-Men, and as Robbie Turner in the romantic drama war film Atonement.

Film Debut

In 1995, McAvoy made his acting debut with the film, The Near Room in which he played the role of Kevin Savage.

Television Debut

In 1997, James landed his first television gig in the ITV’s police procedural series The Bill, playing Gavin Donald in an episode entitled Rent.

Brand Endorsements

McAvoy has endorsed the brands like Samsung and Motorola and appeared in their commercials as well.

James McAvoy Net worth

James McAvoy has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars as of 2023.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About James McAvoy

  • When he was 7, his parents split. Since then, he is not in touch with his dad.
  • James’ mom used to have poor health conditions when James was young, so he shifted to his maternal grandparents home.
  • While studying, he used to work at a local bakery.
  • James once thought of becoming a priest just because he wanted to travel the world.
  • He started acting at the age of 15 via The Near Room (1995).
  • In order to raise money for a charitable organization, he did a BASE jump from the world’s tallest building of a hospital.
  • McAvoy and his sisters was raised by his single mother and maternal grandparents.
  • He worked at a local bakery while studying in school.
  • He moved to London when he was 20.  His acting debut came when he was 15  in The Near Room.
  • Though, he was not interested in acting initially, he developed an interest for it lately and joined the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to study acting.
  • In 2008, he was ranked #18 on Entertainment Weekly’s ’30 Under 30′ the actors list.
  • His fans call themselves as McAvoyeurs.
  • McAvoy had once said that the script for Atonement was the best he had ever read. For his work in the film, he won him an Empire Award and a London Film Critics Circle Award, for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.
  • His first car was a Citroen C3 Picasso.
  • He is an avid fan of Celtic Football Club.
  • James is known for his charity works. He jumped off the roof of the world’s tallest hospital to raise awareness and money for a Ugandan children’s charity.
  • In 2015, McAvoy won the Best Actor award at London’s Evening Standard Theater Awards for his portrayal of Jack Gurney in The Ruling Class, a revival of the Peter Barnes play directed by Jamie Lloyd.
  • In 2018, he voiced Hazel in the BBC miniseries Watership Down.
  • In 2019, James reprised his role as Crumb in Glass and then returned as Professor X in the film Dark Phoenix.
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