Colin Farrell biography
SynopsisColin Farrell's first U.S. film was a little-seen Irish gangster drama. However, his next performance, in the 2000 feature Tigerland, earned him praise and recognition. The young actor was subsequently shot into superstardom, landing the leading role in numerous features films, including American Outlaws, Phone Booth, Hart's War, and The Recruit. In 2003, he starred in Ask the Dust.
Actor. Born May 31, 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. The son of a professional soccer player, Farrell followed his sister to the Gaiety Drama School in Dublin, but eventually dropped out when he landed the role of Danny Byrne on the BBC series Ballykissangel.
His first U.S. film was the little-seen Irish gangster drama Ordinary Decent Criminal with Kevin Spacey. However, Farrell's next performance, in Joel Schumacher's 2000 feature Tigerland, earned him praise and recognition for his spot-on portrayal of Texan Roland Bozz. The young actor was subsequently shot into superstardom, landing the leading role in numerous features films, including American Outlaws as Jesse James, Schumacher's Phone Booth, the somber drama Hart's War with Bruce Willis in 2002, and the CIA thriller The Recruit with Al Pacino. In 2003, Farrell signed on to star in the period drama Ask the Dust with Eva Mendes.
Farrell was briefly married to fellow actress Amelia Warner in 2001. In 2003, he became a father when model Kim Bordenave gave birth to their son.