Jamie Dornan Biography, Facts & Life Story

Jamie Dornan Northern Irish Actor, Model, Musician

Quick Facts

Known ForPaul Spector

Nickname:Jamie, Dornan

Full Name:Jamie Dornan

Profession:Actor, Model, Musician

Nationality:Northern Irish

Age:38 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:May 1, 1982

Birthplace:Holywood, United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m)

Weight:77 kg (170 lbs)

Chest:41 inches

Waist:32 inches


Biceps:15 inches

Hair Color:Light Brown

Eye Color:Blue

James Dornan, professionally known as Jamie Dornan, who is not just a famed actor, yet a supermodel and a great musician, hailing from Northern Ireland. He is popularly known for his amazing acting prowess and the role he played in the series titled “Once Upon a Time” (2011-2013). Also, he appeared in the crime drama series named “The Fall” (2013-2016) in which he played the role of a serial killer named Paul Spector for which he earned international recognition.

He was born on 1st May 1982, Hollywood, County Down, Northern Ireland where he raised and grew up in the Belfast along with two older sisters named Liesa and Jessica. The former one works for Disney in London, while the latter one is a fashion designer. They born to Jim Dornan and Lorna, who died from cancer.

Jamie Dornan attended a boarding school, Methodist College Belfast where he played and participated in the drama department. Later, he joined Teesside University but dropped out to pursue acting as a career and moved to London for training.


Jamie Dornan is a multi-skilled, talented star who has made himself a successful artist in various fields, such as; acting, filming. Modeling, and so on. Initially, he started modeling career in 2011, and he modeled for various notable brands including Hugo Boss, Dior Homme, and Calvin Klein.

Also, he worked as a dubbed actor and appeared in “The Golden Torso” by “The New York Times”. Among various titled and honors, in 2015, he was honored as one of the 25 Biggest male Models of All Time” by Vogue magazine.

In 2006, he started his acting career and appeared in the series “Once Upon a Time” (2011-2013) for which he got international recognition. Also, he worked in the crime drama series named “The Fall” (2013-2016) in which he played the role of a serial killer named Paul Spector for which he became widely popular.

In 2003, he started his modeling career and worked for various renowned brands, like; Abercrombie & Fitch with Malin Akerman, Aquascutum, Hugo Boss, Dior Homme, and others.

In 2006, he made a film debut with “Marie Antoinette” and played the role of Axel von Fersen for which he earned a lot of fame and appreciation.

In 2009, he appeared in the drama film named “Shadows in the Sun” which featured an award-victor Jean Simmons, who has won three Academy Awards. In 2008, Jamie appeared in the Hammer Horror production “Beyond the Rave” in which he played the role of Ed as a lead.

Alongside this, he has worked in several films and television series and given the best performances in “Fifty Shades Franchise (2015-2016) by Christian Grey. In 2016, he appeared in Anthropoid wherein he played the role of Jan Kubis for which he got immense love and received huge appreciation for outstanding performances.


Among several awards and nominations, Jamie Dornan won the Irish Film and Television Award for the category of the Best Actor Award in Television and also nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor.

Jamie Dornan Education

College: Methodist College in Belfast
Teesside University

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Jamie Dornan Career

Profession: Actor, Model, Musician

Known For: Paul Spector

Debut TV Series/Movie: Debut Song: Fairytale (2005)
Film: Marie Antoinette (2006)
TV Show: Once Upon a Time (2011)

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: USD $12 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Jim Dornan

Mother: Lorna Dornan

Brother(s): None

Sister(s): Liesa Dornan, Jessica Dornan

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Amelia Warner (m. 2013)

Children: 2

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Dulcie Dornan, Elva Dornan

Ex Girlfriends:

Sienna Miller
Keira Knightley (2003–2005)
Lindsay Lohan (2006) – (Rumor)
Kate Moss (2006–2007)
Mischa Barton (2007)

Jamie Dornan Favorites

Favorite Destination: New York

Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad (2008-2013), Lost (2004-2010), True Detective (2014-)

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