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Tom Ellis Biography – Life Before Fame, Career & Fatherhood

Tom Ellis Biography

Tom Ellis is a well-known actor who has been active in the entertainment business since 2000. He has worked on many movies and television series over the years, but people recognize him best as Lucifer Morningstar from the show, Lucifer. He has also wowed audiences with his performances in Miranda, Rush, and The Fades among other projects.

Well, thanks to Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, people have shown much interest in Tom’s life. Therefore, in this biography, we will take a look at his life before fame, career trajectory, fatherhood, and more.

Where Did Tom Ellis Grow Up?

The Lucifer star was born Thomas John Ellis in Cardiff, Wales on 17th November 1978. He grew up alongside his three sisters, one of whom is also his twin sibling. Tom Ellis’ parents are Christopher Ellis and Marilyn Jean Ellis and they moved the family to England settling in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Moreover, the actor’s father, one of his sisters, and his uncle are all Baptist ministers, and he showed interest in acting.

After moving to Sheffield, Tom attended High Storrs School. At the time he was also a member of the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra and played the French horn. Following the completion of his high school studies, Ellis attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He earned a BA in Dramatic Studies and then pursued a career in the entertainment world.

When Did Tom Ellis Make His Acting Debut?

The Welsh actor’s acting debut came in 2000 with a small role in an episode of the show, Kiss Me, Kate. This was followed by brief appearances in numerous movies and series such as Nice Guy Eddie, Buffalo Soldiers, Jack, and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, High Heels and Low Lifes, Wild West, Linda Green, Holby City, and Messiah: The Promise. He also had significant roles in a few other TV shows including EastEnders, No Angels, Waking the Dead, Doctor Who, Suburban Shootout, The Passion, Monday Monday, Harley Street, and Merlin.

Tom’s breakthrough came in 2009 when he started playing Gary Preston in the highly popular sitcom, Miranda. He was part of the main cast and his comedic performance was well-received by the audiences. Ellis continued to play the part till 2015 and received rave reviews. In between playing Gary, the actor also appeared in other projects such as Rush, Under Milk Wood, Once Upon a Time, Gates, Silent Witness, The Fades, Sugartown, Miranda’s Pineapple Dance Studios, The Preston Passion, and more.

Following the success of Miranda, the Welsh actor continued to guest star in a few television series. Then in February 2015, he was cast as the titular character, Lucifer Morningstar in the series based on the DC Comics character, Lucifer. The show premiered on Fox in January 2016 and Ellis shot to fame for his performance as the mischievous devil. It went on for six seasons after moving to Netflix and the final season aired in 2021.

Moreover, Tom reprised his role in an episode of The Flash during the Arrowverse crossover.

Following the success of Lucifer, the talented Welsh actor was thrust to worldwide fame. His career has also seen massive growth and he has many projects under his belt now. Moreover, his success in the acting field makes it plausible that Tom Ellis’ net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. We wish him more success in the coming days.

Who Is Tom Ellis Married To?

Talking about his love life, the Lucifer star is a married man and a proud dad of three kids. Tom Ellis’ wife is Meaghan Oppengeimer, a screenwriter, and the pair have been together since 2015. Meaghan and Tom tied the knot on June 2, 2019, in front of their friends and family. They also took to Instagram to share about their big day.

However, this is the second time Tom has walked down the aisle as he was previously married to Tamzin Outhwaite from 2006 to 2014. The ex-pair had gotten engaged in November 2005 and exchanged vows a few months later. Moreover, Tom welcomed two kids with his ex-wife, their first child Florence Elise Ellis was born in June 2008 while their youngest, Marnie Mae Ellis was born in August 2012.

But even before Nora and Marnie, Tom had also welcomed another daughter with an ex-girlfriend, Estelle Morgan. The former couple’s only child, Nora Ellis was born in 2005 and shares a great bond with her half-siblings.

Tom Ellis’ on-screen character Lucifer might be indifferent towards kids, but the actor himself is a great father to his three daughters. We hope he gets to spend even more time with his children and wife.