Damian Lewis Biography
Birthday: February 11, 1971 (Aquarius)
Born In: St John's Wood, London
Damian Lewis is an English actor and producer best known for appearing as the U.S. Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries ‘Band of Brothers’ and as the U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series ‘Homeland’. Lewis is also recognized for playing the role of Henry VIII in the English opera ‘Wolf Hall’ for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination as well as a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He has also acted in a number of movies. Born in St John's Wood, London, to a city insurance broker father, Lewis grew up with his younger brother Gareth. Despite not hailing from a family with a background in films, both the boys became interested in the show business at an early age. Lewis attended Ashdown House School and later graduated from Eton College. Before landing acting roles in television and films, he served as a telemarketer and a stage actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is married to actress Helen McCrory and has two children. He is a very charming personality and is known to be an affable and friendly person.