Who is Tom Ellis?
Tom Ellis is a Welsh actor best known for playing the role of Gary Preston in the British sitcom ‘Miranda’ and of Lucifer Morningstar in the American series ‘Lucifer.’ Today, he is a thriving actor in both the British and the American entertainment industries. Born in Cardiff, Wales to a music teacher and a Baptist minister, Ellis grew up alongside three sisters. For his schooling, he attended Sheffield’s High Storrs School, and during this time performed in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra. Later, he did his BA in Dramatic Studies at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He booked his first professional acting role at the age of 22 and has since then starred in several British and American TV shows. Behind the screen, Ellis is a simple man and the father of three beautiful girls. Currently, he is engaged to producer Meaghan Oppenheimer. Previously, he was married to English actress and narrator Tamzin Outhwaite. In his leisure time, the actor enjoys music, dancing, and golf.
Tom Ellis made his acting debut in the TV series ‘Kiss Me, Kate’. In 2001, he was cast as Frank Bennett in the drama ‘Nice Guy Eddie’ and also appeared in the TV movie ‘The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’. This was followed by his roles in the drama films ‘I'll Be There’ and ‘Vera Drake’. From 2005 to 2006, the actor played the role of Justyn in ‘No Angels’, a comedy-drama series that focuses on the lives of a healthcare assistant and three nurses in the city of Leeds. During this time, he also had appearances in the programs ‘EastEnders’ and ‘The Catherine Tate Show’.
In 2007, Ellis appeared in an episode of ‘Doctor Who’ as Tom Milligan. The following year, he starred as Zak in the film ‘Miss Conception’. Starring Heather Graham, the series tells the story of a woman who learns she has just one month left to conceive. When her long-term boyfriend goes to a remote island for his work, she is forced to find other ways to conceive a baby. In 2009, he joined the cast of the British sitcom ‘Miranda’. That year, the actor also featured in the comedy drama ‘Monday Monday’. This was followed by his role in the medical drama series ‘Rush’ as Dr. William Rush.
Since 2016, Ellis has been playing the lead role of Lucifer Morningstar in Fox’s urban fantasy police procedural series ‘Lucifer’. In 2018, he had a voice role in an episode of ‘Family Guy’. In 2019, he starred as Dr. Todd in the satirical romantic comedy movie ‘Isn't It Romantic’. The film grossed over $48 million against a budget of $31 million.
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Family & Personal Life
Tom Ellis was born on 17 November 1978 in Cardiff, Wales, UK, to Christopher John Ellis and Marilyn Jean. He has a twin sister named Lucy alongside two other sisters, Annwen and Naomi. His father and one of his sisters are Baptist ministers. His uncle, Robert Ellis, serves as the principal of the Regent's Park College, Oxford.
Ellis studied at High Storrs School and later attended Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Coming to his love life, he was once married to actress Tamzin Outhwaite. The couple had two daughters before separating in 2014. He also has a daughter with his former partner, Estelle Morgan. In 2019, the actor got engaged to TV producer Meaghan Oppenheimer.