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Chris O’Dowd Net Worth

Chris O’Dowd Biography

A global known Actor Chris O’Dowd born in Tuesday, October 09, 1979


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameChris O'Dowd
Height1.91 m
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Film director, Screenwriter, Television producer
EducationLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, University College Dublin
NationalityIrish
SpouseDawn O'Porter
ChildrenArt O'Porter
ParentsDenise O'Dowd, Sean O'Dowd
SiblingsJohn O'Dowd
AwardsAACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, International Emmy Award for Comedy
NominationsBAFTA Rising Star Award, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, British Academy Television Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, British Academy Television Award for Best Scripted Comedy, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance
MoviesMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Bridesmaids, The Program, Thor: The Dark World, The Sapphires, Calvary, St. Vincent, This Is 40, Friends with Kids, Cuban Fury, The Boat That Rocked, Gulliver's Travels, Epic, Mascots, God Particle, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, The Double, Loving Vincent, Frankie Go Boom, Dinner for Schmucks, Molly's Game, Hippie Hippie Shake, Vera Drake, The Losers, Hotel Very Welcome, Festival, Conspiracy of Silence, Capturing Santa, Showbands II
TV ShowsGirls, Moone Boy, The Crimson Petal and the White, The IT Crowd, The Clinic, FM, Roman's Empire, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Red Cap, Puffin Rock, Doc Martin, The Weekend


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 In a 2014 interview on the NPR interview program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," O'Dowd told Gross that before he was an actor he worked at a call center, and one of his jobs was making solicitation calls for a well known wildlife charity. He said that the endangered animals that he was supposed to tell potential donors about--like New Guinean bats or newts from New Zealand--were unappealing to people, so he started making up fake endangered animals that he thought would be more attractive to them. One was a "tiger swan," which he described as "essentially a swan with the markings of a Bengal"; one was "some kind of flying dolphin".
2 Lives in Los Angeles with Dawn O'Porter and her dog (potato) and cat (lilu). [2010]
3 As an Irishman, he says he felt an unexpected kinship with Aboriginals while making The Sapphires (2012).
4 Engaged to Dawn O'Porter [December 30, 2011].
5 Has a collection of over a thousand chocolate bar wrappers.


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on Graham Norton show when he was asked whether having swallowed any of the fly in his drink]That's why I'm a good girl.
2 I think Ireland, pound for pound, is the funniest country in the world. The thing I miss being away is the banter in the pubs - it is so strong and oddly civilized, smart.
3 [on what he eventually plans to read to his three-month-old son] Right now the only one that we're reading is "Go the Fuck to Sleep". I'm looking forward to Roald Dahl.
4 We have half-acre or so of land behind our house, and my dad worked from home, so we bought him a donkey for this fiftieth birthday. We had enough money for a donkey but not enough for a fence. So the donkey would just leave, and it was my job to go into town and find it. At exactly the time when you're starting to appreciate girls and feel very self-conscious, the worst thing that you could do is walk a donkey through the town.
5 I've no interest in fame. Absolutely none. Now okay, when you start doing well, there's a novelty to it that's kind of exciting. It's like nothing you've ever experienced. It's great. But now, it's not something that attracts me in anyway. The shriekers, I have no time for shriekers. It all feels so fucking fake. 'Yeah, I tell jokes on television, fucking relax.' There's so many shriekers. Like, generally, 13-year-old girls tend to shriek. And I want to be nice about it, I do, because they are excited but you think, 'just fucking calm down'. Everybody has gone fame mad. If somebody said to me I didn't have to be famous, I'd be delighted. But I love my job so much that it's one of the consequences of it.
6 I come from a musical kind of family.
7 I cook rarely, but I've kind of got two or three dishes that I stick to. I do a great sweet potato and lentil curry.
8 I definitely want to keep working in Ireland, and without being too worthy about it, if it's possible to bring work into the country, that's no harm.
9 I don't mind being slightly fat-ish, I just don't want to be fat.
10 I don't think the public here buy this idea that women and men speak different comedic languages.
11 I grew up among strong women so I know what it's like to be loved and humiliated in a heartbeat.
12 I grew up in a house of forthright women.
13 I just am so tired of really badly written women. It's so boring.
14 I mean, I'm an uncle of seven or eight, and I don't mind it at all! Kids are great. Kids are the best six-hour experience you can have!
15 I never go to these showbiz parties. I avoid them with a 10-inch pole.
16 I'd like to think that I'm getting slightly more mature as time goes on, but I don't know if my fiance would necessarily agree.
17 I'm a Hawaiian shirt guy. I've made that life decision.
18 I'm a huge, huge believer in love. Huge!
19 I'm more like a spoon symbol. I think women just want to spoon me.
20 I'm probably working on three different scripts at any time, so there's never a time where I've got nothing to do.
21 I often talk to myself while walking down the street. I did it as a kid.
22 I play very sweet characters, so people look at me like I'm the kid from 'The Wonder Years,' rather than Brad Pitt.
23 I think I'm going to keep my Irish accent forever now in any movie I make, because chicks dig it and that's all I care about now!
24 I would be nothing if it wasn't for the town where I grew up and the people who gave me my inspiration.
25 I'd like my super power to be puns; I'd like to be great at puns: pun power. Then I could go on loads of panel shows and live off that forever.
26 In comedy it helps if there's a friendly atmosphere on the set.
27 Louis C. K. makes me laugh, I must say.
28 People in England talk about stupid Hollywood idiots, but the industry attracts some of the cleverest people in the world.
29 Put it this way: singing is not my day job.
30 Reviewers are the worst laughers in the world.
31 Social media is great, I guess, but it feels like technology is the sapper of innocence.
32 The bottom line is that female writers aren't being given enough opportunities by male producers.
33 The fame thing has happened very gradually, so I've been kind of lucky.
34 There tends to be a jealousy in England towards countries that are successful.
35 What I think improv is great for is making dialogue more natural.
36 I don't know if I'd do an action movie because I don't know if I could keep a straight face; honestly, I just think it's so silly. Like, I love watching them but I can't imagine me doing one.
37 I feel like I need to start wearing a T-shirt saying 'This is not a photo opportunity'. People are so lovely but you do find that when you're out you spend 40% of your time posing for photographs.
38 I get asked all the time if I want to do more dramatic acting, and I really doubt that dramatic actors get asked if they want to do more comedies. I don't really know why that is.
39 I think there's something in the fact that it's hard to be good looking and funny. You have to have an oddball quality; people have to sympathise with you to find you funny.
40 I'm never overawed by a situation and I think that's because I've always looked several years older than I am. So because people were treating me like I was 40 when I was 29, I've always felt in control of a situation. People used to say, when you're 32, you'll look 32. I'm still waiting for that moment, where my age catches up with my appearance.
41 I've always been conscious of the fact that there aren't enough Irish voices on British television compared to the amount of Irish people who live there.
42 I've gone up for loads of jobs in the past that I knew were going to be terrible, and I've done my best, and I still haven't got them. So I think I've been lucky in who's decided I'd be worthy of their time.
43 L.A. is fun, but it feels like one of those towns in the north of Scotland where there's an oil rig just off the coast and whether or not you work for the oil rig, everyone is connected to it.
44 Well, when you're the youngest of five, parents kind of lose interest more and more through the children. I think my eldest brother was under loads of pressure to do something amazing with his life, but by the time I came around they were like, 'Well, let's hope he doesn't kill a guy.'
45 When I was a kid, I wanted to be serious, like Daniel Day-Lewis. No one really dreams of being a comic actor, do they? Now I realise how stupid that is - and it's because comic acting isn't taken seriously enough. It's a discipline. You know instantly - either you're funny and getting the laughs, or you're not.
46 When I was about 13 I realised girls weren't going to kiss me because I was a gigantic, weird looking creature from the depths. I was like 6 ft. aged 11.
47 Hey, I think comic actors are the best actors.
48 Going out with other actors is never good; actresses are neurotic, and actors are horrendous egotists.
49 For some reason, I find that in the course of my career I've worked with more women than most men have.
50 Comedy writing is taking the brief thought and going with it.
51 Beyonce is the most amazing woman in the world.
52 Being at the genesis of the creative process is definitely something I want to keep doing. It's just such a great buzz.
53 All of this talk of recession offends me. I am delighted that bankers have less money.
54 After 'Bridesmaids,' women know who I am.
55 A guy who's actually self destructive is quite fun to play.
56 When I say I hate nostalgia, I hate things set in the recent past where everything is shiny and new.
57 [re his role in The Sapphires (2012) with Aboriginal girl singers] I was really surprised by how similar Aboriginals and Irish people are, like in their mentality, particularly coming from that time [1960s]... I think it's why the character as an Irish guy works quite well, because we're all part of the same team.
58 [on not pitching his TV show Moone Boy (2012) to Ireland's national broadcaster RTE] A show like this is expensive. It just never came up. I don't think RTE even have a comedy department. I wouldn't know who the f**k to pitch it to.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 AACTA Award Australian Film Institute Best Lead Actor The Sapphires (2012)
2013 Emmy International Emmy Awards Best Comedy Moone Boy (2012) Nick Vincent Murphy (writer)
2012 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Supporting Actor - Film Bridesmaids (2011)
2005 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Actor in a Scottish Film Festival (2005)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Scripted Comedy Moone Boy (2012) Nick Vincent Murphy

Ted Dowd

Ian Fitzgibbon
2014 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme The IT Crowd (2006)
2013 AFCA Award Australian Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Sapphires (2012)
2013 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Multichannel Programme Moone Boy (2012) Ted Dowd (producer)
2013 Peter Sellers Award for Comedy Evening Standard British Film Awards The Sapphires (2012)
2013 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actor The Sapphires (2012)
2013 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Script Drama Moone Boy (2012) Nick Vincent Murphy
2013 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Supporting Actor TV Moone Boy (2012)
2012 Rising Star Award BAFTA Awards
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Bridesmaids (2011) Melissa McCarthy

Rose Byrne

Kristen Wiig

Wendi McLendon-Covey

Jill Clayburgh

Maya Rudolph

Ellie Kemper
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Bridesmaids (2011) Rose Byrne

Jill Clayburgh

Jon Hamm

Ellie Kemper

Matt Lucas

Melissa McCarthy

Wendi McLendon-Covey

Maya Rudolph

Kristen Wiig

Rebel Wilson
2012 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor - Television The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
2012 Rising Star Award Irish Film and Television Awards
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Bridesmaids (2011) Rose Byrne

Jill Clayburgh

Ellie Kemper

Matt Lucas

Melissa McCarthy

Wendi McLendon-Covey

Maya Rudolph

Kristen Wiig
2011 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Bridesmaids (2011) Maya Rudolph

Ellie Kemper

Rose Byrne

Wendi McLendon-Covey

Melissa McCarthy

Jill Clayburgh

Kristen Wiig
2009 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series The IT Crowd (2006)
2008 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series The IT Crowd (2006)
2007 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Television Showbands II (2006)
2005 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in Television The Clinic (2003)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love After Love 2017 post-production Nicholas
God Particle 2017 post-production
Get Shorty 2017 filming Miles Daly
Loving Vincent 2017 post-production Postman Roulin
Molly's Game 2017 post-production
Hippie Hippie Shake 2010 completed Felix Dennis
Adventures of Super Frank announced
The Incredible Jessica James 2017 Boone
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 2016 Frank
Mascots 2016 Tommy 'Zook' Zucarello
The Program 2015/II David Walsh
Moone Boy 2012-2015 TV Series Sean Murphy
Puffin Rock 2015 TV Series Narrator
Of Mice and Men 2014 Lennie Small
St. Vincent 2014 Brother Geraghty
Cuban Fury 2014 Drew
Monsters vs. Aliens 2013-2014 TV Series Dr. Cockroach
Calvary 2014 Jack Brennan
Thor: The Dark World 2013 Richard
The IT Crowd 2006-2013 TV Series Roy Trenneman
The Double 2013 Nurse
Family Tree 2013 TV Series Tom Chadwick
Epic 2013 Grub (voice)
Girls 2012-2013 TV Series Thomas-John
This Is 40 2012 Ronnie
Knighthood and Decoy 2012 TV Series Jar-Lath
Family Guy 2011-2012 TV Series Guard / Contestant
The Sapphires 2012 Dave Lovelace
3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom 2012 Bruce
Friends with Kids 2011 Alex
Bridesmaids 2011/I Rhodes
The Crimson Petal and the White 2011 TV Mini-Series William Rackham
Gulliver's Travels 2010 General Edward
Little Crackers 2010 TV Series Santa / Himself
Dinner for Schmucks 2010 Marco - Blind Swordsman (as Christopher O'Dowd)
FM 2009 TV Series Lindsay Carol
Pirate Radio 2009 Simon
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel 2009 Ray
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 Post Modern Review Staff
Roman's Empire 2007 TV Mini-Series Jase
Hotel Very Welcome 2007 Liam
Doc Martin 2006 TV Series Jonathan
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard 2006 TV Series Headmaster
Showbands II 2006 TV Movie Mervin Mooney
The Clinic 2003-2005 TV Series Brendan Davenport
The Year London Blew Up: 1974 2005 TV Movie Dowd
Festival 2005/I Tommy O'Dwyer
Vera Drake 2004 Sid's Customer
Conspiracy of Silence 2003 James (as Christopher O'Dowd)
Red Cap 2003 TV Series Bernie Maddox

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Adventures of Super Frank announced
Moone Boy TV Series 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015 written by - 13 episodes, 2012 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Little Crackers 2010 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Adventures of Super Frank producer announced
Moone Boy 2012-2015 TV Series executive producer - 18 episodes

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moone Boy 2015 TV Series 6 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sapphires 2012 performer: "I Can't Help Myself Sugar Pie Honey Bunch"
The IT Crowd 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Submarine 2010 special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Graham Norton Show 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... 2016 TV Series Himself
Conan 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Man on Bridge 2014 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Himself - St. Vincent
Today 2014 TV Series Himself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
The Broadway.com Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself
The View 2014 TV Series Himself
The Jonathan Ross Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Getaway 2013 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2013 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2013 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2013 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Xtra Factor 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Panel / Himself
At the Movies 2012 TV Series Himself
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Rob Brydon Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Fern 2011 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
24 Hour Panel People 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2008-2011 TV Series Himself
The Republic of Telly 2011 TV Series Himself
The Justin Lee Collins Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Something for the Weekend 2009 TV Series Himself
8 Out of 10 Cats 2006 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
3rd Irish Film and Television Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Graham Norton Show 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2008 TV Series Himself
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