Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseTamzin Outhwaite
MarkTowering height
FactProposed to girlfriend Tamzin Outhwaite on her birthday in November 2005.

Tom Ellis is a British actor, best known for his roles as Lucifer Morningstar in the American television series Lucifer and Gary Preston in the British sitcom Miranda.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, on November 17, 1978, Ellis was raised in a small town in the Welsh countryside. His father was a Baptist minister and his mother was a schoolteacher. Ellis has two older sisters.

He attended the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where he studied acting. After graduation, he moved to London to pursue his acting career.

Ellis made his television debut in an episode of the British medical drama Casualty. He went on to appear in a number of British television series, including The Bill, Doctors, Holby City, and EastEnders.

In 2015, Ellis was cast as Lucifer Morningstar in the American television series Lucifer, based on the comic book character created by Neil Gaiman. The series ran for three seasons on Fox before being canceled in 2018. It was later picked up by Netflix for a fourth season, which is set to premiere in 2020.

Ellis has also appeared in the films Buffalo Soldiers (2001), Fanny and Elvis (2002), and There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000).

He is married to Meaghan Oppenheimer, with whom he has two daughters.

General Info

Full NameTom Ellis
Height1.91 m
EducationHigh Storrs School


SpouseTamzin Outhwaite
ChildrenFlorence Elsie Ellis, Marnie Mae Ellis, Nora Ellis
ParentsChris Ellis, Marilyn Jean Hooper


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star
MoviesThe Place We Go to Hide, Miss Conception, The Best Man, High Heels and Low Lifes, Passing Stones, Masterwork
TV ShowsRush, Gates, The Fades, Sugartown, Monday Monday, The Passion, Lucifer, Miranda, Playhouse Presents, Nice Guy Eddie

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#Marks / Signs
1Towering height


1A lot of actors would tell you that they'd rather play the villain than the hero. When you're the character, there are no repercussions. So there is a kind of liberating feeling about saying certain things to certain people - and I think that it's always quite satisfying to do that.
2Both my daughters are both so unimpressed when they see me on television. I want them to say, 'Oh, Dad!' But I say, 'Who's that?' and they say 'Dad' with no real interest, even if I'm wearing a long wig and riding on a horse! I think I'll have to read a CBeebies bedtime story instead.


1Became a father for the 3rd time at age 33 when his [now ex] wife Tamzin Outhwaite gave birth to their daughter Marnie Mae Ellis on 1 August 2012.
2Became a father for the 2nd time at age 29 when his [now ex] wife Tamzin Outhwaite gave birth to their daughter Florence Elsie Ellis on 17 June 2008.
3Became a father for the 1st time at age 26 when his ex-girlfriend Estelle Morgan gave birth to their daughter Nora Ellis in May 2005.
4Is good friends with James McAvoy; he introduced him to his future wife Tamzin Outhwaite.
5Has 3 sisters.
6Supports Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
78 years younger than ex-wife Tamzin Outhwaite.
8Proposed to girlfriend Tamzin Outhwaite on her birthday in November 2005.




Lucifer2015-2017TV SeriesLucifer Morningstar
The Strain2015TV SeriesRob Bradley
Miranda2009-2015TV SeriesGary Preston
The Place We Go to Hide2014ShortQuentin
Rush2014TV SeriesWilliam P. Rush
Under Milk Wood2014TV MovieMr. Ogmore
Walking Stories2013ShortJarrod
Agatha Christie's Poirot2013TV SeriesDetective Inspector Bland
Once Upon a Time2013TV SeriesRobin Hood
Gothica2013TV MovieVictor Frankenstein
The Secret of Crickley Hall2012TV Mini-SeriesGabe Caleigh
Gates2012TV SeriesMark
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesBill
Silent Witness2012TV SeriesFather Jacobs
The Preston Passion2012TV MoviePilate
Children in Need2011TV SeriesGary - Pineapple Dance Studios sketch
The Fades2011TV Mini-SeriesMark
Sugartown2011TV SeriesMax
Accused2010TV SeriesNeil McGray
Merlin2010TV SeriesCenred
Dappers2010TV SeriesMarco
The Catherine Tate Show2006-2009TV SeriesSam Speed
Monday Monday2009TV SeriesSteven
Masterwork2009TV MovieHarry Babbs
Harley Street2008TV SeriesDr Ross Jarvis
The Passion2008TV Mini-SeriesApostle Philip
Miss Conception2008Zak
Trial & Retribution2008TV SeriesNick Fisher
Suburban Shootout2006-2007TV SeriesP.C. Haines
Would Like to Meet2007ShortPlumber
Doctor Who2007TV SeriesThomas Milligan
Casualty2007TV SeriesJoe Kelsall
Pulling2006TV SeriesSam
Calon Gaeth2006Edward
EastEnders2006TV SeriesDr. Oliver
No Angels2005-2006TV SeriesJustyn
The Best Man2005Groom
ShakespeaRe-Told2005TV Mini-SeriesClaudio
Love Soup2005TV SeriesMike
Waking the Dead2005TV SeriesHarry Taylor
Midsomer Murders2005TV SeriesLee Smeeton
Doctors2005TV SeriesRicky Adams
Twisted Tales2005TV SeriesAlex
Down to Earth2005TV SeriesPaul Scott
Vera Drake2004Police Constable
Messiah: The Promise2004TV Mini-SeriesDr. Philip Ryder
I'll Be There2003Ivor
Holby City2003TV SeriesDavid Jones
Pollyanna2003TV MovieTim
Spine Chillers2003TV SeriesAlex
Linda Green2002TV SeriesMarko
Wild West2002TV SeriesBungee Jump Instructor
Nice Guy Eddie2002TV SeriesFrank Bennett
Buffalo Soldiers2001Squash
High Heels and Low Lifes2001Uniformed officer
Nice Guy Eddie2001TV MovieFrank Bennett
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby2001TV MovieJohn Browdie
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story2001TV SeriesBigger Boy 1
Kiss Me Kate2000TV SeriesBen


Lucifer2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miranda2009TV Series performer - 1 episode


Last Call with Carson Daly2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Real2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Gogglebox2014TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Brunch2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
I Love My Country2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
This Morning2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Loose Women2012TV SeriesHimself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Sitcom Does...2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
All Star Mr & Mrs2008TV SeriesHimself
Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live2008TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Doctor Who: The Companions2013TV Movie documentaryThomas Milligan (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

2010Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Comedy SeriesMiranda (2009)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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