Aug. 24th, 1975
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Alex O'Loughlin's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - The Back-up Plan
2009 - Whiteout
2007 - August Rush
2007 - The Invisible
2006 - The Holiday
2005 - Feed
2005 - Man-Thing
The Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin was born in August 1975.
Alex started out his film career in 2004, when he starred in The Oyster Farmer as Jack Flange. The following year, he returned to the big screen in Feed as Michael Carter, a movie which he also co-produced and helped write. Also released that year was a movie titled Man-Thing, in which Alex played Deputy Eric Fraser.
However, his most recent role in a feature film was that of Marcus Bohem in The Invisible, released in 2007. Alex acted in the Australian miniseries "The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant" as the title role's husband. Alex also made his way to American serialized television, on "The Shield" as Detective Kevin Hiatt, the newest member of the strike team. Alex can be seen in August Rush as Marshall, a movie being released in 2007, and also Whiteout, potentially in 2008. In 2005, he was nominated for The Australian Film Institute's "Best Lead Actor in Television" for his role in "Mary Bryant". In 2006 he was nominated for the Logie Awards' "Silver Logie" in the same category and role.
- Began his career in the theater in Sydney, appearing in plays by Chekhov and Tolstoy.
- Had a one-year holding contract with CBS regarding his role in _"Moonlight" (2007)_ (qv).
- Is of Irish and Scottish decent.
- Did a lot of his stunt work in _"Moonlight" (2007)_ (qv) and had some training in Kung Fu and and Tai Chi.
- His father is a physics teacher and his mother is a nurse (who also plays the piano).
- Has a sister, who is one year younger than him.
- His stepfather is Canadian.
- Was a candidate for the role of James Bond which eventually went to 'Daniel Craig (I)' (qv).