Ewan McGregor is a renowned Scottish actor and director popularly known for his roles in the movies Moulin Rouge, Fargo, Trainspotting and the Star Wars movie series. As a versatile actor, Ewan has had his time on stage in the theatres, the big screens in films and television series. With excellent acting skills, Ewan McGregor has starred in well over sixty-four films and over seventeen television series. This biography contains facts about his career, wife, children, family, and more.
Ewan Mcgregor’s Bio, Age
Ewan was born on the 31st day of March 1971 as Ewan Gordon McGregor in Perth, Scotland, the United Kingdom to academicians. He enjoys dual citizenship; Scottish-British and also traces his roots to Germany. Ewan McGregor grew up in Crieff, a Scottish market town in Perth and Kinross. He attended independent Morrison’s Academy in Crieff where he finished at age sixteen. The young Ewan worked briefly as a stagehand at Perth Theatre before taking up a foundation course in drama at Kirkcaldy College of Technology. He eventually left for London where he enrolled at Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study drama at age of eighteen.
As an undergraduate, Ewan McGregor started featuring in plays, few months to his graduation, his talent and commitment in 1993 landed him his first official lead role in a television series titled Lipstick on Your Collar where he portrayed the character of PTE Mick Hopper. The same year, he landed another role as Julien Sorel in another Television show titled Scarlet and Black. While his career kicked off with a television series, Ewan accepted a role as Alvarez in the 1994 film titled Being Human.
His career breakthrough roles came in 1995 with his role as Mark Renton in Danny Boyle’s directed film titled Trainspotting. His fame went over the roofs with his role in the Star Wars film series. Although his career began with television roles, Ewan McGregor has come to land more film than TV roles.
His outstanding contributions in the movie industry have earned him a number of award nominations such as Golden Globe, Teen Choice, Primetime Emmy, London Critics Circle, Critics Choice, Hollywood Film and Festival awards some of which he clinched like the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Miniseries in Fargo among many others.
Ewan McGregor is a philanthropist who has given back to society through charity. Interestingly he is an avid motorcyclist and has been into bikes from his youthful days. His skill has brought him laudable achievements.
His Net Worth
Since Ewan McGregor’s career took off in 1993, he has been at the top of his game, thus it is not surprising that his net worth is currently pegged at $45 million.
Ewan Mcgregor’s Family – Wife and Children
Ewan McGregor parents are James Charles Stewart “Jim” and Carol Diane. His father retired as a physical education teacher and careers master at Morrison’ academy while his mother, worked as a teacher at Crieff High School before she went on and serve as deputy headteacher at Kingspark School in Dundee. Ewan McGregor was not an only child, he has an elder brother named Colin who was in Royal Air Force as Tornado GR4 pilot.
Interestingly, Ewan Mcgregor has yet another family member in the entertainment industry – in the person of his uncle, Denis Lawson, a celebrated actor, and filmmaker.
Down to his love life, Ewan McGregor was formerly the husband of Eve Mavrakis, a mixed ethnic (French-Greek Jewish) production designer. The pair met on the set of Kavanagh QC. After dating for some time, the couple tied the knot on 22nd July 1995, in a French village.
Their marriage brought forth four children – three biological kids and one adopted child from Mongolia; namely Mathilde McGregor, Anouk McGregor, Esther Rose McGregor, and Jamyan McGregor. His daughters have long grown into adults with different careers and aspirations.
Unfortunately, Ewan McGregor’s 23-year-old marriage came to an end in 2018 following a divorce filed by the Star Wars actor on January 19, 2018, following their separation which started on 28th of May 2017.
News has it that the reason for the divorce is his extramarital affair with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, an actress he met on the set of season 3 of Fargo.
The multi-award winning actor is tall, handsome and muscular with his lovely bluish eyes. He stands tall at a height of 5 ft 10 inches (1.78 m) while his frame is neatly supported by the weight of 74 kg (163 lb).