Jamie Dornan started out his career by modeling before he pursued an acting career. As an actor, he gained worldwide fame and fortune especially with his role in the erotic drama series Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015 when he was slated to play Christian Grey. He has also featured in several other notable films and a handful of television series which include Once Upon a time.
The actor’s incredible efforts in bringing Christian Grey to life paid off really well and has seen him nominated for various awards, a few of which he has won. Read on to learn more about the identity of Jamie and where he was before Fifty Shades, in addition to his current net worth and the identity of his wife.
Jamie Dornan – Bio and Age
Born in Holywood County Down of Northern Ireland as James Dornan on the 1st of May 1982, the hunky star was bred in Belfast where he also got his college education at Methodist College, actively participating in the school’s drama and rugby teams. Although Jamie, as he is fondly called by fans and loved ones, pursued higher education at the Teesside Public University in Middlesbrough, he did not finish up his education. He dropped out in 2003 when he made the bold of choice of chasing an acting career rather than finishing school.
He began by signing up for the reality show Model Behaviour in the hopes of winning the show and getting signed to a proper modeling company. He did not make it all the way to the finals, but he got a modeling contract none the less with Select Model Management. The agency took his modeling career to a new height so that by 2003, Jamie had become a well known face in numerous commercials and ads, landing big modeling contract deals with companies like Dolce, Calvin Klein, Dior, Armani Fitch among others. His delivery earned him the title The Golden Torso from the American tabloid – New York Times.
By 2006, Jamie Dornan veered into the film industry with his first film appearance in Marie Antoinette where he assumed the character Axel Von Fersen. In the same year, he started up his music career going on tour with his now-defunct band Sons of Jim before they went their separate ways 2 years after in 2008. After he parted ways with the band he featured as a lead actor in his second film titled Beyond the Rave in 2008. His other film appearances are Flying Home (2014) and the Fifty Shades Triology (2015 to 2018) which propelled him into global prominence. He followed it up with a with A Private War and Robin Hood in 2018, Trolls World Tours (2020) and the Untitled Drake Doremus Film a TBA production.
His foray into television series began with the American drama Once Upon a Time which aired from 2011 to 2013. He quickly followed it up with his role as a serial killer (Paul Spector) in The Fall (2013 to 2016). Others are My Dinner with Herve, Death and Nightingales all in 2018.
His artistry has gotten him quite a few award nominations some of which include the BPGA- breakthrough award and the Irish films and Television awards for Best Lead Actor and rising star all in 2014. He won the Peoples Choice Award for his role in Fifty Shades of Grey in 2018.
His Net Worth
The Award-winning actor has inscribed his name in the industry’s list of millionaires with his net worth pegged at $12 million. He amassed all the wealth from his modeling, music and acting careers. Following his lead role in the hit movie Fifty Shades of Grey, the actor reportedly made a huge sum of $250k per season.
Jamie Dornan’s Family
The actor is the youngest of the three children of his parents Jim and Lorna Dornan. His father is a medical practitioner while his mother was a nurse. Sadly, his mother passed on after a protracted battle with Pancreatic Cancer in 1998. His two older siblings Liesa and Jessica Dornan are also successful in their respective field endeavors. Liesa works for the American multinational company Walt Disney London while Jessica is a designer based in Falmouth, United Kingdom.
Is He Married? Who Are His Wife and Kids
After his powerful erotic display in Fifty Shades, fans got curios to know about the love affairs of Jamie Dornan off screen. has arisen about his real-life love affairs. In answer to the many questions, Jamie Donan is totally married to gorgeous woman he met through a mutual friend Willaim Ward. They had their first public outing in 2009 as friends but officially started dating in 2010 and were engaged two years later on February 5, 2012.
By 26th April 2013, they legalized their union in the presence of their loved ones in an unplanned private wedding and in the same year, they welcomed their first baby, a daughter whom they named Dulcie born on 21st November 2013 while their second kid, also a daughter, Phoebe arrived in February 2016.
Prior to his marriage, Jamie had been in five known relationships mostly with actresses such as Mischa Barton, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley et al. His wife Amelia Warner is a British actress and musician with the stage name Slow Moving Millie. She was previously in a non-legal marriage relationship with Irish actor Collin Farrell in 2002 but their love affair packed up a few months after.
Sometime in February 2017, the internet was ablaze with the divorce rumor of Jamie and his lovely wife Amelia. It was speculated that the hot sex scenes and the tales of her husband allegedly dating co-star, Dakota Johnson plus her tense body language during the premiere of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, may have inspired the rumors.
The serial killer in The fall wasted no time in killing and debunking the rumors. He stated he has only a professional relationship, with Johnson and his eyes are only for his dear wife and mother of his kids. On the bright side, the rumor buzz did not dampen the love between the couple as they have been waxing stronger.
Jamie Dornan’s Height
Jamie Dornan sure has an athletic body build with distinctive bluish attractive eyes. He stands tall at a height of 6 ft (1.83 m) with his frame supported nicely on a weight of 77 kilograms (170 lbs).