Ewan McGregor Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Divorce, Net worth

Ewan McGregor Biography

Ewan McGregor (Ewan Gordon McGregor OBE) is a well known Scottish actor. Additionally, his accolades include a Golden Globe Award, the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Besides, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to drama and charity in 2013.

Ewan McGregor Age|Birthday

McGregor is 51 years old as of 2022. In addition, he was born on 31 March 1971, Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth, United Kingdom. Therefore, he celebrates his birthday on 31st March every year.

Ewan McGregor Height |weight

McGregor has an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 meters) tall. However, he has not revealed his body weight in the public.

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Ewan McGregor Nationality | Ethnicity

McGregor holds an American nationality and Scottish ethnicity

Ewan McGregor Family | Parents | Brother

McGregor was born and raised in Perth, Scotland together with his parents. Carol Diane (mother), who is known as a retired teacher at Crieff High School and latterly deputy head teacher at Kingspark School in Dundee. Besides, his father, James Charles Stewart “Jim” McGregor, who is also a  known retired physical education teacher and careers master at the independent Morrison’s Academy in Crieff.

Furthermore, he has an older brother, Colin who was born 1969, who is also a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force.In addition, his uncle is actor Denis Lawson and also his aunt by marriage was actress Sheila Gish, which makes him a step-cousin of Gish’s actress daughters, Lou Gish and Kay Curram.

Ewan McGregor Wife |Is he married? | Divorce | Daughter

McGregor first married Eve Mavrakis, who is a French-Greek Jewish production designer whom he met on the set of Kavanagh QC, in 1995. In addition,  they are blessed with four daughters, two of them adopted, one a street child from Mongolia he met while travelling in Long Way Round.

His children were raised in Mavrakis’s Jewish faith. Besides, he added in 2016, “His involvement in religion has more to do with the Jewish faith currently and not the Christian faith. Which he became very vaguely brought up in. Furthermore, he has a heart and dagger tattoo of the names of Mavrakis and their daughters on his right arm.

They having been separated since May 2017, he went ahead and filed for divorce from Mavrakis, citing irreconcilable differences; the divorce was over on 13 August 2020. Besides, he started a relationship with American actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, whom he met on the set of Fargo in May 2017. They were blessed with a son Laurie, in June 2021. They later married in April 2022.

Ewan McGregor Career

Six months before his graduation from Guildhall, he started a leading role in Dennis Potter’s six-part Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar (1993). He starred in the BBC adaptation of Scarlet and Black with a young Rachel Weisz and made his film debut in Bill Forsyth’s Being Human not long afterwards. For his role in the thriller Shallow Grave in 1994, he received an Empire Award.

The film became his first collaboration with director Danny Boyle. Additionally,  he had a major role in the 1996 Channel 4 comedy-drama film Brassed Off, written and directed by Mark Herman. Besides, his international breakthrough followed with the role of heroin addict Mark Renton in Boyle’s Trainspotting in 1996, an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name.

Likewise, he played the male romantic lead role in the British film Little Voice in 1998. Furthermore, he became cast as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, released from 1999 to 2005. Kenobi became originally played by Sir Alec Guinness in the first Star Wars trilogy. In addition, his uncle, Denis Lawson, had played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy.

McGregor’s performance became well known while the prequels received mixed reviews. He as well said making the prequels was difficult, as he had to act mostly against green screens and the dialogue was “not exactly Shakespeare”. Besides, he stated that the negative reaction to the films had been difficult.

Ewan McGregor Education

McGregor went to Morrison’s Academy. After leaving school at the age of 16. He served as a stagehand at Perth Theatre and studied a foundation course in drama at Kirkcaldy College of Technology. Prior to moving to London to study drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama when he was 18 years old.

Ewan McGregor Net worth| Salary

McGregor has an approximated net worth of US$7 million. In addition, he has a total earning of US$25 million.

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