Real Name: Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe
Height: 5' 10
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Grey Blue
Born: July, 27 1977 in Dublin, Ireland.
Discovered: Jonathan and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 younger brothers alone.
Jonathan had a difficult childhood and even spent some time in an orphanage and was permanently expelled from school at age 16. Happy to be out of school, he began spending time in a local pool hall where he was discovered by Hubbard Casting. The casting agents were talent-spotting for the David Puttnam production of War of the Buttons (1994), and asked Jonathan to appear for an audition. After three days of auditions, however, he did not get the role, and Meyers gave up on his acting aspirations.
Soon afterward, he received a call to audition for a national ad campaign for Knorr soup, and though embarrassed by the attention from the ad, he soon found himself considered for a major film.
His movie acting debut was a very small role in the film A Man of No Importance (1994). He became well-known internationally for his role as a sympathetic football coach in Bend It Like Beckham (2002). His upcoming role in the Woody Allen film Match Point has also garnered him praise and attention.
Resume: Adina (2006)
The Last Unicorn (2006)
Mission Impossible III (2006)
Match Point (2005)
"Elvis" (2005) (mini) TV Series
Vanity Fair (2004)
The Lion in Winter (2003) (TV)
The Emperor's Wife (2003)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
The Tesseract (2003)
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002) (TV)
Prozac Nation (2001)
Happy Now (2001)
Продолжение ниже рекламного блока:
Ride with the Devil (1999/I)
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
B. Monkey (1998)
The Tribe (1998) (TV)
The Governess (1998)
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Telling Lies in America (1997)
The Maker (1997)
Samson and Delilah (1996) (TV)
The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)
Lengua asesina, La (1996)
Michael Collins (1996)
A Man of No Importance (1994)
Home: His hometown of Cork, Ireland.
Romance: Dating 18 year-old Reena Hammer.
Once engaged to long-time girlfriend Sasha Singe.
Previously dated actress Toni Colette, star of Murials Wedding and The Sixth Sense.
Rumors: Accused of beating his teenage girlfriend, Reena Hammer.
Quotes: "Being an actor is the easiest job. Just say the lines." - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
"You get on a set and immediately people are wiping your ass for you, and nobody tells you when you're being an asshole. I'm sure nobody working for Tom Cruise would turn around and say, 'Tom, don't do that anymore because you're a dickhead to do that.' Actually, he might quite like it." - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
"I felt lower then than I did when I was 13 years old, I remember getting out of the limo with Toni and Christian Bale and walking towards all these photographers, and they were going, 'Hey! Toni! Look over here! Hey, Christian, here!' And I just walked on because nobody had an idea who I was. It was a horrible experience." - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, at the Cannes Film Festival 1998
"There will be ups and downs, but it's important to remember you're on your own beautiful journey and once you're on it you have to see it through to its conclusion and try to never be afraid to do anything because what is the worse that can happen?" - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers