Ewan McGregor: biography and latest news!

  • Job : actor
  • Sign : Aries
  • Date of birth: Wednesday, March 31, 1971 (age: 49)
  • Country : England

Ewan McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Scotland. At the age of 16, he stops his studies in order to devote himself to his acting career. In 1994, he landed his first role on the big screen, starring in Danny Boyle’s landmark Little Murders Among Friends. Two years later, he plays the tortured and heroin-addicted character of Trainspotting, Renton. After proving himself in auteur cinema, Ewan obtains the role of Obi Wan Kenobi in the second trilogy of Star Wars. A wink to his uncle, Denis Lawson, who had played the pilot Wedge Antilles in the first films. In 2001, he became the hero of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, giving the line to Nicole Kidman and revealing his singing talents. The actor has a string of successes as commercials, he played in Big Fish by Tim Burton in 2003, Woody Allen’s Dream of Cassandra in 2007 and Ghost Writer by Polanski in 2010.

On the private side, the actor has been married to French chef-decorator Eve Mavrakis since 1995. The couple has four children; Clara (born in 1996), Esther (born in 2001), Jamyan (adopted at age 4 in Mongolia) and Anouk (adopted at birth in 2011). In October 2017, their break-up, which occurred in May 2017, is made official. The actor lives since then with actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, met on the set of the series Fargo in early 2017.