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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 November 1965Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland, UK
Birth NameStephen Dougray Scott
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Scotland, trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was named most promising drama student. Scott's early work was in Scottish national theatre and television, first appearing in the series Soldier Soldier as well as on the stage in the Tim Fleming directed production of Wallace. Early television credits to follow included The Rover, Taggart: Nest of Vipers, Lovejoy, and Soldier Soldier. Scott followed this up with impactful turns in the films You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Black Beauty, and Another Nine & a Half Weeks. Shortly thereafter, Scott could be seen opposite Drew Barrymore in the hit film Ever After, opposite Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, and Vanessa Redgrave in the film Deep Impact, as well as the second installment in the hit Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible 2. Scott also appeared opposite Kate Winslet in Michael Apted's Enigma as well as the 2002 film Ripley's Game, opposite Ray Winstone. Starring opposite Jennifer Connelly in the 2005 film Dark Water and the 2007 film Hit Man, Scott soon appeared in US television for the first time in the ABC miniseries The Ten Commandments as well the Hallmark TV movie Arabian Nights.

US television audiences next saw Scott in the NBC series Heist as well as the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives. He followed these impressive turns with the BBC miniseries adaptation of the cult classic novel The Day of the Triffids. Scott was most recently seen in the critically-acclaimed movie My Week With Marilyn, the hit Netflix series Hemlock Grove, and the Cinemax series Strike Back. Scott can next be seen in the films Last Passenger and Lionsgate's The Vatican Tapes.

Scott's impressive theatre resume includes the 2000 Donmar premiere of To The Green Fields Beyond, directed by Sam Mendes, The Rover, directed by Jules Wright, and The Power and the Glory, directed by Tim Luscombe.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Claire Forlani (8 June 2007 - present)
Sarah Trevis (April 2000 - 2005) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (14)

Is the father of twins, a boy and a girl (Gabriel and Eden), born early in 1998.
Favorite football clubs are Hibernian and Celtic, the Scotish teams with strong Irish roots.
Was cast as Wolverine in X-Men (2000), but had to leave due to a schedule conflict with Mission: Impossible II (2000).
Attended Auchmuty High School, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland.
Dougray was born Stephen Scott, but the name had already been registered at Equity, so he took his French grandmother's surname (also his middle name).
Actor Ewan McGregor was the best man at his first wedding, to casting director Sarah Trevis.
Nominated for GQ's "Most Alluring Man" of 2001.
Placed 97th in the "Top 100 Sexiest Men of "New Woman Magazine".
Sunday Mail/McEwan's People's Film Fest's "Scottish Film Star of the Year."
Placed 5th in 'Heavenly Bodies' poll of the "Celebrity Bodies" magazine (UK).
Won the 1989 Most Promising Drama Student Award from the Welsh College of Music & Drama.
Has been a regular Chieftain at Markinch Highland Games in Fife.
Wed Claire Forlani in a private civil ceremony in Italy. Banquet was held at her family's country home in Pievebovigliana.
Was personally chosen by Tom Cruise to play the villain in Mission Impossible II (2000).

Personal Quotes (3)

(When asked to define his career): "I do what I feel is right at the time. Opportunities come along and I take them or I don't. I feel happy about what I'm doing, and I work instinctively. I'm doing a Dylan Thomas film, "Map of Love," with Mick Jagger producing again. It's a wonderful script."
(On his role in Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)): "I had never worn a codpiece before and I don't think I ever will again."
I read all the books on Fairfax in the British Library, did a lot of horse riding and studied military tactics of the time, finding out that he actually laid his rose garden out in strategic formations! But Method acting is a label I don't really understand, because there's a method to everybody's acting. In terms of jumping into a character's skin, I try to immerse myself in the role as much as possible to bring me closer to them. All I do is what's required to achieve what I want to achieve.

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