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Date of Birth 24 August 1976Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Birth NameAlexander O'Lachlan
Height 6' 0¾" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin was born in August 1976.

Alex started out his film career in 2004, when he starred in Oyster Farmer (2004) as Jack Flange. The following year, he returned to the big screen as Michael Carter in Feed (2005), a movie that he also co-produced and helped write. Also released that year was a movie titled Man-Thing (2005), in which Alex played Deputy Eric Fraser.

However, his most recent role in a feature film was that of "Marcus Bohem" in The Invisible (2007). Alex acted in the Australian miniseries The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005) as the title role's husband. He made his way to American serialized television in The Shield (2002) as Detective Kevin Hiatt, the newest member of the strike team. Alex can be seen as Marshall in the movie August Rush (2007), and also in Whiteout (2009). In 2005, he was nominated for the Australian Film Institute's Best Lead Actor in Television for his role in The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005). In 2006, he was nominated for the Logie Awards' Silver Logie in the same category and role.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dawn

Spouse (1)

Malia Jones (April 2014 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

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Trivia (25)

Following the withdrawal of Pierce Brosnan, O'Loughlin was a candidate for the role of James Bond, until the role was recast with Daniel Craig in 2005, in preparation for Casino Royale (2006).
Graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney in June 2002, after completing a full-time three year Bachelor of Dramatic Art program.
Enjoys riding motorcycles, climbing rocks, music, and playing his guitar.
Was a fan of the heavy-metal band Iron Maiden as a kid.
Had a one-year holding contract with CBS regarding his role in Moonlight (2007).
Has a sister, Jennifer, who is one year younger than he is.
His parents got divorced when he was 2-years-old. He was born in the city of Canberra but grew up in Sydney. From the age of 10 onward, he commuted between the two cities to spend time with both parents.
His father is a physics teacher and his mother is a nurse (who also plays the piano).
He was roommates with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in New York City during the filming of August Rush (2007). The two portrayed brothers in the movie.
He did a lot of his own stunt work in Moonlight (2007) and had some training in Kung fu and and Tai chi in order to prepare for his role.
His last name is pronounced "O-lock-lin".
Began his acting career in Sydney theater, appearing in plays by Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy.
His stepfather is Canadian.
He is of Irish and Scottish descent. His father teaches physics and astronomy in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and his mother is a nurse in Canberra, Australian Capitol Territory, Australia.
Befriended co-star David Blue during the filming of Moonlight (2007). The two have remained good friends.
He resides in West Hollywood, California, USA when not filming, but moves to Hawaii during the shooting schedule for Hawaii Five-0 (2010).
Split from longtime girlfriend Holly Valance in February 2009.
Has two sons, from different mothers, Saxon, born in July 1997, and Lion, born October 25, 2012.
Once worked as a plumber's apprentice.
His girlfriend, Malia Jones, a surfer and model, gave birth to their first child together, a son named Lion, on October 25, 2012. Malia has another son, Spike, from her second marriage.
His middle name has been reported as James.
One of his first professional acting jobs was as a background actor in a TV commercial, playing a member of the Australian military forces.
After premiering in the role of Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-0 (2010), BuddyTV, an entertainment website based in Seattle, Washington, USA ranked him #2 on its "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2010" list, and #9 on its 2011 list.
In early March 2012, CBS announced that O'Loughlin would miss shooting some episodes of Hawaii Five-0 (2010) while seeking rehab treatment for dependency on pain medication which had been prescribed to him for a shoulder injury. For several episodes he had only cameo appearances, which were explained as McGarrett being on a covert mission to North Korea.
In August 2013, Los Angeles, California based charity, "Australians in Film" selected him to be honored with their "Breakthrough Award" at a special ceremony to be held in October 2013 in Los Angeles.

Personal Quotes (3)

I am a big fan of vampires. I've always been obsessed with the genre, and the beautiful romanticism and erotic kind of nature of the immortal being, the undead who lives on human blood.
Losing my anonymity in this world I think is something that I find terrifying (June 16 2005).
There were times I was thinking, 'What am I doing, this is crazy'. I was scared because I had no money and no ticket home. That is the time when everyone else packs up and leaves. But I remembered everything my grandfather taught me about the work ethic before he died. He was brought up out in the bush and his advice was 'put your head down and keep working, son, and you'll get what's coming to you'. You just push through.

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