March 31, 1971
49 years old
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
74 kg | 163 pounds
42 in | 107 cm
9.5 US | 42.5 EU
34 in | 87 cm
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland, U.K., on March 31, 1971, is a Scottish actor.
Young Ewan McGregor first started acting with the Perth Repertory Theatre in their productions, at age of 16.
He got his television debut in British television series Lipstick on Your Collar (1993) in role as Pte. Mick Hopper.
He made his big screen debut in comedy drama movie Bill Forsyth's Being Human (1994) in role as Alvarez.
Ewan's breakthrough performance came as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton in black comedy crime film Trainspotting (1996), directed by Danny Boyle.
He played the same character in sequel T2 Trainspotting (2017).
He made his directorial debut with crime drama film American Pastoral (2016) he also starred in role Seymour "Swede" Levov.
Pinocchio (2021) stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy, in voice role as Cricket
The Birthday Cake (2020) crime drama thriller, opposite Val Kilmer and Ashley Benson
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020) superhero in role as Roman Sionis / Black Mask, with Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell
He portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy:
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
Moulin Rouge! (2001) musical romantic comedy in role as Christian
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) romantic comedy drama in role as Alfred "Fred" Jones
He won a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film for his role as Joe Taylor in drama film Young Adam (2003).
Down with Love (2003) romantic comedy opposite Renée Zellweger
The Island (2005) science fiction thriller with Scarlett Johansson
Miss Potter (2006) biographical fiction family drama with Renée Zellweger
Deception (2008) crime thriller opposite Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams
Angels & Demons (2009) mystery horror thriller opposite Tom Hanks
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) black comedy drama opposite Jim Carrey
Perfect Sense (2011) science fiction opposite Eva Green
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) fantasy adventure with Nicholas Hoult
Velvet Goldmine (1998) musical drama with Christian Bale
Mortdecai (2015) action comedy with Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow
Big Fish (2003) fantasy comedy drama directed by Tim Burton
Black Hawk Down (2001) drama action with Josh Hartnett and Tom Hardy
Beginners (2010) romantic comedy drama in role as Oliver Fields
The Ghost Writer (2010) political thriller opposite Pierce Brosnan
Zoe (2018) romantic science fiction opposite Léa Seydoux and Theo James
Christopher Robin (2018) fantasy comedy drama in role as Christopher Robin
Doctor Sleep (2019) horror in role as Dan Torrance, opposite Rebecca Ferguson and Kyliegh Curran
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance as brothers Emmit Stussy / Raymond "Ray" Stussy / Android Minsky’s Scientist Companion in third season of FX black comedy crime drama anthology television series Fargo (2017).
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Duncan Stewart in NBC medical drama television series ER (1997) in episode "The Long Way Around".
Scarlet and Black (1993) British four-part television drama series in role as Julien Sorel
Doll & Em (2015) British comedy series in role as Ewan
Halston (2021) drama miniseries in role as Halston
Attended the Morrison's Academy in Crieff.
Studied a foundation course in drama at Kirkcaldy College of Technology.
Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in 1992.
Has an older brother, Colin.
He is avid motorcyclist.
Best friend with actor Charley Boorman, they traveled around the world on motorbikes (2004).
He played Malcolm Scrawdyke in a revival of David Halliwell's "Little Malcolm and His Struggles Against the Eunuchs" (1998-1999), at Hampstead Theatre.
He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Sky Masterson in a musical "Guys and Dolls" (2005).
He portrayed Iago in a play "Othello" (2007), at Donmar Warehouse.
Close friends with actors Jude Law and Hugh Dancy.
Likes to play the guitar and chess.
Good friends with Naveen Andrews.
Supporter of St. Johnstone Football Club.
Fan of the Fremantle Dockers in the Australian Football League.
Received the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award in 2016.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2013.
Lives in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
He was married to Eve Mavrakis (2016-2017), they have four daughters, one adopted from Mongolia.
He started dating actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 2017.