In today’s golden age of television, there is no shortage of incredible actors. While writers, directors, and producers are crucial to television shows, the popularity of a program often depends on the charisma of the lead actors. Luckily for viewers, a wide range of moving and exciting performances are available to watch on screen. One such performance is that of Tom Ellis on Lucifer.
Ellis plays Lucifer Morningstar, the devil. His towering stature and dark good looks make him perfect for this manipulative and charismatic character. He provides a unique portrayal of Satan. In the show, he is frank about his role as the devil, although nobody believes him. Using his incredible range of powers, Lucifer works as a consultant for the LAPD and runs a bar. It is a funny and moving show that is both lighthearted and insightful. Ellis has been singled out as one of the primary reasons for the show’s success.
In addition to Lucifer, Ellis played the titular role in Rush, and has appeared on the BBC One soap opera EastEnders. However, despite his successful career, Ellis has only just begun to emerge as a star in the US. While many people may recognize him from his current role, most people are unaware of who the actor is as a person. Here are ten facts about Tom Ellis to provide a clearer picture about who he truly is.
10. He is a twin
Interestingly, Ellis has a twin sister. He grew up in a female household, as he was the only brother to three sisters. Being surrounded by women for his upbringing, and especially because of his twin sister, it is no surprise that Ellis is comfortable around women. He has stated that he is not a “bloke’s bloke,” being more comfortable around women.
9. He is from a religious family.
Maybe Tom Ellis connected so much to Lucifer and loved the script because of how he was raised. With his father, sister, and uncle being Baptist pastors, we wonder how he broke the news to them that he would play Lucifer. His twin sister is also the leader of a Christian congregation.
8.He has three daughters
Interestingly, Ellis not only grew up in a female household, but he produced one as well. From his marriage with Outhwaite, Ellis has two daughters named Florence Elsie and Marnie Mae. As well he has a daughter from a previous relationship named Nora. It seems the female gene is quite strong in the Ellis family.
7. He is close friends with James McAvoy
James McAvoy is not just a celebrity who attended Ellis’ wedding; the two are close friends. The actors met many years ago while studying in drama school. Eventually, they would become such good friends that McAvoy is the best man at Ellis’ wedding. McAvoy introduced Ellis and Outhwaite.
Ellis has admitted to being jealous of McAvoy in the past. He said it was difficult as close friends to watch McAvoy become so successful while his career stagnated. Luckily, the two maintained their bond and now can celebrate each other’s successes
6. Tom Ellis Net Worth
Naturally, the star of a popular show like Lucifer is not in financial straits. Ellis’ net worth is estimated to be approximately $8 million, although some estimations have it as much higher. His wealth is mainly due to his acting, although some endorsement deals have also contributed. While he has acted professionally for years, his recent roles as Lucifer and William Tell Rush have earned him the largest salaries of his career. One can expect his net worth to continue rising with the popularity of his current role.
5. Tom Ellis is now married
After the end of his first marriage, Tom Ellis didn’t waste any time finding love. In 2019, Tom married American screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer. Her work includes Fear the Walking Dead and the Zac Efron film We Are Your Friends.
4. He was unfaithful to his first wife
Unfortunately, the pressures of fame and fortune can cause people to make terrible decisions. His marriage to Outhwaite ended in divorce after it was discovered that Ellis had been unfaithful while working in America. Outhwaite has also stated that it was much more than a one-night stand.
Even more devastatingly, Ellis’ actions have separated him from his daughters. Although he and Outhwaite maintain a cordial relationship, the fact that his daughters live with their mother means that he often has to go months without seeing them, depending on his work schedule. This is sad; however, anyone needs to see that even the rich and famous suffer consequences for their behavior.
3. Tom Ellis has musical talent
While he has achieved fame and fortune for his acting ability, Ellis is also a talented musician. Before becoming a professional actor, Ellis played the French horn in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra. Although unsurprisingly, someone with the work ethic of Ellis would succeed in any activity he pursued, it is interesting to see the varied talents of this incredible actor.
2. He Misses Acting in theatre
You can tell from his commanding stage presence and charisma that this welsh actor is no stranger to the theatre. In an interview with The Guardian, Tom Ellis said that even though he enjoys becoming famous worldwide, he misses performing on stage. He still hopes to be back on stage soon despite critics saying that theatre is dying due to streaming services and blockbuster movies taking over.
1. Tom Ellis was attracted to Lucifer because of the script
Although most people would assume Ellis took the role of Lucifer because it offered him greater pay and exposure, he has stated that his motivation was the script itself. He explained that after reading lines from the first episode, he knew he wanted the part.
Ellis stated that it was the humor of the show that first attracted him. He also enjoyed how the show provided a unique perspective of Lucifer, who he saw as a person who struggled to understand his emotions. Ellis has put much thought into his most popular role to date. Fun fact he did all his nude scenes for the show.
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