Jack O’Connell Biography


Jack O’Connell

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Birth Name: Jack O’Connell
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign: leo
Age:   27 Years
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Winner of Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Most Promising Performer, Jack O’Connell is an outstanding English actor. He is popular for starring the role of Louis Zamperini in the 2014 Angelina Jolie's movie, Unbroken. Diehard fan of Derby County Football Club, Jack was born as Jack O'Connell in Derby, England, United Kingdom. He was also raised in Derby. He is British and is of Irish and English descent.

In 2007, Jack began dating Kaya Scodelario. Kaya Scodelario is also an English actress. They were in love for about two years and then they finally broke up in 2009.

In March 2012, Jack was seen with Tulisa Contostavlos. Tulisa Contostavlos is a well known English television personality and an actress. She is also a popular singer and songwriter. They dated each other for about three months and they broke up in June 2012.

As a child Jack dreamed to be a professional football player. He was a striker for Alvaston Rangers and he also had trials on Derby County but had to give up football because of several injuries. He then decided to join an Army at the age of 12 and he also attended army cadets but was not able to be enlisted in the Army because of his juvenile criminal record. He was an alcoholic and also served several charges. He began his interest in acting since he was 13. He also took several compulsory drama classes and also joined the free Television Workshop. He made his acting debut in 2005 from the TV series Doctors where he starred the role of Connor Yates. Following year, he appeared in the movie This Is England. His breakthrough role came in 2009 when he began starring the role of James Cook in the TV series Skins. His net worth is expected to be in millions.

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Born in Derby, England

1990 1st of August

Diehard fan of Derby County Football Club, Jack was born as Jack O'Connell in Derby, England, United Kingdom. He was also raised in Derby. He is British and is of Irish and English descent. He is five feet and eight inches tall. 

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Suffered a serious injury

2001

As a child Jack dreamed to be a professional football player. He was a striker for Alvaston Rangers and he also had trials on Derby County but had to give up football because of several injuries.

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Joined army cadets

2002

He also decided to join an Army at the age of 12 and he also attended army cadets but was not able to be enlisted in the Army because of his juvenile criminal record. He was an alcoholic and also served several charges. 

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Began his acting career

2005

He began his interest in acting since he was 13. He also took several compulsory drama classes and also joined the free Television Workshop. He made his acting debut in 2005 from the TV series Doctors where he starred the role of Connor Yates.

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First feature film, This Is England

2006

After making his acting debut in 2005, he won the role of Pukey Nicholls in the 2006 movie, This Is England. Following year he starred the role of Chris in the short movie, Black Dog. In 2008, he appeared in the movie Eden Lake.

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Began dating Kaya Scodelario

2007

In 2007, Jack began dating Kaya Scodelario. Kaya Scodelario is also an English actress. They were in love for about two years and then they finally broke up in 2009. The actual reason why they broke up is unknown.

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Won Fright Meter Awards

2008

He got his first nomination in Fright Meter Awards in 2008 for his role in the movie Eden Lake. He also won this award that year for Best Supporting Actor. Next year, he was honored with the award Fantasporto for Best Actor.

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Appeared in the television series, Skins

2009

His breakthrough role came in 2009 when he began starring the role of James Cook in the TV series Skins. He is also popular for starring the role of Louis Zamperini in the 2014 Angelina Jolie's movie, Unbroken.

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Dated Tulisa Contostavlos

2012 of March

In March 2012, Jack was seen with Tulisa Contostavlos. Tulisa Contostavlos is a well known English television personality and an actress. She is also a popular singer and songwriter. They dated each other for about three months and they broke up in June 2012.

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Won Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2014

For starring the role of Louis Zamperini in the 2014 Angelina Jolie's movie, Unbroken, he got his first nomination in Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. He was also honored with this award that year for Most Promising Performer.

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Won National Board of Review, USA

2014

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won several of them. He was honored with National Board of Review, USA in 2014 for Best Breakthrough Performer. That year he also won New York Film Critics, Online.

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