Jonathan Rhys Meyer's Birth Date:
July 27, 1977
Place of Birth:
As glam rock star Brian Slade in Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine.
How He Got Into Acting:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers began acting as a teenager after being discovered by a casting agent. Commercials led to feature films, and the rest is history. Meyers' first American role was in The Maker in 1997.
Notable Movie Roles:
Michael Collins (1996), Velvet Goldmine (1998), The Tribe (1998), B Monkey (1998), Titus (1999), Prozac Nation (2001), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003), The Emperor's Wife (2003), Vanity Fair (2004), Alexander (2004), Match Point (2005), Mission Impossible III (2006), August Rush (2007), The Children of Huang Shi (2008), and Shelter (2009).
Meyers was nominated for an Emmy in 2005 for his portrayal of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley in the TV movie Elvis. He also earned a Golden Globe nomination for his lead role in the miniseries The Tudors in 2007 and won a Golden Globe for Elvis in 2006.