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Chris O'Dowd

Chris O'dowd's biography

Chris O'dowd is 43 years old actor born at Boyle. He was born on Tuesday 9th of October 1979. According to year of birth 1979 Chris belongs to Generation X. Birthday on 9th of October means Chris is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.

Chris is white irish. He is citizen of Republic of Ireland. Chris´s primary profession is to be actor. You can know Chris also as Gaelic football player, film director, screenwriter, stage actor, film actor, comedian, television actor. Chris is recently known as television producer.

Chris O'dowd's family

Chris O'dowd's wife

She is known as television presenter. His wife was born on Tuesday 23rd of January 1979 in Scotland.

Chris O'dowd's ex wife

Chris O'dowd's schools

We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: University College Dublin.

Detailed informations about Chris´s schools

He studied university - University College Dublin, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, The University Observer.

Chris O'dowd's career

His main focus is to be actor. Chris is famous thanks to The Crimson Petal and the White. You could see him also in State of the Union.

Is Chris O'dowd gay ?

Chris is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Chris O'dowd's Awards

  • He received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for work State of the Union in 2019

Chris O'dowd's quotes

  • [on not pitching his TV show Moone Boy (2012) to Ireland's national broadcaster RTE] A show like this is expensive. It just never came up. I don't think RTE even have a comedy department. I wouldn't know who the f**k to pitch it to.
  • When I say I hate nostalgia, I hate things set in the recent past where everything is shiny and new.
  • A guy who's actually self destructive is quite fun to play.
  • After 'Bridesmaids,' women know who I am.
  • All of this talk of recession offends me. I am delighted that bankers have less money.
  • Being at the genesis of the creative process is definitely something I want to keep doing. It's just such a great buzz.
  • Beyonce is the most amazing woman in the world.
  • Comedy writing is taking the brief thought and going with it.
  • For some reason, I find that in the course of my career I've worked with more women than most men have.
  • Going out with other actors is never good; actresses are neurotic, and actors are horrendous egotists.
  • Hey, I think comic actors are the best actors.
  • When I was about 13 I realised girls weren't going to kiss me because I was a gigantic, weird looking creature from the depths. I was like 6 ft. aged 11.
  • L.A. is fun, but it feels like one of those towns in the north of Scotland where there's an oil rig just off the coast and whether or not you work for the oil rig, everyone is connected to it.
  • I've gone up for loads of jobs in the past that I knew were going to be terrible, and I've done my best, and I still haven't got them. So I think I've been lucky in who's decided I'd be worthy of their time.
  • I've always been conscious of the fact that there aren't enough Irish voices on British television compared to the amount of Irish people who live there.
  • I think there's something in the fact that it's hard to be good looking and funny. You have to have an oddball quality; people have to sympathise with you to find you funny.
  • I get asked all the time if I want to do more dramatic acting, and I really doubt that dramatic actors get asked if they want to do more comedies. I don't really know why that is.
  • I feel like I need to start wearing a T-shirt saying 'This is not a photo opportunity'. People are so lovely but you do find that when you're out you spend 40% of your time posing for photographs.
  • I don't know if I'd do an action movie because I don't know if I could keep a straight face; honestly, I just think it's so silly. Like, I love watching them but I can't imagine me doing one.
  • What I think improv is great for is making dialogue more natural.
  • There tends to be a jealousy in England towards countries that are successful.
  • The fame thing has happened very gradually, so I've been kind of lucky.
  • The bottom line is that female writers aren't being given enough opportunities by male producers.
  • Social media is great, I guess, but it feels like technology is the sapper of innocence.
  • Reviewers are the worst laughers in the world.
  • Put it this way: singing is not my day job.
  • People in England talk about stupid Hollywood idiots, but the industry attracts some of the cleverest people in the world.
  • Louis C. K. makes me laugh, I must say.
  • In comedy it helps if there's a friendly atmosphere on the set.
  • I'd like my super power to be puns; I'd like to be great at puns: pun power. Then I could go on loads of panel shows and live off that forever.
  • I would be nothing if it wasn't for the town where I grew up and the people who gave me my inspiration.
  • I think I'm going to keep my Irish accent forever now in any movie I make, because chicks dig it and that's all I care about now!
  • I play very sweet characters, so people look at me like I'm the kid from 'The Wonder Years,' rather than Brad Pitt.
  • I often talk to myself while walking down the street. I did it as a kid.
  • I'm probably working on three different scripts at any time, so there's never a time where I've got nothing to do.
  • I'm more like a spoon symbol. I think women just want to spoon me.
  • I'm a huge, huge believer in love. Huge!
  • I'm a Hawaiian shirt guy. I've made that life decision.
  • I'd like to think that I'm getting slightly more mature as time goes on, but I don't know if my fiance would necessarily agree.
  • I never go to these showbiz parties. I avoid them with a 10-inch pole.
  • I mean, I'm an uncle of seven or eight, and I don't mind it at all! Kids are great. Kids are the best six-hour experience you can have!
  • I just am so tired of really badly written women. It's so boring.
  • I grew up in a house of forthright women.
  • I grew up among strong women so I know what it's like to be loved and humiliated in a heartbeat.
  • I don't think the public here buy this idea that women and men speak different comedic languages.
  • I don't mind being slightly fat-ish, I just don't want to be fat.
  • I definitely want to keep working in Ireland, and without being too worthy about it, if it's possible to bring work into the country, that's no harm.
  • I cook rarely, but I've kind of got two or three dishes that I stick to. I do a great sweet potato and lentil curry.
  • I come from a musical kind of family.
  • [on what he eventually plans to read to his three-month-old son] Right now the only one that we're reading is "Go the Fuck to Sleep". I'm looking forward to Roald Dahl.
  • I think Ireland, pound for pound, is the funniest country in the world. The thing I miss being away is the banter in the pubs - it is so strong and oddly civilized, smart.
  • [on Graham Norton show when he was asked whether having swallowed any of the fly in his drink]That's why I'm a good girl.
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Chris O'dowd's height, body shape, eye color

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