Alex O'Loughlin

Actor
After making a name for himself Down Under in leading romantic roles and disturbing genre films, Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin made a splash in the U. S. as the new cast member on the sixth season of the Emmy-winning ... Read more »
Born: 08/23/1976 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (10)

Hawaii Five-O 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Back-Up Plan 2010 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

Three Rivers 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whiteout 2009 (Movie)

Russell Haden (Actor)

Moonlight 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

Marshall (Actor)

The Invisible 2007 (Movie)

Marcus Bohem (Actor)

The Shield 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oyster Farmer 2005 (Movie)

Jack Flange (Actor)

Biography

After making a name for himself Down Under in leading romantic roles and disturbing genre films, Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin made a splash in the U. S. as the new cast member on the sixth season of the Emmy-winning police drama, "The Shield" (FX, 2002-09). Though only part of the show for one season, O'Loughlin made enough of an impression to be embraced by American audiences. After "The Shield," he made his network television debut with a leading role in the acclaimed, but unfortunately short-lived supernatural procedural, "Moonlight" (CBS, 2007-08), which earned him a loyal fan base that wanted to see him back on the small screen after the show was quickly canceled. He did return the following year, starring in the medical drama "Three Rivers" (CBS, 2009), which was booted off the air even faster. But with a starring turn in the feature romantic comedy, "The Back-Up Plan" (2010) opposite Jennifer Lopez, O'Loughlin reassured fans that he was in it for the long haul.

Relationships

Lion

Son
Born Oct. 25, 2012; mother, Malia Jones

Saxon

Son
Born c. 1997 from previous relationship

Jennifer

Sister

Malia Jones

Companion
Began dating November 2011

Holly Valance Actor

Companion
Together for four years before splitting February 2009

EDUCATION

National Institute of Dramatic Art

2002

Milestones

2010

Cast as Steve McGarrett in CBS' "Hawaii Five-O" reboot

2010

Cast opposite Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy, "The Back-Up Plan"

2009

Played the lead role in the short-lived CBS hospital drama, "Three Rivers"

2007

Joined season six of FX's "The Shield," playing Det. Kevin Hiatt, the newest member of the strike team

2007

Returned to the big screen with "The Invisible"

2007

Appeared in "August Rush," starring Keri Russell and Freddie Highmore

2007

Won the lead role of a tortured private detective who happens to be a vampire on the CBS series, "Moonlight"

2006

Made U.S. debut in the Christmas romantic comedy, "The Holiday"

2005

Cast in the Showtime miniseries, "The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant," as Will Bryant, the husband of the title character

2005

Starred in the Australian low-budget thriller, "Feed"; also produced the film

2005

Cast in the low-budget horror film, "Man-Thing," as Deputy Eric Fraser

2004

First gained popularity with his role of Jack Flange in the acclaimed Australian film, "Oyster Farmer"

2004

Acted in the Australian made-for-television movie, "Blackjack: Sweet Science"

Bonus Trivia

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His year of birth has been given, variously, as 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.

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Some sources have his birth place listed as Sydney. O'Loughlin was born in the city of Canberra but grew up in Sydney. From the age of 10 he went back and forth from the two cities.

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