Alex O'Loughlin

 

Date Of Birth

August 24, 1977
 

Biography

Alex O'Loughlin trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia, graduating in 2002. He began acting as a teenager, appearing in small theater productions, and later progressed to several Aussie screen productions. His first successful role was in the miniseries The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, for which he earned a Logie nomination.

O'Loughlin recurred for the FX series The Shield in 2007; he later left the show to join the CBS supernatural drama Moonlight. Despite a cult following the series was cancelled after only one season. He later turned up in the CBS medical drama, Three Rivers, which was also yanked after one season.

O'Loughlin finally saw success in 2010, when he was tasked to head CBS' reboot of the classic crime series Hawaii Five-0.
 

Place of Birth

Canberra, Australia
 

Birth Name

Alexander O'Lachlan
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

- Though he was eyed by producers for the role of James Bond, Daniel Craig was the one who eventually nailed the part.

- Rock climbing is one of his favorite past times.

- He previously dated singer actress Holly Valance.
 

Awards

None
 

Filmography

FILM:
- Oyster Farmer (2004)
- Man-Thing (2005)
- Feed (2005)
- The Holiday (2006)
- The Invisible (2007)
- August Rush (2007)
- Whiteout (2009)
- The Back-Up Plan (2010)

TELEVISION:
- The Shield (recurring, 2007)
- Moonlight (regular, 2007-2008)
- Three Rivers (regular, 2009-2010)
- Hawaii Five-0 (regular, 2010-present)
 

Nickname

None
 

Height

6'0"
 

Quotes

"I am a big fan of vampires. I've always been obsessed with the genre, and the beautiful romanticism and erotic kind of nature of the immortal being, the undead who lives on human blood."

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