Actor and model Jamie Dornan was born on May 1, 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was educated at Methodist College. While there, he met David Alexander and started songwriting with him. In 2002, they founded Sons of Him and the record label Doorstep Records. He then transferred to the University of Teesside but dropped out and signed up with the Select Model Management agency. He later met actress Keira Knightley and they dated for three years, also working on his acting career. He appeared in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie-Antoinette. He followed it up with a role in the drama Shadows in the Sun in 2009. After touring with his folk outfit Sons of Jim, he got cast as Sheriff Graham on the ABC fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time.