Cillian Murphy just won Best Actor at the Golden Globes for his title role in Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" and he's tipped to win big at the Oscars later this month but how much do you know about this blue-eyed County Cork star? 

Cillian Murphy, a native of County Cork, has enjoyed great success throughout his career on both the small screen and big screen. He got his first big break in the 2001 movie "Disco Pigs". He went on to star in Danny Boyle's famous horror "28 Days Later" and recently became an international star due to his TV role as Thomas Shelby in "Peaky Blinders". 

How much do you know about this Hollywood star?

Check out these fast facts about Cillian Murphy!

When is Cillian Murphy’s birthday?

Cillian Murphy’s birthday is May 25 (he’s a Gemini!) and he was born in 1976, which makes him 47 years old.

Where is Cillian Murphy from?

Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, Co Cork, and raised in Ballintemple, County Cork. He has three younger siblings: Páidi, Sile, and Orla.

How tall is Cillian Murphy?

Cillian Murphy is 5’9.

Did Cillian Murphy go to college?

Cillian Murphy attended University College Cork in 1996 to study law but failed his first-year exams. Later that year, he branched out into acting.

Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)

Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)

Who is Cillian Murphy’s wife?

Cillian Murphy’s wife is Yvonne McGuinness, an artist who is originally from Co Kilkenny. The two met in 1996 during one of Murphy's rock shows and later married in 2004. 

Does Cillian Murphy have children?

Yes, Cillian and Yvonne have two children together. Both were born in London, one in 2005 and another in 2007.

Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)

Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)

Where does Cillian Murphy live?

Cillian Murphy and his family currently live in Dublin, Ireland after living in London for a number of years.

While the doting parents go to great lengths to keep their family life private, Murphy did reveal in 2022 that the family moved from England back to Dublin because his children were starting to develop “very posh English accents."

What are Cillian Murphy’s most popular movies?

Cillian Murphy’s first movie role was in 2001’s "Disco Pigs," an Irish film. 

In 2002, he starred in Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later," which is considered his first mainstream film.

In 2003, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated "Girl with a Pearl Earring" alongside Scarlett Johansson, and "Cold Mountain," alongside Renée Zellweger and Jude Law.

In 2005, Murphy teamed up with Christopher Nolan for the first time to star as Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow in "Batman Begins." The Irish actor also starred in the surprise hit "Red Eye" that year.

In 2006, Murphy got back to his roots, starring as Damien O'Donovan in "The Wind that Shakes the Barley," an Irish movie about two brothers fighting during the Irish War of Independence.

In 2008, Murphy and Nolan teamed up again for "The Dark Knight," in which Murphy reprised his Scarecrow character. Murphy was back again as Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in Nolan's 2012 sequel "The Dark Knight Rises."

In 2010, he starred in the critically acclaimed "Inception," which won a slew of awards, including four Oscars.

In 2017, Murphy had a small role in "Dunkirk," also from filmmaker Christopher Nolan.

In 2021, he was featured in "A Quiet Place Part II" alongside John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

His latest film "Oppenheimer," another collaboration with Christopher Nolan was released in July 2023 and took in $953.8 million at box office Murphy just won a Golden Globe for Best Actor for the role and he could well be in with a chance at an Oscar.

On the small screen, Murphy portrayed Tommy Shelby in the hit drama "Peaky Blinders."

Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)

Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)

Did Cillian Murphy write a book?

Kind of! In 2022, Murphy edited "Ionbhá: The Empathy Book for Ireland," which features a collection of poems, essays, and thoughts from well-known Irish figures.

What awards has Cillian Murphy won?

Well, of course, he just won Best Actor at the Golden Globes. Also back in 2017 and 2018, Murphy won the Best Actor in a Lead Role - Drama IFTA for his turn as Tommy Shelby in the smash hit "Peaky Blinders."

In 2006, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor Golden Globe for his role in "Breakfast on Pluto."

Surprisingly, the talented Irish actor has yet to land an Oscar nomination, though that may change this year thanks to "Oppenheimer."

How much is Cillian Murphy worth?

Cillian Murphy is reportedly worth $20 million.

What's your favorite Cillian Murphy film or TV show? Let us know in the comments!