Alex O'Loughlin Biography

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Born: August 24, 1976


Date of Birth: August 24, 1976

Alex O'Loughlin started his career as a teenager in the Short Film and Fringe Theatre in Sydney, Australia. He attended numerous classes and courses in acting until finally, at the age of 22, he was accepted into The National Institute of Dramatic Art whose alumni includes such famed actors as Mel Gibson and Cate Blanchett. He subsequently developed his craft by appearing in a wide variety of live theatrical productions from the works of such masters as Shakespeare, Chekhov and Tolstoy to the great English modern playwright Edward Bond, and graduated after three years with a Bachelors Degree in Dramatic Art.

O'Loughlin had played in a number of guest-starring roles when he made his feature film debut in the sci-fi horror thriller Manthing, based on the Marvel Comic. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Australian comedy Oyster Farmer, directed by Anna Reeves, and the highly controversial indie feature Feed. O'Loughlin co-created the original concept of Feed, a unique thriller which delves into the bizarre world of fat erotica.

O'Loughlin then impressed audiences with his portrayal as William Bryant in The Incredible Journey Of Mary Bryant, working alongside Sam Neil and Romola Garai. It was in this highly acclaimed production that O'Loughlin was nominated for two of Australia's most prestigious acting awards—an AFI for Best Actor, and a LOGIE for the same.

O'Loughlin then joined the team of the FX hit drama The Shield for most of Season 6, where he played Kevin Hyatt, the new potential leader of Vic Mackey's strike team.

Following this, he starred in the feature films The Invisible with Marcia Gay Harden and Justin Chatwin and August Rush, alongside Keri Russell and Freddie Highmore.

O'Loughlin then took the lead in the CBS/Warner Bros. television show Moonlight in which he played the role of 'Mick St. John.' Not only did he instantly attract a dedicated and deeply passionate fan base, he proudly accepted The People's Choice Award for Best New Drama.

O'Loughlin recently starred opposite Kate Beckinsale in Joel Silver's Whiteout and in the CBS medical series Three Rivers.

The actor is actively involved in the charity Donate Life. Donate Life's mission is to educate the public on the importance of organ donation. In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing and riding motorcycles.

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