Tom Ellis

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Ellis in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Thomas John Ellis

Place of Birth: South Glamorgan, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 17 November, 1978

Ethnicity: English, smaller amounts of Welsh, Cornish and likely Irish

Tom Ellis is a Welsh-English actor. He is known for starring on the show Lucifer, and his roles also include television’s Miranda, Rush, and The Fades and the films I’ll Be There and Isn’t It Romantic.

He is the son of Marilyn Jean (Hooper) and Christopher John Ellis, a Baptist minister. His uncle (father’s brother), Robert Ellis (Robert Anthony Ellis), is a Baptist minister who is the Principal of Regent’s Park College, Oxford, England. His sister is also a Baptist minister. He was mostly raised in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

Tom is married to American screenwriter and actress Meaghan Oppenheimer. He has three children, including two with his former wife, actress Tamzin Outhwaite.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was named John Ellis (the son of Emmie Ellis). John was born in Pontypridd, Wales. Emmie was born in Llanharran, Glamorgan, Wales, the daughter of Charles Ellis, who was from Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, and of Emma.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Joyce Doreen Jones (the daughter of Idris Job Jones and Lucy Sanders). Joyce was born in Cardiff, Wales. Idris was born in Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, the son of Albert T. Jones, who was from Glamorgan, and of Bessie, who was from Cornwall, England. Lucy was born in Darwen, Lancashire, England, the daughter of Frederick Augustus Sanders and Nancy Horribin.

Tom’s maternal grandfather is Arthur Melbourne Hooper (the son of Gratton Melbourne Hooper and Minnie Ford). Gratton was born in Cheddar, Somerset, England, the son of George Hooper and Ellen Pipe. Minnie was also born in Cheddar, the daughter of Thomas John Ford and Selina Ham.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Dora Margaret Butcher (the daughter of John W. Butcher and Dora Campbell). Tom’s grandmother Dora was born in Halstead, Essex, England. John was the son of John Butcher and Margaret Walsh. Tom’s great-grandmother Dora was the daughter of John William Campbell and Mary Ann Pink.

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14 Responses

  1. muricansareallmutts says:


  2. anen87 says:

    He looks like Zachary Levi who is also of english & welsh ancestry, they could play twins, same height too.

  3. americansrallmixed says:

    He’s clearly arab as hell !! Levantine ! !

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