Inside the 'Lucifer' Star, Tom Ellis: Life and Infamous Relationships

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Inside the 'Lucifer' Star, Tom Ellis: Life and Infamous Relationships

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 17-11-1978
  • Nationality British
  • Birth Place Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Profession Actor
  • Nick Name Thomas John Ellis
  • Zodiac Sign Scorpio
  • Father Chris Ellis
  • Mother Marilyn Jean Hooper
  • Sister/s Lucy, Annwen, Naomi
  • Daughter/s Nora Ellis, Marnie Mae Ellis, Florence Elsie Ellis
  • Children/Kids 3
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Meaghan Oppenheimer
  • Wedding Date June 2019
  • Engaged Date 2017
  • Gay No
  • Net Worth $6 Million
  • Career 2000–present
  • High School Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
  • Education High Storrs School
  • Height/ How Tall? 6 feet 3 inches (1.93 m)
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Black
  • Facebook N/A
  • Twitter tom ellis (@tomellis17)
  • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/officialtomellis/

Tom Ellis is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Lucifer Morningstar in the American television series Lucifer.

Who Is Tom Ellis?

Despite his devout upbringing, Thomas John Ellis has earned a reputation as the Devil. On November 17, 1978, he was born in Cardiff, Wales, to a Baptist preacher father and a music teacher mother. He was born in Devon, and he is of English ancestry. He has three sisters, including a twin sister. His family, which includes his father, uncle, and one sister, is packed with Baptist preachers.

When asked if his father had any objections to his portrayal of Lucifer, he responded no.

“I don't believe my father watches my show often. It's not because it's about the Devil; it's simply not his cup of tea.” With a smile, he told Square Mile magazine, "Inspector Morse reruns are all he wants to watch.”

In terms of his early schooling, he was born and raised in Sheffield, England, where he attended High Storrs School and played French horn in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra. He proceeded on to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he acquired a BA in Dramatic Studies.

Highlights of His Professional Life

Tom Ellis's notable character roles include the TV drama series No Angel's character role of Justyn, which aired on Channel 4, the TV hit show Miranda's character of Gary Preston, which aired on BBC, and the sci-fi TV series Doctor Who's the character of Thomas Milligan, which aired on BBC One in its three final seasons. 

In February 2015, Tom Ellis was cast in the Fox TV series Lucifer. This supernatural drama series was created in response to the comic of the same name, which was released on January 25, 2016.

Bidding Farewell to 'Lucifer’?

The series was extended for a sixth and final season of 10 episodes in June 2020, despite the fact that the fifth season was first announced to be the final. Ellis discussed how the series' conclusion is still settling in during this one-on-one chat with Collider.

He claims the sixth and last season is already over, and he muses on the great diversity of things this role has enabled him to do, including how the surprise Season 6 pick-up before the conclusion of Season 5 affected everything.

(Credits: Lucifer/Netflix)

When asked what the most difficult aspect of saying goodbye to not just this cast and crew, but also to this role after so many years portraying one, he stated it's still sinking in.

Like a friend he has to say goodbye to, I'm sure the character will not ever quite depart from him.

Womanizer Ellis: Tale of Notorious Romances

Lucifer, overwhelmed by love, directs everyone's interest to the man of character and his probable love life. He's a ladies guy in the show, but what about in real life? Has he secured the deal and ruled out any hope for the ladies out there?

With a little digging, we discover that he is happily married. And this isn't the first time he's done it!

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The actor was previously been married to Tamzin Outhwaite, an English actress. Marnie Mae Ellis and Florence Elsie Ellis are their two daughters. They got wedded in 2006 and formally parted ways in 2015. The couple split up because Outhwaite discovered her then-husband had a love connection with an Australian American actress Emilie de Ravin throughout their relationship, according to a source who spoke to Sun.

And when his ex-wife intimated that she was upset in an Instagram post a week before the couple's wedding, it became a hot topic in the press. Outhwaite again posted a phrase on Instagram when the newlyweds celebrated their baby shower, but this time it was about healing and self-care.

(Credits: Instagram/Tamzin Outhwaite)

Lucifer star has had his own fair share of romantic entanglements. In 2005, when his actress girlfriend Estelle Morgan became pregnant, the two split up. A year later, he married Outhwaite.

His Relationship Status At Present

Ellis began seeing Meaghan Oppenheimer, an American screenwriter, in 2015, as reported by E! News. They announced their engagement news two years later.  Tom and Meaghan got engaged in 2017 in a low-key ceremony.

Tom even paid a visit to his fiancee's parents in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in January 2019 as part of their wedding planning.

Tom Ellis and fiance Meaghan Oppenheimer at her parents' residence in January 2018 (Photo: Meaghan Oppenheimer's Instagram)

And in 2019, after exchanging vows, Ellis and Oppenheimer were pronounced married.

At the Grassini Family Winery in Santa Ynez Valley, California, they enjoyed a magnificent wedding ceremony.

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Ellis has been a part of the industry for more than two decades. He has a net worth of $6 million as of now.