Thomas John Ellis popularly known as Tom Ellis. He was born on November 17, 1978, in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

Quick Info 

REAL NAMEThomas John Ellis
DATE OF BIRTHNovember 17, 1978 
BIRTHPLACECardiff, Wales, UK
NET WORTH$6 Million
HEIGHT6 Feet 3 Inches

Early Life

Ellis was born to a Baptist minister father, Christopher John Ellis, and a music teacher mother, Marilyn Jean Hooper. Ellis was born in Cardiff, Wales, as the only brother among three sisters. Lucy, one of his sisters, is his twin.

Shortly after his birth, his family relocated to Sheffield, England. Ellis went to High Storrs School in Sheffield and played the French horn in the city’s youth orchestra. He then got a BA in Dramatic Studies from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama).

Tom Ellis grew up in a musical and religious family. His father was a Baptist minister and trumpet player. His mother taught music and sang in the church choir. Both his uncle and one of his sisters were Baptist ministers. 

Net Worth

Tom Ellis has a $6 million net worth. He gained his net worth by appearing in several shows and movies throughout his acting career. 


At the age of 22, Tom Ellis began his acting career in London, later gaining prominent roles in EastEnders and other TV shows. His breakthrough came with the critically acclaimed sitcom Miranda (2009-2015)

Ellis was cast as Lucifer Morningstar in the Fox series Lucifer in February 2015, based on the DC Comics book and character of the same name, which premiered on January 25, 2016. The show was later transferred to Netflix. On June 23, 2020, Netflix announced that the program had been renewed for a sixth and final season. He played Lucifer again in The CW‘s The Flash episode of the Arrowverse crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”

Tom has also appeared as King Cenred in the BBC fantasy series Merlin (2008), Justyn in Channel 4‘s No Angels, and Thomas Milligan in the Doctor Who series three finale “Last of the Time Lords.” He has appeared in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders, The Catherine Tate Show, and the BBC hospital drama Holby City. He appeared in the ITV comedy drama Monday Monday in July and August 2009. In Agatha Christie’s Poirot, he played Detective Inspector Bland.

Music in Lucifer

The series Lucifer included numerous scenes in which the main character Lucifer had to sing or play the piano.

On-screen, Ellis did not play the piano. Ellis stated in early interviews for the show that he did not know how to play the piano. His 2019 video, in which he sang while accompanying himself on the piano, proved that he had added the skill of playing the piano to his repertoire. In subsequent interviews, he confessed that he was still merely playing “air piano” in Lucifer’s scenes. 

Nonetheless, Ellis provided his voice throughout the show. He had appeared in several musical episodes of Lucifer, including ‘A Priest Walks Into A Bar,’ ‘Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer,’ ‘Let Pinhead Sing!,’ ‘Everything’s Okay,’ and ‘Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam.’ In the series, he performed songs like ‘Heart and Soul,’ ‘Wicked Game,’ ‘Creep,’ ‘Every Breath You Take,’ and ‘I Dreamed A Dream‘.

Charity Work

In 2021, Rupert and Buckley, a British design house, partnered up with Welsh actor Tom Ellis on a sustainable fashion collection to support the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. The Tom Ellis collection set out to earn $100,000 for the GOSH Organisation, which helps chronically ill children across the UK, with all proceeds going to the charity.

The collection included items created from sustainable and organic materials that had been verified by FairWear, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring factory workers are fairly compensated and have better working conditions.

The company also committed to using Clear, a carbon offset company that offsets carbon emissions linked with the collecting process, from manufacturing to distribution.

Ellis, who is also a GOSH charity ambassador, said: “I have partnered with Rupert and Buckley because I not only love their clothes, but I am a huge supporter of their mission to be a carbon-neutral company. Raising money for people who need it whilst also working with a company that makes beautiful clothes and is mindful of the environment is at the heart of this project.”

Personal Life

Ellis married English actress Tamzin Outhwaite in 2006, and the couple had two daughters Florence Elsie Ellis and Marnie Mae Ellis before splitting up in April 2014. He also has a third daughter Nora from a previous relationship. In 2019, he married American screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer. On November 8, 2023, he and Meaghan welcomed their fourth child Dolly Ellis-Oppenheimer through surrogacy.

Ellis currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, kid, and Peggy the dog. He pays frequent trips to his daughters back in London.

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