Net Worth: $17 Million
- Source of Wealth Film, Television
- Birth Place Port Glasgow, Scotland
- Height 5' 7" (1.70 m)
- Marital Status Married(Anne-Marie Duff)
- Full Name James Andrew McAvoy
- Nationality United Kingdom
- Date of Birth April 29, 1979
- Ethnicity N/A
- Weight 150 lbs (68.04 kg)
- Occupation Actor
- Education Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
- Children 1 (Brendan)
About James McAvoy
Scottish stage and screen actor,James McAvoy has an estimated net worth $17 million.
Onscreen for nearly a decade at the time he was cast in director Kevin McDonald’s The Last King of Scotland, Glasgow-born actor James McAvoy seemed to many an overnight sensation. The fact is, however, that the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama alumnus had already formed the foundation of an enduring career at the time he was charged with holding his own opposite the formidable — and, eventually, Oscar-winning — Forest Whitaker.
McAvoy’s parents divorced when he was just seven years old. In the aftermath, he and his mother would go to live with his grandparents in Glasgow’s housing projects, with the youngster’s notable interest in stage and film work eventually leading him to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. At 16, McAvoy made his professional acting debut in the child abuse drama The Near Room, with a role in the long-running British crime drama The Bill following in short order. On the heels of a part in 2001’s Emmy Award-winning WWII miniseries Band of Brothers, McAvoy caught the eye of critics in the small-screen adaptation White Teeth before being cast in a pivotal role in the sci-fi effort Children of Dune.
While roles in such U.K. television dramas as Early Doors, Shameless, and State of Play found McAvoy growing increasingly comfortable on the small screen, feature performances in Bright Young Things, Wimbledon, and Inside I’m Dancing (aka, Rory O’Shea Was Here) brought him to the attention of Hollywood. In 2005, the actor went global in a very big way with a pivotal appearance as Mr. Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. But it was his Last King role the following year, as a hard-partying doctor who gradually becomes a captive to one of the 20th century’s most notorious dictators, that truly propelled him to international acclaim.
With his star-making role in The Last King of Scotland, McAvoy became not only a critical darling, but a serious dramatic talent whose future appeared to hold great things as well. Indeed, his follow-ups to Last King proved to feature him in one lead role after another.