Dominic Purcell has an undeniable, charismatic presence whenever he is on screen. While he typically plays American characters, Dominic is actually from Australia. The actor is best known for his role as Lincoln Burrows on the hit television show Prison Break. He also appeared as Mick Rory from The CW’s The Flash, reprising the role as a main character on the superhero television show, Legends of Tomorrow.
Thanks to his height and build, Dominic Purcell often plays ‘tough guys’ in most of his film and television roles, however, the actor is often described as ‘a sweetheart’ and his real personality a huge departure from the characters he usually plays.
Despite his career success and fame, the actor tends to keep a low profile and is generally considered as humble by those who know him.
Dominic Purcell: Bio & Age
Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell was born to parents Phil Myrtvedt and Maureen Purcell on the 17th of February, 1970 in Wallasey, United Kingdom. While his father was from Norway with traces of the French ancestry, his mother had Irish roots.
In 1972, two years after his birth, his family relocated to Bondi, New South Wales in Australia before relocating later again to Western Sydney.
For his education, Dominic Purcell attended Blaxland East Public School before moving on to Blaxland High School. He later attended St Dominic’s College, an all-boys Catholic school, and also McCarthy Catholic College in Emu Plains.
However, his education pursuit did not end at McCarthy Catholic College, the actor joined the Australian Theatre for Young People, a Sydney-based theatre company, to improve his craft. Dominic then met (the Australian actor best known for his roles in the X-Men film franchise) when he later enrolled in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Is He Gay?
It is common for fans and media outlets to speculate about the sexuality of their stars. So that’s why it’s not completely surprising to find out people have been curious about Dominic’s sexuality. For the record, the actor is straight and not gay. This can be confirmed by his dating history which is exclusively female.
Dominic Purcell: Wife & Kids
Though he is now a single man, Dominic Purcell was once married to Rebecca Williamson, a film producer. Dominic and Rebecca met in August 1997 and got married a year later on the 1st of August, 1998. The two were together for ten years before separating and eventually getting divorced on the 21st of October, 2008.
They have four children together – Joseph, Audrey, Lily-Rose, and Augustus.
Girlfriend & Relationships
Dominic Purcell is currently a single man. He recently got out of a long-term relationship with 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord who he had been dating since 2011. AnnaLynne is best known for her roles on 90210, Nip/Tuck, and American Heiress.
However, this is not the first time the two have broken up. They temporarily split in 2014 but got back together a year later after it was revealed that Dominic had Skin cancer. Initially, AnnaLynne reentered his life as a friend hoping to provide support during that trying period of his life; but as these things usually go, the pair discovered they were still in love with each other and decided to get back together. The duo called it quits again in January 2018 and have stayed apart ever since; although it can’t be guaranteed that this is the break up that will stick, especially as they’ve both decided to remain friends.
Prior to his love with AnnaLynne McCord, he previously dated American actress and model, Brooke Burns for a few months in 2008, from April till June. Brooke is an American actress best known for her roles in Baywatch, Out of The Blue, North Shore and Baywatch: Hawaii. These days, Brooke is better known as a game show host than as an actress.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Dominic Purcell is in undeniably great shape. The actor is notably tall with his height listed at 6’2” (188 cm). His weight is also recorded to be 87 kgs (193 lbs). While his current workout plan is not known, from his physique, you can tell that Dominic puts in the effort to stay in shape with frequent workouts at the gym.
Beyond that, since the actor plays a superhero on television, it goes without saying that he needs to maintain his physique. Besides, the physically demanding nature of the roles he usually goes for is more than enough to keep him in enviable shape.