Dominic Purcell, born Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell is an Australian-British actor. He is famous for his roles as Lincoln Burrows in Fox’s television series Prison Break and Mick Rory / Heat Wave in CW’s The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
Dominic Purcell Age
Purcell was born on February 17, 1970, which makes him 48 years old at the moment. The place of his birth is Wallasey, United Kingdom. However, Dominic was raised in Australia. At the age of two, Purcell and his family moved from the United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia. He has four siblings, Damian Purcell, Marie-Therese Purcell, Jaime Purcell and Patrick Purcell. Dominic is the oldest of five children.
He studied at The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and later enrolled at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he studied with Hugh Jackman. They were even roommates while studying together. Moreover, at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Purcell met his future wife Rebecca.
Dominic Purcell Wife and Family
After they met at the University, Dominic Purcell and wife Rebeca Williamson fell in love and started dating. The couple married in 1998. Rebecca is the daughter of famous Australian playwright, David Williamson. In 2000 the couple moved to California pursuing better career prospects. Their first child was born soon after they moved to the States.
Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last longer than 10 years and it ended in divorce in 2008. Prison Break star Dominic Purcell and wife Rebeca Williamson have four children together, Augustus Purcell, Joseph Purcell, Lily-Rose Purcell and Audrey Purcell.
While Dominic Purcell was shooting John Doe in 2002, he lived in Vancouver, BC, Canada with his family.
Although Purcell’s official residence is Los Angeles, California, he lived in Chicago, Illinois during filming his most popular TV series Prison Break (2005) and flew back home to see his family on weekends.
In 2011, Dominic began a love affair with AnnaLynne McCord, an American actress and former model. Moreover, Dominic Purcell girlfriend is also a human rights activist, producer, writer, and a creator. As it states on AnnaLynne McCord Instagram profile, she is a president of @together1heart and the ambassador to @NOMORE org. she is also 18 years younger than Purcell.
The couple was madly in love for three years, but then they split up in 2014. According to AnnaLynne, Dominic had some trust issues because some of the women in his past used to take advantage of him. However, they got back together, first as friends, when the famous actor was diagnosed with the skin cancer at the age of 46. McCord acted as a real friend as she would take Purcell to the doctor’s appointments and be a great support to him. Soon enough though their relationship turned romantic again.
Currently, Dominic Purcell’s official place of residence is San Clemente, California.
Net Worth and Income
Dominic Purcell has been active as an actor for more than 20 years. Acting is Purcell’s major source of income and his net worth has been estimated at 2 million US dollars recently.
Television Career and Movies
Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller appeared together in three television shows: Prison Break (2005), The Flash (2014) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016). It is interesting that in Prison Break they were both the protagonists, while in The Flash they were both the antagonists. Moreover, in Legends of Tomorrow both Purcell and Miller took on the role of the anti-heroes.
Dominic Purcell played the same character of Mick Rory / Heat Wave in four different series: Arrow (2012), The Flash (2014), Supergirl (2015) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016).
During the shooting of Prison Break: Sequel Dominic got seriously injured and suffered a broken nose and a head injury.
Dominic Purcell Height and Weight
Purcell has a very masculine figure that testifies of hours spent in the gym. His height is 1.88m or 6 feet 2 inches, while his weight is around 85 kg. Dominic’s trademark is an angular face and intense gaze. Additionally, Purcell loves tattoos and has plenty of them on his arms. He has the birth dates of his four children tattooed on the inside of his left forearm.
Ethnicity and Nationality
Dominic Purcell was born to a Norwegian father and Irish mother, so he is of white ethnicity, with mixed Norwegian-Irish ancestry. In addition, he holds British-Australian citizenship.
|Born:||February 17 1970|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Height:||1.88m or 6 feet 2 inches|
|Children:||4 (Augustus Purcell / Joseph Purcell / Lily-Rose Purcell / Audrey Purcell)|
|Education:||The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) / Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts|