Dominic Purcell Biography
Dominic Purcell is a British-Australian actor widely known for his portrayal of Lincoln Burrows in the television series, Prison Break. He has also appeared in several other notable productions, both on television and in film. This article will delve into the life and career of this talented actor.
Dominic Purcell was born on February 17, 1970, in Merseyside, England. He grew up in Sydney’s Bondi, Australia, where his family moved when he was just two years old. Dominic is of Irish and Norwegian descent. He attended Blaxland East Public School, St Dominic’s College, Penrith, and McCarthy Catholic College.
At the start of his career, Dominic worked as a landscape gardener. However, he was inspired to pursue acting after watching the 1986 war movie “Platoon.” He then joined the Australian Theatre for Young People and studied with Hugh Jackman at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Dominic Purcell started his acting career with a small role on the Australian television series, Raw FM, in 1997. He went on to appear in other Australian productions such as Mission: Impossible II, Equilibrium, and Blade: Trinity. His role in Mission: Impossible II, which was filmed in Australia, led to him being discovered by a U.S. talent agent.
In 2004, Purcell landed a role in the American TV series Trinity, playing the character of Drake/Dracula. However, it was his role as Lincoln Burrows in Fox’s Prison Break that shot him to worldwide fame. The show aired for four seasons from 2005 to 2009 and was highly successful, earning Purcell critical acclaim and a legion of fans.
Following the success of Prison Break, Purcell appeared in several other notable TV shows and movies. He played the character of Mick Rory/Heat Wave in the CW’s The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. He also appeared in the movie Killer Elite alongside Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro. In 2021, Purcell starred in the German horror film, Blood Red Sky.
Purcell has also worked as a producer on various projects, including Three Way, Balibo, I Choose, Isolation, Untitled Sunny Garcia Documentary, and Prison Break.
Dominic Purcell was previously married to Rebecca Williamson, with whom he shares four children – Joseph, Audrey, and twins Lily-Rose and Augustus. They divorced in October 2009. In 2011, Purcell started dating actress Anna Lynne McCord, who is 17 years his junior.
Purcell’s parents and siblings reside in Dundalk, Ireland, and he visits them twice a year. In 2007, Purcell and his brother saved the life of a 16-month-old child who was choking at a restaurant they were dining in. They performed first aid on the child, and the child survived. Purcell holds triple citizenship, British, Irish, and Australian.
As of 2021, Dominic Purcell’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million.
Dominic Purcell is a talented actor who has made a name for himself in both television and film. He started his career in Australia and then went on to become a household name with his role in Prison Break. He has since appeared in several other notable productions and has also worked as a producer on various projects. Purcell is a triple citizen and is known for his philanthropic work. His talent and hard work have earned him a net worth of $4 million.