The musician John O’Keeffe and Mary Geraldine gave birth to Jonathan Rhys Meyers on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland. When the actor was little over a year old, he and his family relocated to County Cork, Ireland. At the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his three younger siblings by herself.
Rhys Meyers had a turbulent life and was permanently dismissed from school when he was 16 years old. He started hanging around in a neighborhood pool hall after finishing school, when he was eventually seen by Hubbard Casting. Rhys Meyers was called to attend an audition for the 1994 David Puttnam production of War of the Buttons after casting agents spotted him.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers wife: Who is Mara Lane?
Meyers and Reena Hammer were romantically involved from 2004 till 2012. There were rumors about him dating Toni Collette, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Estella Warren before they started dating. He wed Mara Lane in 2016, and later that year, the pair welcomed a son they named Wolf Rhys Meyers.