Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born 27 July 1977) is an Irish actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Velvet Goldmine, Mission Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, Match Point and his television roles as Elvis Presley in the biographical miniseries Elvis, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and as King Henry VIII in the historical drama The Tudors. He has been the face model for several Hugo Boss fragrances advertising campaigns.
In 2013, Meyers appeared as the villain Valentine Morgenstern in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on Cassandra Clare's novel, City of Bones. He most recently starred in the NBC drama series Dracula as the titular character. Rhys Meyers has also been cast in the upcoming film Stonewall by Roland Emmerich. Also cast in Damascus Cover based on the best selling novel The Damascus Cover by Howard Kaplan. Also Byrd and the Bees, a romantic comedy.
He was born 27 July 1977 in Dublin, Ireland to Geraldine (née Meyers; died 20 November 2007) and musician John O'Keeffe. His family is Roman Catholic. His three brothers are all professional musicians. When he was three, his parents separated. His mother raised the boy along with his brother Alan while the other two boys went to live at their paternal grandmother's home with their father. He has two half sisters. He briefly attended North Monastery Christian Brothers School...
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