Birth Name: Theodore Taptiklis
Birth Place: Oxford, England
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/16/1984, Sagittarius
Theo James Fast Facts:
• He was born to Philip J. Taptiklis and Jane I. (Martin). Theo’s paternal grandfather, Nicholas Theodore Taptiklis, was Greek, and Theo’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Jean Dorothy (Keech), was from New Zealand, and was of British ancestry. Theo’s mother’s family is from Glasgow, Scotland.
• Decided to put off becoming an actor at age 18, telling Variety: “I needed to be a bit more grounded and to have more to draw from.”
• Earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Nottingham.
• Before he graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, he won a small part in the 2010 Woody Allen comedy You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
• Drew on his past boxing experience for his action-heavy role in the vampire thriller Underworld: Awakening.
• After a lengthy auditioning process, was cast as Ryan Phillippe’s replacement for the titular lead on the CBS drama Golden Boy.
• University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England; Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England (2009)