Quick Facts of Colin James Farrell

  • Full NameColin James Farrell
  • Net Worth$30 million
  • Date of Birth31 May, 1976
  • NicknameColin Farrell
  • BirthplaceCastleknock, Dublin
  • Ethnicity Irish
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Active Year1997-present
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Grey
  • BuildFit
  • Height1.78 m
  • Weight165 lbs
  • EducationGaiety School of Acting
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Gemini
Colin Farrell

Suppose you have watched both the critically and commercially successful movie Phone Booth, then you must be familiar with the Publicist role portrayed by Colin Farrell. Farrell is an Irish actor popular for his intense acting in some of the highest-rated movies Hollywood has offered in the past two decades. Some of his most successful films include Bruges, Deadman down, Horrible bosses, Total Recall, and Saving Mr. Banks, among many others.

He became a popular name due to his multiple relationships, controversy and health issues. So what has happened in the personal life of the talented actor, Colin? To find out, continue reading the article below:

Born as Irish

Colin Farrell was born Colin James Farrell on May 31, 1976, in Castleknock, Dublin and born to mother Rita Farrell, a homemaker and father Eamon Farrell. She played football for Shamrock Rovers FC and ran a health food shop. He is the nephew of Irish footballer Tommy Farrell who played for Shamrock Rovers just like his dad.

His father and uncle were a professional footballer.
Colin during his school days. Source: the sun

Colin grew up alongside brother Eamon Farrell Jr and two sisters, Claudine Farrell and Catherine Farrell. His brother Eamon is a choreographer and drama teacher who married actress, Amelia Warner. His sister Claudine works as his assistant.

He auditioned for Irish band.
Colin is posing for a shott. Source: fanpop

Farrell attended St Brigid National school in his hometown, followed by secondary school at Castleknock College, a private school and then Gormanston College based in County Meath. During his time at college, he auditioned for the Irish musical group. Still, he did not get selected, and he started to focus on acting because of his brother’s encouragement and influence on Henry Thomas‘s performance in Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction E.T Extra-Terrestrial.

He attended Gaiety school of acting before dropping out after getting the offer to work as Danny Byrne on the BBC drama Ballykissangel. He played the role of a young English priest in the 1996 drama series.

He first starred in drama.
Colin Farrell in his initial career. Source: Reddit

His career nearly ended after he was suspected of attempted murder while traveling to Sydney at 18. He went on the radar of police after his looks matched the sketch authority had created for the case. Also, things got quirky after the rules found out he had blacked out during the night in question.

He attended acting school.
Colin looked handsome in his young days. Source: Pinterest

Fortunately, one of his friends had kept a journal that explained the two had been across town that night taking Psychoactive drugs named Molly. After that, he focused on his career and signed his first feature film directed by Tim Roth, The War Zone.


The 43-year-old actor officially dated model Kim Bordenave from January 2002 to December 2003. Sadly they separated after a year and shared a son. Similarly, after breaking up with Kim, he dated Irish model and medical student Muireann McDonnell for a year before having a relationship with Britsh-American Writer Emma Forrest. The couple dated for a year and had planned to share a child before ending their relationship in 2009.

They share a son together.
Colin’s ex-partner Alicja during an award night. Source: Youtube

Additionally, Collin didn’t stop there since he was in a relationship with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curuś. The pair met in 2009 on the Bere Island, West Cork, set of the film Ondine, in which they co-starred. One more time, he ended the relationship with the actor in 2010 after sharing a son.

They share a son together.
Colin with Kim Bordenave. Source: Bioagewho

Currently, Colin is most probably single and focused on his career. As per reports, he is busy raising his children and often visits Alicja during Christmas and holidays.

Affairs and Dating

Farrell has had multiple relationships throughout his life. At first, he dated singer Amelia Warner from July 2000 to November 2001. Also, speculation grew that they married, which Collins denied saying, ”Too fast, too young”. They dated for a couple of years before separating.

There was a rumor of them dating.
Colin with Britney Spears during an event. Source: Evoke

By the end of 2003, his name was linked to various celebrities, starting with Singer Britney Spears. The rumor started after they were seen hand in hand for a photograph at the Premiere of Al Pacino starrer ”The Recruit”. Although they were seen locking lips at L.A, Collin denied the rumor saying they were just friends and nothing. After Britney, his name was linked to Playboy playmate model Nicole Narain, actress Maeve Quinlan, and Demi Moore after they attended the Golden Globes party together. Also, he merged with model Josie Maran.

There was rumor of them dating.
Colin with actress Angelina Jolie. Source: Daily Mail

He became a hot topic in showbiz after his name was linked with actress Angelina Jolie. The speculation started after they were spotted dancing at the capital’s Cafe Royal nightclub on November 22, 2003, before dashing off to Jolie’s suite at the nearby Dorchester hotel. Also, Collins’s friend confirmed the news saying he fell for Jolie on the Morocco set of Alexander and used his charms to win her over. However, he denied the rumor in his own words:

“Angelina’s been giving me tips on being a good parent. I love watching her with Maddox. She’s gorgeous.”

Father of two

Colin is the father of two children from his relationship. He became father to a son named James Padraig Farrell with Kim Bordenave. The couple welcomed their child on September 12, 2003, in Fairfax, California. Currently, 16 years lives with her mother and shares a close relationship with his father. Colin can be seen traveling and enjoying fatherly time on beaches and restaurants.

He is currently 16 year old.
Colin with his eldest son. Source: Pinterest

Also, the Phone Booth actor became a father to another son through his relationship with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curuś. They were blessed with a son named Henry Tadeusz Farrell in 2009. Currently, ten years old lives with his mom and share a close relationship with his father, as seen in pictures.

Net worth-$30 million

Colin accumulated a fortune of $30 million from his career as an actor, acting in some of the biggest Hollywood hits. His earnings have risen from his initial career until now. Farrell earned around $2,000,000 as a salary from working in American Outlaws in 2001. Likewise, in 2003, he earned $2,500,000 as salary from Minority report and Hart’s War. He reached around $5,000,000 and $8,000,000 from working in the 2003 movies SWAT and The recruit, respectively.

Additionally, from 2004’s movie Alexander, he received $10,000,000 as a fee. Moreover, he received $10,000,000 from the 2006 hit movie Miami Vice. Currently, he is busy with his work with future project movies such as The Batman, After Yang, Ava, and Voyagers, set to release in 2021.

House and Properties

Similarly, he owns several houses in the posh area in the US. In 2006 he bought a house in Hollywood Hills for $4,300,000. Likewise, he gifted his ex-girlfriend Alicja Bachleda a villa worth $1,200,000. Also, he sold a home in Hollywood in 2019 for $1.49 million, which he had bought in 2010 for $1.18 million. He lives in a Los Angeles house he purchased in 2004 from actor Tim Curry for $4.3 million.