Tom Ellis: Biography, History and Everything About the Actor from Netflix's "Lucifer"

Tom Ellis: Biography, History and Everything About the Actor from Netflix's "Lucifer"

Posted on Sep 22, 2020

Tom Ellis Biography

Lucifer: Tom Ellis | The 41-year-old actor has become a darling in the media for his performance on the Netflix series "Lucifer."

"Lucifer" has become one of Netflix's favorite series. Throughout its five seasons, it has managed to add millions of followers due to its particular plot. Lucifer decides to abandon his life as the Lord of Hell and moves to Los Angeles, where he meets homicide detective Chloe Decker, with whom he teams up, and they begin solving cases to punish criminals.

This incredible story stars Tom Ellis, a Welsh actor who has not only managed to win over fans but has also made millions of women fall in love with his sensuality in each of the lewd scenes.

There is no doubt that Tom Ellis has managed to earn a place in the world of acting and has now become one of the most sought-after stars in the medium and here we tell you the 10 things you did not know about "Lucifer Morningstar".

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10 things you did not know about Tom Ellis, the protagonist of "Lucifer"

1 Date of Birth

Thomas John Ellis was born on November 17, 1978, in Cardiff, Wales. The Welsh actor is 41 years old and has managed to position himself as one of the most sought-after actors of the moment.

2 Education

Tom Ellis attended High Storrs School in Sheffield throughout his education and was always involved in music, as he played the French horn in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra, but later he realized that his true passion was acting.

3 Tom Ellis Wife(s) & Daughters

He has three daughters: Florence Elsie and Marnie Mae (from his marriage to Tamzin Outhwaite, whom he was married to from 2006 to 2014), and Nora (from his relationship with Estelle Morgan). This 2019 he married the screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer.

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Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a glittery magical time. Like my face. 😘

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4 Acting Debut

He made his acting debut on December 20, 2008, in ITV's All-Star Mr & Mrs Christmas Special alongside his then-wife Tamzin Outhwaite.

5 Notable Roles

He had other notable roles on Channel 4's No Angels (4 episodes) and Thomas Milligan on BBC One's Doctor Who.

6 Starting Series Roles

In 2009 he had his first starring role in the ITV drama “Monday Monday” with Fay Ripley. He was also cast as Detective Inspector Bland in Agatha Christie's Poirot 2013. Ellis was the star of the USA Network series Rush 2014, playing a Hollywood doctor.

7 Great Success as Lucifer

The great success came in 2015 when it was announced that Thomas Ellis was chosen to play Lucifer Morningstar in the Netflix series "Lucifer," based on the comic of the same name that premiered on January 25, 2016, on Fox.

8 Awards & Nominations

"Lucifer" premiered in Latin America in 2017 on Universal Channel. Tom was nominated for a 2016 Teen Choice Award for Best New TV Star for his role as the devil himself, which he does very well.

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Bloody hell its the Season 4 trailer!!! @lucifernetflix #lucifer 😈 May 8th!!!!!

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9 Tom Ellis admires Tom Hanks

The Welsh actor has seen all of his colleague's films and considers him a very versatile star, so he doesn't lose hope that one day Hanks will make an appearance on the series "Lucifer."

10 Tom Ellis’s Best Friend

His best friend is another actor, James McAvoy. Few know that these two studied at the same acting academy in the UK and this brought them together so much that it made them the best of friends; indeed, McAvoy was his best man at his wedding to Tamzin.


Lucifer, Season 5 (16 Episodes)
Series created by Tom Kapinos on Fox then picked up by Netflix with Tom Ellis, Lauren German and DB Woodside

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#bts photo of a rehearsal from #luciferseason4 taken by the Uber talented @joshstyle #luciferonnetflix 😈

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Just found this selfie from day 1 of filming on the pilot of #lucifer thank you all so much for your kind response to the show. Hopefully I can look less pensive now 😈

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Tom Ellis TV Programs

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Kiss Me Kate Ben Episode: "Kate's Niece"
2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby John Browdie Television film
2001–2002 Nice Guy Eddie Frank Bennett Main role
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Bigger boy 1 Miniseries; 2 episodes
2002 Wild West Bungee jump instructor Episode: "Fear of Bungee"
2003 Holby City David Jones Episode: "Endgame"
2003 Spine Chillers Alex Episode: "The Irredeemable Brain of Dr Heinrich Hunsecker"
2004 Messiah III: The Promise Dr. Phillip Ryder 2 episodes
2005 Doctors Ricky Adams Episode: "Slim Chance"
2005–2006 No Angels Justyn 4 episodes
2005 Midsomer Murders Lee Smeeton Episode: "Midsomer Rhapsody"
2005 Waking the Dead Harry Taylor Episode: "Straw Dog"
2005 Love Soup Mike Episode: "Take Five"
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told Claudio Episode: "Much Ado About Nothing"
2006 EastEnders Dr. Oliver Cousins 29 episodes
2006–2007 Suburban Shootout PC Haines Main role
2006 Pulling Sam 2 episodes
2006–2007 The Catherine Tate Show Detective Sergeant Sam Speed 2 episodes
2007 Casualty Joe Kelsall Episode: "Combat Indicators: Part 1"
2007 Doctor Who Tom Milligan Episode: "Last of the Time Lords"
2008 Trial & Retribution Nick Fisher 2 episodes
2008 The Passion Apostle Philip 4 episodes
2008 Harley Street Dr Ross Jarvis 5 episodes
2009 Monday Monday Steven McColl Main role
2009–2015 Miranda Gary Preston Main role
2010 Dappers Marco Episode: "Proper Job"
2010 Merlin Cenred 4 episodes
2010 Accused Neil McGray Episode: "Liam's Story"
2011 Sugartown Max Burr Main role
2011 The Fades Mark Etches Main role
2012 Silent Witness Father Jacobs Episode: "Fear"
2012 Playhouse Presents Bill Episode: "The Other Woman"
2012 Gates Mark Pearson 5 episodes
2012 The Secret of Crickley Hall Gabe Caleigh Miniseries; 3 episodes
2013 Once Upon a Time Robin Hood Episode: "Lacey"
2013 Agatha Christie's Poirot Detective Inspector Bland Episode: "Dead Man's Folly"
2014 Under Milk Wood Mr. Ogmore Television film
2014 Rush Dr. William Rush Main role
2015 The Strain Rob Bradley Episode: "Identity"
2016–present Lucifer Lucifer Morningstar / Michael Demiurgos Main role
2018 Family Guy Oscar Wilde (voice) Episode: "V Is for Mystery"
2018 Queen America Andy 2 episodes
2019 The Flash Lucifer Morningstar Episode: "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three"

Tom Ellis Movies





High Heels and Low Lifes

Uniformed officer


Buffalo Soldiers



I'll Be There



Vera Drake

Police constable


The Best Man



Calon Gaeth



Miss Conception



Isn't It Romantic

Dr. Todd

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