Alex O’Loughlin: Heritage, Career, Family, Full Facts

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Alex O'Loughlin

In a career that started at the background of a TV commercial, Alex O’Loughlin has made his name in acting on two continents. He has also managed his family affairs in a way that many in the industry would derive inspiration. What do you know of him? We have every detail about what has been up to since he stole hearts away in Hawaii Five-0

Alex O’Loughlin: Heritage

Alex’s birth name is Alexander O’Lachlan. Alex was born on August 24, 1976, in Canberra, Australia to a father who taught physics and astronomy in Sydney and a mother who worked as a nurse. He has a younger sister named Jennifer. His parents divorced when he was two years of age.

When he was a child, he suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder (unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to compulsive behaviors). This, never got in the way of his talent as he picked up huge interest in the show business in Australia. Iron Maiden, the popular heavy-metal band were his idols.

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He enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), where stars like Mel Gibson and Cate Gibson graduated and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Art 2002. Film roles didn’t quite come immediately, he did so many odd jobs like working as a plumber apprentice so to be able to put food on his table. He is 46 years old

Alex O’Loughlin: Career

Alex O’Loughlin started his career in theater plays Chekhov and Tolstoy in Sydney. After playing the role of a member of the Australian military forces in a TV commercial, Alex launched his acting career fully.

He landed his first big break in the 2004 Australian romantic comedy film “Oyster Farmer” as Jack Flange, a criminal who steals money from a bank van and send the money to himself through a post in order to pay the medical bills for his ill sister. He later joins a group of oyster farmers under the pretense that he’s a citizen looking for work in order not to be caught. Diana Glenn, an Australian veteran actor also starred in the movie. At the box office, it was a success, and it also enjoyed free promotion because of reports that Alex was a top contender for the role of James Bond.

Although the actor did audition for the role of James Bond in Casino Royale, he lost out to actor Daniel Craig. Alex landed his second role in the competitive world of the show business in the Australian-American film “Man-Thing” as Eric Fraser. The film failed woefully at the box office and had negative reviews.

Alex later appeared as a sadistic site webmaster Michael Carter in the crime horror film “Feed” a film that tells the story of how a man consented to have his penis cut off and eaten by his lover. A role that cemented his name in Hollywood is his role as Lieutenant Commander  Steven J. McGarrett in the CBS police procedural drama “Hawaii Five-0”. He has also appeared as a serial killer in another CBS television series “Criminal Minds” another police procedural series.

Aside from acting, Alex is a skilled fisherman. He said in an interview that he grew up learning how to finish. In fact, he boasted about his fishing skills. He has been nominated for several awards and under his belt, he has won the ‌People’s Choice Award for Best New TV Drama in the series “Hawaii Five-0”


Alex O’Loughlin welcomed his first son Saxon when he was 21 with his then-girlfriend. Their relationship lasted for a while before they parted ways. After some time, Alex started dating Holly Valance, an Australian singer and actress. They spent so many years together as lovers. While many thought they would end up together, the unexpected happened and they broke up.

Alex fell in love with the model Malia Jones. Together, they welcomed a son named Lion in 2012. Malia and Jones later got married in Hawaii on April 18, 2014.

Net Worth

Alex O’Loughlin is an A-list actor. There are reports stating that he makes around 200 thousand dollars per episode. This figure is the net worth of some grade B actors in the game, this figure is also poor when compared with what people like Terrence Howard and Will Smith earn per movie episode.

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The actor has a net worth of 13 million dollars. He does not only act movies these days, but he also produces and directs. Every genre in filmmaking is a cash-cow for people who know their onions. The actor pretty sure knows his and from the look of things, his financial status will increase with time if he keeps working hard.

Alex O’Loughlin: Height and other facts

Alex is 6 ft 1 inch tall (that is 1.85 meters tall). For his role in “Moonlight”, he trained in Kung Fu and Tai chi. He has been named twice in the BuddyTV website as one of the world’s sexiest man, in 2010 and 2011 respectively. He is also an ambassador of Donate Life America, the alliance of non-profit organizations that works to support and encourage organ donation.

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