Billy Magnussen - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2022

Billy Magnussen
Profession: Actor, Musician
Best Known For: Aladdin (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : April 20, 1985 (age 38)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
William Gregory Magnussen
Birth Place: Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Greg Magnussen
Mother's Name: Daina Magnussen
Siblings: 2

Dane Magnussen (brother)
Jesse Magnussen (brother)

High School: South Forsyth High School
University: North Carolina School of the Arts
Ethnicity: Lithuanian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Meghann Fahy

Body Measurements

Height: 1.79 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 73 kg (160.94 lb)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: 14 inch
Chest Size: 40 inch
Waist Size: 30 inch

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Who is Billy Magnussen?

Billy Magnussen is an actor, musician by profession, and American by nationality. He is best known for his roles in films Into the Woods, Birth of the Dragon, Game Night, and Aladdin.

Billy Magnussen – Age, Parents, Siblings

Billy Magnussen’s birth took place on April 20, 1985, in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA. He was born William Gregory Magnussen to his mother Daina Magnussen, an aerobics instructor, and his father Greg Magnussen, a professional bodybuilder and kickboxer.

He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings, younger brothers Dane Magnussen and Jesse Magnussen. The family later moved to Cumming, Georgia when he was 10 and all three brothers were raised there.

Source: Instagram (young Billy Magnussen with his younger brothers)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Billy Magnussen attended South Forsyth High School and graduated from the same in 2003. He later joined the North Carolina School of the Arts and earned BFA from there. Growing up, he loved wrestling in high school but had to drop out of gym class due to a hamstring injury.

His ethnicity is Lithuanian.

Billy Magnussen – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Magnussen is currently in a relationship with actress Meghann Fahy of The Bold Type fame. The couple has been dating since July 2017. He seems to be happy with his girlfriend and fans are hoping they will soon get engaged and then married.

As for ex-girlfriends, nothing is known about his ex-girlfriends or ex-flames. Billy Magnussen has never been married and sans wife and children. As he has never married, divorce is out of context.

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Source: Getty Images (Billy Magnussen, Meghann Fahy in 2018)

Billy Magnussen – Career

Before fame

Magnussen began his career in 2007. His stage debut was with The Ritz followed by Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike in 2013 and Sex With Strangers in 2014. With the stage play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Billy Magnussen was able to gain much fame and recognition.

He is also a musician and plays bass in a band in New York City-based band Reserved for Rondee.

Films and TV

Over the last decade, Magnussen has starred in films Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009), Twelve (2010), Damsels in Distress (2011), The Brass Teapot (2012), The East (2013), Into the Woods (2014), Bridge of Spies (2015).

Others include Birth of the Dragon (2016), Ingrid Goes West (2017), The Oath (2018), Aladdin (2019), and upcoming films The Many Saints of Newark (2020), Harry Haft, and James Bond film Bond 25 (2020).

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Magnussen also has had a successful career in TV series, having appeared in more than 25 series. Among all, he is well recognized for As the World Turns (2008-2010), The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009), Law & Order, CSI (2012), The Divide (2014), The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016), Get Shorty (2017), Tell Me a Story (2018-2019).

Source: Comic Book (Billy Magnussen in Into the Woods

Worked with

Billy Magnussen has starred alongside Rosie Perez, David Hyde Pierce, and Sigourney Weaver in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

His Aladin co-stars are Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad, Numan Acar, Naomi Scott.

Billy Magnussen – Awards, Nominations

He won 2018’s San Diego Film Critics Society’s Best Ensemble and was nominated for 2013’s Tony Award. The two movies he appeared in, Bridge of Spies and The Big Short, were nominated for the 2015 Best Picture Oscars.

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Billy Magnussen – Net Worth, Salary

The actor's salary and net worth have not been estimated and are still under review. 

Billy Magnussen – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

As for social media, he is active on Twitter, and Instagram but absent from Facebook.

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