Colin Donnell - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 4, 2022

Colin Donnell
Profession: Actor, Singer
Best Known For: The Affair (TV series), Chicago Med (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 9, 1982 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Colin C. Donnell
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Ben Donnell
Mother's Name: Francoise Donnell
Siblings: 2

Ryan Donnell (older brother)
Jason Donnell (older brother)

High School: Kirkwood High School
University: Indiana University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (French, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 19, 2015
Wife's Name: Patti Murin
Children: 2

Cecily Philips Donnell (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.79 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 78 kg (171.96 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Grey
Shoe Size: 10.5 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Colin Donnell?

Colin Donnell is an actor, singer by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known for starring in Anything Goes as Billy Crocker, Arrow as Tommy Merlyn, The Affair as Scotty Lockhart, and Chicago Med as Connor Rhodes.

Colin Donnell – Age, Parents, Siblings

Colin Donnell’s birth took place on October 9, 1982, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was born Colin C. Donnell to her French mother Francoise Donnell and her Irish father Ben Donnell. 

He is not the only child of his parents and his siblings, two older brothers named Ryan Donnell and Jason Donnell.

Colin Donnell with his parents - published April 2013 (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Colin Donnell attended Kirkwood High School where he was part of the choir and did background juggling and circus tricks. After graduation in 2001, he went on to study at Indiana University. Donnell graduated from the same in 2005. 

His ethnicity is French and Irish.

Colin Donnell – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Colin Donnell began a romantic relationship with actress Patti Murin in 2013, having worked together in a musical adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost. After more than a year of dating, he and his longtime girlfriend became engaged in December 2014 and married in New York City on June 19, 2015.

He and his wife welcomed a child, a daughter named Cecily Philips Donnell on July 14, 2020. Moreover, in October 2022, they announced they were expecting a second child together, due to be born in April 2022.

They are currently living without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Colin Donnell, Patti Murin (Image: Us Weekly)

Colin Donnell – Career

Early Career

Having a keen interest in acting, performance, and theater from a young age, Colin Donnell started his career as an actress soon after graduation in 2005. His first was in the theater production of Jersey Boys (2005-2007), followed by Jesus Christ Superstar (2006), Mamma Mia! (2007), Wicked (2009), and Johnny Baseball (2010).

Films, Series

In 2011 Colin Donnell began working in films and TV series where he portrayed characters. One of his first roles was Mike Ruskin in the 4 episode of the series Pan Am.

Finally, in 2012, Colin Donnell landed his breakthrough role of Tommy Merlyn in the superhero TV series Arrow. This was followed by roles in The Affair (2014-2015), Chicago Med (2015-2019), Chicago Fire (2016-2019), and Chicago P.D. (2016-2019).

Moreover, Donnell has starred in Anything Goes (2011-2012), Violet (2014), Lady, Be Good (2015), Holiday Inn (2015), and Almost Famous  (2019), among others.


Colin Donnell’s fellow Almost Famous co-stars are Casey Likes, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, and Anika Larsen.

Colin Donnell in Arrow (Image: inverse)

Colin Donnell – Awards, Nominations

Donnell has been nominated for Astaire Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his work in the theatre production of Anything Goes.

Colin Donnell – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth has been estimated at around $1 million while the figure on his annual salary has not been shared with the public.

Colin Donnell – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Colin Donnell with several hundred thousand followers and counting. Moreover, he has an official website-

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