Damian Lewis - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 24, 2022

Damian Lewis
Nick Name: Watcyn
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Homeland (TV series)
Salary: $250K
Net Worth: $25 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 11, 1971 (age 52)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Damian Watcyn Lewis
Birth Place: St John's Wood, London, England
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: John Watcyn Lewis
Mother's Name: Charlotte Mary Bowater
Siblings: 3

Willian Lewis (younger brother)
Gareth Lewis (younger brother)
Amanda Lewis (sister)

High School: Ashdown House School
University: Eton College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Welsh, English, Sephardi-Jewish, Ashkenazi-Jewish, Scottish)
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 4, 2004
Wife's Name: Helen McCrory
Children: 2

Manon McCrory-Lewis (daughter)
Gulliver Lewis (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 87 kg (191.80 lb)
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: 15 inch
Chest Size: 41 inch
Waist Size: 34 inch

Table of contents [Hide]

Who is Damian Lewis?

Damian Lewis is an actor as well as a producer.

Source: BBC America (Damian Lewis at the 2016 Emmy Awards)

Damian Lewis Age, Parents, Siblings

Damian Lewis’s birth took place on  11 February 1971 in St John's Wood, London, England. His birth name/full name is Damian Watcyn Lewis. His mother’s name is Charlotte Mary Bowater and his father’s name is John Watcyn Lewis, a City insurance broker. His mother passed away in a fatal car accident in 2001.

He has two younger brothers named Willian Lewis and Gareth Lewis and a sister named Amanda Lewis.

Education, Ethnicity

When he was a young boy, he used to visit his relatives who were then living in the US. For his education, Lewis attended Ashdown House School and later enrolled at Eton College. In 1993 he graduated from  Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having joined in 1990.

His ethnicity includes Welsh, English, Sephardi-Jewish, Ashkenazi-Jewish, and Scottish.

Damian Lewis Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Lewis has been in several high-profile relationships. He dated Katie Razzall for a year in 2001. While he and Razzall were dating, he was also in a relationship with Freya Stafford. Lewis was in a relationship with Stafford from 2001 to September 2003.

He then went on to date Kristin Davis from 2003 to 2004. He had s short fling with British actress Sophia Myles in 2005 before finally dating Helen McCrory.

Damian Lewis is now a married man. He married his girlfriend of two years, Helen McCrory, also an actress on  4 July 2007. Together with his wife, he has a daughter named Manon McCrory-Lewis, who was born on 8 September 2006, and a son named Gulliver Lewis who was born on 2 November 2007.

Lewis has been married for over 10 years now. As of now, there are no rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce. Currently, the family is residing in Tufnell Park, in north London.

Also read: Jessy Schram - Actress, Model of Jane Doe, Veronica Mars 

Source: Damian Lewis (Damian Lewis with wife Helen McCrory 2018 Brit Awards)

Damian Lewis Career

Early Days

Damian Lewis first decided to pursue a career in acting when he was 16 years old. But breaking into acting was not an easy task. He worked odd jobs such as selling car alarms until he landed movie roles.

In 1997, Lewis played Patrick Conner in Robinson CrusoeIn theatre, he appeared as Laertes in Jonathan Kent's production of HamletHis performance in the play was seen by Steven Spielberg, who cast him in the film Band of Brothers

Also read: Freddie Stroma - Actor of Harry Potter, Pitch Perfect 

Gradually, he starred in ITV’s series The Forsyte Saga, DreamcatcherKeane, Jeffrey Archer: The Truth, Much Ado About Nothing (2005), Stormbreaker (2006), BBC drama Friends and Crocodiles (2006), NBC’s LifeThe Baker (2007), The Escapist (2008), The Misanthrope, among others.

Since then, Damian Lewis has played in remarkable films/series such as Will (2011), Homeland (2011 to 2013), Wolf Hall (2015), Billions (2016-present). Lewis’ upcoming projects include Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) as Steve McQueen and Run This Town (2019) as Rob Ford.


On the set of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lewis has worked with Dakota Fanning, Margaret Qualley, Luke Perry, Julia Butters, Timothy Olyphant.

Also read: Erin Cahill - Actress of Power Rangers Time Force 

Source: Fanpop (Damian Lewis with co-star in Life)

Damian Lewis – Awards, Nominations

Damian Lewis has received several nominations over the years. He has been nominated for the Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming, which he won. He has had a Dorian Award, two Critics' Choice Television Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Gotham Award, two Satellite Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Among all the nominations, Damian Lewis has won a Dorian Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Satellite Award.

Source: Fanpop (Damian Lewis with co-star in Life)

Also read: Kaitlyn Dever - Actress of Booksmart 

Damian Lewis – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Lewis is estimated to be more than  $25 million while the figure on his annual salary/income is unknown.

Damian Lewis Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites, Twitter and Facebook Damian Lewis is followed y over a million followers but is absent from Instagram. He also has an official website - damian-lewis.com.

Also read: Damon Herriman - Actor, Producer, Writer

Fact Check

We endeavour for accuracy. If you believe our content has any misinformation, violates your copyright, or you want to propose an update, please feel free to contact us.

Tags : Band of Brothers Life Homeland British Actor Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Run This Town