Colin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor, who has appeared in such films as Tigerland, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth, The Recruit, Alexander, S.W.A.T., and the 2012 Total Recall remake. In 2008, he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role in In Bruges. Farrell was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Rita (ne Monaghan), a housewife, and Eamon Farrell, a footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers F.C. and owned a company that imported and exported canned goods in Dublin. His uncle Tommy Farrell also played for Rovers. Farrell was raised a Roman Catholic. Farrell has an older brother, Eamon, Jr., and two sisters; one sister, Claudine, works as his personal assistant. When Colin was ten, the Farrells moved to Castleknock, a Dublin suburb. Farrell was educated at St. Brigid's National School, followed by Castleknock College and Gormanston College.
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