Colin Farrell was born in Dublin on May 31, 1976.
He is best known for his roles in Minority Report (2002), Daredevil (2003), Miami Vice (2006), Dreams and Murders (2007), In Bruges (2008), Seven Psychopaths (2012) , The Lobster (2015), The Sacrifice of a Sacred Deer (2017), The Deception (2017) and The Batman (2022). In television he is known for his role as Ray Velcoro in the anthology television series True Detective (2015).
In 2022 he obtained public and critical acclaim for his performance in the film The Banshees of Inisherin, with which he won the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical film, the Volpi Cup for best male performance, the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor as well as nominations for Academy Award for Best Actor, Critics' Choice Awards for Best Actor and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Motion Picture Actor and Best Motion Picture Ensemble.
In July 2001 he binds to the actress Amelia Warner. The couple celebrates a wedding on a Polynesian island and instead of a wedding ring, Farrell gets the nickname Milly tattooed on his ring finger. The union, which later turned out to be devoid of any legal value, ended in November of the same year.
In 2003, she had her first child, James Padraig, with model Kim Bordenave. In October 2007, Farrell said his son had a rare genetic disorder called Angelman syndrome.
In 2005, after filming the film Miami Vice, he voluntarily entered a rehabilitation center. In an interview for the British magazine GQ, he talked about the causes that led him to detox, including abuse of cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol. In July 2006, Farrell filed a lawsuit against Playboy model and former lover Nicole Narain and the Internet Commerce Group (ICG) over the unauthorized distribution of a sex tape he shot with the model in 2003.
In October 2009 he became the father of Henry Tadeusz, had by the Polish actress Alicja Bachleda. The baby was baptized in a Christian rite in Krakow, Poland. In August 2010, the couple separated.