Chris O'Dowd

Academy Member

Chris is well known for his starring role in 'Bridesmaids' opposite Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. For his role in the film, Chris was nominated for a BAFTA "Rising Star Award," a Screen Actor's Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" and won the Irish Film and Television Award for "Best Supporting Actor - Film." Recent work includes Lena Dunham's 'Girls,' Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40,' and Wayne Blair's 'The Sapphires,' which earned him an AACTA Award for "Best Lead Actor."

Additionally, Chris lends his voice to Chris Wedge's animated film, 'Epic.' Other film credits include Jennifer Westfeldt's 'Friends with Kids,' Jay Roach's 'Dinner for Schmucks,' Rob Letterman's 'Gulliver's Travels,' Richard Curtis' 'Pirate Radio,' and Gareth Carrivick's 'Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel.' Chris also starred in 'Festival', which was nominated for two BAFTA Awards including "Best British Film," and won him a BAFTA Scotland Award for "Best Actor in a Scottish Film." 

Chris wrote and produced a TV series based on his childhood titled 'Moone Boy.' The series revolves around a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend to deal with the quandaries of life in a wacky, small-town Irish family in the 1980s. The series was recognized by the Irish Film and Television Awards as "Best Entertainment Programme" and Chris was nominated for "Best Supporting Actor -TV" and "Best Script Drama." Additionally the show was nominated for "Best New Comedy Programme" by the British Comedy Awards.


"I'm delighted people are taking Moone Boy into their hearts and these nominations will surely raise a brief smile from the show's kids as they hastily stitch our merchandise in our Connaught sweatshops"

Chris O'Dowd
(on receiving his IFTA Nomination)

Awards & Recognition

The IT Crowd
  • BAFTA Nominee, Best Performance in a Comedy Programme (2014)
  • IFTA Winner, Best Supporting Actor (2012)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards – Nominee, Best Ensemble Cast (2012)
Moone Boy
  • IFTA Awards – Nominee, Best Supporting Actor in Television (2013)
  • International Emmy Winner, Best Comedy (2013) [writer/creator]

Key Credits

  • Moone Boy (2012-2014) Sean Murphy
  • Cuban Fury (2014) Drew
  • Calvary (2013-2014) Jack Brennan
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013) Richard
  • The IT Crowd (2006-2013) Roy Trenneman
  • Epic (2013) Grub (voice)
  • Girls (2012-2013) Thomas-John
  • This is 40 (2012) Ronnie
  • The Sapphires (2012) Dave Lovelace
  • Friends with Kids (2011) Alex
  • Bridesmaids (2011) Rhodes
  • Gulliver's Travels (2010) General Edward
  • Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Marco
  • The Clinic (2003-2005) Brendan Davenport


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