Colin Farrell

September 12

It's a Boy!

Farrell welcomes his first child, James, with model Kim Bordenave. "The first time you hold your baby in your arms, a sense of strength and love washes over you," he tells PEOPLE in 2004. "I love him in a different way and in a stronger way than I love my mother." In 2007, he reveals that James suffers from a rare neuro-genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome.


Colin Farrell

November 16

A Great Role

The Oliver Stone-directed biopic Alexander premieres. Farrell calls playing the title character with costar Angelina Jolie as his mother "completely irresistible."


December 12

Seeking Help

A rep for the actor reports that Farrell checked himself into a treatment center for exhaustion and addiction to pain medication, which he was taking for a back injury. "I was burning the candle at both ends, and the flames met in the middle," Farrell tells London's Daily Mirror. "It was a long time coming, but I had my arse handed to me on a plate."


Colin Farrell

April 16

Nearly on Video

According to PEOPLE, Farrell and former Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain reach a confidential settlement in their dispute over a sex tape they made four years earlier. The actor sued Narain in July to prevent the sale of the video, accusing her of attempting to sell it, which she denies.

Colin Farrell

July 28

Reviving Vice

The actor makes a splash onscreen playing Det. James "Sonny" Crockett to Jamie Foxx's Ricardo Tubbs in the film Miami Vice. Feeling healthy after rehab, Farrell, according to PEOPLE, looks ahead to a Woody Allen movie and a crime drama opposite Edward Norton in 2007.

August 30

Too Close for Comfort

Farrell obtains a restraining order against Dessarae Bradford, who approached the actor from the audience during his appearance on the Tonight Show. Although Farrell's rep tells PEOPLE that the actor and Bradford "had never met or spoken" until the July 20 Tonight Show encounter, Bradford has sued Farrell three times for harassment.


Colin Farrell

January 18

Colin's Golden Moment

Farrell stars in director Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream. He plays one of two brothers (opposite Ewan McGregor, left) who end up in a crime plot. The New York Times says, "It delivers force and feeling, as does Mr. Farrell, whose gentleness has rarely been used so effectively." In February, Farrell costars with Ralph Fiennes in the action comedy, In Bruges, which earns him a best actor Golden Globe award that he calls "an absolute shock."


Colin Farrell

October 07

Another Farrell Boy

Farrell and Polish actress Alicja Bachleda – whom he met on the set of Ondinewelcome their first child together, a son named Henry Tadeusz Farrell. "There is nothing more exciting really," the actor, who has a son, James, 6, with model Kim Bordenave, tells PEOPLE. A year later, the couple quietly splits.


Colin Farrell

August 03

Total Dud

Farrell stars in a remake of 1990's Total Recall as Douglas Quaid, a brainwashed agent whose memory comes back to him after visiting a pleasure palace known as Rekall. Costarring Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel, the film fails to connect with audiences, earning only $58 million domestically.

Photo Credits

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Steve Dennett/Splash News; JAAP BUITENDIJK/Warner Bros.; SPLASH NEWS; Universal Pictures/ZUMA; The Weinstein Company; National Photo Group; Michael Gibson/Sony Pictures

Colin Farrell
Date of Birth
May 31, 1976
Birth Place
Castleknock, Ireland
Alicja Bachleda, ex-girlfriend (2009 to 2010)
Muireann McDonnell, ex-girlfriend (2007 to 2008)
Kim Bordenave, ex-girlfriend (2003 to 2004)
Nicole Narain, ex-girlfriend (July 2002 to Jan. 2003)
Amelia Warner, ex-wife (July 2001 to Nov. 2001)
James Farrell, son (9/12/2003)
Henry Tadeusz Farrell, son (10/7/2009)
Edited by Julia Wang

Colin Farrell

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