Dominic Monaghan is a German-born English actor who has been part of numerous famous movies and TV series. The entire world knows about him, as he played the role of a hobbit in the movie ‘The Lord of the Rings’. To know more about Dominic Monaghan and his net worth in the year 2018, read the following article.
Dominic Monaghan’s Early Life
Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan was born on December 8, 1976, in Berlin West Germany. He was born to his father, Austin Monaghan, and mother, Maureen Monaghan. Both his parents were English, as his mother was a nurse in a private hospital and his father was a science teacher in the high school.
Monaghan grew up with two siblings, his elder brother is a songwriter and the lead vocalist of the band ‘Radiosepia’. When he was a kid, his family moved to different locations in Germany and when he turned eleven, his family returned to England and settled in Stockport. Monaghan did his pre-schooling in Germany and knows the national language fluently.
In England, Monaghan attended St. Anne’s Roman Catholic High School. He could never enjoy his high school life, as his uncle was a teacher there, who use to keep an eye on him all the times. He was an average student who loved taking part in the extracurricular activities. After graduating from school, he attended Aquinas College, where he took English literature, drama, and geography as his major subjects.
Monaghan is a true nature lover, who loves outdoor activities. He actively participates in the animal rights and represents ‘PETA’. He owes a small portion of the forest in India, where he visits quite often. Right from childhood, he loved plants and insects and has various pets including a leaf-mantis, a widow spider, and an albino snake. Monaghan is a very outdoor person who loves surfing, kayaking, snowboarding, football, etc. He is a big fan of the club Manchester United despite his father being a fan of Manchester City.
Currently, Monaghan is single, but he was dating his co-star Evangeline Lilly for almost five years. The couple broke up on a mutual understanding.
Dominic Monaghan’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Monaghan used to take part in school plays regularly so that he can improve his acting skills. When he was performing at one of the theatres in England, he was scouted by an agent for ‘Hetty Wainthropp Investigates’ for the role of Geoffrey. He made his feature film debut in the TV film ‘Hostile Water’ as a Russian sailor.
Monaghan’s biggest breakthrough came when starred as Merry or Meriadoc Brandybuck in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. He received a lot of fame and fortune for his performance. He then provided the narration for the Discovery Channel’s documentary ‘Devils Bible’.
Monaghan became the regular cast member on the ABC’s series ‘Lost’ which was ended after six seasons. He can also be seen in the movie ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is based on Marvel comics. He also appeared with bombshell Megan Fox in a music video called ‘Love The Way You Lie’ by Eminem. Monaghan is a contributing writer for the music and culture magazine called ‘Paste’, and also, he writes the articles on the Premier League Football quite often.
Awards & Achievements
Dominic Monaghan is a talented actor and one can see his outstanding skill in the movie ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. He has been nominated quite a few time, and his biggest achievement would be winning the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series’.
Net Worth of Dominic Monaghan
The estimated net worth of Dominic Monaghan is approximately $16 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his acting career. Also, he earns quite a hefty income from writing articles to different magazines and websites.
Right from childhood, Dominic Monaghan had already decided he wanted to an actor when grows up. He worked hard to achieve his dream and became a successful actor. Currently, he is single and living alone in Los Angeles. There were rumors that the 41-years old actor is going out with Dana DeArmond, an American adult star, but both of them have denied it.