Owen McDonnell is an Irish actor who has been a fixture of British television since his 2003 debut.
Throughout the next decade, he has worked in some of the most acclaimed British dramas, capped off with his role as Niko Polastri in the spy-thriller, Killing Eve.
These are seven facts about Owen McDonnell:
Owen McDonnell plays Niko Polastri, the husband of Eve Polastri (played by Sandra Oh) in the acclaimed BBC thriller-drama, Killing Eve.
Centered around the mutually-destructive relationship that develops between a Russian assassin named Villanelle, and an MI5 agent, Eve Polastri, tasked with taking down Villanelle, the show has garnered rave reviews for its first two seasons and returns for a third and fourth installment.
It is ironic how people outside of the film fraternity clamor to have a relationship with celebrities, and people inside the film fraternity go out of their way to have a normal relationship with a civilian.
That proves doubly true for McDonnell, who is in such a tight-knit relationship outside of the film circle that only the name of the mystery woman is known: Jill. They have kept their relationship on the down-low, which is one of the reasons their relationship has lasted.
McDonnell debuted in 2003 with his turn as Noel in the drama movie, Conspiracy of Silence. In the decade since he has been featured in nearly three dozen movies and TV shows.
Unlike his debut role wherein he played a minor background character, he went on to become a lead man and solidify his place in showbiz.
Speaking of prominent roles, McDonnell had a one-episode stint in the seventeenth series of the crime-drama series, Silent Witness. He played Ryan Hodgson in a 2014 episode of the long-running BBC series.
Owen McDonnell was born in 1976, meaning that as of 2020, he is around 46 years old. He is a native of Galway, Ireland and moved to London, England, in 1996 to pursue an acting career.
Upon his move to England, he joined the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and performed in theatres all over the Greater United Kingdom, honing his craft.
Despite turning heads in Conspiracy of Silence, McDonnell's breakthrough would not happen until 2007 when he landed a recurring gig in the police-drama Single-Handed.
He became a series regular and made appearances in all seasons as Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll.
As of March 2020, Owen McDonnell is estimated to be worth $1 million.
Owen has been turning heads since his 2003 debut in Conspiracy of Silence. Since then, he has been invaluable to English television.
He stars in the acclaimed BBC espionage-drama series Killing Eve opposite Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh. Set for a third and fourth season, McDonnell reprises his role as Niko Polastri in Killing Eve.