O'Loughlin had played in a number of guest-starring roles when he made his feature film debut in the sci-fi horror thriller Manthing, based on the Marvel Comic. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Australian comedy Oyster Farmer, directed by Anna Reeves, and the highly controversial indie feature Feed. O'Loughlin co-created the original concept of Feed, a unique thriller which delves into the bizarre world of fat erotica.
O'Loughlin then impressed audiences with his portrayal of the character ‘William Bryant' in The Incredible Journey Of Mary Bryant, (a UK-Australia co-production for Screentime/Granada) working alongside Sam Neil, Jack Davenport and Romola Garai. It was in this highly acclaimed production that O'Loughlin was nominated for two of Australia's most prestigious acting awards – an AFI for Best Actor, and a LOGIE for the same.
O'Loughlin then joined the team of the FX hit drama The Shield for most of Season 6, where he played the new potential leader of Vic Mackey's strike team, ‘Kevin Hyatt.' Following this, he starred in the feature films The Invisible with Marcia Gay Harden and Justin Chatwin, directed by David Goyer, and August Rush, alongside Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, Keri Russell and Freddie Highmore, directed by Kirsten Sheridan.
O'Loughlin then took the lead in the CBS/Warner Bros. television show Moonlight in which he played the role of ‘Mick St. John.' Not only did he instantly attract a dedicated and deeply passionate fan base, he proudly accepted The People's Choice Award for Best New Drama.
The actor is actively involved in the charity Donate Life. Donate Life's mission is to educate the public on the importance of organ donation.
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Alex O'Loughlin Facts
|Birth Name||Alexander O'Lachlan|
|Birthday||August 24, 1976 (45)|
|Height||6' 2" (1m88) How tall is Alex O'Loughlin compared to you?|