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|Born||Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell
17 February 1970
|Spouse(s)||Rebecca Williamson (divorced)|
Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell (born February 17, 1970 ) is an Australian actor, who was born in England and raised in Australia, best known for his roles as Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the titular character in John Doe, and Dracula in Blade: Trinity.
Life and career
Dominic Purcell was born in Wallasey, Wirral. At the age of two Purcell and his family moved from England to Bondi, New South Wales, Australia and later to the Western Suburbs. His father is Norwegian and his mother Irish; his three brothers and one sister all live in Dundalk, Ireland, and Purcell holds an Irish passport. He attended Blaxland East Public School, and later studied at Blaxland High School and St Dominic's College, Penrith. After becoming a landscape gardener he soon tired of the profession and, while watching the war film Platoon, decided to become an actor.
He later attended the Australian Theatre for Young People and then enrolled at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he met his future wife, Rebecca Williamson, and studied with Hugh Jackman. With his wife he has a son Joseph (born August 12, 1999 ), a daughter Audrey (born January 30, 2001 ), and twins Lily-Rose and Augustus (born July 7, 2003 ). Rebecca and Dominic got divorced in 2008.
|1991||Home And Away||Constable Rogers||3 Episodes|
|1997-1998||Raw FM||Granger Hutton||13 Episodes|
|1998||Water Rats||Alex||2 Episodes|
|1999||Heartbreak High||Todd Gillespie||2 Episodes|
|The Lost World||Condillac||1 Episode|
|2002-2003||John Doe||John Doe||22 Episodes|
|2004||House M.D.||Ed Snow||1 Episode|
|2004-2005||North Shore||Tommy Ravetto||5 Episodes|
|2005-2009||Prison Break||Lincoln Burrows||81 Episodes|
|2011||Castle||Russell Ganz||1 Episode|
|2012||Common Law||John Crowl||1 Episode|
|2000||Mission: Impossible II||Ulrich|
|2001||Scenes of the Crime||Mark|
|2004||Three Way||Lewis 'Lew' Brookbank|
|2006||The Gravedancers||Harris McKay|
|2009||Blood Creek||Victor Alan Marshall|
|2011||House of the Rising Sun||Tony|
|2011||Straw Dogs||Jeremy Niles|
|2013||Officer Down||Royce Walker|
|2013||The Ganzfeld Experiment||Detective Malone||Post-Production|
|2013||Assault on Wall Street||Jim Baxford|
|2013||In the Name of the King III||Hazen Kaine||Post-Production|
|2013||Split Decision||Tommy Baxter||Post-Production|
|2014||A Fighting Man||Sailor O'Connor||Filming|
|2010||Prison Break: The Conspiracy||Lincoln Burrows|
The AFI International Award is an accolade presented annually by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Purcell was nominated for and won one award.  The IF Awards was an annual awards ceremony and broadcast platform for the Australian film industry. Purcell has received zero awards out of one nomination. 
|2007||Best Actor||Prison Break||Won|
|2009||Best Feature Film||Balibo||Nominated|
- O'Connor, B, "Break Out". Men's Fitness. December/January 2007 Issue. Retrieved on 18 December 2006.
- "Dominic Purcell Biography (1970-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
- "2007 AFI International Awards". Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- "2009 IF Award Winners". November 19, 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2013.