Exploring the Union: Meet Tish Cyrus’ Spouse, Dominic Purcell

Posted By Lorenza Nicolas


Dominic Haakon Myrtved Purcell (born February 17, 1970) is a renowned actor from Australia who has gained fame for his notable performances. He is most recognized for portraying Lincoln Burrows in the popular show Prison Break on Fox. 

Additionally, he has won over viewers with his performances as Drake/Dracula in Blade: Trinity and Mick Rory/Heat Wave in The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow on The CW. 

Additionally, Dominic Purcell has demonstrated his talent in several movies, including John Doe (2002), Three Way (2004), and Equilibrium (2002). 

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Dominic Haakon Myrtved Purcell
Stage Name: Dominic Purcell
Born: 17 February 1970 (age 54 years old)
Place of Birth: Wallasey, United Kingdom
Nationality: Australian
Education: McCarthy Catholic College
Height: 1.85 m
Parents: Phil Myrtvedt, Maureen Purcell
Siblings: Damian Purcell, Marie-Therese Purcell, Patrick Purcell, Jaime Purcell
Spouse: Tish Cyrus (m. 2023), Rebecca Williamson (m. 1998–2008)
Girlfriend • Partner: Jodhi Meares (2019-2020), AnnaLynne McCord (2011-2018), Brooke Burns (2008), and Rebecca Williamson (2001)
Children: Lily-Rose Purcell, Augustus Purcell, Joseph Purcell, Audrey Purcell
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $8 million

Early Life & Education

Dominic Purcell, an actor widely recognized for his roles in popular television shows and movies, was born on February 17, 1970, in the town of Wallasey in Cheshire, England.

In terms of his ethnic background, Purcell has a diverse ancestry; his mother hails from Ireland, and his father possesses a mix of Norwegian and English heritage. His mother is known as Maureen Purcell, and his father goes by the name Phil Myrtvedt.

Dominic Purcell had a childhood filled with the presence of his four siblings, namely Damian PurcellMarie-Therese PurcellPatrick Purcell, and Jaime Purcell

He received his education from various institutions, including St. Joseph’s KingswoodSt. Finbar’s Glenbrook Primary School, and Blaxland High SchoolDominic Purcell attended St. Dominic’s College and McCarthy Catholic College in Emu Plains.


Dominic Purcell embarked on his acting journey during the early 1990s, gracing the screens of various Australian television shows. However, his big break in Hollywood came in 2000, when he debuted in American cinema with a role in Mission: Impossible II.

Nevertheless, it was in 2005 that Purcell truly cemented his place in the industry, as he was cast as Lincoln Burrows in the top-rated television series Prison Break. His portrayal of this character captivated audiences and garnered widespread critical acclaim. In recognition of his outstanding performance, Purcell was honored with a Saturn Award for Best Actor in a Television Series.

Following the conclusion of Prison Break in 2009, Dominic Purcell ventured into the world of film, appearing in notable movies such as Blade: TrinityThree Way, and The Lost Tribe. Additionally, he made appearances on the television show The Mentalist

In 2014, Purcell triumphantly returned to his iconic role as Lincoln Burrows in the revival of Prison Break. Moreover, he joined the cast of The Flash as Mick Rory / Heat Wave, a character that gained immense popularity and led to his standalone series called Legends of Tomorrow in 2016. Dominic Purcell continued his portrayal of Mick Rory until the show’s conclusion in 2021.

Purcell‘s acting prowess extends beyond television, as he has showcased his talent in numerous films, such as The Contractor (2022), The Legend of the Lone Ranger (2013), and Breakdown (2019). With his versatility, Purcell has effortlessly portrayed various characters throughout his career. 

Esteemed for his captivating performances and knack for breathing life into intricate roles, he has earned a well-deserved reputation as a highly respected actor in both the film and television industries.

Awards & Nominations

  • He Won the 2007 Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actor for his role in the television series Prison Break.
  • 2010 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Villain for his role in Prison Break.
  • 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Villain for his role in Legends of Tomorrow.

Social Media

  • Twitter: @DominicPurcell
  • Instagram: @dominicpurcell (main account) and @dominicpurcell_ir (fan account)

Personal Life

The 54-year-old Dominic Purcell is a well-known and talented Australian actor. Throughout his life, he has been married twice and is a proud father of four children. 

His first marriage was to Rebecca Williamson, which lasted from 1998 to 2008. Together, they raised four beautiful children: Lily-Rose PurcellAugustus PurcellJoseph Purcell, and Audrey Purcell

In November 2022, Dominic Purcell began a romantic relationship with Tish Cyrus. Their love blossomed over time, leading them to announce their engagement in April 2023. Finally, in August 2023, the couple tied the knot in a breathtaking wedding ceremony in Malibu, California.

Dominic Purcell has had romantic connections with Jodhi Meares (2019-2020), AnnaLynne McCord (2011-2018), Brooke Burns (2008), and Rebecca Williamson (2001).



  • 2004 Three Way 
  • 2001 Invincible 
  • 2004 Blade: Trinity 
  • 2006 The Gravedancers 
  • 2007 Primeval 
  • 2008 Blood Creek 
  • 2012 Lockout 
  • 2013 Assault on Wall Street 
  • 2016 The Contractor 
  • 2021 Blood Red Sky 
  • 2023 Tom Moran 

TV Shows

  • 2002–2003 John Doe 
  •  2005–2009; 2017 Prison Break
  • 2014–2016 The Flash 
  • 2016–2021 Legends of Tomorrow 
  • 2019 Batwoman 
  • 2017 Supergirl 
  • 2017 Arrow 

Net Worth

Dominic Purcell, a well-known British-Australian actor, has amassed an approximately $8 million net worth. 

He became well known for his outstanding roles in well-known TV series like Prison BreakLegends of Tomorrow, and The FlashPurcell has also demonstrated his acting talent in films like EquilibriumBreakdown, and Smokin’ Aces.

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