Joe Alwyn Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Career, Movies, Awards, Parents, Siblings

May 25, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Joseph Matthew Alwyn, an actor from England, made his debut in feature films as the main character in Ang Lee’s 2016 war drama, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Since then, he has taken on roles in movies like The Favourite (2018), Boy Erased (2018), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), and Harriet (2019).

In 2022, he starred in three adaptations—the Hulu drama series Conversations with Friends, the romantic thriller film Stars at Noon, and the period comedy film Catherine Called Birdy. He was also featured on the 2022 Time 100 Next list of rising stars. His accolades include a Trophée Chopard at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.


  • Full Name: Joseph Matthew Alwyn
  • Date of Birth: February 21, 1991
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: London, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Actor
  • Height: 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)
  • Parents: Richard Alwyn (father), Elizabeth Alwyn (mother)
  • Siblings: Patrick Alwyn and Thomas Alwyn
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship Status: Dating
  • Net Worth: $12 million

Early Life and Education

Joseph Matthew Alwyn, now 33 years old, was born on February 21, 1991, in London, England. He grew up in a supportive household alongside his two brothers, Patrick and Thomas Alwyn. His parents, Richard and Elizabeth Alwyn, provided a nurturing environment for Joe’s upbringing.

He attended the City of London School and participated in activities such as guitar lessons, playing in a school band, and sports like football and rugby. Despite being introverted, he had a passion for acting and even auditioned for a role in Love Actually.

He later joined the National Youth Theatre and pursued a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and drama at the University of Bristol. After graduating, he attended the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and eventually landed his debut role in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

Personal Life

Joe Alwyn maintains a discreet personal life, though he has been romantically linked with several high-profile individuals. His relationship with Taylor Swift garnered significant media attention.

The couple met discreetly and have since been occasionally seen together at public events. While they keep much of their personal life private, their relationship has captured the interest of fans and media alike.


In early 2015, Alwyn was chosen for the leading role in director Ang Lee‘s 2016 war drama film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel. Lee praised Alwyn’s ability to convey the book’s war paradox through facial expressions.

Alwyn, who had never been to the US before, felt he perfectly fit the role of a 19-year-old US Army grunt despite not meeting the initial physical requirements. Critics lauded his natural performance in the film, hailing it as his breakout. He also appeared in The Sense of an Ending in 2017.

In 2018, Alwyn had supporting roles in several films, including The Favourite, Operation Finale, Boy Erased, and Mary Queen of Scots. His performance in The Favourite was noted for his physical humor and acting style in contrast to his appearance.

He received the Trophée Chopard at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival alongside Elizabeth Debicki. In 2019, Alwyn portrayed a slave owner in the biographical drama Harriet.


  • Trophée Chopard at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
  • Nominations for BAFTA Rising Star Award
  • Nominations for the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Young British/Irish Performer of the Year

Net Worth

Joe Alwyn‘s net worth is estimated at $12 million, his successful acting career has undoubtedly contributed to his financial prosperity.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @joe.alwyn
  • Twitter: @josalw


  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • The Sense of an Ending
  • Operation Finale
  • The Favourite
  • Harriet

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