Joe Alwyn: Biography, Age, Stats & Facts

Joe Alwyn Biography

After breaking up with Taylor Swift, Joe Alwyn became more popular. People searched for him everywhere. He is an amazing actor who has worked in many popular movies such as The Favourite (2018),  Boy Erased (2018) and more. He is a Hollywood actor with a large fanbase. Let’s learn more about him. 

Who is Joe Alwyn?

Joe Alwyn, born on 21 February 1991, is a Hollywood actor. He made his debut in Ang Lee’s 2016. He has also acted in films such as The Favourite (2018), Boy Erased (2018), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), and Harriet (2019). Moreover, in 2022, he participated in Conversations with Friends, a Hulu drama series.

Early Life 

Joe Alwyn belongs to a family related to the entertainment industry. His mother is a psychotherapist, his father is a documentary filmmaker, and his grandfather’s father was a composer. He was born and brought up in Kent, North London. His obsession with acting started as a teenager, as acting runs in his blood. Moreover, he completed his schooling at the City of London School. He was part of Anger Management, a club in school where he learnt guitar. His life was not easy, and he struggled. He started giving auditions for ‘Love Actually’, a love-comedy movie but did not get the role. He was a shy and introverted boy. 

Later, he completed his higher education at the University of Bristol. He pursued a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English literature and drama. In addition to music and acting, he has participated in football and rugby tournaments. He graduated in 2012 and became a member of the National Youth Theatre during his teenage years. 

Moreover, he completed his B.A. in acting from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. After some time, he debuted his first movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016). 

Personal Life

Joe Alwyn has been in a relationship with Taylor Swift, an American Singer, for 6 years (2016-2023). They were happily together, but due to some personal reasons, the couple parted their ways. However, spending six years of life is a big commitment. Currently, Alwyn is single and focusing on his career other than relationships. He worked with Taylor Swift on more than ten songs. He co-produced the songs “Exile,” “Betty,” “My Tears Ricochet,” “August,” “This Is Me Trying,” and “Illicit Affairs.” He also co-wrote many songs. Alwyn won his first Grammy Award for “Folklore” 


Joe successfully started his career in 2015 and played the lead role in Ang Lee’s 2016 war film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The 2012 novel of the same name by Ben Fountain. Moreover, Ang Lee chose Alwyn for his ability to express the complexities of war through facial expressions. This was Alwyn’s first time in the US after landing the role. In addition, Alwyn said due to his physique, he was not suitable for the “19-year-old U.S. Army grunt” role. His performance was praised for its naturalism. Next year, he played a supporting role in “The Sense of an Ending”, directed by Ritesh Batra.

In 2018, he appeared in many movies. He also played a supporting role in “The Favourite”, which received 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards. He again played a supporting role in “Operation Finale”. Moreover, he played a minor role in a biographical drama in Boy Erased (2018). 

Then, in this historical drama, he played Robert Dudley, an English statesman, Mary Queen of Scots (2018). He and the actress Elizabeth Debicki won the Trophee Chopard award at the Cannes Film Festival. He kept making films continuously. In 2022, he played a lead role in Conversations with Friends (2022), a Hulu series based on Sally Rooney’s novel. He also starred in Stars at Noon (2022) alongside Margaret Qualley. It was a romantic thriller film directed by Claire Denis. The film premiered at Cannes and won the Grand Prix. In 2024, he played a supporting role in an anthology film directed by Yorogos Lanthimos.

More About Joe Alwyn

Full NameJoseph Mathew “Joe” Alwyn
Weight72 kg
Eye ColourHazel
Hair ColourBlonde
Zodiac SignPisces 
Favourite FoodIndian Curry

Bottom Line

Joe Alwyn is an American Actor who has worked in many movies. He has played a supporting role in many movies, such as “The Sense of an Ending,” “The Favourite,” “Operation Finale,” and more. He has also played some lead roles. Moreover, he was in a relationship with Taylor Swift from 2016-2023. They worked together on many songs. 

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