Birth Name: Cillian Murphy
Birth Place: Douglas, Cork, IE
Born on May 25, 1976 in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland, Murphy was raised by schoolteacher parents - his father, Brendan, worked for the Irish Department of Education, and his mother taught French. Despite the focus on education, Murphy's first passion was music. He formed a band with his younger brother called the Sons of Mr. Green Genes - an ode to idol Frank Zappa - which Murphy once described in The New York Times as being "very much like 20-year-olds showing off how proficient they were with their instruments." Much to the relief of his parents, he dropped his musical ambitions to study law at University College Cork. His interest in law waned a year and a half later, leading Murphy to d...
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