Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish actor, born on 31st March 1971, in Scotland. Carol, his mother, is a deputy headmistress at Kingspark School in Dundee whereas James Charles Stewart McGregor, his father, is a vocational advisor of Morrisons Academy, Crieff.
His elder brother Colin works in the Royal Air Force as a pilot. Actor Denis Lawson is his nephew and Sheila Gish, his niece. Ewan attended the Morrisons Academy. He left the school at the age of 16, and worked at the Perth Repertory Theatre as a stagehand and pursued a basic drama course from Kirkcaldy College of Technology.
Ewan moved to London, two years later, for studying drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1993, he won debut role in the TV show Lipstick on Your Collar. He appeared in Danny Boyles comedy crime drama film Trainspotting (1996); wherein he played the character of Mark Renton, a drug addict. It was the highest grossing British Film of 1996.
It received universal appreciation from critics. Ewan won many awards including the Empire Award and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for the Best Actor for his performance in the movie. He also worked in the hit film Moulin Rouge (2001); wherein he portrayed the character of Christian, a dejected British writer.
The National Board of Review selected this movie as the best film of 2001.In 2002, he achieved the Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance in a Motion Picture. He also sang a song with her co-star
in this movie. In 1995, Ewan married to Eve Mavrakis, a French production designer and gave birth to three daughters, Clara Mathilde, Esther Rose and Anouk.
They also adopted a girl named Jamyang from Mongolia, in 2006. He had one cancerous mole below his right eye which got removed with the help of doctors. On Empire magazine The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list in 1997, Ewan was ranked #36. In the 2013 New Year Honours, he was appointed as the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama and charity. In 2009 and 2010, he hosted the Annual Hollywood Gala for GO Campaign. Since his childhood, he loves motorcycling and has participated in a few motorbike trips.