Billy Magnussen Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Billy Magnussen Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight73 kg
Date of BirthApril 20, 1985
Zodiac SignTaurus
GirlfriendMeghann Fahy

Billy Magnussen is an American actor of stage, TV, and film who is mainly known for playing roles in several popular films such as Into the Woods (2014), Birth of the Dragon (2016), and Game Night (2018). Once he graduated from the college, he entered the theatre world and became a part of many known and successful productions. His TV work includes playing several supporting roles in shows like The Divide and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. He also performs as a guitarist in a band in New York City named ‘Reserved for Rondee’.

Born Name

William Gregory Magnussen

Nick Name


Billy Magnussen as seen in September 2011
Billy Magnussen as seen in September 2011 (Alessandra Nölting / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Woodhaven, Queens, New York, United States


New York, United States




Billy attended South Forsyth High School and graduated from there in 2003 and went to the North Carolina School of the Arts.


Actor, Musician, Singer


  • Father – Greg Magnussen (Professional bodybuilder and Kickboxer)
  • Mother – Daina (Aerobics instructor)
  • Siblings – He has 2 younger brothers.
  • Others – Ruth D (Paternal Grandmother), Algimantas Siemaška (Maternal Grandfather) Otilija Meškauskaitė/Meskauskas (Maternal Grandmother)


He is represented by Anonymous Content (Talent Management Company), Culver City, California, United States.


Stage & Screen


Guitar, Vocals






5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


73 kg or 161 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Billy has dated –

  1. Meghann Fahy (2017-Present) – Billy started dating his The Lost Valentine co-star, Meghann Fahy in 2017. They can be seen together in many of his Instagram posts.
Billy Magnussen and Meghann Fahy as seen in April 2018
Billy Magnussen and Meghann Fahy as seen in April 2018 (Billy Magnussen / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


He has Lithuanian ancestry on her mother side.

Hair Color

Blonde (Natural)

He often tends to dye his hair ‘Light Brown’ and ‘Dark Brown’.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Sparkling blue eyes

Billy Magnussen as seen in 2011
Billy Magnussen as seen in 2011 (Alessandra Nölting / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Brand Endorsements

He has done endorsement work for these brands through his Instagram account –

  • BMW
  • Nike
  • Sur La Table

Best Known For

Playing important roles in several popular films such as Into the Woods (2014), Birth of the Dragon (2016), and Game Night (2018)

As a Singer

He contributed his voice in the stage & screen song Agony with Chris Pine in the 2014 film Into the Woods via Walt Disney Records.

First Film

He made his theatrical film debut as Eric in the horror film Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet in 2009.

First TV Show

Billy made his first TV show appearance as Casey Hughes on the romantic drama series As the World Turns in 2008.

Personal Trainer

Billy was highly inclined towards athletics while growing up. He used to do wrestling when he was in high school and also played hockey and putt-putt at a young age. Then, he started dancing during his college days. He still does cardio on a regular basis including running on the treadmill and doing an elliptical workout, especially in the morning.

The actor can also be seen doing yoga poses as well as handstand on his Instagram account. He also enjoys doing hiking, surfing, and skydiving. Billy can also be seen doing work out with his girlfriend every now and then.

Actor Billy Magnussen as seen in September 2011
Actor Billy Magnussen as seen in September 2011 (Alessandra Nölting / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Billy Magnussen Facts

  1. He relocated with his family to Cumming, Georgia at the age of 10.
  2. In 2007, Billy made his Broadway stage debut in the comedy farce The Ritz, starring Rosie Perez.
  3. He joined a band as a guitarist in the New York City called ‘Reserved for Yondee’.
  4. Billy used to be a songwriter and a bass player in the New York City-based rock band called ‘The Dash’.
  5. Meryl Streep once referred him to director Rob Marshall for the film adaptation of Into the Woods after seeing his performance in the stage show Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013).
  6. Robin Williams inspired him to start acting and he credits Robin to be his idol.
  7. He played roles in 2 movies named Bridge of Spies and The Big Short, which were nominated for 2015 Best Picture Oscars.
  8. Billy used to do wrestling during his senior year in high school, but he had to quit due to a hamstring injury. As a result, he had to drop out of gym class in the senior year of his college.
  9. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Featured Image by Alessandra Nölting / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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