Tom Hiddleston is a renowned English actor and producer best known for portraying the role of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He recently reprised the role in the Disney+ TV show Loki.
Apart from his role in the MCU, he has also appeared in several movies and TV shows such as Wallander (2008-10), Midnight in Paris (2011), The Night Manager (2016), and Kong: Skull Island (2017).
Hiddleston Is 40 Years of Age
The two-time Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actor was born on February 9, 1981, as Thomas William Hiddleston. He hails from the suburbs of Westminster, London, England.
Hiddleston recently turned 40 years old. On the occasion of the beloved Marvel anti-hero’s birthday, millions of fans around the world, as well as Hiddleston’s former and current co-stars, took to their social media to pour some lovely wishes.
While the birthday wishes were coming, the actor was busy filming the Loki series. During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on June 9, 2021, he was asked if he celebrated his 40th birthday or if there was any party.
While answering that, he mentioned he was playing his character, Loki, on the sets of the Loki series during that occasion. He mentioned a fun fact as he told Kimmel that during his 30th birthday, he was also playing the role of Loki on the sets of the Thor movie (2011).
His Parents Are Separated
I Saw the Light star actor is the middle child of his parents, James Norman Hiddleston and Diana Patricia (Servaes). His father is a scientist who previously worked as the managing director of a pharmaceutical company.
As for his mother, she is an arts administrator and a former stage manager. While his father is from Greenock, Scotland, his mother is from Suffolk, England. From his father’s side, he has Scottish ancestry, and from his mother’s side, he is of English, German, and Welsh descent.
Apart from his parents, he has two siblings: an older sister named Sarah, a journalist in India, and a younger sister named Emma, an actress.
When Tom was just 13 years old, his parents divorced. Speaking on his parents’ divorce with The Daily Telegraph, he mentioned, “I like to think it made me more compassionate in my understanding of human frailty.”
He Is Well over 6 Feet Tall
The Golden Globe Award winner stands at a towering height of 6 feet 1¾ inches or 1.87 meters. He likes to maintain his body weight and has a slim-built body.
He weighs around 79 kg or 174 lbs. Another distinctive feature of him is that his eyes’ color is blue with a hint of green. His natural hair color is blond, though he prefers to dye it dark brown.
Hiddleston Has a Down-To-Earth Personality
The Night Manager TV show actor has a very down-to-earth personality and is regularly involved in different charitable works. Previously, he donated several goods for auction and helped many charities.
Some charities that he has supported over the years are Starlight Children’s Foundation, Cure EB, Red Nose Day USA, Small Steps Project, Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Amnesty International, and others.
In addition, Hiddleston is the UK ambassador of the humanitarian and developmental help fund group UNICEF. He is also an ambassador of the Illuminating BAFTA campaign, which focuses on providing chances for talented yet unrecognized, persons in the film, games, and television industries.
He has traveled to several less-developed parts of the world to raise awareness on different topics, such as hunger and malnutrition. Most recently, he raised his voice on the Black Lives Matter movement and the global impact of COVID-19.