Is Ewan McGregor Related to Conor McGregor? The Truth Behind the Shared Surname

Many people wonder if Ewan McGregor, the famous Hollywood actor, and Conor McGregor, the former UFC champion, are related. They share a common last name, but does that mean they share a common ancestry? Here’s what we found out about their family history and origins.

Ewan McGregor: A Scottish Star

Ewan McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland, in 1971. He grew up in a musical family, as his father was a physical education teacher and his mother was a teacher and school administrator. He has an older brother, Colin, who served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force.

Ewan started acting at a young age, appearing in school plays and local theatre productions. He moved to London when he was 18 to pursue his career as an actor. He made his debut in a TV series called Lipstick on Your Collar in 1993, and then starred in his first feature film, Being Human, in 1994.

However, his breakthrough role came in 1996, when he played Mark Renton, the heroin-addicted protagonist of Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Ewan became a household name and a leading figure of the British cinema scene.

In 1999, he landed another iconic role: Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He reprised the role of the Jedi master in two more films, Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005), as well as in voice cameo appearances in The Force Awakens (2015) and The Rise of Skywalker (2019). He is set to return as Obi-Wan in an upcoming Disney+ series.

Ewan has also starred in many other films of different genres, such as Moulin Rouge! (2001), Big Fish (2003), The Island (2005), The Ghost Writer (2010), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), The Impossible (2012), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Christopher Robin (2018), and Birds of Prey (2020).

He has also ventured into television, winning a Golden Globe for his dual role as brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy in the third season of Fargo (2017). He also made his directorial debut with American Pastoral (2016), based on the novel by Philip Roth.

Ewan has been married twice and has five children. He divorced his first wife, Eve Mavrakis, in 2020 after 22 years of marriage. He is currently married to Mary Elizabeth Winstead, his co-star from Fargo.

Conor McGregor: An Irish Fighter

Conor McGregor was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1988. He grew up in a working-class family, as his father was a taxi driver and his mother was a housewife. He has two sisters, Erin and Aoife.

Conor started boxing at the age of 12, as a way to defend himself from bullies and to boost his confidence. He soon developed a passion for fighting and joined a local gym. He also became interested in mixed martial arts (MMA) after meeting future UFC fighter Tom Egan.

He made his MMA debut at the age of 18, winning by knockout in the first round. He then signed with Cage of Truth, an Irish fighting promotion. He later joined Straight Blast Gym (SBG) Ireland, where he met coach John Kavanagh, who became his mentor and trainer.

He fought in various Irish and European promotions, becoming a double champion in Cage Warriors, holding both the featherweight and lightweight titles. He caught the attention of Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), who offered him a contract in 2013.

He made his UFC debut in April 2013, defeating Marcus Brimage by knockout in just over a minute. He quickly rose to fame with his charismatic personality, trash-talking skills, and knockout power. He won six consecutive fights in the UFC, earning him a title shot against Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship.

He knocked out Aldo in just 13 seconds at UFC 194 in December 2015, becoming the new featherweight champion and breaking the record for the fastest finish in UFC title fight history. He then moved up to lightweight and challenged Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship at UFC 205 in November 2016.

He defeated Alvarez by technical knockout in the second round, becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously. He also became one of the biggest stars in combat sports history, drawing huge pay-per-view numbers and media attention.

However, he also faced several controversies outside the octagon, such as legal issues, assault allegations, and a notorious brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team after losing to him at UFC 229 in October 2018. He announced his retirement from MMA several times, only to come back and fight again.

He has fought three times since 2019, losing twice to Dustin Poirier and once to Donald Cerrone. He is currently recovering from a broken leg he suffered in his last fight with Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021.

Conor has been in a relationship with Dee Devlin since 2008. They have three children together: Conor Jr., Croia, and Rian.

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