Elva Dornan

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Elva Dornan is the second daughter between actor Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner. Her father is famous for his work in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie trilogy. On the other hand, her mother is an English musician and former actress.

Aside from herself, Elva has two siblings, both of them sisters. Her parents are quite strict about the privacy of their kids and thus have refrained from showing them in the media that often.

Here today we shall find out some interesting facts about Elva Dornan so let’s get right into it.

When is Elva Dornan’s Birthday?

She was born on February 16th, 2016 in London, England, and celebrates her birthday in March of every year. Her parents, Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner didn’t reveal the birth of their second child until a week later when E! News first broke the news.

Elva has British nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity. We’re sure many of you’re quite eager to know the meaning behind Jamie Dornan’s second child so we have the answer. Her name is of Irish origin meaning white, noble, or bright.

Besides, Elva’s birth was kept in secrecy for a long time. Jamie and Amelia first revealed they were expecting their second child in October of 2015.

She has two siblings

As we mentioned before, Elva is one of two daughters between the Dornan couple. She has one older sister Dulcie Dornan, born on November 21st, 2013. Dulcie was born in Canada, as her father Jamie was shooting in the North American country at the time.

Moreover, Elva’s youngest sibling Alberta was born on 17th February 2019. News of Alberta’s birth first came to the media after Amelia shared a photograph of three kids’ shoes on the occasion of Mothers Day on March 31, 2019.

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Elva with her mom, dad, and sister, Dulcie.

All three Dornan siblings are really close with each other. Though their parents rarely ever appear with them in the public, they have shared a handful of photos with their kids.

Her Father is a big star

Elva Dornan’s father Jamie doesn’t need any introduction. From his work in his different genres, he gained worldwide prominence. Initially, he gained fame as a model and modeled for big fashion labels like Hugo Boss, Dior Homme, and Calvin Klein.

He later decided to give acting a go, though at first, it was quite difficult. Not only did Jamie have to work in a whole different field, but he also had to fight the stigma of a ‘model turned actor.’

Jamie made his debut with the movie Marie Antoinette, directed by Sofia Coppola. He gained initial fame after he starred in the 2011 series, Once Upon a Time in which he played the role of Sheriff Graham.

Nevertheless, Elva’s dad became a worldwide sensation after he starred in the Fifty Shades trilogy. In the movie, he starred alongside Dakota Johnson.

Elva’s mother is a musician

Apart from Elva’s dad, her mother Amelia is a big star in her own field. She is a composer, musician, and a former actress. Born on 4th June 1982, in Merseyside, England, Amelia started her acting career in 1998 after she appeared in Kavanagh QC.

In addition, she also featured in the 2000 BBC adaption of Lorna Doone. Amelia’s career in the acting field came to an end after her frustration with the casting director. In an interview with The Telegraph, she said,

“It wasn’t fulfilling. You have no control, there is no responsibility, you go to the audition, and you either get the part or you don’t – that’s as much choice as you have. Then a year later you see the end product and you can be in a completely different film from the one you thought you were making. It started to get really frustrating.”

Eventually, she decided to give music a try, and it worked out really well for her. She released her first studio album Renditions in 2011. For her work in the 2017 movie, Mark Shelley, Elva even won an IFMCA Award in the category, of Breakthrough Composer of the Year.

Elva Dornan’s Parents’ Relationship

Her parents have been together for more than a decade. They first met each other in the year 2010, at a house party in Los Angeles. Both of them were invited by their mutual friends.

It was love at first sight for Jamie. In an interview with Eamonn Mallie, Jamie, while mentioning how he knew Amelia was the one, revealed it was her eyes that made him fall in love with her. He even revealed just by gazing upon her legs he knew they will get it on.

Consequently, he introduced himself to Amelia and soon they started dating.

When did Jamie and Amelia marry?

A year after they started dating, the pair exchanged vows in 2012. Subsequently, the lovebirds exchanged vows on April 27th, 2013, in an intimate ceremony.

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Jamie and Amelia are married since 2013. Source: PEOPLE

Before exchanging vows with each other, both of them were in a relationship with someone else. Jamie was in a committed relationship with Kiera Knightley from 2003 to 2005. Meanwhile, Amelia was married to Irish actor Colin Farrell in 2002, in a non-legal ceremony.

Elva’s Father Jamie is a caring father

Jamie is one of those rare actors who have figured out a way to give more time to their family. The actor has made a rule that allows him to stay with his wife and daughter, regardless of his busy schedule.

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Jamie’s wife and daughters. Source: DailyMail.

Apparently, the Belfast actor has a self-defined rule that states he will never stay apart from his family for more than two weeks. He will come back to his family anywhere he goes in the world.

That being said, in an interview with the Express, Jamie revealed he once broke his rule which he felt quite guilty about.

Elva Dornan’s Net Worth

As a star kid, she lives a lavish life. Her father has a net worth of $14 million, while her mom has a $4 million fortune. The massive wealth of her parents really shows her life is quite lavish.


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