Saturday 25 November 2017

Chris O'Dowd buys LA pad

Chris O'Dowd and wife Dawn O'Porter will be splitting their time between LA, London and Ireland
Chris O'Dowd and wife Dawn O'Porter will be splitting their time between LA, London and Ireland
The couple wed last year after originally meeting in LA
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

The Irish actor paid €680,000 for the property.

IRISH actor Chris O’Dowd has finally bought a home in Hollywood, the Irish Independent can confirm.  The ‘Bridesmaids’ star and his wife Dawn Porter (34) wanted a base in the US due to O’Dowd’s increased amount of time spent there filming.

The couple, who wed August 26, 2012, were house hunting in Los Angeles for several months, but have now found and purchased a 1,800 square foot residence in the area of West Hollywood.

It is estimated that 33-year-old O’Dowd spent €680,000 on the pad.  A source told the Irish Independent that O’Dowd does not plan on settling in America permanently, but that he and Porter will move over in the autumn after production on season three of his Sky series ‘Moone Boy’ finishes.

“Chris is doing a lot more work in Hollywood lately and he has a couple of back-to-back jobs coming up toward the end of the year, including a movie with Bill Murray,” the source said. “So it just made sense that he and Dawn buy a place, because it can get very tiresome living out of suitcases in a hotel.

“They will still split their time between LA, London and Ireland, it’s more for ease than anything else.”

O’Dowd will return to Boyle, Co Roscommon, later this summer, to begin shooting the next instalment of ‘Moone Boy’.  The actor still spends a lot of time in Ireland and was spotted in his hometown last month.

He flew back to enjoy Father’s Day with his dad, Sean.  O’Dowd has said that he is in talks to do an American version of ‘Moone Boy’, but insisted he would not write himself into the show’s US remake. 

“The mistake people seem to make is they try to make their show in America, whereas what you need is to make an entirely new show, which has the same essence,” he said.

“Even with ‘The Office’, it wasn’t until they completely forgot about the English Office that the American Office turned into a show that I love.

“We’re a long way off from making the pilot — it wouldn’t be until January or February,” he added.


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