Stephen Rea [Actor] Bio: Married Status, Sons, Movies & Net Worth

By Staff Writer | Published On: 09 Jan, 2020
Stephen Rea [Actor] Bio: Married Status, Sons, Movies & Net Worth

Stephen Rea is an Irish actor best known for his roles in various movies and shows played in his decades-long career. 

Some of his movie credits are The Life Before This in 1999, The Musketeer in 2001, Feardotcom in 2002, The Good Shepherd in 2004, River Queen in 2005, The Reaping in 2007, The Heavy in 2009, Stella Days in 2011, and Cyprus Avenue in 2019.

Stephen Rea’s Bio: Age

Stephen Rea was born on 31st October 1946 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the UK, with the birthname Graham Rea to Protestant parents.

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As of his education, he attended Belfast High School and then to the Queen’s University, where he studied English. Later he attended the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin and was trained in drama. 

Married To Wife, Sons 

Stephen Rea is currently single. Previously, he was married to his late ex-wife, Dolours Price from 1983 to 2003.

Stephen Rea with his two sons (at the front) carrying the coffin his ex-wife Dolours Price (Source: 

 With Dolours, he has two sons; Danny Rea, a teacher (born in 1988) and Oscar Rea, a student (born in 1990).

Who Is His Ex-Wife? 

Dolours Price was born in Belfast on 21st June 1951 in a family involved in Irish republican politics. Her father, Albert, was one of the founding members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). She has two sisters; Marian and Clare, and two brothers; Sean and Dino. 

While being trained to be a teacher after graduating from college, she was enlisted in the IRA along with her sister, Marian Price, in the early 1970s. 

She was a convicted IRA car bomber, and she, along with her sister, was involved in a bombing attack on London’s famous Old Bailey Court in 1973 in which one person died, and more than 200 people were injured. 

After the bombing, she was caught and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1973 but was released on compassionate grounds in 1980.

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After being released, she remained politically active, even claiming that her orders had come from the Sinn Fein party leader and peace negotiator, Gerry Adams. 

Then in 2013, at the age of 62, she was found dead at her home on St. Margaret’s Road in Malahide. Her funeral held in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, was attended by 500 mourners along with her sons and ex-husband, Stephen.

Net Worth

Stephen Rea has a net worth of $10 million

Interesting Facts

  • Stephen Rea’s late ex-wife, Dolours Price, left her property and possessions worth €590, 863

  • He began his acting career in Ireland in the early 1960s. 

  • In the late 70s, he acted in the Focus Company in Dublin with Gabriel Byrne and Colm Meaney. 

  • He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Crying Game (1992)