Thomas McDonell Biography

Thomas McDonell is an American actor, musician, visual artist, and photographer well known for his role on The CW’s The 100. Thomas Hunter Campbell McDonell was born on May 2, 1986, in Manhattan, New York, US. He was born to Terry McDonell and Joanie McDonell. His father is an editor of the Time Inc. Sports Group, directing editorial content and operations for Sports Illustrated,, GOLF Magazine, and

His father Terry is of Scottish and Swedish descent while his mother, Joan is a writer and is of Jewish descent. Thomas has one elder brother, Nick McDonell, who is also a writer. He has authored the novel Twelve, which made it to the New York Times bestselling list. He attended boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts. Thomas graduated from New York University with a BA degree in Fine Arts.

Thomas McDonell Career

His film debut was as a young Southie in the Chinese-American fantasy film The Forbidden Kingdom alongside Jackie Chan and Jet Li. He played a role in the action-drama movie Twelve alongside Chance Crawford and Emma Roberts. The film, directed by Joel Schumacher, is based on the novel of the same name written by Thomas’ elder brother Nick McDonell. Thomas played the lead role of Jesse Richter in Disney’s teenage film Prom alongside Aimee Teegarden.

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He then appeared in several other films like Dark Shadows, Fun Size, Life After Beth, Where the Devil Hides, I’m Obsessed with You, 10 Things I Hate About Life. He has also appeared as Eddie Boyle in an episode in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, as a guest star in Suburgatory, in the role of Scott Strauss as Tessa’s boyfriend, as Spc Carl Wild in the National Geographic drama mini-series The Long Road Home, as Justin in LA to Vegas and as Brian in Good Girls.

Thomas is best known for his role as Finn Collins alongside Eliza Taylor in The CW’s post-apocalyptic series The 100. Along with acting, Thomas is the lead singer and guitarist for the band Moon. He has curated and held several exhibitions internationally, most spotlighted being the tunnel exhibit at the historic Southwest Museum site in Los Angeles, US. He has also held a video art show at Best Buy in New York and a monochrome painting exhibition at the ArcLight Hollywood movie theatre. His conceptual fashion editorials and photographs have been published at various print and digital magazines like Maria Journal, Buffalo Zine, Teen Vogue, F Magazine, and so on.

Thomas McDonell Biography

Real Name Thomas Hunter Campbell McDonell
Birth Date May 2, 1986
Age 35 Years
Birth Place Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Musician, Artist, Director
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimetres – 176 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs 
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 32 inches
Biceps Size 14 inches
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Terry McDonell
Mother Joanie McDonell
Sister None
Brother Nick McDonell


School Boarding School, Andover, Massachusetts.
College New York University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Girlfriend Jane Levy (2011)
Is he a Gay? No

Favorite Things

Hobbies Not Known
Favorite Food Thai
Favorite Destination Philippines and Kapaa, Hawaii
Favorite Color Chinese violet, Red (Crayola)
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Personal life

Thomas spent some time in Indonesia as a teenager, working for artist Ashley Bickerton. Thomas is in a relationship with American actress, Jane Levy. They began dating in 2011. He is active on various social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He is currently residing in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Thomas McDonell Net Worth

Thomas’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million. He has various sources of income which include his career as an actor and musician. His work as a visual artist and photographer also contributes to his source of income. Although, his actual wealth and fortune might vary because no official reports or details available as of yet.


  • He wasn’t interested in acting during childhood.
  • In school days, he remained a sincere student who didn’t get into fights and had a bunch of friends.
  • Thomas and Emily Hart share the same birthdate.
  • He had given an audition for the role of Ian in the movie “The Host” however it was given to Jake Abel instead.

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