Zen McGrath portrays Nicholas Miller — an abandoned child whose mental health is declining — in The Son. But in real life, he shares a close-knit bond with his parents who even inspired him to take up acting.
So, who are Zen McGrath’s parents? Find more about them as you scroll down.
Who Are Zen McGrath Parents?
Zen McGrath was born to his parents Craig McGrath and Heidi Chapman on Jul 30, 2002. They welcomed him in Melbourne, Australia, and instilled a passion for acting in him.
Now, Zen is an established actor who’s graced over 7 movies and TV shows. Some of them are Aloft (2014), Dig (2015), Red Dog: True Blue (2016), Pile (2017), Utopia (2019), and Risen (2020).
But among them, the one that put Zen in the spotlight is certainly The Son (2022). There, he plays the lead character Nicholas Miller — a depressed teenage boy. A couple of years after his parent’s divorce, the 17-year-old no longer believes he can stay with his mother, Kate, and decides to move in with his father Peter (Hugh Jackman). However, given Nicholas has already developed severe mental health issues, he also starts to rebel against his dad and his new partner Beth (Vanessa Kirby.
Find Zen on IG @zen.mcgrath.
Did you know: Critics slammed Zen’s performance as Nicholas Miller. They stated that despite him playing a person who we should feel sympathy for, he comes off as flat-out annoying, to the point where you want to scream at the screen. The more his character loses his mind, the more McGrath uses these obnoxious tics to paint his character with.
Meet Craig McGrath, Zen McGrath Father
Ze McGrath inherited his passion for acting from his father Craig McGrath.
Learn more about Craig below.
Craig McGrath Age
Craig McGrath was reportedly born in 1970. That made him 52 years of age in 2023.
He celebrates his birthday on September 24 and is of the Libra zodiac.
Craig McGrath Job
Craig McGrath is a film director and also an Anaesthetist. In 2023, he was working as a private Consultant Anaesthetist for over 8 years.
Prior to that, he worked as a Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist at St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust for 1 ½ years, and as Consultant Anaesthetist at NHS England for 6 years. His job there was to provide anaesthetic care for patients undergoing heart and lung transplantation and major aortic surgery.
Also, from Apr 2009 to Oct 2013, he worked as a Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and was on the faculty for teaching advanced techniques in echocardiography and ultrasound-guided regional anaesthetic techniques.
As for his own education, Craig obtained his MBBS from UNSW in 1994. Thereafter, he conducted his post-graduate Anaesthetic training in Melbourne primarily at the Austin Hospital and St Vincent’s.
Is Craig McGrath On Instagram?
Find him on Instagram @coelocanthic.
Also, here’s his Twitter @craigmmcgrath.
Meet Heidi Chapman, Zen McGrath Mother
Heidi Chapman is Zen McGrath’s loving mother. She was born to Carol Chapman @carolchapman8171. Sadly, her father has long passed away.
Heidi Chapman Age
Heidi was reportedly born before 1965. That made her at least 57 years of age in 2023.
She receives her birthday wishes on May 19 and is of the Taurus zodiac.
Heidi Chapman Job
Heidi Chapman is a Cognitive neuroscientist. Though we lack information about her current job, we do know that she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Birmingham from April 2009 to April 2011. Her research there was based on the sub-clinical condition of schizotypy suggests that it is associated with mixed-handedness.
Before that, Heidi received her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Melbourne in 2005.
Fun Fact: Heidi getting her medical degree got in the way of their kids’ passion for acting. So, they had to wait until Heidi finished her degree so she could help them out.
Is Heidi Chapman On Instagram?
Find her on Instagram @heidilchapman.
Also, here’s her Twitter @heidilchapman.
Are Zen McGrath Parents Still Married?
Yes, Zen’s parents are likely still married.
How Many Children Do Zen McGrath Parents Have?
Zen’s parents have three kids — Gulliver, Winta, and Zen. And all of them are actors!
Their oldest, Gulliver McGrath (born: August 15, 1998) started his career at the age of 6 when he was spotted at school in Brunswick by casting director Fiona Dann. Then, he auditioned for and landed an ad for Cravendale milk and was instantly hooked on acting. Later, after a brief break (due to family troubles), Gulliver contacted an agent Emma Raciti and landed himself a role in Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Poor Boy, in 2009.
Now, Gulliver has already over 14 movies and TV shows under his name. Some of them are Black Snow (2023), Significant Others (2022), Hash Browns (2022), I Am Ghost (2021), Boys in the Trees (2016), and Hugo (2011).
Find Gulliver on IG @gully_mcgrath and FB @finn.thehuman.92505
As for their youngest, Winta McGrath (born: August 9, 2005) is best known for his role as Campion in the HBO show Raised By Wolves (2020 – 2022). He started his career as “Gully” in the movie Aloft (2014), and has since graced other shows and films like Boys in the Trees (2016), Red Dog: True Blue (2016), Risen (2020), and Doctor Doctor (2016 – 2021).
Find Winta on IG @wintamcgrath and Youtube @nmbros.
Where Do Zen McGrath Parents Reside?
In 2023, Zen’s parents resided in Melbourne, Australia.