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While filming the Lord of the Rings-trilogy, he got rid of his fear of heights by joining Orlando Bloom when he went bungee jumping.


Shares a birthday with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen


According to The Toronto Star (December 12, 2003), Monaghan fell so in love with surfing that he moved to Los Angeles and found a place to live 25 minutes from a beach.


Owns a leaf-mantis named Gizmo, a Black Widow spider named Witchitar and an albino snake named Blink


In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), in the first scene with Gollum and Bilbo Baggins, Andy Serkis who plays Gollum wasn't on set for the shooting of that scene, so Dominic filled in for him. It was his only interaction on screen with Ian Holm (Bilbo).


Wrote and recorded the vocals for the tracks "Shadow" and "Maybe", and co-wrote and recorded "Half Fling" with Elijah Wood on Viggo Mortensen's album 'Pandemoniumfromamerica'.


Has a love for insects.


Attended St. Anne's R.C High School in Stockport, England where his uncle has just retired as Headteacher


Shares a birthday with his fellow co-star from the hit series Lost, Ian Somerhalder.


Originally auditioned for the role of Sawyer on "Lost" before being asked to read for the role of Charlie.


His mother, Maureen, is a nurse and his father, Austin, is a teacher. While in Germany Austin taught Science for the British armed forces.


Did karate as a child


The producers of "Lost" were so impressed with Dom they rewrote the part of Charlie to be a 20-something guy (it was originally intended to be a middle aged rock star who had faded from glory).


Auditioned for Hetty Wainthropp three times in four weeks before finally getting the part.


Bought a forest in India in early 2003, to help protect the environment.


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