|Birthdate:||December 8, 1976|
|Birthplace:||Berlin, West Germany|
Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan (/ˈdɒmᵻnᵻk ˈmɒnəhæn/; born December 8, 1976) is an English actor. He played Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck in J. R. R. Tolkien's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003), Charlie Pace on the television show Lost (2004–2010), and Chris Bradley in superhero film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). He currently hosts the nature program Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (2012-present).