Joseph Maxwell Dempsie, professionally known as Joe Dempsie, was born on the 22nd of June, 1987 in Liverpool. However, his parents, Gretta and Jim Dempsie, relocated to Nottingham when he was just 4 months old. So Joe ended up growing up in West Bridgford, a town in Nottingham.
Joe has a younger sister, Lauren Dempsie who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, a condition which has left her almost incapacitated. The actor now supports charities and raises awareness about the health disorder.