Charlie McAvoy was born on December 21, 1997, in Long Beach, New York. He spent his early years in Long Beach, a small town on a barrier island off Long Island’s South Shore.
At the age of 3, he began skating at the Long Beach Arena, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Reynolds Channel on the other.
His father, Charles McAvoy Sr., owned a plumbing and heating company for four generations, while his mother, Jennifer, worked as an elementary school teacher in Bethpage, New York.
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Charlie McAvoy’s mother, Jennifer McEvoy is an English actress, gained notable recognition for her role as Mrs. Peel in the third series of the period drama “Upstairs, Downstairs” (22 December 1973), specifically in the episode titled “Goodwill to All Men.”
His mother further showcased her talent as Gillian Baker in the sixth series of the British television series “No Hiding Place” (21 September 1964), particularly in the episode titled “Why Baker Died.”
In 2007, McEvoy took on the role of a neighbor in the second episode titled “Mortgage” of the second series of the British television series “Not Going Out” (9 July 2008).
Her diverse roles and impactful performances have solidified her presence in the entertainment industry, making her a notable figure in British television history.
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Charles Patrick McAvoy Jr., born on December 21, 1997, in Long Beach, New York, is a prominent American ice hockey defenseman and alternate captain for the Boston Bruins in the NHL. He was chosen as the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Bruins.
In his early life, McAvoy’s father, Charles McAvoy Sr., owned Charles A. McAvoy Plumbing & Heating in Long Beach, and his mother, Jennifer, worked as an elementary school teacher in Bethpage, New York.
Despite being surrounded by New York Islanders fans, McAvoy and his family supported the New York Rangers. McAvoy, growing up with three sisters, initially attended Long Beach High School before moving to Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as part of the USA Hockey developmental team.
Being a fan of the New York Rangers, McAvoy admired defenseman Brian Leetch and looked up to former Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh. He aimed to emulate the playing styles of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Nashville Predators defenseman Tyson Barrie.
In August 2023, McAvoy tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, who happens to be the daughter of the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mike Sullivan. Their love story began at Boston University, and they got engaged in July 2022 during a trip to Italy.