Ivan Simon Cary Elwes, known professionally as Cary Elwes, is an English actor, screenwriter and author. Elwes was born in Westminster, London. He is the youngest of three boys born to portrait-painter Dominic Elwes and interior designer and socialite Tessa Kennedy. He is best known for his roles in The Princess Bride; Glory; Robin Hood: Men in Tights; Days of Thunder; Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Hot Shots!; Twister; The Jungle Book; Liar, Liar; and as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in Saw. He has also had recurring roles in television series such as The X-Files and Psych. He currently stars in the Crackle series, The Art of More.
Elwes met photographer Lisa Marie Kurbikoff in 1991 at a Malibu chili cook-off and they became engaged in 1997. They married in 2000 and have one child.