Jason Statham Biography
Recognized for his dynamic roles in action-thriller films, Jason Statham is an English actor widely associated with playing tough, unyielding, and morally ambiguous characters.
Hailing from Shirebrook, Derbyshire, Jason Statham developed a passion for Chinese martial arts, kickboxing, and karate at an early age, while working at local market stalls. He also excelled in football and diving, representing England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. After being approached to model for top brands like Tommy Hilfiger, French Connection, and Levi’s, Statham’s experience as a former market seller influenced his selection for the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.
Jason Statham is a versatile individual who has established himself in various fields. Prior to his success in the entertainment industry, he was a highly accomplished diver, ranking 12th in the world championships. Statham’s big break came with his debut film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in 1998.
Following his breakout role in Snatch (2000), Jason Statham went on to captivate audiences with a string of action-packed blockbusters. From The One (2001) to Transporter 1, 2, and 3 (2002, 2005, 2008), as well as Crank 1 & 2 (2006, 2009), Death Race (2008), The Expendables 1 & 2 (2010, 2012), and more, Statham has solidified his reputation as a skilled martial artist and stunt performer. In addition to his work in film, he was romantically linked to model Kelly Brook until 2008, and has been in a relationship with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley since 2010. He also boasts producer credits on his impressive resume.
Although Jason Statham has faced criticism for his perceived lack of range in his acting career, he has been widely applauded for revitalizing the action genre in the 2000s and 2010s. In fact, a BBC News report revealed that his films from 2002 to 2017 raked in an impressive $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) at the box office, cementing his status as one of Hollywood’s most lucrative and reliable stars.
Since 2010, Jason Statham has been in a committed relationship with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. After announcing their engagement in January 2016, the couple welcomed a son in June 2017 and currently call Beverly Hills, California, home. In his free time, Statham enjoys adrenaline-fueled activities such as wakeboarding, jet skiing, windsurfing, and rock climbing. During filming for The Expendables 3 in Varna, Statham encountered a terrifying incident when he drove a truck into the Black Sea after experiencing brake failure.
- Another name: Jay
- Born: September 12, 1967
- Star Sign: Leo
- Birth Place: Sydenham, London, UK
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Education: Jason Statham studied in the UK
- Profession: Actor
- Citizenship: British
- Language: English
- Family: Mother: Eileen
- Father: Barry Statham
- The One(2001)
- Transporter 1,2,3(2002,2005,2008)
- Crank 1 & 2(2006,2009)
- Death Race(2008)
- The Expendables 1 & 2(2010,2012)