Jason Statham Bio, Facts, Early Life, Career, Personal Life and Net Worth

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Jason Statham is an English actor, martial artist, producer, and former diver.

This article will tell you about his bio, quick facts, childhood, early life, career, personal life, and net worth.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jason Statham
Nationality British
Famous for Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
Date of Birth July 26, 1967 AD
Age 54 Years (as of 2021)
Zodiac sign Leo
Birthplace Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England
Height 1.78m
Father Barry Statham
Mother Eileen (née Yates)
Spouse Kelly Brook (1997–2004), Rosie Huntington Whiteley (2010–present)
Net Worth $90 million (estimated in 2021)

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Jason Statham is an English actor, producer, and martial artist. Jason didn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps. For twelve years, he was a member of the British National Diving Squad. Finished 12th place on the diving platform of the World Championships. He came into the spotlight when Sports Promotions signed a model for the French Connection clothing brand. Then he appeared in music videos for bands such as The Shamen, Erasure, and The Beautiful South. His first movie break came when Jay Ritchie hired him in “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels,” as the character was linked to Statham’s background. Soon, more movie roles followed.

Jason Statham is best known for his roles in “Snatch” opposite the actors Brad Pitt, Denise Farina, Bensio Del Toro, and in “The Expendables” opposite action star Sylvester Stallone, Jet Lee, and Mickey Rourke. In “The Carrier” he plays the main role of Frank Martin. Repeat its role in “Transporter 2” and “Transporter 3”. Known for performing his own stunts, Statham invited stunts professionals into their own category at the Oscars.

Childhood and Early Life:

Jason Statham was born on July 26, 1967, the son of Ellen Yates, a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street vendor, and lounge singer. Footballer Vinnie Jones was his childhood friend. He played football in elementary school. He was a member of the National Dive Team of Great Britain for twelve years competing on a 10-meter platform and a 3-meter launch pad. Ranked 12th in the diving platform at the 1992 World Championships.

Career:

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Jason Statham became the center of attention when he was spotted by Sports Promotion Agency while he was training at the Crystal Palace National Sports Center in London. After that, he became a model for the French clothing brand Connection. To make ends meet, he had to follow in his father’s footsteps and started selling replica perfumes and jewelry on street corners, something he never wanted. From 1993 to 1995, he appeared in music videos such as “Comin ‘On Strong” by Shamen, “Run to the Sun” by Erasure and Dream a Little Dream of Me by The Beautiful South. He collaborated with Guy Ritchie in the 2000 movie “Snatch” in which he played “Turk” alongside famous actors such as Brad Pitt, Denis Farina, and Pensio Del Toro. With the movie Snatch, he’s able to break into Hollywood.

Jason Statham appeared in two famous movies: “Ghosts of Mars” and “One” in the year 2001. His impressive performance helped him get more roles. From 2002 to 2004, he played supporting roles in several films, including “Mean Machine”, “The Italian Job” in which he played Handsome Rob, and “Cellular” in which he played the main villain. In 2006, he played a dramatic role in the movie “London”. He played the role of Chev Chelios in the action movie “Crank” and its sequel “Crank: High Voltage”. Jason appeared in the crime thriller “The Bank Job” and “Death Race,” a remake of “Death Race 2000” in the year 2008. He has been hailed as the leading star in action movies.

Later Works:

In 2010, Jason Statham appeared in “The Expendables” alongside action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, and Mickey Rourke. Statham played Lee Christmas, a former SAS soldier, and hand-in-hand combat expert. In 2011, he starred in the Charles Bronson remake of The Mechanic. He returned to star in the British movie “Blitz”, a detective drama. Play the role of killer Danny in “Killer Elite” after retirement to save his friend, played by Robert De Niro. It was based on real events from Sir Ranulf Fiennes’ fictional novel “Badminton”. In the year 2012, he appeared in famous movies including “The Expendables 2”, in which he reprised his character Lee Christmas, and “Safe”. He also had a cameo role in “Fast & Furious 6.” He played the role of an antagonist in Taylor Hackford’s “Parker”, released in 2013.

Personal Life:

Jason Statham and his wife Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Jason Statham dated British model-turned-host and screen actress, Kelly Brook, for seven years, and later Sophie Monk, an Australian singer/actress and former member of the popular music group Bardot. He also dated Alex Zusman. Since 2010, he’s been dating English model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who is 20 years his junior. The news was announced after they were spotted attending the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival together.

Net Worth:

Jason Statham has an estimated net worth of almost $90 million (estimated in 2021).

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