Jason Statham's younger years: Facts about his youthful days before stardom

Jason Statham's younger years: Facts about his youthful days before stardom

Jason Statham is an English on-screen star best known for starring in The Transporter, Hummingbird and The Expendables. However, beyond his current fame, he has performed various jobs, including being a street seller, to make ends meet. This article gives an insight into Jason Statham's younger years before stardom.

Jason Statham’s height
Actor Jason Statham at the Pioneer Dinner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Gabe Ginsberg
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What did Jason Statham do before acting? In his youth, Statham practised Chinese martial arts, kickboxing and karate.

A talented footballer and diver, he was also a member of Britain’s national diving team and competed for England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Jason has modelled for various high-end brands, including French Connection.

Jason Statham's profile summary and bio

Full nameJason Statham
NicknameJason
GenderMale
Date of birth 26 July 1967
Age 56 years old (2023)
Zodiac signLeo
BirthplaceShirebrook, Derbyshire, England
Current residenceBeverly Hills, California, USA
NationalityEnglish
EthnicityWhite
ReligionChristianity
Height in feet5’10’’
Height in centimetres178
Weight in kilograms78
Weight in pounds172
Hair colourDark brown
Eye colourDark brown
SexualityStraight
Marital statusEngaged
FiancéRosie Huntington-Whiteley
ParentsEileen and Barry Statham
Children2
ProfessionActor
Years active1993-present
Net worth$90 million
Social mediaInstagramFacebook

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How old is Jason Statham?

Jason Statham’s profiles
Jason Statham is active on social media. Photo: Samir Hussein, Slaven Vlasic via Getty Images (modified by author)
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Jason Statham (aged 56 as of 2023) was born on 26 July 1967 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England. His zodiac sign is Leo. Statham’s mother, Eileen, was a dancer, while his father, Barry, was a street seller.

Barry also worked as a coal miner, house painter and singer in the Canary Islands. Regarding his education, Statham attended the local grammar school from 1978 to 1983.

Jason Statham’s height

Statham stands at 5 feet 10 inches (178 centimetres) tall. As per reports, he weighs 172 pounds (78 kilograms). Jason features dark brown hair and eyes.

Is Jason Statham married?

The Hollywood star has been in a relationship with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley since 2010. The duo announced their engagement in January 2016.

In June 2017, they welcomed their first child, a son. Their daughter was born on 2 February 2022. The family resides in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

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How was Jason Statham discovered?

How much is Jason Statham’s net worth?
English actor Jason Statham at the Shanghai International Film Festival in Shanghai, China. Photo: Visual China Group
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While working as a model for French Connection, Statham was introduced to English director and screenwriter Guy Ritchie. At the time, Guy was working on a film project and needed to fill the role of a street-wise con artist.

After learning about his past as a black market salesman, Ritchie cast Jason to play the role of Bacon in his 1998 crime comedy thriller Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, which put Jason in the public eye.

Professional career

With a career spanning over three decades, Statham has starred in numerous films and TV shows. Here are some of his acting credits:

  • Mean Machine (2001)
  • The One (2001)
  • Collateral (2004)
  • London (2005)
  • War (2007)
  • 13 (2010)
  • Killer Elite (2011)
  • Safe (2012)
How old is Jason Statham?
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California. Photo: C Flanigan
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  • Parker (2013)
  • Spy (2015)
  • Wild Card (2015)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Meg (2018)
  • Wrath of Man (2021)
  • Fast X (2023)

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In 2014, Jason was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame.

How much is Jason Statham’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Statham has an estimated net worth of $90 million in 2023. He has amassed this wealth from his successful acting career.

Jason Statham’s profiles

The Derbyshire native is active on social media.

How was Jason Statham discovered?
Jason Statham at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Centre in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Toni Anne Barson
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He has 74 million Facebook followers and 39.6 million followers on Instagram as of 20 September 2023.

Jason Statham's younger years were marred by poverty as his parents worked various odd jobs. He has, however, raised his career ranks to become a household name in the entertainment industry.

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Source: Briefly News

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Ruth Gitonga (Lifestyle writer) Ruth Gitonga has a background experience in Mass Communication for over six years. She graduated from the University of Nairobi with a degree in Mass Communication in December 2014. In 2023, Ruth finished the AFP course on Digital Investigation Techniques. She has worked for Briefly.co.za for five years now. She specializes in topics like lifestyle, entertainment, travel, technology, and sports. Email: gitongaruth14@gmail.com.

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