Anyone who knows the legendary actress Jodie Whittaker is most likely to be familiar with her husband Christian Contreras, a writer cum actor of American origin. Contrary to his childhood dreams of ending up with a career in football, Christian went after a profession in music and drama. It was during his time in drama school that he met his spouse as they were featured in the same drama.
Quite unlike his wife who has recorded exceptional success in entertainment, Christian is only known for supporting roles in films. His movie credits include Halo: Nightfall, The Fifth Estate, as well as Snowden. The movie star was also part of the cast of Zero Dark Thirty and American Odyssey. Christian has functioned as a screenplay writer in the past and is known for the film titled City of Lies and the television series Coming Up.
Christian Contreras – Bio
Christian Contreras has dual nationality – American and Spanish, he was born in Belize but the exact date of his birth has never been made public. Information on his family background and relationships has never come under the spotlight but it is a known fact that his parents were seriously hoping for him to go into sports as a footballer as soccer was his childhood passion. However, along the line, Christian changed his mind and pursued drama and music instead.
A delve into his academic background and qualifications shows that he is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he bagged a bachelors degree in English. After his college graduation, he proceeded to Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, graduating with a BA in acting. His interests did not stop at acting; he is known for screenplay writing and works with the Royal Court Theater as a screenwriter.
He joined the theatre after his college education with brief roles in several productions. Christian appeared in a single scene of the 2012 film titled Zero Dark Thirty which chronicles the events following the infamous 9/11 attacks. The movie did well at the box office. 2013 movie titled The Fifth Estate saw him working closely with Benedict Cumberbatch and Snowden saw him in a minor role as a psychiatrist in 2016. Before the end of the year, he came on the set of The Infiltrator where he portrayed the character of Lee Palmer in the production about the quest to expose the unethical businesses of Pablo Escobar. The autobiography was well received by the viewing public and even won two awards.
His career as a screenwriter saw him working on a short movie titled City of Lies with Forest Whitaker and Johnny Depp on set. The movie is an adaptation of Labyrinth – a book written by Randall Sullivan which centered on the investigation carried out by the police concerning the murder of the two popular rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. His current projects include a couple of movies titled The Hurricane Heist and The Rapture, as well as television series White Dragon. It was reported in 2015 that Christian sold his movie pitch of Principia to Warner Bros for an amount that was considered to be too exorbitant for a writer who is still seen as unestablished.
- Relationship History
Christian Contreras appears to be a one-woman kind of man because he only has a record of a single marriage all his life. He and his partner Jodie Whittaker dated secretly for a while before they tied the connubial knot on the 31st of December 2008 in Arizona. The duo met when they were in the same drama class and continued their relationship after graduation. Their wedding was a colourful affair well attended by family and friends.
The couple is perceived as the type of celebrity who would shy away from public attention and consequently, they have never taken their private affairs to the public arena. The only time that Jordie talked about her spouse, she described him as charming and attractive, stating that she is extremely proud to have him as a husband. After over 10 years of marital bliss, the couple’s marriage is still going strong and the blessing in the form of their daughter born in 2015 has further cemented their relationship.
- Net Worth
Christian Contreras has been earning handsomely since the inception of his career in entertainment. His net worth has been pegged at $20 million which pales into nothing when compared to that of his legendary actress wife which is pegged at $250 million.
The actor cum screenwriter has lent his voice to several video games, notable among them are Company of Heroes, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Killzone: Mercenaries, as well as Star Wars: Battlefront.