Jack Nicholson is one big actor who has left a huge imprint in the hearts of many. Having acted for over six decades, the Hollywood legend is best known for delivering one of the most iconic cinema performances the world has ever seen. Some of the historical films this Hollywood stalwart is remembered for include The Shining Chinatown and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Nicknamed Mulholland Man and fondly called Nick, Nicholson is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and an actor. He was born as John Joseph Nicholson on April 22, 1937. Although he was born in Neptune, New Jersey, he grew up in Manasquan, New Jersey with his mother’s family who took care of him and made him believe that his mother was his older sister.
Nick’s first visit to Hollywood was in 1954, at the age of 17. That day marked a huge turn around for the teenager as it marked the beginning of his career as an actor. After a year-long training as an actor, with a group called the Players Ring Theater, he began to take up small roles on stage before he finally made his debut film, The Cry Baby Killer in 1958. Other films he featured in between the late 50s and early 60s include The Little Shop of Horrors, The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and The Andy Griffith Show. His breakthrough, however, came after he earned his first Academy Award for Best Actor in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest which was produced in 1975.
Jack Nicholson’s first experience as a scriptwriter was with the 1967 counterculture film titled The Trip. He later co-wrote the 1968 satirical musical adventure movie Head. Nicholson has also directed three films, among them is the 1990 mystery film The Two Jakes and the sequel to Chinatown.
He had his 12th Academy Award nominations in the 1970s, making him the most nominated male actor in the Academy’s history. In 2013, it was announced that the legendary actor was retiring at the age of 76. It was thereafter rumored that he could no longer remember his line while acting because he has memory issues. Nick and his family are yet to make comments on this.
Who Has He Dated In The Past?
Much like his successful appearances in many films, Nicholson has had series of romantic relationship with a good number of women. Interestingly, he got married just once and that was to Sandra Knight – an American actress and writer best known for her acting roles in the films produced in the 1950s and 1960s.
The pair tied the knot on June 17, 1962, and their marriage lasted till August 8, 1968, when they fell apart. Before their divorce, the couple had a daughter named Jennifer. She was born on September 16, 1963.
Since his separation from Sandra, Nicholson has not remarried, instead, he’s had many intimate relationships with notable female celebrities. Jack Nicholson’s list of girlfriends and people he dated include:
Jack dated the TV actress sometimes after his severed marriage with Sandra. At a time the two contended over whether or not Jack will father her son Caleb Goddard who was born on September 26, 1970. Although Jack wasn’t convinced that Caleb was his son, he still provided financial assistance to put him through college.
Jack’s relationship with the daughter of film director John Huston was the longest he ever had. The two dated between 1973 and January 1990. Huston is an American actress and former fashion model. She met Jack in 1973 and they lived together. However, it was an off-and-on affair as Jack was believed to be dating other women at that time. In 1990, the pair went their separate ways after Jack reportedly fathered a child with another American actress and model, Rebecca Broussard.
Between 1989 and 1994, Jack was seen with the Kentucky-born actress and model and together they had two children – a daughter, Lorraine Nicholson who was born on April 16, 1990, and a son Raymond Nicholson who was born on February 20, 1992. The two later separated and Broussard went ahead and married actor Alex Kelly.
Jack and Cynthia dated between 1997 and 1999. Cynthia is an American singer and a peace prize nominee who was born in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Cynthia and Jack knew each other since she was a model in Paris and she was introduced to him on several occasions before they started dating. The singer is currently single and has for long dedicated her time to humanitarian work.
Lara Flynn Boyle
Jack’s relationship with Boyle lasted between 1999 and 2001. Lara Flynn Boyle is an American actress born in Davenport, Iowa, USA and she is best known for her acting role in the 1990–1991 ABC cult TV series Twin Peaks. The two publicly show their romantic relationship at the 1999 Emmys and they stayed together until the early 2000s when they finally separated.
Others he allegedly dated include:
1. Paz de la Huerta – an American actress and model.
2. English model Kate Moss best known for her role in size zero fashion.
3. English actress, photographer, and television presenter, Amanda de Cadenet.
4. Ex-model and actress, Amber Smith.
5. Meryl Streep, an American actress and three-time Academy Award winner best known for her role in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season.
Who Is Jack Nicholson Dating Now?
Jack currently has no one he parades as his girlfriend. As age continues to tell on the legendary actor, he is now more interested in sports activities like golf. Of late, Jack Nicholson would choose to collect arts and drink milk over going after beautiful ladies.