For an actor as talented as Jason Schwartzman is, he certainly does not get the recognition he deserves. He is also a musician and screenwriter. The actor is best known for his role in HBO, series and his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson. Some of his well-known works include I Heart Huckabees, Fantastic Mr Fox, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, Funny People, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rushmore and Saving Mr Banks.
If you’re looking for more information on Jason Schwartzman, then you’ve come to right place. Here’s everything you need to know about the talented Hollywood actor.
Who Is Jason Schwartzman?
Jason Francesco Schwartzman was born on the 26th of June, 1980 in Los Angeles, California. At a young age, Jason developed an interest in show business, thanks to the involvement of his family in the industry. He is the son of the actress – Talia Shire of the Coppola family and Jack Schwartzman, a film producer. He is also the older brother to Robert Schwartzman, who is also an actor and musician.
Quite a few more of Jason’s family members are involved in the entertainment industry including his cousins – Roman Coppola, Nicholas Cage, Christopher Coppola and famed director, Sofia Coppola. His half-brother – John Schwartzman is also a cinematographer. Jason Schwartzman is equally a nephew of Francis Ford Coppola who is considered one of the best directors and producers of his generation.
The actor’s paternal grandparents were Polish Jewish immigrants while his mother is Italian American and Catholic.
Jason is a vegan and does not consume meat, dairy or eggs as a result. Though born in Los Angeles, he presently lives in San Fernando Valley in California.
Jason got his career started at the age of seventeen when he appeared in the 1998 comedy-drama film, Rushmore. After that, he landed a guest role in the short-lived, cult favourite series Freaks and Geeks. From then on, he built his acting career by appearing in movies such as CQ, Slackers, Marie Antoinette, Spun, I Heart Huckabees and Shopgirl.
His roles were not limited to movies alone, he also appeared in several television shows including Cracking Up, Walk Hard, Parks And Recreation, Out Three, Drunk History and Key & Peele.
In 2009, he appeared in Funny People as Mark Taylor Jackson, a fictional television star. He later appeared in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Saving Mr. Banks.
Jason Schwartzman later became the star of the popular HBO series, Bored To Death in which he played a writer who takes up work as an unlicensed private Investigator.
Besides being an actor, Jason Schwartzman is also a musician, as previously mentioned. He started out as the drummer of the rock band – Phantom Planet. However, he is focusing on solo music now which he releases through Coconut Records.
Besides his acting and music, Jason is also known for his impeccable fashion style. Most men don’t take time to plan and coordinate their outfit but it’s probably safe to say that Jason Schwartzman is not like most men. In 2009, the actor was listed as one of the “Top 10 most stylish men in America” by GQ magazine.
His Wife: Brady Cunningham
In 2009, Jason Schwartzman finally tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend, Brady Cunningham. His wife is a fashion designer and one of the brains behind TENOVERSIX, a high concept store, where she works as the art and design director.
Brady started dating Jason in 2006, a year after his split with ex-girlfriend Zooey Deschanel, who he had been with since 2003 till 2005. On the 11th of July 2009, the two got married in their San Fernando Valley home.
The couple now has two healthy daughters – Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman who was born on the 4th of December, 2010 and Una Schwartzman who was born in April 2014.
Besides Zooey Deschanel, Jason also previously dated Selma Blair in 2001.
Jason Schwartzman has so far, acquired a net worth of $20 million throughout his career. His wealth is an accumulated result of his music career and of his consistent roles in movies and television shows.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Jason Schwartzman is many things but a tall man is not one of them. His height is listed at 5 ft 6 in while his weight is recorded to be 69 kg. His other body measurements are chest – 39 in, Arms/biceps – 13 in and Waist- 33 in or 84cm. His shoe size is also listed as 12 (US). Generally, he is a man of average stature.