Canadian-born actor and producer Joshua Jackson has come to be known for his brilliant work in primetime television and in a countless number of movies. As a teenager, he came into the limelight in the 90s for playing Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series. He also played the highly-acclaimed role of Pacey Witter in the teen series Dawson’s Creek. More recently, the talented actor has come to be known for his brilliant performance in the Sci-Fi series Fringe as well as the drama series The Affair.
Joshua Jackson’s Biography
Joshua Jackson was born in 1978 on the 11th day of June in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His father John Carter is originally from Texas, United States while his mother Fiona Jackson is from Dublin, Ireland. He has a sister named Aisleagh and 2 half-brothers, Jonathan and Lyman. Jackson spent his childhood in California but he eventually returned to his native city of Vancouver at age 8 with his mother and sister. He schooled at Ideal Mini School in Vancouver and later transferred to Kitsilano Secondary School, also in Vancouver.
As a teenager, Jackson marked his acting debut in the film Crooked Hearts (1991) and a year later, he featured in a stage production of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He had a role as Charlie Conway in the three-part Walt Disney film series The Mighty Ducks (1992, 94, 96). He also recorded notable small-screen roles in the telefilms Payoff (1991), Robin of Locksley (1996) and On the Edge of Innocence (1997).
Jackson eventually landed his TV breakout role as Pacey Witter on the teen drama series Dawson’s Creek (1980-2003). His performance on the series earned him several accolades as he won 3 Teen Choice Awards out of 5 total nominations. While Dawson’s Creek was on, his movie credits continued to soar as he featured in Cruel Intentions (1999), The Skulls (2000) and many others. He later appeared in Americano (2005), Aurora Borealis (2005), Bobby (2006) and Shutter (2008). The talented actor also had a starring role in the Canadian Indie film One Week (2008) doubling as an executive producer.
Joshua Jackson’s next major role came in the Sci-Fi series Fringe (2008-13) in which he portrayed the lead character, Peter Bishop. His performance during the 5-season run of the series fetched him 4 Teen Choice Award nominations. The talented actor landed yet another major role as he was cast as series regular Cole Lockhart on the drama series The Affair (2014-18). Even as his TV credits continue to soar, Jackson continues to record roles in movies like Inescapable (2012), Sky (2015) and many more.
Joshua Jackson’s net worth is pegged at an estimated $8 million. The Candian-born actor has undoubtedly had a very busy career since he first graced our screens back in 1991. There seems to be no slowing down for the talented Hollywood star as he has also tried his hands at the behind-the-scenes aspect of the business too.
Wife – Is He Married?
Joshua Jackson has no wife as he has never been married in the past. However, the Hollywood star has had his fair share of romantic involvements and his list of ex-lovers include some of Tinseltown’s favorite leading ladies.
Jackson’s first known girlfriend was Margot Finley, a former actress whom he dated between 1996 and 1997. He also dated Hollywood A-lister Katie Holmes and their romance lasted from 1998 to 1999. He equally had brief relationships with actresses Brittany Daniel (1999-2000) and Rosario Dawson (2002-03).
Joshua Jackson’s longest romantic involvement yet was with German-born actress and former model Diane Kruger. While their romance lasted, the duo shared their residences in Paris, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. However, they parted ways in July 2016 after dating for over a decade.
Is He Dating Anyone Now? – Girlfriend
In 2018, Joshua Jackson got together with actress, model, TV host and entrepreneur Alyssa Julya Smith. The duo reportedly met in Los Angeles, however, other details about their relationship are largely unknown. Smith holds a degree in Entertainment Communication from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism of the University of Southern California. Her film credits include Couples Retreat (2009) and Heist (2015). She is also well known for her hosting duties on the live streaming TV network Cheddar Inc.
Height and Body Stats
Joshua Jackson stands at an impressive height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) and he maintains a body weight of 80 kg (176 lb). Now in his 40s, this Hollywood hunk has maintained his charming looks which have eternally endeared him to fans around the world.