You might not be familiar with the name Stephan James right now, but soon enough, you will be. While the actor is certainly not a newcomer to the entertainment industry, his popularity has grown exponentially in recent years.
The young actor first gained international attention when he was cast in a lead role in the TV series Homecoming. He was particularly commended for being a stand out in a cast that included Hollywood veterans like Julia Roberts, Sissy Spacek, Shea Whigham, and Bobby Cannavale. For his role in the TV show, Stephan James was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best actor in a television series.
Shortly after, he gained more attention and won several more fans when the film If Beale Street Could Talk was released. The film was a critical hit and was even nominated for an Academy award in 2019.
Keep reading to learn everything you could possibly need to know about the Canadian actor
Stephan James Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Stephan James was born on the 16th of Dember, 1993 in Scarborough, Ontario. The handsome actor joins the ranks of many notable celebrities who come from Scarborough, including Cassie Steele, Lilly Singh, Eric McCormack, The Weeknd, Mike Myers, and Sugar Lyn Beard.
Not much is known about the actor’s early life, however, it is known that Stephan James attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute where he graduated from in 2009.
Stephan got his start in entertainment when he landed a recurring role for two seasons on Degrassi; after which he landed roles on The LA Complex, How To Be Indie, Clue, The Listener, 12 Dates Of Christmas, and My Babysitter’s A Vampire.
His first major film role came in 2012 when he played a Jamaican deportee in Home Again; though the film received mixed reviews, critics unanimously agreed that the actor’s performance in the film was amazing.
Shortly after, Stephan James was cast as John Lewis, an iconic civil rights activists in the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film, Selma. Since then, his career has moved on to greater heights and it is safe to say that as the years go by, Stephan James will become a heavyweight contender in the Hollywood arena.
His Family – Siblings, Mother, and Wife
Stephan James comes from a family of Jamaican heritage. The actor has two brothers – Sheldon, and Shamier Anderson who is also an actor. Shamier, like Stephan, has been active in the entertainment industry for several years and is only now getting recognition for his hard work. He is best known for playing Deputy Marshal Xavier Dolls on the Syfy fan favorite show, Wynona Earp.
The brothers are lucky to have a mother like theirs – Sharon, who has been very supportive of her sons since the very beginning.
It is not surprising that questions have begun swirling around about the actor’s personal life. With his growing fame and popularity, his fans and the media want to know more about him. When it comes to Stephan James’ life, some of the most frequently asked questions are about his marital status.
So here’s the answer – for now, Stephan James is single and not yet married. The actor has chosen to focus on his budding career at the moment. Beyond that, he’s in no rush to settle down.
The Canadian actor is also not in a relationship and there is no public record of any previous relationships that the actor may have had. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Stephan James has not been dating over the years, it simply means he has chosen to protect details about his personal life and keep such sensitive information away from the always prying media.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
There is no denying that Stephan James is an attractive man who is in great shape. His weight is recorded to be 85 kg (187.3 lb) while his height is listed as 6 ft (1.83m). To gain his lean and defined physique, he goes to the gym regularly.
For his role as Jesse Owens in Race, he used to run 30-45 minutes daily combined with other rigorous physical training. Being an actor, it’s not surprising that Stephan James would put so much time and energy into maintaining his enviable body build.