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Jason Statham is an English actor, martial artist, producer and former diver

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BirthdayJuly 26, 1967
NationalityBritish
FamousMovie Producers, Producer, T V, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, T V & Movie Producers, Martial Artists
SpousesKelly Brook, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Birth PlaceShirebrook, Derbyshire, England
Height178cm
GenderMale
FatherBarry Statham
MotherEileen (née Yates)
Net Worth$40 million as of 2017
Sun SignLeo
Born inShirebrook, Derbyshire, England
Famous asActor, Producer, Martial Artist

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Who is Jason Statham?

Jason Statham is an English actor, producer and martial artist. Jason did not want to follow his father’s footsteps. He was a member of the British National Diving Squad for twelve years. He finished 12th in platform diving in the World Championships. He came into the limelight when the agency Sports Promotions signed to model for the clothing brand French Connection. He then appeared in the music videos of bands including The Shamen, Erasure and The Beautiful South. His first movie break came when Guy Ritchie signed him for “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” since the character related with Statham’s background. More movie roles soon followed. He became famous for his roles in “Snatch” alongside actors Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina and Benicio del Toro, and “The Expendables” alongside action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke. In “The Transporter” he plays the lead role of Frank Martin. He reprised his role in “Transporter 2” and “Transporter 3”. Known to perform his stunts himself, Statham has advocated for stunt performers to be given their own category at the Oscars.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jason Statham was born on 26 July 1967, to Eileen Yates, a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street seller and lounge singer. Footballer Vinnie Jones was his childhood friend. He played football at grammar school.

He was a member of Britain’s National Diving Squad for twelve years competing on the 10-meter platform and the 3-meter springboard. He finished 12th in platform diving in the 1992 World Championships.

Career & Later Life

Statham came into the limelight when the agency Sports Promotions spotted him while training at London’s Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Later, he became a model for the clothing brand French Connection.

In order to make ends meet, he was forced to follow his father’s footsteps, and took to selling fake perfume and jewellery on street corners - something he never wanted to do.

From 1993 to 1995, he made appearances in music videos including “Comin’ On Strong” by The Shamen, “Run to the Sun” by Erasure and “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by The Beautiful South.

He collaborated with Guy Ritchie in the 2000 movie “Snatch” in which he played the role of “Turkish” alongside popular actors such as Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina and Benicio del Toro.

With “Snatch”, he was able to break into Hollywood. In 2001, he appeared in two movies - “Ghosts of Mars” and “The One”. His impressive performance helped him in getting more roles.

From 2002 to 2004, he played supporting roles in a number of movies including “Mean Machine”, “The Italian Job” in which he played Handsome Rob, and “Cellular” in which he played the lead villain.

In 2006, he played a dramatic role in the film “London”. He played Chev Chelios in the action film “Crank”, and in its sequel “Crank: High Voltage”.

In 2008, he appeared in the crime thriller “The Bank Job”, and “Death Race”, a remake of “Death Race 2000”. He was hailed as the leading action film star.

In 2010, he appeared in “The Expendables” alongside action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke. Statham played Lee Christmas, a former SAS soldier and expert at close quarters combat.

In 2011, he starred in the remake of the Charles Bronson film, “The Mechanic”. He returned to act in the British film, “Blitz”, a police drama.

He played the assassin Danny in “Killer Elite” who comes out of retirement to save his friend played by Robert De Niro. It was based on real events from Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ fictional novel “The Feather Men”.

His 2012 releases were “The Expendables 2”, in which he reprised his character Lee Christmas, and “Safe”. He also had a cameo role in “Fast & Furious 6”.

He starred as the antihero in “Parker” directed by Taylor Hackford, released in 2013.

Major Works

Statham got his first major break in 1998 by Guy Ritchie in “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” which was well-received.

In 2002, he played Frank Martin in “The Transporter”. He performed all his stunts himself as has studied Wing Chun kung fu, karate, and kickboxing. He reprised his role in “Transporter 2” and “Transporter 3”.

Personal Life & Legacy

Statham dated British model turned presenter and screen actress, Kelly Brook, for seven years, and later Sophie Monk, an Australian singer/actress and former member of popular music group, Bardot. He also dated Alex Zosman.

Since 2010, he has been dating model English model and actress, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 20 years his junior. The news became public after they were seen attending the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival together.

Trivia

This famous British actor competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

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Jason Statham biography timelines

  • // 26th Jul 1967
    Jason Statham was born on 26 July 1967, to Eileen Yates, a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street seller and lounge singer. Footballer Vinnie Jones was his childhood friend. He played football at grammar school.
  • // 1990
    This famous British actor competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
  • // 1993 To 1995
    From 1993 to 1995, he made appearances in music videos including “Comin’ On Strong” by The Shamen, “Run to the Sun” by Erasure and “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by The Beautiful South.
  • // 1998
    Statham got his first major break in 1998 by Guy Ritchie in “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” which was well-received.
  • // 2000
    He collaborated with Guy Ritchie in the 2000 movie “Snatch” in which he played the role of “Turkish” alongside popular actors such as Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina and Benicio del Toro.
  • // 2001
    With “Snatch”, he was able to break into Hollywood. In 2001, he appeared in two movies - “Ghosts of Mars” and “The One”. His impressive performance helped him in getting more roles.
  • // 2002 To 2004
    From 2002 to 2004, he played supporting roles in a number of movies including “Mean Machine”, “The Italian Job” in which he played Handsome Rob, and “Cellular” in which he played the lead villain.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he played Frank Martin in “The Transporter”. He performed all his stunts himself as has studied Wing Chun kung fu, karate, and kickboxing. He reprised his role in “Transporter 2” and “Transporter 3”.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, he played a dramatic role in the film “London”. He played Chev Chelios in the action film “Crank”, and in its sequel “Crank: High Voltage”.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he appeared in the crime thriller “The Bank Job”, and “Death Race”, a remake of “Death Race 2000”. He was hailed as the leading action film star.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he appeared in “The Expendables” alongside action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke. Statham played Lee Christmas, a former SAS soldier and expert at close quarters combat.
  • // 2010
    Since 2010, he has been dating model English model and actress, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 20 years his junior. The news became public after they were seen attending the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival together.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he starred in the remake of the Charles Bronson film, “The Mechanic”. He returned to act in the British film, “Blitz”, a police drama.
  • // 2012
    His 2012 releases were “The Expendables 2”, in which he reprised his character Lee Christmas, and “Safe”. He also had a cameo role in “Fast & Furious 6”.
  • // 2013
    He starred as the antihero in “Parker” directed by Taylor Hackford, released in 2013.

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  • What is Jason Statham birthday?

    Jason Statham was born at 1967-07-26

  • Where is Jason Statham's birth place?

    Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England

  • What is Jason Statham nationalities?

    Jason Statham's nationalities is British

  • Who is Jason Statham spouses?

    Jason Statham's spouses is Kelly Brook, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

  • How tall is Jason Statham?

    Jason Statham's height is 178

  • Who is Jason Statham's father?

    Jason Statham's father is Barry Statham

  • Who is Jason Statham's mother?

    Jason Statham's mother is Eileen (née Yates)

  • What is Jason Statham's sun sign?

    Jason Statham is Leo

  • How famous is Jason Statham?

    Jason Statham is famouse as Actor, Producer, Martial Artist