Today, we are going to talk about the actor best known for his role in films like American Psycho, Mulholland Dr., and Inland Empire.
You probably have guessed it. Yes, he is none other than multi-talented actor and a screenwriter Justin Theroux.
Movies such as Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2, Rock of Ages and Zoolander 2 made Justin Theroux’s work significant as a screenwriter.
Theroux is most recently known as Kevin Garvey in the TV series The Leftovers.
You may know about his professional life but do you know about his personal life? Is he married or single? Is he gay? How much is his net worth?
Justin Paul Theroux, popular as Justin Theroux was conceived on 10 August 1971, in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
Theroux belongs to French-Canadian, Italian, English and Dutch ethnicity and American nationality.
His father, Eugene Albert Theroux is a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie in Washington.
Whereas, his mother, Phyllis Grissim Theroux is a journalist and author who worked for The Washington Post.
He was raised with his two siblings named Elizabeth Theroux and Sebastian Theroux.
Theroux is the nephew of the travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux, novelist and poet Alexander Theroux, author Peter Theroux, and novelist and educator Joseph Theroux.
His father is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent.
Through his mother, Theroux is a great-great-grandson of financier, banker and railroad magnate H. B. Hollins, and of music critic and author Gustav Kobbé.
Education and Career
Justin Theroux enrolled to Lafayette Elementary School and later to Annunciation School for grade seven and Field School for grade eight.
After that, he again went to Annunciation School. Talking about his graduation, he graduated from Bennington College in 1993 with a B.A. in visual arts and drama.
Moving on to his career, Justin started acting at a very young age during his high school at the Buxton School, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
In 1996, at the age of twenty-five he made a debut in the movie Shot Andy Warhol. In 1998, he played Frankie Stone in TV film New York Undercover.
Later in 2000, he played a role as Nick Pierce in The District. In 2006, he directed a movie called Dedication.
He also has wrote screenplay for Iron Man 2 in 2010. Not only that, in 2013 he was the lead character in HBO’s TV pilot The Leftovers.
In 2016, he wrote the sequel Zoolander 2 and also played a role as Evil DJ in the movie.
In 2014, he played in a TV show The Leftovers as Kevin Garvey.
Before getting married to Jennifer Aniston, Justin was in relationship with the American custom designer Heidi Bivens for almost fourteen years from 1997 to 2011.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston were dating since 2011. They met each other on the sets of the movie Wanderlust.
After a year of Justin and Jennifer got engaged in August 2012. Later, in August 2015 Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston got married.
Justin and Jennifer were seen together in many functions and award shows and they seem to be quite happy.
Talking about his earnings, Justin has a net worth of $20 million dollars but his salary is not revealed yet in the media.
Justin has been in the tattoo chair the whole time in his career.
Some of his popular tattoos include a grim reaper on his shin, a straight-edge ‘X’on his ankle and a fly on his arm.
Gossips and Rumors About Justin and Jennifer
Justin Theroux spoke out for the first time since his split from Jennifer Aniston in 2018.
In an interview with The New York Times, Theroux broke his silence about their divorce.
He revealed that the two went their separate ways without any hostility.
“It was heartbreaking, only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day,” Theroux said.
“But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of,” he added.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston announced their split in February after more than two years of marriage and nearly seven years of togetherness.
Awards and Achievements
In 2015, Justin won the Lab School of Washington Award for Outstanding Achiever for Career.
Two years later, he won the Online Film and Television Association for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Leftovers.
He also has been nominated in various awards like Screen Actors Guild Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Critic’s Choice Television Awards, Dorain Awards and Gold Derby Awards.
Filmography and Television Series
Justin started his career in movies in 1996 from the movie I Shot Andy Warhol. In 1997, he played roles in movies like Below Utopia, Body Count, and Dream House.
In 1998, he played role in movies like Frogs for Snakes and Dead Broke.
Later, in 2000s he played in movies like American Psycho, The Broken Hearts Club, The Sleepy Time Gal, Zoolander, Charlie’s Angles, Duplex, Happy End, and many more.
He also played various roles in TV shows. In 1990s he played in TV shows like Central Park West, Spin City, New York Undercover, Sex and the City, Ally McBeal and Sirens.
In 2000s, he played in TV shows like The District, Six Feet Under, Confessions of a Dog, John Adams, Parks and Recreation, The Leftovers and Maniac.