Joshua Jackson is a Canadian actor. He is known for his starring role as Pacey Witter in the teen drama series Dawson’s Creek, Peter Bishop in the science fiction series Fringe, Cole Lockhart in the drama series The Affair and Mickey Joseph in the drama miniseries When They See Us. Jackson’s best known films include The Mighty Ducks film series, Cruel Intentions, The Skulls and Shutter. For his performance in the Canadian independent film One Week, Jackson won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

Birth Name

Joshua Browning Jackson Carter


Jax, J.J, Josh




Canadian, American and Irish

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Joshua Jackson was born on the 11th of June 1978, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


He’s currently 41 years old.

Sun Sign




He has an Irish mother and an American father who was raised in Texas and possibly has English ancestry.




Joshua stayed in California until the age of eight before moving to Vancouver. He attended the Ideal Mini School and was even thrown out from school once. There is a very funny story behind this which he revealed in an interview. It so happened that there was a very popular TV show during that time named The Jon Stewart Show.This show aired late night at 1.30 am and he stayed up late to watch that show each and every day. However, the following day when he had to go to school he felt really sleepy and as a result did not attend a couple of classes. This continued for quite some time before he was told not to come back to school again. Later, he was admitted to a different school named Kitsilano Secondary School. He got expelled from both the schools for poor attendance and difficult behavior. Since Joshua’s acting career was in full swing, he did not pursue his education seriously.

Family Details

  • Father – John Carter (Advertising Executive)

  • Mother – Fiona Jackson (Former Casting Director for TV & Films, Life & Career Coach)
  • Siblings – Aisleagh Jackson (5 Years’ Younger Sister)
  • Relatives – Jonathan (Older Half Brother from father’s previous relationship), Lyman (Older Half Brother)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Joshua Jackson has dated –

  • Katie Holmes (1998–1999) – Josh and Katie met on the sets of Dawson’s Creek and publicly admitted to being each other’s first love. Josh describes his break-up with Katie as the healthiest break-up he ever had because they were obligated to stay civil and friendly on the sets of their TV show for 5 years after they parted ways. They became good friends and Katie even paid Josh a visit to London to see him perform in a play there. However, the actress abruptly cut ties with Josh and many of her other friends in 2005 as a precursor to marry Tom Cruise.
  • Ali Larter (1999) – Ali and Josh were frequently spotted by the paparazzi in public which set off dating rumors about them. They managed to remain good friends ever since and Josh even attended Ali’s wedding.
  • Brittany Daniel (1999–2000) – While still a relative newcomer in the television industry, Brittany caught Josh’s fancy on the sets of Dawson’s Creek as well when she got to guest star in the show for 4 episodes. The couple dated for a few months but broke-up soon after.
  • Rosario Dawson (2002) – Joshua met the fellow actress, Rosario Dawson at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2002. He went there to promote his film, The Laramie Project. They dated till fall 2002 and parted ways thereafter due to undisclosed reasons.
  • Hannah Sandling (2005) – Joshua and celebrity stylist turned TV presenter, Hannah Sandling arrived as a couple to quite a few red carpet events in the UK in 2005. However, their relationship did not last long since Joshua’s home base was far away in LA and Vancouver. Hannah who had a history of dating high profile British men moved on to date British actor Leo Gregory in 2006.

  • Diane Kruger (2006–2016) – Joshua met actress Diane Kruger when she was going through an identity crisis soon after her divorce from French actor Guillaume Canet. She told Conan O’Brien during his talk show that they had a terrible first date where Joshua incessantly talked about himself for an hour and a half while Diane suffered an allergic reaction caused by the flower arrangements around their dinner table.
  • Shafia West (2017) – In August 2017, the paparazzi spotted Joshua with a bikini and sportswear model, Shafia West. However, she is not the only woman he has dated ever since he split from Diane Kruger. He told Ellen DeGeneres on her show that he is not interested in exclusively dating an actress and after 10 years, he is struggling to cope with the new dating culture.

  • Jodie Turner-Smith (2018-Present) – It is speculated that Joshua has been dating Jamaican actress Jodie Turner-Smith since 2018. The two were spotted for the first time in November 2018.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 188 cm
  • In meters – 1.88 m


  • In Kilograms – 80 kg
  • In Pounds – 176 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 42–15–38
  • Chest – 42 in or 107 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
  • Waist – 38 in or 96.5 cm

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 11 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Joshua is known for his starring role as Pacey Witter in the The Mighty Ducks film series (1992–96), teen drama series Dawson’s Creek (1998–2003), Cruel Intentions (1999), The Skulls (2000), Shutter (2008, Peter Bishop in the science fiction series Fringe (2008–2013), Cole Lockhart in the drama series The Affair (2014–18) and Mickey Joseph in the drama miniseries When They See Us (2019).

Film Debut

In 1991, Joshua was cast as Tom in an American drama film Crooked Hearts starring Vincent D’Onofrio in the lead. His small yet effective role in this movie made the headlines and brought him to the limelight. It became easier for him to get meaningful roles following the release of this film.

Television Debut

In 1996, he was cast as Matt Mazzilli for two episodes in an American sitcom called Champs.

Brand Endorsements

Joshua has appeared in the Television Commercials for British Columbia Tourism (1987) and Keebler’s Potato chips sold in Canada (1989).

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated WorkResult
1993Young Artist AwardOutstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureThe Mighty DucksNominated
1999Teen Choice AwardChoice TV ActorDawson’s CreekWon
2000Teen Choice AwardChoice Liar in a FilmThe SkullsNominated
2000Teen Choice AwardChoice TV ActorDawson’s CreekWon
2000Young Hollywood AwardMale Superstar of TomorrowN/AWon
2001Teen Choice AwardChoice TV ActorDawson’s CreekWon
2002Teen Choice AwardChoice TV ActorDawson’s CreekNominated
2003Teen Choice AwardChoice TV ActorDawson’s CreekNominated
2005Ft. Lauderdale International Film FestivalBest ActorAurora BorealisWon
2006Hollywood Film FestivalBest Ensemble of the YearBobbyWon
2006Satellite AwardBest Actor – Motion PictureAurora BorealisNominated
2007Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBobbyNominated
2009Teen Choice AwardChoice Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiFringeNominated
2010Genie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleOne WeekWon
2010Teen Choice AwardChoice Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiFringeNominated
2011Teen Choice AwardChoice Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiFringeNominated
2012Teen Choice AwardChoice Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiFringeNominated
2013Saturn AwardsBest Actor on TelevisionFringeNominated
2016People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Premium Cable TV ActorThe AffairNominated
2017People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Premium Series ActorThe AffairNominated
2018Drama League AwardsDistinguished Performance AwardChildren of a Lesser GodNominated

Joshua Jackson Favorites

  • Favorite Actress – Uma Thurman
  • Favorite Actors – Sean Connery, Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro
  • Favorite TV Shows – The Simpsons, Law and Order
  • Favorite Movies – Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, Braveheart
  • Favorite Music Genre  Old-style jazz, Acid Jazz, Rap, Anything but Country
  • Favorite Bands/Artists – Nirvana, Gangstarr, Ben Harper, Common Sense, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Sleater-Kinney, Gnarls Barkley, Kanye West
  • Favorite Cuisine – Mexican, Italian
  • Favorite Memorable Possession – Silver Pocket Watch
  • Favorite Book – Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Favorite Vacation Spot – Ireland
  • Favorite Sports Team – Vancouver Canucks Ice-Hockey Team

Joshua Jackson Net worth

Joshua Jackson has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Joshua Jackson

  • His acting career started at the age of 9 which convinced him that professionally, it was all he wanted to pursue for the rest of his life.
  • He is a close friend of Sikh designer and actor, Waris Ahluwalia.
  • Joshua admires women who are headstrong and are intelligent enough to argue and defend their opinions rationally.
  • Jackson is a fan of the Vancouver Canucks ice hockey team.
  • In 2002, under the influence of alcohol, Joshua got into a scuffle with a security guard at the Carolina Hurricanes Ice Hockey game in North Carolina and got arrested. Charges were dropped after he agreed to perform community service and attend an alcohol education program.
  • Joshua likes to play the harmonica sometimes.
  • In 2005, Joshua won the Best Actor award for Aurora Borealis at Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.
  • In 2017, he traveled with him to India and even supports his cause to save the elephants.
  • In March 2018, Jackson makes a theatrical debut in Broadway, Children of a Lesser God, where he plays James Leeds, an unconventional teacher at school for the deaf who got in a conflicted professional and romantic relationship with a former deaf student, Sarah Norman (Lauren Ridloff).
  • In 2019, Jackson starred as defense attorney Mickey Joseph in the Netflix drama miniseries When They See Us.
  • In May 2019, Jackson joined the cast of Hulu’s miniseries Little Fires Everywhere based off the book by Celeste Ng.


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