Stephan James is a Canadian actor. Best known for his role in the 2016 film Race, in which he played track and field sprinter Jesse Owens, James won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. He has also portrayed important roles in popular TV shows like Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Birthday / Date of Birth
Stephan James was born on December 16, 1993 in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He is currently 24 years old.
His ancestry is African-Jamaican.
Stephan attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto and graduated in 2009.
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Shamier Anderson (Older Brother) (Actor)
Stephan is represented by Norbert Abrams, Innovative Artists, and Atlas Artists.
Girlfriend / Spouse
Stephan is very reluctant on revealing whom he is currently dating or his past relationship status.
- In feet – 6 feet
- In centimeters – 183 cm
- In meters -1.83 m
- In Kilograms – 85 kg
- In Pounds – 187 lbs
Stephan James won his first acting role in the Canadian film Home Again, playing his part as a Jamaican deportee Everton St. Clair, alongside actors Tatyana Ali and Fefe Dobson in 2012. The film opened to mixed reviews, earning him a nomination for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards.
His television debut came in 2010, playing Jock in the Canadian comedy horror television film, My Babysitter’s a Vampire.
- Stephan played John Lewis, a civil rights activist, in Ava Duvernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. film “Selma” in 2014. The film went to become a massive success earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Stephan was nominated for Black Reel Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance.
- In 2016, Stephan got his major breakthrough role in the in the 2016 biopic “Race”, playing Jesse Owens, an African-American track and field sprinter, opposite Jason Sudeikis, His performance was largely appreciated by critics and was well-received by audience, for which he won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Stephan has done endorsement work for several brands including Nike.
- Crooked smiled
- Tall height
|2012||Home Again||Everton St. Clair||Nominated – Canadian Screen Award for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role|
|When the Game Stands Tall||Terrance G. “T.K.” Kelly|
|Selma||John Lewis||Nominated – Black Reel Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male|
|2015||Lost After Dark||Wesley|
|Across the Line||Mattie Slaughter|
|2016||Race||Jesse Owens||Won – Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
|2018||If Beale Street Could Talk||Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt|
|2010||My Babysitter’s a Vampire||Jock||Television film|
|2010–11||How to Be Indie||Wilfred||3 episodes|
|2010–12||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Julian Williams||8 episodes|
|2011||My Babysitter’s a Vampire||Jock #1||Episode: “Smells Like Trouble”|
|2011||12 Days of Christmas||Michael||Television film|
|2012||The Listener||Ibrahim Ayim||Episode: “The Taking”|
|2012||The L.A. Complex||Infinite Jest||5 episodes|
|2013||Cracked||Ben Omari||Episode: “Faces”|
|2014||The Gabby Douglas Story||John 16-18 Years||Television film|
|2014||Apple Mortgage Cake||William Logan||Television film|
|2015||Unveiled||Daniel Shepard||Television film|
|2015||The Book of Negroes||Cummings Shakspear||Episode #1.5|
|2017||Shots Fired||Preston Terry||10 episodes|
Stephan James Favorites
- Favorite Actors – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
- Favorite Artists – Justin Bieber, Drake
- Favorite Movies – Coach Carter (2005), Gridiron Gang (2006), When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Stephan James Net Worth
Talking about his net worth, there is not any reliable information available currently.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Stephan James
- James enjoyed playing basketball and volleyball in high school.
- James had his start in television before gaining prominence in bigger screen, thanks to his sheer hard work and acting talents.
- He had once stated that Basketball star Kobe Bryant is one of his biggest influences.
- He is a huge fan of actor Leonardo DiCaprio and he had stated that he watched almost all his movies.
- Acting is not only his talent, but he is good in sports too. He played Basketball and Volleyball in school. In 2016, Cleveland Cavaliers gave him a special edition NBA jersey with the number 733.
- In 2017, James played DOJ prosecutor Preston Terry in the FOX limited series, Shots Fired.