Theo James is an English actor, director, producer and model, known for portraying the role of Tobias “Four” Eaton in The Divergent Series film trilogy. He played Detective Walter William Clark, Jr. in the crime drama series Golden Boy and David in the films Underworld: Awakening and Underworld: Blood Wars. He starred as Will Younger in the Netflix Original film, How It Ends.

Birth Name

Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Theo James was born on December 16, 1984, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.


He’s currently 34 years old.

Sun Sign




He has English, Scottish and Greek ancestry.




Theo attended Aylesbury Grammar School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and went on to earn his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Nottingham. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Family Details

  • Father – Philip Taptiklis
  • Mother – Jane (née Martin)
  • Siblings – James is the youngest of five children, having two older brothers and two older sisters.

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Theo James dated –

  • Ruth Kearney (2009-Present) – Theo is in a long-term relationship with an Irish actress, Ruth Kearney. They are dating since 2009. In 2015, they were reportedly got engaged. They married in Islington Town Hall on 25 August 2018.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.83 m


  • In Kilograms – 78 kg
  • In Pounds – 172 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 45-15½-32
  • Chest – 45 in or 114 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15½ in or 39 cm
  • Waist – 32 in or 81 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing the lead role as detective Walter William Clark, Jr. in the CBS’ crime drama series, Golden Boy in 2013.

Film Debut

In 2010, Theo appeared dramedy film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger for his role as Ray.

Television Debut

In 2010, he played the role as Alex Craze Crazenovski in a TV show A Passionate Woman.

Brand Endorsements

James has appeared in a Lexus car commercial. He has voiced the UK Audi advertisement. In 2015, he became the brand ambassador for Hugo Boss fragrances for men, appearing in print ads and commercials.

Awards & Nominations

YearNominated WorkAwardResult
2014DivergentTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: ActionWon
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout StarWon
Young Hollywood Award for Fan Favourite Actor – MaleNominated
Young Hollywood Award for Best On-Screen CoupleNominated
2015People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Movie DuoWon
The Divergent Series: InsurgentTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: ActionNominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie LiplockWon
2016The Divergent Series: AllegiantTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: ActionNominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie ChemistryNominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie LiplockNominated

Theo James Favorites

  • Favorite Actress – Cate Blanchett, Samantha Morton
  • Favorite Actors – Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen
  • Favorite Movie – Shine (1996)

Theo James Net worth

Theo James has an estimated net worth of $60 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

He is not on social media.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Theo James

  • Theo’s paternal grandfather was Greek.
  • In 2011, James starred in the short-lived horror series, Bedlam, playing the lead role of Jed Harper.
  • In 2012, James appeared in the TV-mini series, Room at the Top as Jack Wales and ITV’s Case Sensitive as Aiden Harper.
  • In 2012, he played David in the 3D action horror film Underworld: Awakening.
  • In 21 November 2012, the band announced on their Facebook page that they were no longer actively playing as a band and that members would be pursuing other musical endeavours.
  • Theo played Tobias “Four” Eaton in the 2014 science fiction action film Divergent.
  • In June 2016, James travelled to Greece with UNHCR, where he met Syrian refugees and learned more about the situation for refugees.


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