Justin Theroux is an actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter from United States. The eclectic actor gained recognition through the films Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006). He has appeared in several hit films including American Psycho (2000), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), The Girl on the Train (2016), and The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018).
As of 2020, Justin Theroux has accumulated a net worth of about $20 million. He earns a reasonable sum of fortune by starring in movies and TV shows. He has also made millions by directing movies and gained critical acclaim for his unique directing skills.
Justin Theroux reportedly used to earn $75 thousand per episode of The Leftovers in which he played a lead role. He bought an apartment for $600,000 in 2015, and invested around $1 million to decorate it.
Theroux is a proud owner of a Mercedes S550 worth $80,000. His craze for bikes is not hidden from anyone. He owns a Ducati model worth $19,000.
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Early Life & Education
Justin Theroux was born on 10 August 1971 in Washington D.C., United States, to mother Phyllis Grissim, an author and essayist and father Eugene Albert, a lawyer. His father is a half French and half Italian and his mother has German, English, Spanish and Dutch ancestry. He has a younger brother named Sebastian. From his mother’s side, he is the great-great-grandson of H.B Hollins, a banker, and railroad magnate of his time.
Theroux did his schooling at Lafayette Elementary School, Annunciation School, and the Field School, all in United States. He then attended Buxton High School in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and that’s where he began acting. In 1993, he graduated from Bennington College in Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts and drama.
Theroux debuted his filmography with the independent film I Shot Andy Warhol in 1996. Since then he has appeared in numerous comedy films such as Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997), Zoolander (2001), Broken Hearts Club (2000), and The Baxter (2005).
Theroux made an appearance in the psychological horror film American Psycho in 2000. He also featured in the film versions of cult television shows Strangers with Candy and Miami Vice, as well as starred in two films by Davis Lynch, Mulholland Drive (2000), and Inland Empire (2006).
On His Directorial Course
Theroux took a break from acting by 2006 to focus on movie producing and directing. He successfully made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy, Dedication (2007), which premiered in Sundance Film Festival in 2007. He also co-wrote and produced the Zoolander 2 and reprised his role in the sequel.
Theroux made his return to acting in 2011 with the movie, Your Highness, where he played an evil wizard who abducted a princess. In 2012, he was starred in the comedy film, Wanderlust, starring Jennifer Aniston as a leader of a hippie commune.
Theroux featured in the mystery thriller drama film The Girl on the Train starring Emily Blunt. Here, he played Tom Watson, the ex-husband of protagonist, Racheal. In 2017, he played a cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Master Codebreaker.
Justin Theroux has an amazing voice which he has put to economic use in several movies. He lent his voice to the evil Lord Garmadon in The Lego Ninjago Movie. He also voiced Tramp in Disney animated remake film Lady and the Tramp (2019), and Dropkick in Bumblebee (2018).
Aside his performances on movies, Theroux has also performed in a variety of television shows. He guest-starred in a number of shows in 1998 including the legal comedy-drama, Ally McBeal, where he played Raymond Brown, and as Jared in the romantic comedy, Sex and the City. Later that year, he briefly appeared in the sitcom, Spin City, as Pete and in the TV film, Sirens.
Theroux also featured in the American crime drama, The District, in 2004 for 27 episodes, and played a recurring role as Joe in the third and fourth seasons of romantic comedy, Six Feet Under. He did a role in the HBO miniseries, John Adams, as John Hancock in 2008, and appeared in the three episodes of crime series, New York Undercover.
Theroux also starred in the HBO’s supernatural mystery drama, The Leftovers (2014-17). Here, he played Kevin Garvey, chief of police, dealing with a mysterious disappearance of 2% world population. The series premiered on June 29, 2014.
Theroux appeared as various characters in 2 episodes of At Home with Amy Sedaris (2017), and in 2018, was cast to play a lead in the Netflix comedy miniseries, Maniac, opposite Emma Stone. He portrayed James Mantleray, a savant neurochemist in the show.
In 2019, Theroux appeared in an episode of Rick and Morty, and executive produced a live television event called Live in Front of a Studio Audience in 2019 for which he won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live).
Theroux has many upcoming projects. He will play Fox in the Apple television series The Mosquito Coast, which is an adaptation of the novel of the same title.
What Movies Has Justin Theroux Written?
Justin Theroux is a skilled screenwriter. He is known for the films, Tropic Thunder (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Zoolander 2 (2016) and Rock of Ages (2012).
Actor Justin Theroux was briefly married to actress Jennifer Aniston (2015-18). Both met on the set of Wanderlust and started dating in 2011. They got engaged in August 2012, after over a year of dating, and later wedded at their $22 million Bel-air mansion in August 2015 after four years of being together.
Sadly, their seemingly perfect love story came to an end when they decided to pull the plug on their wedding bliss two years later, much to the surprise of fans. In February 2018, the stars confirmed their separation in a joint statement given to the Associated Press. Their divorce was finalized in April 2019.
There were different rumors as to why one of Hollywood’s most high-profile couples separated. Majority of the sentiments however leaned towards their incompatibility which they failed to notice prior to their marriage – probably due to their hectic schedules. But whatever the case, their decision to part was mutual and they did so on a friendly note. Even after separation they maintain a deep respect for each other and a good rapport.
Justin Theroux’s Rumored Girlfriends
Before shacking up with Aniston, Justin Theroux’s girlfriend was Heidi Bivens for 14 years till 2011 who was a stylist. Post divorce, Justin was rumoured to date several women. One of the most plausible of those rumors was that Justin Theroux’s new girlfriend is Petra Collins. Both were spotted together many times and Justin even appeared on Collin’s Instagram feed one week before his divorce with Aniston.
Interesting Facts About Justin Theroux
- In his early 20s, Theroux moved to New York to become an artist.
- Before his acting career took off, he used to paint murals and billboards.
- Theroux did voice work for the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’.
- He Loves pit bulls and owned four of them. His current dog, Kuma was rescued after Hurricane Harvey.
- He is a cousin of British American filmmaker, Louis Theroux.
In 2015, Justin Theroux won Lab School of Washington Award for Outstanding Achiever and Online Film and Television Association Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2017. In 2019, he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for producing TV event Live in Front of a Studio Audience.
Age, Height, Weight
|Height||1.75 m. (175cm)|
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