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It’s quite easy for movie lovers to recognize Thomas Jane, a sensational American actor with undeniable on-screen presence. His handsome, everyman good looks have earned him several roles on both the small and big screens. Thomas has appeared in all sorts of movies from low-budget Indian movies to high budget Hollywood films.
He is known for movies like; the 1997 Boogie Nights, Deep Blue Sea which came in 1999, The Thin Red Line which hit the big screen in 1998. He was also a part of 2004 The Punisher, The Mist (2007), 1922 – released in 2017 and his latest movie The Predator (2018). His roles on TV include, but not limited to The Expanse, Hung and 61*. He founded Raw Studio – an entertainment company he leverages on to release his comic books. His first attempt at directing a movie was accomplished on the set of Dark Country (2009) in which he also played a starring role.
Biography of Thomas Jane
The actor was born in Baltimore, Maryland on the 22nd of February 1969 to Thomas Elliott Jr. who earned a living as a genetic engineer. His mum is Cynthia Jane whose maiden name Thomas bears because according to him, he likes bearing a woman’s first name as his surname. The popular actor is of American nationality but boasts of a mixed ancestry of Scottish, Irish, Jewish and German. He attended Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School but had to drop out at 17 to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
There is no information on the actor’s salary but we have it from a reliable source that his net worth is pegged at a healthy $16 million. This doesn’t come as a surprise as he has been around the movie industry since the ’80s.
Interesting Facts About Thomas Jane
The veteran actor’s first matrimonial relationship was with famed actress Aysha Hauer whom he married on the 19th of December 1989, the duo co-starred in a few movies before the end of their marriage in1995. From 1998 to 2001, he was officially engaged to Olivia d’Abo after they met through a mutual friend in 2001. His second spouse Patricia Arquette came on board through their 2002 engagement. While they were still deciding how to get to the altar, their daughter Harlow Olivia Calliope came into existence on 20th of February 2003. The couple finally tied the nuptial knot at the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo in Venice, Italy on the 25th of June 2006.
Their union began to shake in January 2009 when Patricia filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences, but they soon mended their differences which resulted in Patricia’s withdrawal of the divorce proceedings on the 9th of July 2009. However, the divorce petition was rekindled and finalized on the 1st of July 2011. Both got joint custody of their daughter.
Achievements and Awards
Thomas has won a few prestigious awards which include; 1997 FFCC Award for Best Ensemble Cast for his movie Boogie Nights, in 2005 he bagged the NAVGTR Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Lead for his role in Gun. He also won a 1998 Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble for his effort in The Thin Red Line.
Thomas Jane stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and currently weighs 72 kg in body mass. In 2004, he gained around 40 pounds in weight and had to undergo rigorous and brutal workout in order to turn the excess fat into muscles. This was necessary for him to be able to fit into his role in The Punisher. Thomas’ general body statistics is summarized as 42-32-15, broken down as 42 for chest, 32 for waist and 15 for biceps. The famed actor has brown hair color and hazel eyes.
Social Media Profile
The celeb actor has a tangible presence on social media. He has amassed a total of 5.3k following on Facebook, his Twitter handle has over 78.2k. Thomas Jane is also active on Instagram with a substantial following.
Thomas is actually a high school dropout, at age 17 during his penultimate year in high school, he was singled out by a couple of Indian producers searching for a young blonde American to cast as Romeo to a young Indian actress’ Juliet. It happened that the attraction that Bollywood held was stronger than the prospect of spending another year in order to accomplish his high school education. Consequently, the young Thomas Jane forfeited his education to star in the movie titled Padamati Sandhya Ragam in Madras, India. At the end of the movie’s production, he returned to the US despite some plum offers in India and the following year, the emerging star was already making major headway into the American entertainment industry.