Jai Courtney is slowly becoming America’s next big action star, and in the next few years he may be what Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarznegger were for the 80’s and 90’s.
He’s been seen in some major hits like “Divergent” alongside Theo James and Shailene Woodley, “A Good Day To Die Hard,” and “Unbroken,” but his next few films may solidify his acting career and making him a household name.READ MORE: Thousands Of Students In San Bernardino City Unified Return To In-Person Classes
But before that happens, there may be a few things to know about the next great action here.
Full Name: Jai Stephen Courtney
Birthdate: March 16, 1986
Height: 6’ 1” (1.85m)
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Best Known For: The Divergent Series, Jack Reacher, A Good Day To Die Hard, Unbroken, Terminator Genisys
Little Known Facts:
-Martial ArtistREAD MORE: Harvard-Westlake To Require Students, Staff To Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Courtney trained in martial arts for his appearance in “Suicide Squad,” but the actor has been involved in a few rough sports including rugby and cricket. He says he’s always been a lover of the outdoors, and his body says so.
Courtney is definitely becoming America’s next big action star, but the actor isn’t even from America. He hails from Australia, meaning every time he’s been seen in a film thus far, he’s been masking that Aussie accent. Luckily, he’ll be able to be himself a little when he plays the Australian villain Boomerang in the upcoming “Suicide Squad.”
While Courtney is a rising actor being cast in bigger and bigger films, he comes from a more humble start with his father being an electrician and his mother being a school teacher back in Australia.
Courtney has said that he really enjoyed playing dress up when he was younger, paving the way for his future career as an actor. For him, his passion for dressing up never really went away, and now he gets paid major bucks to do it. That’s a win-win.
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