Joshua Jackson whose real name is Joshua Carter Jackson is a Canadian-American actor, popular for his portrayal as Charlie Conway in Mighty Ducks. He also gained praise for his role as Pacey Witter in the television series Dawson’s Creek.
What Is the Net Worth of Joshua Jackson?
As of February 2022, the actor has a net worth of $12 million. He has given many best performances.
Jackson was born on June 11, 1978, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is the son of John and Fiona. His father is from Texas whereas his mother is a casting director. He has a younger sister along with two elder half brothers named Jonathan and Lyman.
He went to attend Ideal Mini School and thereafter he changed his school and attended Kitsilano Secondary School. He studied high school with actor Ryan Reynolds.
Jackson said in an interview that he was banished from his high school once due to The Jon Stewart Show: “[The show] played, at least where I grew up, at 1:30 in the morning, so I would stay up at night to watch Jon Stewart, but then I’d be too tired—or too lazy—to go to school in the morning. So, I’d just take the first couple of classes off, ’cause I wanted to be fresh when I got there.”
Jackson and his co-star Katie Holmes from Dawson’s Creek were in a relationship and the actress had confirmed that he was her first love.
Then, in 2006, the actor started seeing German actress Diane Kruger but the duo parted their ways after spending 10 years together in 2016. In 2018, he confirmed his relationship with actress Jodie Turner-Smith and the couple married in 2019 December and welcomed their daughter in April 2020.
He has a childhood home in California and earlier he used to stay in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the shooting for Dawson’s Creek was done, and in New York where filming for Fringe was done. He relocated to Vancouver in 2009 to film 4 seasons of the series.
Jackson began his acting career with a small role in the 1991 film Crooked Hearts. In the subsequent year, he portrayed the character of Charlie in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
He also featured in Kevin Williamson’s Dawson’s Creek as Pacey Witter. Furthermore, he also featured in many films along with Cruel Intentions, The Laramie Project, The Safety of Objects, The Skulls, and a small role in the remake of Ocean’s Eleven.
Right after the end of Dawson’s Creek in 2003, he landed the lead role in movies besides Harvey Keitel, Dennis Hopper, and Donald Sutherland. The actor relocated to the United Kingdom in 2005 and made his stage debut on the London West End alongside Patrick Stewart in David Mamet’s two-man play, A Life in the Theatre.
The play turned out to be successful and ran from February to April 2005. He said that he would think of getting back to the stage, to give a try to Broadway. The next movie in which he appeared was Emilio Estevez’s Bobby.
Jackson portrayed a lead role in Shutter, which is a US remake of a Thai horror movie of the same title. He appeared as well as served as executive producer in One Week which is the Canadian independent movie and opened on March 6, 2009.
Jackson landed the lead role of Peter Bishop in the sci-fi series titled Fringe which was created by JJ Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.
He was nominated for the movie One Week for Best Performance and he took home the award.
Jackson featured in the IFC movie Inescapable in 2013 alongside Marisa Tomei and Alexander Siddig.
He penned the first story titled “Peter and the Machine” which was inspired by the comic book trilogy titled Beyond the Fringe. He appeared in the hit TV show The Affair in which he portrayed the role of Cole Lockhart.
He made his theatrical debut in 2018 on Broadway in Children of a Lesser God in which he portrayed James Leeds who is an unusual teacher at a school for the deaf who is involved in a complex professional and romantic relationship with an ex-deaf student, Sarah Norman (played by Lauren Ridloff). This play ran till May 2018.
He appeared in the Netflix drama miniseries in 2018 titled When They See Us where he portrayed the role of defense attorney Mickey Joseph. Later that year, he starred in Hulu’s miniseries titled Little Fires Everywhere alongside Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.
Jackson also appeared in Dr. Death which is inspired by the podcast of the same title where he played the character of Christopher Duntsch who is a neurosurgeon.
This year, Jackson is all set to appear in the lead role of Paramount plus series Fatal Attraction with Lizzy Caplan, which is based on the 1987 erotic psychological thriller film of the same title.
Awards and Recognitions
Jackson has received many nominations and also won several of them. In 1999, he won an award by Teen Choice Award for his performance Dawson’s Creek, in 2000 and 2001 also he won an award for the same show.
In 2000, he won an award for Male Superstar of Tomorrow. In 2005, he won the award for Best Actor at Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival for Aurora Borealis, and the subsequent year he won the award for Best Ensemble of the Year at the Hollywood Film Festival for Bobby.
In 2010, Jackson won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role at Genie Awards for One Week.
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