Jai Stephen Courtney was born on the 15th March 1986, in Sydney, Australia and is a former model and an actor most famous for his appearances in the “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” TV series, as well as in action movies “Jack Reacher” (2012) and “A Good Day to Die Hard” (2013). He is also known as Eric in the movie adaptations of The Divergent Series novels saga, Kyle Reese in “Terminator Genisys” (2015) and Captain Boomerang in one of 2016’s most hyped blockbusters – “Suicide Squad”.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this Australian actor has accumulated so far? How rich Jai Courtney is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Jai Courtney’s net worth, as of late 2016, is $3 million, acquired throughout his career which has been active since 2005.
Jai Courtney Net Worth $3 million
Jai was born to Karen, a teacher, and Chris, an electricity company worker. He went to Cherrybrook Technology High School before enrolling at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Courtney debuted as an actor with the role of Alex in the short but controversial film “Boys Grammar” in 2005. However, Jay didn’t secure another acting role ‘til 2008 when he appeared in two Australian television series – “All Saints” and “Packed to the Raffters”.
Ever since, things have gone better for Jay, and he started to get more and more roles, in movies as well as in TV series. These engagements provided the basis for Jay Courtney’s overall net worth.
The real breakthrough in Jay Courtney’s career came in 2010 when he got the memorable role of Varro – a Roman who sold himself to the bloody circus of the gladiator’s arena in “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”; he appeared in 10 episodes of the first season of the series. His next notable appearance came in the role of the bad guy opposing Tom Cruise in the 2012 action thriller “Jack Reacher”. Just a year later, Jai appeared as Bruce Willis’ character’s son in another action movie, “A Good Day to Die Hard”. All these ventures, besides adding a significant sum to his overall fortune, have helped Jai Courtney to establish himself in the world of movie acting.
In 2014, Jai landed the leading role in Australian fantasy horror film “I, Frankenstein”. Later in the same year, he was cast in the role of Eric Coulter, the leader of the faction Dauntless in a post-apocalyptic world in “Divergent”. In 2015 he reprised the same role in the sequel entitled “Insurgent”. Subsequently, Jai Courtney opposed Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator Genisys”. It is certain, that all these engagements increased Jai Courtney’s overall net worth by a large margin.
The latest professional engagement of Jai Courtney is his appearance as Captain Boomerang in one of the most anticipated movies of 2016, DC Comics’ “Suicide Squad”, in which he starred alongside Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. This appearance has raised Jai’s popularity as well as his overall net worth.
When it comes to his personal life, it has been publicly acknowledged that Jai Courtney was in a relationship with Australian actress Gemma Pranita which lasted between 2006 and 2013. Currently, he is in a relationship with Mecki Dent, and resides in Los Angeles, California, USA.
He graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
In 2008, Courtney had a lead role in the hit Australian series "Packed to the Rafters" and a guest lead in the popular "All Saints." He was in the comedy feature To Hell & Bourke and several short films.
My mum is a school teacher and my dad is an electrician.
I don't know if I'm an action star or if that's just how things are shaping up. I would hate to be boxed into that forever, but it's probably just a strength as far as my type goes, and I'm fine with that.
I was too young to be an avid enthusiast for the franchise, but like billions of people I remember as a child sitting around with the family on a Friday night with pizza and popcorn and a 'Die Hard' movie on.
When you're working with people you've seen in hundreds of films... it's a bit crazy to step outside yourself for a minute and think, 'This is surreal.' But I try not to get too bogged down in that.
I started coming to L.A. as often as I could, for three months on and three months off, because immigration kicks you out after 90 days.
I was a bit of a show-off in school and loved playing dress-up, and my passion for it just grew as I got older.
I was always realistic about the fact I wanted to be involved with big films.
I'm not someone who has a lengthy attention span, and that applies to my exercise routine as well.
I've always played sport. I played rugby, I was involved in athletics, I played cricket... I'm an outdoors kind of guy.