Jason Statham

Statham in 2011, image via DFree/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 26 July, 1967

Ethnicity: English

Jason Statham is an English actor, martial artist, model, and competitive diver. One of the most prominent action stars of the 21st century, he is known for his gritty, sometimes humoursly so, characters in the films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Turn It Up, Snatch (2000), John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars, The One (2001), The Transporter franchise, The Italian Job (2003), Cellular, Revolver, London, Chaos (2005), Crank, and its sequel Crank: High Voltage; War (2007), In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, The Bank Job, Death Race (2008), 13 (2010), The Expendables quadrilogy, The Mechanic, and its sequel, Mechanic: Resurrection; Blitz, Killer Elite (2011), Safe (2012), Parker, Fast & Furious 6, and its sequels, as well as spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw; Hummingbird, Homefront, Wild Card, Spy (2015), The Meg, and its sequel Meg 2: The Trench; Wrath of Man, and Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre; and the video games Red Faction II and Call of Duty. He has modeled for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi’s.

He is the son of Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry S. Statham, a market stall seller, house painter, coal miner, and singer. His family moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk during his early years. Jason practiced Chinese martial arts, kickboxing, and karate recreationally in his youth, and was a footballer and diver. He was on the U.K.’s national diving team, competing for England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

Jason has two children with his fiancée, model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Jaosn’s maternal grandfather was named Harold Yates (the son of George Yates).

Jason’s maternal grandmother was Ivy Young (the daughter of Charles Young and Anne/Ann Boddice/Bodice). Charles was the son of Charles Young and Susanna. Anne was the daughter of Arthur Boddice and Kate Beard.

Source: Genealogy of Jason Statham (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

17 Responses

  1. pookerella says:

    This is pretty weak. His parents are Americans and he was born in England after they moved there. He’s probably part English, but I doubt he’s 100%.

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