Joshua Jackson Biography: Age, Wife, Movies, Net Worth, Children, Height, Ex, TV Shows, Parents

Posted By Lorenza Nicholas March 9, 2024


Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a famous Canadian actor who has cut his teeth in the film industry. He has gained popularity from appearing in successful television shows such as Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003), Fringe (2008-2013), The Affair (2014-2018), Dr Death (2021), amongst others. 

He has also appeared in successful movies such as Urban Legend (1998), Apt Pupil (1998), Cruel Intentions (1999), The Skulls (2000), Bobby (2006), and many others. Joshua Jackson won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 2010.

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Full Name: Joshua Carter Jackson
Stage Name: Joshua Jackson
Born: 11 June 1978 (age 45 years old)
Place of Birth: Vancouver, Canada
Nationality: Canadian, American
Education: Ideal Mini School
Height: 1.88 m
Parents: John Carter, Fiona Jackson
Siblings: Aisleagh Jackson, Jonathan Carter, Lyman Carter
Spouse: Jodie Turner-Smith (m. 2019-2023)
Girlfriend • Partner: Lupita Nyong’o (2024), Alyssa Julya Smith (2018), Shafia West (2017), Crystal Reed (2016), Diane Kruger (2006-2016), Rosario Dawson (2002-2003), Brittany Daniel (1999-2000), Katie Holmes (1998-1999), Margot Finley (1996-1997)
Children: Juno Rose Diana Jackson
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $12 million-$15 million (USD)

Early Life

Joshua Jackson was born on June 11, 1978, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He gained Canadian citizenship at birth. He has American and Irish ancestry. His father, John Jackson, is an American originally from Texas, while his mother, Fiona Jackson, is a native of Ballyfermot, Ireland. Fiona emigrated to North America in the late 1960s. 

Jackson has a younger sister named Aisleagh Jackson and two older half brothers, Jonathan Carter and Lyman Carter. Although born in Canada, Joshua Jackson spent his early years in California, United States. He lived in California State until he was eight before moving to Vancouver with his mother and younger sister. 

Growing up, Jackson‘s parents raised him Catholic and developed a fondness for the Arts from an early age. By the time he was in his senior year in high school, he aspired to be an actor. Jackson‘s mum supported his dream to build a career in the film industry, just like herself. Fiona Jackson worked as a Casting Director in the film industry.


Before switching to Kitsilano Secondary School, Joshua Jackson attended Ideal Mini School for his formal education. 

The famous actor attended high school with Hollywood Superstar Ryan Reynolds


Joshua Jackson‘s acting career began with a small role in the 1991 film Crooked Hearts. His performance in this role paved the way for him to secure more acting gigs in the industry. The following year, he secured the coveted spot of playing the lead role of Charlie in the musical version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Later, he joined the William Morris Agency, thanks to the help of casting director Laura Kennedy

It wasn’t long before Jackson secured the role of Charlie in The Mighty Ducks series, where he portrayed the character of a young and aspiring hockey player. Afterward, he appeared as Pacey Witter on the television show Dawson’s Creek. Between 1998 and 2009, Jackson appeared in numerous movies over the years. Notable mentions include Cruel IntentionsThe SkullsThe Safety of ObjectsThe Laramie ProjectGossipAmericanoShadows in the SunAurora BorealisBobbyOne Week, and Shutter

By 2009, Joshua Jackson was already an established face in Hollywood and had joined the top league of actors in the industry. He had carved a name for himself as a successful television and film actor. From 2008 to 2013, he played the lead role of Peter Bishop in the science-fiction series Fringe. He also played the role of Cole Lockhart in the successful television show The Affair. In March 2018, Jackson made his theatrical debut on Broadway in Children of a Lesser God. He played the role of James Leeds, an unconventional teacher in a school for the deaf. 

Between 2019 and 2020, Joshua Jackson played lead roles in two successful miniseries – When They See Us and Little Fires EverywhereJackson‘s Canadian Independent Film One Week performance helped him win the 2010 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. 


  • Dawson’s Creek
  •  Fringe
  • The Affair 
  • Dr Death 
  • One Week
  • Urban Legend 
  •  Apt Pupil 
  • Cruel Intentions 
  • The Skulls 
  •  Bobby 
  • The Safety of Objects
  • The Laramie Project
  • Gossip
  •  Americano
  • Shadows in the Sun
  •  Aurora Borealis
  • Shutter
  • When They See Us
  • Little Fires Everywhere

Awards & Nominations

Joshua Jackson has been nominated for numerous awards in the past two decades.

In 1999, he won the Choice TV Actor category at the Teen Choice Awards for his role in Dawson’s Creek. He would win the same category consecutively in 2000 and 2001. 

In 2006, he went home with the Best Ensemble of the Year at the Hollywood Film Festival. More so, he won the 2010 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. 

Personal Life

Joshua Jackson‘s relationship life has received intense attention from the media because of his romance with famous actresses. He was once in a relationship with Katie Holmes, his co-star in Dawson’s Creek. The duo dated during the first two seasons of the show. 

Later, Jackson dated German actress Diane Kruger from 2006 to 2016. After separating from KrugerJackson began a romantic relationship with British actress Jodie Turner-Smith in 2018. The couple got married on August 18, 2019, and their union was blessed with a daughter, Juno Rose Diana Jackson, who was born in April 2020.

In 2023, Joshua Jackson‘s marriage to Jodie Turner-Smith hit the rocks. In October 2023, news broke out that Turner-Smith had filed for divorce from Jackson. After the dissolution of his marriage, Jackson began dating actress Lupita Nyong’o. The duo confirmed their romantic relationship in December 2023. 

Joshua Jackson is the owner of his childhood home in Topanga, California. The actor is a big fan of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team. He has lived in New York City, North Carolina, and Vancouver as an adult. 


Joshua Jackson has dated Alyssa Julya Smith in 2018, Shafia West in 2017, Crystal Reed in 2016, Diane Kruger from 2006 to 2016, Rosario Dawson from 2002 to 2003, Brittany Daniel from 1999 to 2000, Katie Holmes from 1998 to 1999, and Margot Finley from 1996 to 1997.

Lupita Nyong’o and Joshua Jackson are currently in a relationship.

Net Worth

Joshua Jackson is one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors of Canadian origin. He has amassed a sizable fortune from appearing in television shows and films. 

He is estimated to have a net worth of $12 million to $15 million (USD).

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