Stephan James Bio, Movies, Height, Brother, Wife, Age, Wikipedia, Instagram, Parents, Girlfriend, TV Shows

Stephan James Biography: Movies, Height, Brother, Wife, Age, Wikipedia, Instagram, Parents, Girlfriend, TV Shows

October 9, 2021 0 Posted By Lorenza Nicholas


Stephan James (born December 16, 1993) is a 30 years old Canadian actor, model, and TV personality.

After starring in a string of television series as a teenager, he rose to prominence upon winning a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor.

The feat was achieve as a result of his role as track and field sprinter Jesse Owens in the 2016 film, Race.

Stephan James
Stephan James: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Stephan James
Born: 16 December 1993 (age 30 years old)
Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Parents: N/A
Children: N/A
Height: 1.83 m
Siblings: Shamier Anderson
Girlfriend • Wife: Not Disclosed
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $3 million

Early Life

Stephan James was born in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from Jarvis Collegiate Institute in 2011.

He is the younger brother of actor Shamier Anderson. His family is Jamaican.

In 2018, he starred in Barry Jenkins‘ acclaimed drama film, If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name.

Also that year, Stephan James portrayed Walter Cruz in the Amazon series, Homecoming, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination.


Stephan James got his start in television with a recurring role for two seasons on the long-running Canadian teen series, Degrassi. After leaving Degrassi, Stephan James played various supporting roles on television, including How To Be Indie, Clue, and My Babysitter was a Vampire in 2011, and The Listener and The LA Complex in 2012. Also, in 2011, he played a supporting role in the ABC Family made-for-TV movie, 12 Dates of Christmas.

Stephan James landed his first significant feature film role playing opposite Tatyana Ali and Fefe Dobson in the Canadian film, Home Again (2012), in which he played a Jamaican deportee. Although the film received mixed reviews, The Globe and Mail gave Stephan James‘ performance a positive review, calling it “heartbreaking.”

In addition, Stephan James garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards for his performance, though he ultimately lost to Serge Kanyinda.

In 2013, Stephan James was cast as civil rights activist John Lewis in Ava Duvernay‘s Martin Luther King Jr. film, Selma (2014), which was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. However, when asked about the proposed “snubs,” the film received from the Academy.

In 2015, he guest-starred in the CBC television mini-series, The Book of Negroes, based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Lawrence Hill. At the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Stephan James was named one of the industry’s foremost “Rising Stars.” In celebration of Black History Month, Stephan James was named by CBC as one of their ‘6 Black Canadian Culture-Makers,’ citing Oprah Winfrey as one of his biggest influences.

In 2016, Stephan James starred in the lead role of African-American track and field sprinter Jesse Owens in the biopic Race (2016) opposite Jason Sudeikis, replacing Star Wars star John Boyega. For his role in Race, Stephan James won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor.

In 2017, Stephan James played DOJ prosecutor Preston Terry in the FOX limited series, Shots Fired. In 2018, he starred in Barry Jenkins‘ film adaptation of the James Baldwin novel If Beale Street Could Talk, which was nominated for several Academy Awards. Also that year, he portrayed Walter Cruz, opposite Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, and Shea Whigham, in the Amazon series, Homecoming.

Stephan James received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in Homecoming.


  • 2012 Home Again
  • 2014 Perfect Sisters, The Dependables, When the Game Stands Tall, Selma.
  • 2015 Lost After Dark, Across the Line.
  • 2016 Race
  • 2018 If Beale Street Could Talk
  • 2019 21 Bridges
  • 2021 National Champions

Social Media

We can follow Stephan James on Instagram with the handle – @StephanJames

Personal Life

Stephan James and his brother, fellow actor Shamier Anderson, founded a non-profit called B.L.A.C.K. Canada (Building a Legacy in Acting, Cinema + Knowledge) in 2016.

In December 2020, they announced an extension of the organization called The Black Academy, which showcases Black talent across Canada in the arts, culture, entertainment, and sports.

Stephan James explained, “We’re not short of talent, but we are short of opportunities. And so we can only hope that The Black Academy will continue to elevate and inspire the Anglophone and Francophone communities to come together and have one place in which they can build on what they’ve already started and be celebrated and honored for it, rightfully so.”

The organization’s vision includes building a coalition of supporters who can provide funding, mentorship, programming, and awards to support Black excellence in Canada.

Stephan James has a girlfriend that he decided to keep off the media. There has been photo of the couples hanging out together and sharing magic moments too.

Net Worth

Stephan James is a Canadian actor who has a net worth of $3 million. He is perhaps best known for starring as Jesse Owens in the film, Race.

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