Jack Huston Biography

Jack Huston is a popular American film and television actor. This biography profiles his childhood, life, acting career, achievements and timeline.

Jack Huston
Quick Facts

Birthday: December 7, 1982

Nationality: British

Famous: Twilight Cast Actors

Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Also Known As: Jack Alexander Huston

Born in: King's Lynn, United Kingdom

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Shannan Click (2011–)

father: Tony Huston

mother: Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley

children: Cypress Night Huston, Sage Lavinia Huston

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Born in one of the oldest and the most prestigious families of Hollywood, Jack Huston has made a niche for himself in the film industry by his great acting skills. The swashbuckling actor has been part of multiple projects both on the big screens as well as the small screen. He hails from a family that boasts of many actors and directors dating back generations. Coming from such a family, it was always expected of him to don the acting or directing hat. He did not disappoint and his first role came at a young age of 22. Since then, Jack has been part of many films and television projects and has always amazed the audience and the critics alike with his performances. In his more than a decade long career, he has done a number of wide-ranging roles, which speaks volumes about his versatility as an actor. Other than onscreen acting, he is also interested in stage acting, which he does in between his onscreen committments, and lending voice to musicals.

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Jack Huston
Childhood & Early Life
  • Jack Alexander Huston was born on the 7th of December 1982, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. He is the only child of Lady Margot Lavina Cholmondelev and Walter Anthony Huston, or as he was popularly called, Tony Huston. Tony himself is an actor, writer and screen director who has been involved with the film industry for a long time.
  • His ancestry is a well documented and an interesting one. He has Irish, Scottish, English and Italian ancestry from his father’s side. His grandfather was John Huston, a movie director and his great-grandfather was the famous Canadian actor Walter Huston. From his mother’s side, he has got Iraqi, Indian, German and American ancestry.
  • Jack, born and brought up in England, is the only person in the Huston family who speaks in a natural British accent. Unlike his other relatives, who were primarily American by birth and upbringing, Jack’s British demeanor makes him a rather unusual person in the Huston family.
  • Acting was in his blood and he started making an impact from a very young age. His first acting gig was playing the eponymous character in a school play, ‘Peter Pan’, at the age of six. He also attended a drama institute, Hurtwood House, in his later years.
  • He spent his early years in England, where he acquired his natural British accent. He did a few jobs on the stage there, before his family moved to America.
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  • Jack’s first shot on television came in 2004, when he portrayed the role of Flavius in the TV series ‘Spartacus’ on the USA network. His clean looks, natural English accent, and good acting skills immediately got recognition, and it marked the beginning of a successful acting career.
  • The chance to work on the big screen came soon afterward. In 2006, he played an important part in the film ‘Factory Girl’. The movie was a biopic of Edie Sedgwick, an American model, and Jack portrayed the role of poet Gerard Malanga in it.
  • Other movies followed and he played various roles in movies like Shrooms (2008), Outlander (2008), Shrink (2009) and Garden of Eden (2010). He also made an appearance as Royce King II in the third movie of the blockbuster Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The subject and the roles he played in these movies varied greatly, and he impressed everyone with his versatility. His role in Garden of Eden, an erotic drama, where he plays an eccentric writer got major acclaims from around the world.
  • Huston returned to the small-screen with BBC/Masterpiece’s Miss Austen Regrets in 2008 and Eastwick in 2009. However, the role that left a mark came in 2010 in HBO’s Broadway Empire, where he played a physically and emotionally disfigured survivor of the First World War who became a hired gun after returning. His role became a recurring one in the series which appeared in five episodes of the first season. Many believe that this is the best work he has done on screen.
  • The following year saw Huston playing a part in Al Pacino’s directorial venture Wild Salome. Many other movies came his way, which included Not Fade Away, Two Jacks, which was an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Leo Tolstoy, and Night Train to Lisbon. In 2013, he was a part of David O. Russell’s American Hustle, a FBI flick also starring Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper.
  • Apart from the celluloid, Huston has also been involved in other forms of art. In John Zorn’s 2012 music album A Vision of Blakelight, a tribute to the late poet William Blake, he played the part of the narrator. The following year, he returned to the stage at London’s Gielgud Theatre when he essayed the role of Charles Bruno in Strangers on a Train. He also did a modeling gig, also featuring his dog, for GAP.
  • From 2014 to 2016, he was a part of movies like Posthumous, The Longest Ride, Hail, Ceaser! and Their Finest. He also played the title character in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur.
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  • Many films starring him are slated to release in 2017. These include Militia, Berlin, I Love You, An Actor Prepares and Above Suspicion. He is also a part of a sci-fi adventure video game, Squadron 42, which is also set to release in 2017.
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Major Works
  • It is believed that he displayed his best acting talent in Boardwalk Empire. He has won a number of awards and nominations for his excellent portrayal of the war veteran turned criminal, Richard Harrow.
  • He played Judah Ben-Hur in the 2016 remake of the classic. Although the movie was not very successful, Jack’s acting in it was remarkable.
  • Huston, along with his co-actors, has won the prestigious ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’ award by the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Boardwalk Empire in 2012 and American Hustle in 2013.
  • He was nominated twice for the ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series’, for his role in Boardwalk Empire by the Online Film & Television Association.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Jack began going out with the American model, Shannan Click, in 2011 and they have been in a relationship ever since. The couple has two children- daughter Sage Lavina Huston, born on April 6, 2013, and son Cypress Night Huston, born in January 2016.
Net Worth
  • Notwithstanding his family’s money, Jack’s personal fortune stands at 5 Million US dollars.
  • On his father’s side, Jack is related to the first British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole and from his mother’s side, he is a descendant of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the founder of the internationally famous Rothschild banking dynasty.

1. American Hustle (2013)

  (Drama, Crime)

2. The Longest Ride (2015)

  (Romance, Drama)

3. Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

  (Thriller, Romance, Mystery)

4. Their Finest (2016)

  (Drama, War, Romance, Comedy)

5. Shrink (2009)

  (Drama, Comedy)

6. Kill Your Darlings (2013)

  (Drama, Biography, Thriller, Romance)

7. Factory Girl (2006)

  (Biography, Drama)

8. Mr. Nice (2010)

  (Crime, Biography, Drama, Comedy)

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- March 14, 2017

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