• Jamie Linden is a screenwriter and director with a net worth of over $1.5 million
• He went to Lake Howell High School and Florida State University
• He wrote the screenplays for "We Are Marshall", "Dear John", and "10 Years" which he also directed
• He is in a long-term relationship with Canadian actress Rachel McAdams
• He does not have any online accounts

Who is Jamie Linden?

Jamie Linden was born on 3 September 1980, in Winter Park, Florida, USA, and is a screenwriter as well as a director, probably best known for being the writer of the 2010 film entitled “Dear John”. He was also the writer of the film “We Are Marshall”, and the independent film “10 Years” which he also directed.

The Net Worth of Jamie Linden

How rich is Jamie Linden? As of mid-2024, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $5 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry. His wealth has also been potentially elevated thanks to his long term relationship with Canadian actress Rachel McAdams, who has a net worth estimated to be over $16 million. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Jamie grew up in Winter Park near Orlando though there are very few details shared about his family. He attended Lake Howell High School which is located in Winter Park, and is known for numerous notable alumni, including WhatsApp founder Brian Acton, and actor Scott Porter.

After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Florida State University, taking up a major in marketing and media production in the College of Communication. The university is located in Tallahassee and was founded in 1851, making it the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state.

Career Beginnings

After graduating from college, Linden and three other friends travelled to Hollywood, California to become part of the audience for the game show “The Price of Right”. The game show revolves around contestants trying to accurately price merchandise to win cash and prizes.

Jamie Linden

Contestants are often selected from the studio audience; Jamie was selected to compete, and won $5000 as well as a Tuscan wine server cart. He took this as a sign that he should stay in Hollywood. Following his appearance he became a screenwriter, and began working at Mirage Enterprises.

The film production company was founded by director and producer Sydney Pollack for whom Linden worked as an assistant. He also worked as an assistant to Anthony Minghella, and during this time became obsessed about the story of the 1960 Southern Airways Flight 932, the crash of which killed most of the Marshall University football team.

He was unsuccessful in gaining several assistant positions, and so decided to write his own screenplay. He worked on the script “Things to Do Before I Die”, and was then invited to write another project for Warner Bros. This would be his chance and he pitched the story of the film “We Are Marshall”, which was released in 2006.

Other Projects

Four years after his screenwriting debut, he wrote the screenplay for “Dear John”, a romantic drama film starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, and an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Nicholas Sparks.

The story is about a soldier who falls in love with a young woman, and the two exchange letters after he’s deployed to war. In 2011, he wrote and co-directed the romantic comedy film “10 Years” which starred an ensemble cast featuring Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Justin Long, and Kate Mara.

Jamie’s next project would be the film “Money Monster” for which he was a screenwriter. The film stars George Clooney who works as a financial investment advisor and speculator, who is then confronted by a grief-stricken viewer who became bankrupt due to his advice.

His latest project is screenwriting the film “Chaos Walking” starring Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, and Mads Mikkelsen, which is a science fiction film based on the novel “The Knife of Never Letting Go”, one the trilogy of books collectively called “Chaos Walking” by Patrick Ness.

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, it’s known that Linden has been in a relationship with actress Rachel McAdams since 2016. She is well known for her work in films such as “The Hot Chick”, “Mean Girls”, “The Time Traveler’s Wife”, and “Doctor Strange”.

The couple have a son born in 2018, and  daughter in 2020.

The couple have a child together. He was also a groomsman at the wedding of actor Scott Porter held in 2013. The two were schoolmates together at Lake Howell High School. He was previously romantically connected with actress Zooey Deschanel from 2012 to 2014.

One of the reasons why there is very limited information about him is due to the lack of any online presence. He does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

While he has preferred to keep a low profile despite his career in the entertainment industry, he’s recently attracted a lot of attention due to his relationship with McAdams, and their child. His girlfriend also doesn’t have any online accounts, but lives a very public life due to the nature of her career as an actress. She expressed during an interview that she had wanted to become a mother for a long time now, and feels that Linden will be a good father.

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