Who is Naomi Nelson?
American screenwriter and director Naomi Nelson was born in Knoxville, Tennessee USA, on 20 August 1980, making Leo her zodiac sign. She’s perhaps known best for being a former wife of Philip John Clapp, aka Johnny Knoxville, who’s a famous American actor, stuntman, screenwriter and producer, probably known best for being the star of the comedy movie stunt franchise “Jackass”.
Education and early life
Naomi was raised in Knoxville by her mother and father who prefer to be left out of media, thus she avoids speaking about them in public; her mother’s believed to be a homemaker, and her father a businessman. Naomi’s apparently an only child, as she spoken about siblings.
She studied at a local high school in Knoxville and was mostly into playing sports during her four years there, as she was a member of the school’s track and soccer teams; Naomi was into several other activities, as well, as she appeared in school plays, danced, and took creative writing lessons.
She matriculated in 1998, and then enrolled at college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2002.
Naomi worked as an assistant producer on 12 episodes (2005) of the fantasy mystery series “Carnivale”, which starred Adrienne Barbeau and Michael J. Anderson, and was created by Daniel Knauf. Set during the Great Depression, the series follows a minister and a farm boy who are about to be involved in a war between Hell and Heaven, the series aired from 2003 through 2005, and won 14 of the 40 awards for which it was nominated.
Naomi directed the short animated documentary movie “Reel Grrls 2009 Productions”, which starred Caitlin Gaylord and Payton Curtis, and is a collection of short movies created by members of the non-profit organization Reel Grrls.
She wrote and directed the 2010 short historical documentary movie “Fifth Star”, in which she also starred; it covers the moment in history when women were allowed to vote in Washington State.
Naomi then focused on raising her children, and left her acting career behind her.
Love life and marriage
Naomi and Johnny met in 2007, and although is hasn’t been disclosed how, it’s believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend.
The two exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 24 September 2010, attended by not more than 150 people; Naomi had previously given birth to their son Rocko Akira Clapp on 10 December 2009, and their daughter Arlo Clapp followed on 6 October 2011.
Naomi and Johnny separated on 24 September 2021, and their divorce was finalized in 2022.
There are no other men whom Naomi’s perhaps been with, that we know about, while it’s known that Johnny was married to Melanie Lynn Cates from 15 May 1995 through March 2008, and they have a daughter together, born on 4 January 1996.
Naomi seems to be unattached as of July 2023, has been married to Johnny Knoxville, and has two children with him.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Naomi doesn’t have an Instagram account, as she’s not a big fan of social media networks, but she’s still quite popular on the internet as various users have posted pictures of her, most of which show her spending time with Johnny and their children.
It’s believed that Johnny’s remained highly involved in raising his and Naomi’s children.
Naomi’s a philanthropist and has donated money, and volunteered with several charity organizations, while she’s mostly into helping underprivileged youth.
She loves animals, and her favorites are elephants.
Naomi likes to travel and has been to at least one country on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica.
Eddie Redmayne’s one of her favorite actors, and some of her favorite movies include “The Good Nurse”, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” and “The Theory of Everything”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Naomi’s age is 42. She has brown hair and eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (53kgs).
Naomi’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million as of July 2023, and her former husband Johnny’s at more than $50 million.
Who is her former husband Johnny?
American stuntman and actor Philip John Clapp – aka Johnny Knoxville – was born in Knoxville on 11 March 1971, making Pisces his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps known best for starring in the 2002 action comedy documentary “Jackass: The Movie”, which also starred Bam Margera and Chris Pontius, and was written and directed by Jeff Tremaine. It follows Johnny and his friends as they’re performing dangerous stunts, and the movie won one of its eight award nominations.
Johnny and his two older sisters were raised in Knoxville by their mother Lemoyne Clap – who passed away aged 79 in 2017 – and father Philip who was a car salesman, and who died aged 83 in 2018.
Johnny’s revealed that it was the novel “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac that inspired him to become an actor; he studied at South-Doyle High School and was on the school’s baseball team. He matriculated in 1989, and then moved to California in pursuit of acting roles; Johnny could’ve been seen appearing in a couple of commercials, while he also played extras in several movies and TV series.
After failing to become a popular actor and win lead roles, Johnny came up with the idea to test self-defense equipment on himself, and the magazine “Big Brother” began collaborating with him. He and American TV director and producer Jeff Tremaine came up with “Jackass”, and pitched the idea to a number of networks; MTV picked it up, and the series “Jackass” was launched in 2000.
Johnny then went on to star in the 2002 science fiction action comedy movie “Men in Black II”, and the 2005 action comedy movie “The Dukes of Hazzard”, aside from his movies “Jackass Number Two” in 2006, “Jackass 2.5” in 2007, and “Jackass 3D” in 2010.
He’s also a co-owner of the production company Dickhouse Productions, together with Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine, and in May 2014, he founded his new production company Hello Junior, which released the hit 2015 hidden camera comedy movie “Bad Grandpa”.
Johnny’s nowadays taking it easy with “Jackass”, as he’s suffered a number of injuries throughout the years.