Who is JJ Feild?
British-American actor John Joseph ‘JJ’ Feild was born in Boulder, Colorado USA, on 1 April 1978, making Aries his zodiac sign. He has 53 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for portraying James Montgomery Falsworth in the critically acclaimed 2011 action science fiction adventure movie “Captain America: The First Avenger”, which starred Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving, and was directed by Joe Johnston. It follows rejected military soldier Steve Rogers who’s been injected with ‘super-soldier serum’, and has now become Captain America; the movie won four of its 50 award nominations.
JJ’s also known for being the boyfriend of famous Canadian actress Neve Adrianne Campbell.
Education and early life
JJ was raised in London, England alongside his younger sister and two older brothers, by their father Reshad Feild who was born as Richard Timothy Feild and was an author, mystic, musician and spiritual teacher; Reshad died on 31 May 2016, aged 82. The name and profession of JJ’s mother hasn’t been revealed; she and Reshad moved to London when JJ was six months old, later divorced and both remarried.
JJ became passionate about acting while attending Fine Arts College (high school) in London; he appeared in many school plays, and was also passionate about playing soccer and dancing. He matriculated in 1995, a year earlier than his peers, and in 1996 enrolled at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art (London), graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2000.
Roles in TV series
JJ’s debut TV series role was playing Jonno in the 1999 episode “Kindness of Strangers” of the crime comedy “Hearbeat”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode of the historical mystery “Masterpiece”, the crime drama “The Bill” and the drama “Hope & Glory”.
In 2001, he starred as Young Jack in both episodes of the adventure fantasy mini-series “Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story”, which also starred Vanessa Redgrave and Matthew Modine, and follows Jack Robinson as he’s trying to fix his ancestor’s mistakes; the mini-series won three of its seven award nominations. JJ was then cast to play supporting characters in the crime mystery “Poirot”, the crime mystery “Waking the Dead”, and the drama mini-series “To the Ends of the Earth”.
In 2009, he portrayed Tom Stafford in two episodes of the drama “Pure Mule: The Last Weekend”, which starred Garrett Lombard and Charlene McKenna, and follows Jen who’s returned to London after four years of being away, to bury her mother; the series was nominated for seven awards.
From 2014 through 2016, JJ starred as Charles Guyette in the biographical historical drama “Professor Marston & the Wonder Woman”, which starred Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall, and was written and directed by Angela Robinson. It follows the life of psychologist William Moulton Marston, especially his relationship with his mistress who inspired him to create superhero Wonder Woman; the series was nominated for eight awards.
Some of JJ’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2020 episode “The (Power) Ballad of Caitlin Jones” of the romantic science fiction “Soulmates”, nine episodes of the 2021 family adventure “Lost in Space” and eight episodes of the 2022 mystery science fiction “The Peripheral”.
Roles in movies
JJ’s debut film role was playing Jim in the 2000 drama “The Railway Children”, while in 2001 he could then have been seen appearing in the comedy “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and the drama “Last Orders”, and the historical thriller “K-19: The Widowmaker” in 2002.
The year 2003 saw him play the lead character Tulse Luper in the biographical adventure “The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story”, which also starred Raymond J. Barry and Michele Bernier, and was written and directed by Peter Greenaway; it follows the life of war veteran and author Tulse Luper, and the film won one of its two award nominations. JJ reprised his role in the sequels “Antwerp” in 2003, and in 2004 “Vaux to the Sea” and “From Sark to the Finish”.
He portrayed Henry Tilney in the 2007 romantic drama “Northanger Abbey” based on the novel by Jane Austen, which starred Geraldine James and Michael Judd, and was directed by Jon Jones. It follows a young woman who loves Gothic novels, and the film was nominated for only a single award. The remainder of the 2000s saw JJ appear in the 2007 crime adventure “The Shadow in the North”, the 2008 biographical musical “Telstar: The Joe Meek Show” and the 2009 action fantasy adventure “Blood: The Last Vampire”.
The year 2013 saw him portray one of the lead characters Mr. Henry Nobley in the popular romantic comedy “Austenland”, which also starred Keri Russell and Jennifer Coolidge, and was written and directed by Jerusha Hess. It follows a woman who’s become obsessed with the book “Pride and Prejudice” also by Jane Austen, and the film was nominated for just a single award.
Some of JJ’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2018 drama “The Etruscan Smile”, the critically acclaimed 2019 biographical action “Ford v Ferrari”, and the 2022 romantic drama “Prisoners of Paradise”.
JJ Feild as Miles in the heartbreaking drama, Third Star.
Recent: #NewAmsterdam #LostinSpace2 #LostinSpace #FordvFerrari #TurnUpCharlie #turnamc #turnwashingtonsspies #theetruscansmile #theromanoffs #SoulmatesAMC
— JJ Feild Fans (@JJFeildFans) October 6, 2020
JJ sang the song “Dreams Do Come True” in the 2008 movie “Telstar: The Joe Meek Story”.
He received special thanks for five episodes of the 2022 documentary series “Icons Unearthed”.
Some of JJ’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Home & Family”, “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, and “Icons Unearthed”.
Awards and nominations
JJ’s won a single award: a 2018 Boston Film Festival Prize for Best Ensemble Cast, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “The Etruscan Smile”.
Love life and relationships
JJ prefers to keep his family away from media, but some details about his relationship with Neve Adrianne Campbell have still been shared; she’s appeared in 66 movies and TV series, but is perhaps still known best for starring as Sidney in the 1996 horror mystery movie “Scream”. Neve’s won seven of her 19 award nominations.
The two revealed in March 2012 that they were expecting a child together, and Neve gave birth to their son Caspian Feild in August, while they adopted their second son Raynor Feild in January 2018.
There are no other women whom JJ’s been with, that we know about, while it’s known that Neve was married to American non-celebrity Jeff Colt from 3 April 1995 through May 1998. She married her second husband, British actor John Andrew Light on 5 May 2007, and filed for divorce on 30 June 2010.
JJ’s in a long-term relationship with Neve Adrianne Campbell as of July 2023, and they have two sons together (one adopted).
Interesting facts and hobbies
JJ splits his time between London, England and Los Angeles, California and has homes in both cities.
He was a huge fan of Shakespeare during his youth, and while attending college often put on movies at a local pub, based on Shakespeare’s books.
When JJ was 17, he and his brother spent a year backpacking in Tibet.
One of his favorite actors is Peter O’Toole, and some of JJ’s favorite movies include “Last Orders”, “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Lion in Winter”.
JJ’s Instagram fan page is followed by close to 2,500 people, and there are 194 pictures and videos uploaded onto it; JJ doesn’t have his own Instagram account, as he dislikes social media networks in general.
He’s passionate about travelling, and has been to more than 50 countries around the world.
Summer is JJ’s favorite season, as he enjoys swimming and yachting.
Height, eyes and wealth
JJ’s age is 45. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, and weighs around 180lbs (82kgs).
JJ’s net worth’s been estimated at over $12 million, as of July 2023.