Jai Stephen Courtney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jai went to Galston Public School, where his mom was a teacher. Finishing that, he moved to Cherrybrook Technology High School in New South Wales.
Finally, he went to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Actor, former model
- Father – Chris Courtney (Worked for an electricity company)
- Mother – Karen Courtney (Teacher at Galston Public School)
- Siblings – He has an older sister.
Jai Courtney is signed with these agencies –
- Silver Lining Entertainment
- Mark Morrissey and Associates
6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
93 kg or 205 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jai Courtney dated –
- Gemma Pranita (2006-2013) – From 2006 to 2013, Jai dated Thai-born Australian actress, Gemma Pranita.
- Emilia Clarke (2015) – For about 4 months, from February 2015 to June 2015, English actress Emilia Clarke and Jai dated each other. They came closer during the filming of the 2015 film Terminator Genisys in which they both acted.
Race / Ethnicity
- Towering height
- Muscular built
Jai Courtney’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 44 in or 112 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
- Waist – 34 in or 86 cm
He has served as the brand ambassador for Bonds (Underwear company).
Best Known For
Playing Eric Coulter in the science fiction action film series Divergent, as Kyle Reese in the science fiction action film Terminator Genisys (2015), etc.
Jai first appeared in a short film Boys Grammar as Alex in 2005.
First TV Show
In 2008, Jai appeared in two episodes of Seven Network’s medical drama series All Saints for his role as Harry Avent.
Jai shed 20 kgs to portray Kyle Reese alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2015 film Terminator Genisys. It was very difficult for him as he had to stop doing all bulking workouts in the gym and made numerous changes in the diet. He started including protein-rich food and started drinking 8 liters of water a day. He admitted that the newly shed weight was near to impossible to maintain.
You may want to check out the sample workout routine of Jai Courtney on Muscle and Strength.
Jai Courtney Favorite Things
- Animal – Lion
- Favorite Scene to film in Divergent – Pushing Christina off the bridge
- Terminator Film – Terminator 2
- Superhero – Batman
- All-time favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie (Other than Terminator franchise) – True Lies (1994)
Source – Reddit AMA
Jai Courtney Facts
- Jai was very good friends with actor Andy Whitfield until his death in 2011. He now is close to his wife and children.
- Jai was born in Sydney and was raised in a suburb of Sydney called Cherrybrook.
- Besides incredible acting, Jai can also sing and play guitar. Watch him singing on YouTube.
- Jai does not always does his own stunts. He uses body doubles sometimes.
- He was directed by Angelina Jolie for the 2014 film Unbroken.
- He has contributed as a backing vocalist for the Pinch Hitter song “All of a Sudden.”
- He had attended the drama school with another Australian actress Viva Bianca.
- If he wasn’t an actor, he would have been a musician.
- Actors like Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Guy Pearce are his role models.