|James Lafferty Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||July 25, 1985|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
James Lafferty is an American actor, writer, director, and producer who is most recognized for his 9-years-long stint as Nathan Scott in the CW drama, One Tree Hill (2003–2012).
James Martin Lafferty
Hemet, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
James graduated from Hemet High School in 2003. He was a member of the school’s basketball team.
Although he enrolled in California State University, Long Beach for a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, in the same year (at the age of 18) he bagged the break-out role of Nathan Scott in the CW network drama, One Tree Hill due to which he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina for the next 9 years.
Actor, Director, Writer, Producer
- Father – Jeffrey D. Lafferty (Construction Company Owner)
- Mother – Angelica M. Lafferty née Escarsega
- Siblings – Stuart Lyle Lafferty (Younger Brother) (Actor, Model, Producer)
- Others – John E. Lafferty (Paternal Grandfather), Janette Irene Vail (Paternal Grandmother), Ricardo Ramon Escarsega (Maternal Grandfather), Felicita Rodriguez (Maternal Grandmother)
James is represented by –
- Brad Schenck, ICM Partners
- Eric Nelson, Nelson Management
- Whitney Tancred, Sunshine Sachs (PR Agency)
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
James Lafferty has dated –
- Rachael Wilson (2005–2006) – Rachael is a former soccer goalie for the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. While she was still in college, she met James at a local bar since he was filming for One Tree Hill in the same city. The couple started dating in 2005 and broke up amicably after dating for 18 months in 2006.
- Sophia Bush (2008–2009) – James dated his One Tree Hill co-star for nearly a year from 2008 to 2009, who apart from being an actress is also an activist, director, and producer.
- Shantel VanSanten (2009–2010) – The actor dated One Tree Hill co-star, Shantel VanSanten from 2009 to 2010.
- Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson (2010–2015) – Lafferty had his public relationship with Irish actress Eve who is the daughter of U2 lead singer Bono and businesswoman/activist, Ali Hewson. James lived in Brooklyn, New York City for the entire duration of this relationship.
- Alexandra Park – James first met actress Alexandra Park in 2015 when he directed an episode of The Royals and they later started dating. The couple got engaged in September 2020 and they tied the knot in May 2022 in Oahu, Hawaii.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Hispanic)
He has Irish, English, German, and Scottish-Irish ancestry on his father’s side and Mexican ancestry on his mother’s side.
- A brown mole below his right eye
- Tends to favor his right side, hence gets laugh lines upon smiling only alongside his right eye
- Usually maintains a conventional hairstyle with stubble or a light beard
13 (US) or 12 (UK) or 46 (EU)
James Lafferty Favorite Things
- One Tree Hill (OTH) Season – Season 5
- OTH Episode – Season 5 Episode #1 – 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days
- Beach – Wrightsville, Wilmington, North Carolina
- Cereal – Lucky Charms
- Vacation Spot – Hawaii
- Comfort Food – Pizza
- Talk Show – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
- TV Network – Comedy Central
- Cartoon – The Simpsons, South Park
- Cuisine – Mexican
- Basketball Player – Michael Jordan
- Beverage – Root Beer
- Actors – Tom Hanks, Edward Norton
- Movies – Wayne’s World (1992), Harry Potter Franchise, Beautiful Girls (1996), Fight Club (1999)
- Book – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- National Holiday – Fourth of July
James Lafferty Facts
- As a child actor, he was an extra in an episode of the 1990s teen drama, Beverly Hills, 90210 and shared his childhood picture on Instagram in 2014 with Luke Perry on the sets.
- In high school, he was voted most likely to be on the “Runways of Paris” and in People magazine.
- He formerly served as the President of SportsArc, a premiere sports action film company.
- While living in Wilmington, North Carolina, James helped form the professional basketball team called Wilmington Sea Dawgs in 2006 and served as one of the supporting partners of the team.
- He also has a black belt in Taekwondo.
- He took to direction in the last few seasons of One Tree Hill and was credited with directing 4 episodes of the show.
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