Who is Lennie James?
Lennie James is a veteran actor with over 70 film and TV credits, and has risen to prominence in the recent years through his portrayal of Morgan James in the highly-acclaimed TV sci-fi drama horror series “The Walking Dead” (2010-2018), and its spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead”. However, before this, he had notable roles in the TV series “Jericho” (2006-2008) and in the action-adventure film “Lockout” (2012).
So, do you want to find out more about this famed actor, from his childhood years to most recent career endeavors, and his personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article as we uncover for you life and career of Lennie James.
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Lennie James Wiki: Age, Early Life, Parents, and Education
Lennie James was born on the 11th October 1965, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; of Afro-Trinidadian ancestry, there is no information about his father, but his mother passed away when he was only ten years old, which resulted him and his brother living in foster care until they turned 18. He went to Ernest Bevin College for his sixth form, after which he enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was initially interested in becoming a professional rugby player, however, a girl in whom he took interest lead him to an audition for a play, and love for acting started brewing in Lennie. During his time at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Lennie helped run a campaign against the school, which wanted to expel a student.
Lennie James Career Beginnings
Lennie’s career started in the late ‘80s, with a minor role in the anthology drama series “Screenplay”, and then he portrayed Baptiste in the TV mini-series “The Orchid Child”. Lennie spent the ‘90s building a name for himself, appearing in a number of popular TV series and films; his first major role was as Cliff Morgan in the TV series “Civvies” in 1992, then from 1995 to 1996 he was D.C. Bruce Hannaford in the TV series “Out of the Blue”. His first film role was as Danny in the romantic comedy-drama film “The Perfect Blue”, and slowly becoming more successful, in 1998 he featured as Enjolras in the film “Les Miserables”, and as Shovel in the film “Among Giants”.
He started the new millennium by starring in the television film “Storm Damage”, which he also wrote, while had a notable role in the film “Snatch”, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jason Statham, Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro. Two years later, Lennie was chosen for the role of Alan Erasmus in the biopic about Tony Wilson, entitled “24 Hour Party People”.
Rise to Prominence
Lennie’s career was gradually improving, and he rose to stardom in the next few years. He starred in the short-lived drama series “Buried” (2003), while in 2005 he featured in the highly-acclaimed action-adventure film “Sahara”, starring Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn, as General Zateb Kazim, while in 2006 he secured his most prominent role until then, as Robert Hawkins in the TV action-drama series “Jericho”, featuring in all 30 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series.
His next role was as C-Note, the lead character in another action film “Mob Rules”, and the same year, Lennie featured in the first episode of the sci-fi horror drama series “The Walking Dead”, then featured in a couple more episodes as a guest star until season six, when he was promoted to a series regular. So far, he has appeared in 35 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated series, which has made him extremely popular, and has since also portrayed Morgan in the spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead”, appearing in 24 episodes of this popular series.
Lennie’s career thus took another jump-start, and he has featured in a number of successful projects since 2010. He was Harry Shaw in the film “Lockout” (2012), with Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace and Peter Stormare in the lead roles, while two years later he played Joe Brown, the father of James Brown in the biopic about the famed musician, entitled “Get on Up”, with Chadwick Boseman playing James Brown, while Viola Davis was Susie Brown, James’ mother. In recent years, Lennie portrayed Mister Cotton in the highly anticipated sequel to “Blade Runner”, entitled “Blade Runner 2049”, and was Chamon in the drama film “Double Play”, both released in 2017. Furthermore, he created the TV series “Save Me” (2018), in which he plays Nelly.
Lennie James Net Worth
Since launching his career, Lennie has proved himself a talented actor, and his success has contributed significantly to his wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Lennie James is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that James’ net worth is as high as $4 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you think? Undoubtedly, his wealth will increase in the future, assuming that he successfully continues his career.
Lennie James Personal Life, Wife, Marriage, Children
When it comes to his personal life, Lennie hasn’t been very eager in sharing details with his fans. Nevertheless, we have managed to obtain some interesting facts about him. Lennie has been in a (very) long-term relationship with Giselle Glasman; the couple has three grown-up daughters, Rommy born in 1990 and twin girls Celine and Georgia, born in 1994. His twin daughters are now at Ivy League universities.
One of Lennie’s hobbies is cooking, and is also an avid soccer fan, a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC and Valencia Club de Futbol.
Lennie works as a mentor for black children who come from inner-cities, and is quite dedicated to this calling.
Lennie James Internet Popularity
Over the years, Lennie has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Twitter, though you can also find him on Facebook. His official Instagram page has over 30,000 followers, while on Twitter, Lennie is followed by over 14,000 loyal fans. You can find him on Facebook as well, on which he has around 6,000 followers. Although he has accounts on social media networks, Lennie hasn’t been very active, and rarely posts updates.