Who is Jaye Davidson?
Jaye was born as Alfred Amey in Riverside, California USA, on 21 March 1968 under the zodiac sign of Aries, but grew up in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire (England). His father was from Ghana (deceased) while his mother is from England, and is a successful businesswoman. He has two sisters. Most of the people remember Jaye from the movie roles he played between 1992 and 1996, as he appeared in front of the cameras only once more in 2009, and then retired from his acting career. He was also a model when he was younger, and continued his modelling career once again after he left the movie industry.
Early life and education
Jaye didn’t stay in California for too long – he moved with his parents to England when he was about two years old. When he turned 16, he decided to quit school and was unemployed most of the time, just doing some odd jobs including running for a production company, and working in a factory. At the time when he got his first role, he was working as a fashion designer.
Before his first role, he had absolutely no experience in the acting industry. He attended a wrap party, held in a nearby bar, for “Edward II”, a British historical drama movie. Somebody noticed him and thought how he had just the right looks for the role of Dil in “The Crying Game”, shot in 1992. Jaye did so well that he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; the movie and its cast were nominated for three more awards, but didn’t win any of them. His next appearance was as the god Ra in the science fiction adventure film called “Stargate” in 1992, a story set around an ancient device called “Stargate” which can create wormholes to other similar devices in the universe. The movie has 7.1/10 rating on IMDb.
After that, Jaye was cast as Jo in “Jiggery Pokery”, a TV movie in 1994, a dramatic musical in which various artists perform songs from Dietrich to pop in a cabaret. The movie lasts an hour, and has a 7/10 score on IMDb. Jaye appeared in only two more movies – in the documentary “Catwalk” in 1996, which talks about fashion shows in Milan, Paris and New York, and also portrays famous fashion designers such as Versace, Armani and Isaac Mizrahi, featuring actors and models such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington. The second movie and also the last one that Jaye appeared in was “The Borghilde Project” in 2009, a short black comedy which lasts for only 17 minutes, and follows the examination of the first Nazi Sex Doll, and is set in the 1940s.
He is completely open when it comes to his sexual orientation – he is gay. It wasn’t easy for him in the gay community; he claims that gays like masculine men, and Jaye was simply not built that way since he was very thin and he also had long hair which was not something which gay man liked. He changed his appearance through the years, cut his hair completely, started going to the gym and got a few tattoos.
He admitted how he was in love only once in his life, and after that he didn’t think that he could ever fall in love again. Well, it happened, with Thomas Clarke. The two of them married in July 2017, and have been together ever since. Jaye is currently living in Paris with his husband, and works as a model and a fashion designer.
Appearance and net worth
Jaye is going to be 51 soon. He has short black hair and black eyes, is about 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall and weighs around 132lbs (60kg).
Authoritative sources estimate that Jaye’s net worth is over $1.5 million as of early 2019, accumulated from his various activities over the years, including acting an modelling.
The reason behind his decision to quit acting is the fact that Jaye didn’t like the fame at all. Even though it was his first role, his performance in “The Crying Game” was ranked number 92 in the Premiere Magazine’s “100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time”. He didn’t want to act in “Stargate”, but didn’t want to refuse either, which was why he decided to ask for $1 million for the role because he thought nobody would agree to that. Well, they agreed and he played the role of god Ra.
“Oh, no, I hope I don’t win the Oscar. I’m not an actor, and if I won, it wouldn’t be fair to the other people who are actors.” – Jaye Davidson Jaye is not a big fan of social media, and therefore has no accounts on Instagram or Twitter. You can only find some fan-based accounts. Jaye was into ballet when he was a kid. He admires his mother the most, because she managed to work full time, to take care of the house, and raise him and his two sisters. One of the things that he strongly dislikes is flying. At one point, before his acting career started, he was working at the Walt Disney office in London, and had to wear a costume of Pluto.