For an actor as talented as Jason Schwartzman he certainly doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. He is also a musician and screenwriter. The actor is best known for his role in HBO, series, and his frequent collaboration with Wes Anderson. His well-known works include I Heart Huckabees, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, Funny People, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rushmore, and Saving Mr. Banks.
If you are looking for more information about Jason Schwartzman, you have come to the right place. Here you will find everything you need to know about the talented Hollywood actor.
Who Is Jason Schwartzman?
Jason Francesco Schwartzman was born on June 26th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California. Thanks to his family’s involvement in the industry, Jason developed an interest in show business at a young age. He is the son of the actress Talia Shire from the Coppola family and Jack Schwartzman, a film producer. He is also the older brother of Robert Schwartzman, who is also an actor and musician.
A number of other members of Jason’s family are active in the entertainment industry, including his cousins – Roman Coppola, Nicholas Cage, Christopher Coppola, and the famous director Sofia Coppola. His half-brother – John Schwartzman – is also a cameraman. Jason Schwartzman is also a nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, considered one of the best directors and producers of his generation.
The actor’s paternal grandparents were Polish-Jewish immigrants, while his mother is Italian-American and Catholic.
Jason is vegan and therefore does not consume meat, dairy products, or eggs. Although he was born in Los Angeles, he currently lives in the San Fernando Valley in California.
Jason began his career at the age of seventeen when he appeared in the comedy-drama film Rushmore in 1998. He then landed a guest role in the short-lived, iconic favorite series Freaks and Geeks. From then on he expanded his acting career by appearing in films such as CQ, Slackers, Marie Antoinette, Spun, I Heart Huckabees, and Shopgirl.
His roles were not limited to movies, but he also appeared in several TV shows, including Cracking Up, Walk Hard, Parks, And Recreation, Out Three, Drunk History, and Key & Peele.
In 2009 he appeared in Funny People as Mark Taylor Jackson, a fictional television star. Later he appeared in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Saving Mr. Banks.
Jason Schwartzman later became the star of the popular HBO series Bored To Death, in which he played a writer working as an unlicensed private investigator.
Besides his work as an actor, Jason Schwartzman is also a musician, as mentioned above. He started as the drummer of the rock band – Phantom Planet. But now he concentrates on solo music, which he releases through Coconut Records.
Besides his acting and music, Jason is also known for his impeccable fashion style. Most men don’t take the time to plan and coordinate their outfits, but it’s safe to say that Jason Schwartzman is not like most men. In 2009 the actor was listed by GQ magazine as one of the “Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America”.
His Wife: Brady Cunningham
In 2009, Jason Schwartzman finally made the alliance with his long-time girlfriend Brady Cunningham. His wife is a fashion designer and one of the brains behind TENOVERSIX, a high concept store where she works as an art and design director.
Brady started dating Jason in 2006, a year after he broke up with his ex-girlfriend Zooey Deschanel, with whom he dated from 2003 to 2005. On July 11, 2009, the two married in their home in the San Fernando Valley.
The couple now has two healthy daughters – Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman, born on December 4, 2010, and Una Schwartzman, born in April 2014.
In addition to Zooey Deschanel, Jason also dated Selma Blair back in 2001.
Jason Schwartzman has acquired a net worth of $20 million during his career to date. His wealth is an accumulated result of his music career and his consistent roles in movies and television shows.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Jason Schwartzman is many things, but a great man is not one of them. His height is given as 5 ft 6 in, while his weight is given as 69 kg. His other body measurements are chest – 39 inches, arms/biceps – 13 inches and waist – 33 inches or 84 cm. His shoe size is also indicated as 12 (US). In general, he is a man of average stature.