Jason Bateman | Bio
Jason Bateman started making appearances on Hollywood at age twelve as a teenage actor and now has established himself as well famed actor, producer and director. Jason Bateman took birth as Jason Kent Bateman on 14th of January, 1969 in Rye, New York, U.S. He is a son of Pan Am’s former flight attendant, Victoria Elizabeth and actor, director and writer, Kent Bateman. His elder sister, Justine is also an actress. At age four, he relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah along with his family. He attended Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Talking about his personal life, Jason Bateman is a happily married man. He married his love of life, Amanda Anka in July 2001. Amanda Anka is daughter of singe Paul Anka. The couple commenced dating in 1998 and after spending time together for around two years, they decided to tie knot with each other. The couple gave birth to their first child, Francesca Nora in 28th of October 2006. They welcomed their second child, Maple Sylvie on 10th of February 2012. Before marrying Amanda, he was in relationship with actress Alexondra Lee. The couple has short lived relationship in late nineties.
At age ten he started acting as a star of an educational movie, which led to a number of TV commercials and eventually, series work. He scored his first on screen project at age twelve as James Cooper Ingalls in “Little House on the Prairie”. However he landed his breakthrough role in 1982’s “Silver Spoon” as a smooth talking, cute Derek. In 1984, he appeared in his own show “It’s Your Move”. Upon cancellation of the show, he kept busy in a series of television movies and guest shots. In 1986, he scored the part of the eldest son of Valerie Harper on “Valerie” a.k.a “The Hogan Family”. He later appeared in “Teen Wolf Too”. Coming into adulthood, he popped up next on television series “Simon”, portraying a jobless MBA. The young television veteran next scored a lead role on “Chicago Sons”. In 1997, he joined cast of “George and Leo”. After appearing in disappointing “Some of My Best Friends”, he starred in “Arrested Development”, probably one of his best roles till date. For his work in the series, he earned his very first Golden Globe Award in the category of the “Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy”. Despite receiving critical appreciations, the show could not perform well and was finally cancelled in 2006.
Meanwhile, he continued to flourish as a favored supporting actor on the silver screen comedies, including appearing as a sports commentator in 2004’s “Dodgeball” and as a grubby mob lawyer in 2004’s “Starsky & Hutch”. He played a real estate agent in “The Break-Up”. He followed up with another supporting part in “The Ex”. He made lots of buzz in the year 2007 by appearing as lead in “Juno”. The movie was a big hit and everyone’s favorite. It earned Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Screenplay. His other supporting roles include the accountant in “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” and a PR agent in “Hancock”. Jason had guest roles in popular comedies “Tropic Thunder” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”. He then portrayed a drug addicted, Mohawk-sporting, fetish club promoter in 2009’s “State of Play”. Returning to comedy, he appeared in “Extract”. His big screen credits include “The Invention of Lying”, “Up in the Air”, “Couple Retreat”, “The Switch”, “Paul”, “Horrible Bosses”, “The Change-Up”, “Hit and Run”, “Mansome”, “Identity Thief” and “Disconnect” to name a few. as of 2014, he was seen in four movies, including “Bad Words”, “This is Where I Leave You”, “The Longest Week” and “Horrible Bosses 2”. In the year 2015, he will be filming “The Family Fang”. Reportedly he has a net worth of thirty million dollars.
Jason Bateman is cycling enthusiastic as well as an avid runner. Unlike several other Hollywood figures, he is not into drinking. He is clean since past ten years. His fans and well wishers are following him in his twitter and facebook. His fans may log on to his websites for more details. Wiki as well provides detailed information regarding his personal and professional life.