All fingers are not equal are words used to illustrate a group of people with similarities but different circumstances, and it is no more fitting than the life of James Haven, who is the son of two of the greatest modern actors in film history. His father, Jon Voight is an Academy Award winner and four Golden Globe Awards winner. His sister is the global icon and much-celebrated actress, Angelina Jolie.
James Haven, while he’s certainly not in penury, has not enjoyed a similar level of success as his family members. Who is the American actor and film producer? Read below to learn more.
Who is James Haven?
James Haven, born James Haven Voight on the 11th of May, 1973 is an actor and producer who was born to celebrity parents, Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand in the city of Angels (Los Angeles), California. In the short marriage between his parents, he had a younger sister, Angelina Jolie who would later go on to dominate the world.
The consummation of the relationship of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand made James Haven a mix of several European and Canadian origins. He’s part German, Slovakian, Dutch, Polish, and French-Canadian.
Three years after James Haven was born, his parents went their separate ways and he was raised by Bertrand, his mother. The new leaner family initially moved to New York before later settling back in Los Angeles.
For his education, James attended the prestigious Beverly Hills High School and the USC School of Cinema-Television in pursuit of a career in film. James Haven would go on to star in a couple of films alongside his sister, and it started at the University of Southern California where he directed a film starring Angelina Jolie. The student film won a George Lucas Award.
James Haven began life as a professional actor in 1998, appearing in a minor role in the first of a couple of films alongside his sister, Angelina Jolie. He starred in Gia, Hell’s Kitchen, and Original Sin. Unlike his sister, who went on to dominate the screen and grow her career into becoming a global star, Haven has kept a low profile both in film and Hollywood as a whole.
His other film credits include appearing in Monster’s Ball, along with Billy Bob Thornton, who was Angelina Jolie’s husband at the time. Other films he has starred in include, Stay Alive, Breaking Dawn, Deep in the Heart, and Ocean Park.
Some actors never find their big break on their big screen, some turn to the silver screen and their star shines forth, James Haven tried his luck at the silver screen, appearing in shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The Game but it just wasn’t meant to be.
He did, however, find some success as a film producer. His first production, Trudell, a documentary about the life and works of Santee Sioux musician, John Trudell made the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival official selection. At the Seattle International Film Festival, the documentary won the Special Jury Prize.
While he hasn’t officially retired from acting, James hasn’t been in a film or television project since 2013. He is currently a board director of Activist, a Los Angeles film festival for films that address human rights, environmental issues, and animal rights.
It is definite that not all his earnings come from films but James Haven has been able to accumulate a net worth of $5 million. Perhaps more of this has come from his investments and other endeavors – it is either that or Angelina Jolie pays extremely well for a nanny.
James Haven grew in a closer relationship with his mother, Marcheline Bertrand. He, along with his sister, Angelina Jolie fell out with their father for years, dropping Voight from their name. James Haven lost his mother to ovarian cancer in 2007 and the loss of one of his parents drove him to reconcile with his father.
Haven is also very close to his sister, Angelina Jolie. He was the nanny to the superstar’s kids for several months. There were rumors of their closeness being of a sexual nature but has been debunked by the actor.
Married, Wife, Gay
James Haven is not married. He is however in a long-term relationship with Ashely Reign. The couple has reportedly been dating since 2011. With the two actors yet to seal the deal, it would appear James Haven is taking after the long courtship of his younger sister with Brad Pitt.
What is James Haven Height?
James Haven has noticeably gotten plastic surgery. In fact, he shares a plastic surgeon with his sister. That has however not dampened the handsomeness of this 6 feet 1-inch actor who weighs 81kg.