He is handsome and has captured the hearts of many with his good looks and natural acts. He has performed in TV shows and movies and is also popular for his role as James Sawyer Ford in the successful TV series, Lost which made him a household name in the entertainment industry. Josh Holloway is not just an actor but he is also a model. Many are eager to know much about this handsome model and actor especially details about his personal life and professional life. We have it all covered in this article.
Josh Holloway Bio
Born as Josh Lee Holloway on July 20, 1969, in San Jose, California, United States, the actor cum producer is the second of four boys born to his parents and was raised in Free Home, Georgia. Josh’s father was a surveyor while his mother was a nurse. He has a mixed heritage of Scottish and Dutch ancestry. Josh’s passion and love for the entertainment industry began when he was still of tender age.
His upbringing was a tough one owing to the fact that his parents were poor and could not afford the basic things the family needed. And even though he graduated from Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia in 1987 and then proceeded to study at the University of Georgia, he dropped out of college due to lack of funds. He and his brothers lived in a trailer with their parents and even had to take up part-time jobs as children to support their parents in bringing them up. Josh took up a part-time job collecting poultry waste from farms that were located around their home and disposing of it.
Career And Net Worth
Despite the very less privileged background he came from, Josh Holloway still found success when he moved to Los Angeles to begin his career. He began as a fashion model and was fortunate to lands deals with high-end fashion powerhouses as he became a model for brands like Calvin Klein, Dolce, and Gabbana, etc, both in print and on the runway.
Still determined to feature on the big screen, he got his first role in an episode of the TV series, Angel produced in 1999. It was just the beginning, as many other roles followed. He starred in movies like Cold Heart (2001), Moving August (2002), Doctor Benny (2003), Whisper (2007), Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Sabotage (2014), and many more. He started appearing in more popular roles including landing a lead role in the 2002 sci-fi TV show, Sabretooth.
His breakthrough in the entertainment industry came, however, when he played the role of James Sawyer Ford in the TV series Lost for which he became famous. He has also appeared in a couple of television shows including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2003), NCIS (2003), Five (2011), Yo Gabba Gabba (2013), and others.
In January 2016, Touch Weekly named Josh Holloway the hottest hunk on television. In that same month, British readers of the OK! magazine voted Josh the 17th sexiest guy in the world. He has also been voted the 2nd sexiest star in Hollywood by the US Weekly. In 2006, Josh and his fellow actors that were in the cast of the series Lost shared the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Ensemble in the drama series. In March 2007, Davidoff’s company made Josh Holloway the new face of its Cool Water fragrance worldwide. He has also been nominated for various teen choice awards.
Josh Holloway is an extrovert and loves outdoor activities. One of his dreams as a child while growing up was to become a forest ranger. He is a great character and very fun to be with according to the testimonies of people who have come in contact with him and have spent time with him. Josh once considered quitting acting and going into real estate as an agent and even went as far as getting a license to back it up. This has, however, become his plan B to support his family when there is no acting job. At the moment, he may have no need for a real estate license as he is currently estimated to have a net worth of $22 million.
Josh Holloway’s Family – Wife, Daughter, Son
Josh Holloway is married to Yessica Kumala. There is no information on her date of birth but she is of Indonesian and Chinese descent. Yessica was born in Indonesia but her parents are Chinese. She once worked at a nightclub in Los Angeles which was where she met Josh Holloway and they started dating each other in 2002. After they had dated for some time, he proposed to her on the set of Lost, just after acting a part. They got married on October 1, 2004. The marriage is blessed with two children, a son named Hunter Lee Holloway who was born in February 2014, and a daughter named Java Kumala Holloway who was born on 9th April 2009.