Jason Segel has gained the most of his fame due to the role of the slightly awkward but adorable Marshall Ericksen in the sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, by CBS. He has also played various roles in many other films and television series.
It is time to discover other secrets of the actor’s biography and give a closer look at different sides of his life, for instance, family, friends, and romances.
Jason Segel profile summary
- Birthdate: January 18, 1980
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Ethnicity: Mixed (Jewish father and English-Scottish-Irish mother)
- Occupation: Actor, producer, screenwriter
- Net worth: $40 million
- Marital status: Single
- Children: None
Jason Segel age, family and early life
The actor was born 39 years ago into the family of Jillian and Alvin Segel. His father was a lawyer. There were two more children in the family: the eldest son Adam and the youngest daughter Alison. The actor states that he was raised as a Jewish child with the Bar Mitzvah ceremony and Hebrew school. He also went to a private Episcopal school.
Jason Segel height of 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) helped him become an active basketball player while at high school. After winning the high school’s slam dunk contest, he received the nickname ‘Dr. Dunk.’ Jason Collins, the team’s star center, went on and played in the NBA while Segel, who used to back him up, chose to pursue an acting career.
Jason Segel movies and TV shows
The very first role the actor landed was back in 1999 when he appeared as ‘freak’ Nick Andropolis in Freaks and Geeks. He put his soul into the role and even composed a song for his character himself.
Later, he appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Undeclared. After having portrayed Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother for many seasons in a row, the actor claimed that he would have left the project after the contract expired. However, the production team managed to convince him to return and complete working on the series.
The first movie Jason appeared in was Can’t Hardly Wait (1998). Others include The Good Humor Man, Slackers, Dead Man on Campus, and many others. In 2007, he worked again with Judd Apatow, the director of Freaks and Geeks. This time, Segel appeared in Knocked Up, directed by Apatow. In 2008, their duo worked on another movie titled Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Jason was the one who wrote the plot, and Apatow produced the film alongside Shauna Robertson.
In 2010, the actor made a musical breakthrough by composing almost all the music in Get Him to the Greek soundtracks. Recently, he wrote the latest Muppets film for Disney.
In 2013, the world got to know that Segel was working on a novel whose plot he had been thinking about since the age of 21. The first part of the series of novels titled Nightmares! was released in 2014. The follow-up came the following year.
In 2015, Jason’s talent was recognized and rewarded for his flawless portrayal of David Foster Wallace in the independent biopic, The End of the Tour. His powerful leading role performance earned him a nomination for Independent Spirit Award.
In 2017, in collaboration with Kirsten Miller, the actor released the young adult novel titled Otherworld.
Who is Jason Segel wife?
This handsome gentleman is yet to get married. Mass media outlets have linked him romantically to many charming women, such as Michelle Ryan, Chloë Sevigny, and even Lindsay Lohan. He dated Michelle Williams between 2012 and 2013 and Bojana Novakovich between 2013 and 2014.
According to the most recent information, Jason Segel girlfriend is named Alexis Mixter. She is a photographer, and they have been dating since 2014.
Jason Segel 2019 plans and movies
The actor appeared in one drama titled The Friend accompanied by Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck. He is also engaged in the production of Dispatches from Elsewhere, ten episodes of which are expected to air in 2020.
Jason Segel net worth
The actor has an estimated net worth of $40 million.
Jason Segel is best known as Marshall in How I Met Your Mother. The actor has also featured in many other films and television series. He has also authored a book and produced shows. Despite his success, he is a humble man.