James Marsden Biography

James Marsden is an American born actor and a singer. Marsden is an ex-model as well as before he started acting he worked for Versace. James is now famous for his many roles in the movies and on TV. He is mainly recognized for his roles in some comic book related moves. James made movies both for Marvel and DC, but the former one turned out to be more profitable. He stars as Scott Summers, also known as Cyclopes, in the X-men movie franchise. You will see him in the entire trilogy in “X-Men” (2000), “X2: X-Men United” (2003) and “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006). He also stars as Richard White in Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” (2006).

But James Marsden has not only been cast in superhero and comic book movies. After transitioning from being a model to being an actor, he first started as guest star in various shows. These include “Saved by the Bell: New Class”, “Touched by an Angel” and “Party of Five”. Then came the movie roles and James did not attract the audience thanks to his good looks but also thanks to his great singing voice. This is what won him a role in 2007’s “Hairspray”, as Corny Collins. James was included in the soundtrack and he sang on two songs as a lead.


James Marsden in “X2: X-Men United”

James Marsden managed to get very different roles and was able to adapt in each one really well. Some of his movie repertoire includes titles like “Enchanted” (2007), “Hop” (2011), “27 Dresses” (2007) and “The Best of Me” (2014). He was cast as the main role in all of these movies.

James Marsden was also able to get some famous roles on TV. Some of them include appearing on “Modern Family” and “30 Rock”. But in 2016, James was cast to appear in HBO’s newest series, “Westword”, He plays an android, gunslinger and has managed to show just how far his acting has gone with this role. James is one of the stars of the show and it has earned him great success and praise.


James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Brandon Routh, and Tristan Lake Leabu in “Superman Returns”

Net Worth and Salary

James Marsden can now boast with a much larger salary that he used to have all those years ago. Starting as a model and successfully transitioning to become an actor is not possible for anyone. James has shown that he has what it takes and his latest portrayals certainly show it. This is why he has been able to raise his net worth to 8 million dollars, at which it currently stands.

James Marsden Girlfriends

James Marsden has had quite a lustrous dating career. He acutely met Mary Elizabeth “Lisa” Linde, daughter of Dennis Linde, in 2000. They started dating and later decided to get married. Their marriage was held in the same year on July 22nd. Together they have two children, a son named Jack Holden and a daughter called Mary James. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned for the couple as Mary filed for divorced which was finalized in September 2012, when the couple officially separated.


James Marsden wirh his ex-wife Mary Elizabeth “Lisa” Linde

But James then started dating Rose Costa, a Brazilian model, in 2011. It is said that he had an affair with her which prompted him devoicing his wife eventually. The rumors were fueled even more when it was made public that James had a child with her. He has a son with Rose named William Luca Costa-Marsden and he was born in 2012. James was rumored later to be dating actress Cherie Thibodeaux and later entrepreneur Suki Waterhouse. Currently, James is in a relationship with Edei, a singer songwriter. They started dating in 2015 and are doing pretty well, but there are not any indications whether they plan to get married or not.


James Marsden and his girlfriend Edei in Mexico


James Marsden may look a lot younger than he is, but he is actually 44 years old. He was born on September 18, 1973 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His mother is Kathleen Marsden and his father is Luther Marsden, the head of food safety at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Unfortunately, James’ parents divorced when he was still very young. They separated while he was only 9 years old. James has four other siblings as well. These include two younger sisters, Jennifer and Elizabeth, and two brothers, Jeff and Robert.


James Marsden

James attended Hefner Middle School and Putnam City North High School, in Oklahoma City. He later decided to go to Oklahoma State University, and it is where he studied broadcast journalism. But Marsden would stay there only for a year and a half as he decided to leave to become an actor and went to Los Angeles.

James Marsden Height and Weight

James Marsden is a former model, and you can really tell by the way he looks. He was one of the few people who made quick and great transitions from being models to becoming actors. But Marsden really had to work for his position and that is why he is viewed in such great praise today.


James Marsden on the beach

He still looks like a model though and keeps to his looks. Even though he is in his 40s already, he looks much younger and is still able to stay fit. He is 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm tall and weighs 74 kg or 163 pounds. James has dark brown hair and blue eyes, making him very likeable by the opposite sex.

James Marsden Singing Career

Not a lot of people know how talented a singer James Marsden really is. He has managed to earn many roles that way, but has never deiced to start singing himself. James still did a great job in the movie roles where he had to sing and his songs even found their way in the soundtracks of the given movies. He sang “True Love’s Kiss” and “That’s Amore” for the “Enchanted” soundtrack, and “The Nicest Kids in Town” and “(It’s) Hairspray” for the Hairspray movie.

James Marsden Nationality and Ethnicity

James Marsden is American by nationality and his ethnic group is Caucasian.

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Born:,September 18 1973
Profession:,Actor / Singer
Net Worth:,$8 million
Hair Color:,Dark Brown
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Weight:,74 kg or 163 lbs
Married to:,No
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,3 (Jack Holden – Mary James – William Luca Costa-Marsden)
Birth Sign:,Virgo
Education:,Hefner Middle School – Putnam City North High School – atended Oklahoma State University

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