Jack Black: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : Actor
  • Real name : Thomas Jack Black
  • Sign : Virgo
  • Date of birth : Thursday 28 August 1969 (age : 51 years old)
  • Country: United States

Real name Thomas Jacob Black, Jack Black is an American actor and singer born in California in 1969. His parents divorced when he was only 10 years old and he was placed in a special school and took acting classes. In 1982, we see him in a first commercial and at the end of the 80s, he leaves the university to join the troupe of Tim Robbins: he appears under the orders of the latter in the film Bob Roberts (1992) as well as in Mr. Show on the HBO channel.

In the 90s, he multiplies small roles in big productions such as Waterworld, Mars Attacks! and Enemy of the State. He burst onto the screen in 2000 in Stephen Frears’ High Fidelity, a film for which he won his first nominations for Best Supporting Actor (American Comedy, MTV Movie, Chicago Film Critics Association). The success of Rock Academy (2003), a film that stands on its own shoulders, convinced the producers of his potential. To him the leading roles!

Jack Black’s heyday was in Peter Jackson’s King Kong with Naomi Watts (2005), Nancy Meyers’ The Holiday with Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz (2006), the screwball comedy Super Nacho (2006), Michel Gondry’s buddy film Be Nice, Rewind with Mos Def (2008), and Ben Stiller’s satirical comedy Tropic Thunder (2008). He even allows himself to write and act in Tenacious D in: The pick of destiny, a crazy film about his rock band, Tenacious D, of which he is the leader and singer.

Jack Black also commits some blunders, as in the (too) funny Year One: A difficult debut in 2009, in Gulliver’s Travels in 2010, which will earn him a nomination for the Razzie Award for Worst Actor, or in The Big Year in 2011. He made up for it with his performance in Bernie, by Richard Linklater, which earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe for Best Actor in 2011. More discreet on the screens, he made his comeback in 2015 and 2016 with five films, including Kung-fu Panda 3 and Man-Witch by director Todd Phillips (Very bad trip).

On the private side, Jack Black married on March 14, 2006 with Tanya Haden, one of the daughters of the famous jazz bassist Charlie Haden. Jack and Tanya had studied together at Crossroad school in their youth, but it is only fifteen years later that they met again. They have two children: Samuel Jason and Thomas David, born in 2006 and 2008.