Biography - Jacob Anderson

Last Modified: 8th Aug, 2023
Jacob Anderson
Nick Name
Raleigh Ritchie
Best Known For
Game of Thrones (TV series)
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Jacob Basil Anderson N/A
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June 18, 1990 (age 33)
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Paul Anderson
Aisling Loftus
December 2018
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Who is Jacob Anderson?

Jacob Anderson is an actor, singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer by profession and British by nationality. His best-known role is in Game of Thrones as Grey Worm. Using the stage name Raleigh Ritchie, he released his debut album You're a Man Now, Boy in 2016, which reached no. 32 on the UK charts.

Jacob Anderson – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jacob Anderson’s birth took place on 18 June 1990 as Jacob Basil Anderson. His birthplace is in Bristol, England, being born to a father of Afro-Caribbean descent. He has not shared the details of his mother. His uncle is actor Paul Anderson.

His parents divorced when he was 18 months old and his father soon remarried. Through his father's subsequent marriage, who now works as an undertaker, he has half-sisters, although he has not revealed details. He also has a brother named Alfie Anderson.

Source: Instagram (Jacob Anderson with his father in 1993)

Education, Ethnicity

Also, his educational qualifications are not known. His ethnicity includes African-Caribbean and English.

Jacob Anderson – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Jacob Anderson began dating actress Aisling Loftus in 2011. Loftus is best known for her role as Sofia Rostova in War & Peace and as Gun Shy in the short film Jade.

After years of a romantic relationship, the couple married in December 2018, in a private wedding ceremony surrounded by close family and friends. In mid-2020 he shared the first picture of his child, a daughter. There are no rumors of divorce surrounding the pair.

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Source: Instagram (Jacob Anderson marries Aisling Loftus)

Jacob Anderson – Career

Before fame

Jacob Anderson was 17 when he moved to London, for a change of scene and keen to rush into adulthood. In London, he did not know many people, became depressed, and sought therapy. 

The same year in 2007, he began to land minor roles in TV series such as Doctors and The Bill followed by roles in Primeval (2008), Injustice (2011), Silent Witness (2012), and Episodes (2013). In those years, he was also able to claim roles in films such as Adulthood (2008), Chatroom (2010), Demons Never Die (2011), and Offender (2012).

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Films, Series

Anderson became the series regular in The Mimic before landing his breakthrough role as Grey Worm in the hit series Game of Thrones (2013- present). Since then he has starred in the TV series Broadchurch (2013) and the movie Overlord (2018). 

His debut album You're a Man Now, Boy under the stage name Raleigh Ritchie was released in February 2016. Anderson has also released a series of Extended plays (EP)- The Middle Child (June 2013), Black and Blue (January 2014), Black and Blue Point Two (April 2014), and Mind the Gap (December 2016).


Jacob Anderson’s Game of Thrones co-stars includes Nathalie Emmanuel, Gemma Whelan, Amrita Acharia, Ian McElhinney, and Pilou Asbæk, to name a few.

Source: 24smi (Jacob Anderson, Nathalie Emmanuel in Game of Thrones)

Jacob Anderson – Awards, Nominations

Jacob Anderson has received nominations for 2014’s MOBO Awards - Best Newcomer, 2014’s, 2015’s, and 2016’s Screen Actors Guild Award- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and 2016’s Urban Music Awards for Best Newcomer.

He was listed by Forbes in 30 Under 30 - Europe - Entertainment 2018

Also read: Richard Dormer - Actor of Game of Thrones, Fortitude 

Jacob Anderson – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Anderson is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is unknown.

Jacob Anderson – Social media

Anderson keeps his fans updated on his life, music, and acting career via his verified account on Instagram and Twitter. He is however absent on Facebook.

Also read: List of celebrities who starred in Game of Thrones

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