Jai Courtney - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 30, 2022

Jai Courtney
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Terminator Genisys, Suicide Squad (films)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 15, 1986 (age 37)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jai Stephen Courtney
Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Chris Courtney
Mother's Name: Karen Courtney
Siblings: 1

older sister

High School: Cherrybrook Technology High School
University: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (British, Italian)
Nationality: Australian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Mecki Dent

Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 89 kg (196.21 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: 16 inch
Chest Size: 44 inch
Waist Size: 34 inch

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Who is Jai Courtney?

Jai Courtney is an actor by profession and Australian by nationality. He is best known for his roles in Jack Reacher, A Good Day to Die Hard, Felony, Terminator Genisys, Suicide Squad, and Alita: Battle Angel.

Jai Courtney – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jai Courtney’s birth took place on 15 March 1986 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was born Jai Stephen Courtney to parents Chris Courtney, an electricity company worker, and Karen Courtney, a teacher at Galston Public School. He has a sibling, an older sister with whom he was raised.

Source: Instagram (young Jai Courtney with his mother and sister)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, both Courtney and his sister studied at Galston Public School, where their mother worked as a teacher. He later attended Cherrybrook Technology High School. After graduation, he went on to enroll at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating in 2008.

His ethnicity includes British and Italian.

Jai Courtney – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Jai Courtney started dating Thai-born Australian actress Gemma Pranita in 2006. The couple spent around eight years together before breaking up in 2013. He was in a relationship with his Terminator Genisys costar Emilia Clarke for a few months from February to June 2015.

Currently, he is in a relationship with model Mecki Dent. The two started dating in 2016 and have been together ever since. Jai Courtney has never had any children as of now.

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Source: Just Jared (Jai Courtney, Mecki Dent)

Jai Courtney – Career

Before fame

Jai Courtney began his career as an actor in 2005 with the short film Boys Grammar. He then guest starred in the TV series All Saints in 2008 and Packed to the Rafters the same year. 

Films, Series

In 2010 he landed his breakthrough role as Varro in 10 episodes of Spartacus: Blood and Sand followed by a role in Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017). 

In films, Jai Courtney started out with the 2009’s Stone Bros. The actor soon had roles in Jack Reacher (2012), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), I, Frankenstein (2014), Felony (2014), Terminator Genisys (2015), Suicide Squad (2016), Alita: Battle Angel (2018), among others.

Two movies in which he has starred–Buffaloed and Honest Thief are set to be released soon. It was revealed in late March 2019 that he will return as Captain Boomerang in Suicide Squad.

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Source: collider (Jai Courtney in Suicide Squad )


Jai Courtney has acted alongside Daniel Feuerriegel, Adam J. Yeend, Emilia Clarke, and Jason Clarke. 

Jai Courtney – Awards, Nominations

For his portrayal of Jim Melic in the 2014 film Felony, Courtney was nominated for the Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor - Supporting Role.

Jai Courtney – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at $3 million while his annual salary is yet to be estimated.

Jai Courtney – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Courtney is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with thousands of followers and counting.

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Tags : Australian actor Mecki Dent Emilia Clarke Gemma Pranita Felony Terminator Genisys Suicide Squad actor