Jamie Bell - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Jamie Bell
Profession: Actor, Dancer
Best Known For: Billy Elliot (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $11 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 14, 1986 (age 37)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Andrew James Matfin Bell
Birth Place: Billingham, England, UK
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: John Bell
Mother's Name: Eileen Matfin
Siblings: 1

Kathryn Bell (older sister)

High School: Northfield School and Sports College
University: Stagecoach Theatre Arts
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 17, 2017
Wife's Name: Kate Mara

Evan Rachel Wood (2012 - 2014)

Children: 3

Jack Matfin Bell (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 65 kg (143.30 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jamie Bell?

Jamie Bell is an actor, dancer by profession, and British by nationality. He is well known for starring in 2000’s Billy Elliot, The Adventures of Tintin, Fantastic Four, Rocketman, and Turn: Washington's Spies.

Jamie Bell – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jamie Bell’s birth took place on 14 March 1986 in Billingham, England. His birth name is Andrew James Matfin Bell and he was born to parents John Bell (father), a toolmaker, and Eileen Matfin (mother). His father left the family before he was born and his single mother raised him alongside his sibling, an older sister named Kathryn Bell. He has never met his father.

Jamie Bell with his mother (Image: The Sun)

Education, Ethnicity

Bell began to learn dance at the age of 6 after he accompanied his sister to her ballet lessons. For education, Jamie Bell went to study at Northfield School and Sports College and then at Stagecoach Theatre Arts. 

His ethnicity is English.

Jamie Bell – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Jamie Bell was in a relationship with actress Evan Rachel Wood for a year in 2005. Despite popular belief that they first met while co-starring in the music video for Green Day's song Wake Me Up When September Ends, they actually had met at the Sundance Film Festival and were already dating, were in love while working in the said music video.

In mid-2011 it was reported that they had rekindled their relationship. He wed his girlfriend on 30 October 2012 and their son Jack Matfin Bell was born in July 2013. However, this marriage was short-lived and the pair separated in May 2014. 

In late 2015 Bell began dating actress Kate Mara, his Fantastic Four co-star. The couple got engaged in January 2017 and on 17 July 2017, they announced that they had tied the knot. Their daughter was born in May 2019. Also, in July 2022, they announced they were pregnant with their second child together (third child for Jamie Bell).

Jamie Bell, Kate Mara (Image: The Sun)

Jamie Bell – Career

Early Days

When his classmates found that he took ballet lessons, they teased him calling him "Ballerina Boy". He began acting at the age of 9. In 1999 he was chosen among over 2,000 boys for the role of Billy Elliot in the dance drama film Billy Elliot. This was followed by minor roles in the films Deathwatch and Nicholas Nickleby, both released in 2002.

Jamie Bell in Billy Elliot (Image: Pinterest)

In his teen years, Jamie Bell appeared in the films Undertow (2004), The Chumscrubber (2005), King Kong (2005), etc.

Films, Series

Over the years Bell has starred in the films Jumper (2008), and Jane Eyre (2011), and voiced Tintin in 2011’s The Adventures of Tintin. Other film credits include Man on a Ledge (2012), Nymphomaniac (2013), Fantastic Four (2015), Skin (2018), Rocketman (2019), Without Remorse, and Surrounded, to name a few.

He made appearances in an episode of the TV series Close and True (2002) and was portraying the recurring character Abraham Woodhull in the TV series TURN: Washington's Spies from 2014 to 2017.

Moreover, Jamie Bell is well known for starring opposite Evan Rachel Wood in Green Day's music video Wake Me Up When September Ends in 20015.


On the set of Without Remorse, Jamie Bell has worked with Jodie Turner-Smith, Cam Gigandet, Jacob Scipio, Michael B. Jordan, Lauren London, and Robert Maaser.

Jamie Bell, Adrien Brody in King Kong (Image: Reddit)

Jamie Bell – Awards, Nominations

For his work in Billy Elliot, Bell was awarded BAFTA Award, British Independent Film Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, London Film Critics Circle Award, Young Artist Award, etc.

He has also earned nominations for Satellite Award (2000), two Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000), Teen Choice Award, MTV Movie Award, Young Artist Award, and British Independent Film Award, among others.

Jamie Bell – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Bell is estimated to be around $11 million while the figure on his annual salary/income is yet to be shared with the public.

Jamie Bell – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On the social media site Twitter, Jamie Bell is followed by over 150k followers. He is absent from Facebook and Instagram.

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