Jason Mitchell - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 14, 2022

Jason Mitchell
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Straight Outta Compton (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 5, 1987 (age 36)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jason Mitchell
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

Eve (older sister)

High School: Alcee Fortier High School
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Mary J. Blige
Children: 2

Royce Mitchell (daughter)
Jae Summer Mitchell (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.69 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 98 kg (216.05 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jason Mitchell?

Jason Mitchell is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for portraying rapper Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton, Kong: Skull Island, and in dramas Detroit and Mudbound.

Jason Mitchell – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jason Mitchell’s birth took place on January 5, 1987, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is not the only child of his parents and has an older sibling, a sister named Eve.

Other information about Mitchell including that of his parents, education, and childhood is scarce. He does feature old pictures of his parents on social media but has not revealed their names.

young Jason Mitchell with his older sister (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Jason Mitchell attended Alcee Fortier High School. His ethnicity is African-American.

Jason Mitchell – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Mitchell started dating singer Mary j. Blige in 2016. They had first met on the set of the film MudBound. Jason Mitchell who was 16 years younger than his girlfriend was fine with their relationship gap. As of 2019, there have been no updates on their relationship.

He is a father to two daughters. His first daughter was born on April 26, 2012, and is named Royce Mitchell. His second daughter Ra'Jae Summer Mitchell aka Cuppie was born in December 2013.

Mitchell has not revealed the name and details of the mother of his children but has thanked her via social media. Although Mitchell is not currently married, he might have gotten divorced.

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Jason Mitchell's daughters in March 2019 post (Instagram)

Jason Mitchell – Career

Before Fame

Mitchell started his professional career as an actor in 2011. His debut role was as a 7-Eleven Cashier in the 2011 crime film Texas Killing Fields. This was followed by supporting roles in the films Contraband (2012), Dragon Eyes (2012), and Broken City (2013).

Finally, in 2015, Jason Mitchell landed his breakthrough role as rapper Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton.

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Films and Series

After his 2015 breakthrough, he went on to star in films Keanu (2016), Vincent N Roxxy (2016), Barry (2016), Mudbound (2017), Kong: Skull Island (2017), The Disaster Artist (2017), Detroit (2017).

Since 2017, Jason Mitchell has portrayed supporting roles in Tyrel (2018), Superfly (2018), The Mustang (2019), and Zola (2019). Mitchell also had appearances in TV series including Major Crimes (2015), Freedom Fighters: The Ray (2017-2018), The Chi (2018-2019), and Forever (2018).

Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton (570news)


Jason Mitchell has starred alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Jacob Latimore, Steven Williams, Corey Hawkins, and O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Jason Mitchell – Awards, Nominations

Jason Mitchell has won two Black Reel Awards, an Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, a Gotham Award, and a Hollywood Film Award.

He also has had nominations for the Critics' Choice Movie Award,  Detroit Film Critics Society Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and two Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards.

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Jason Mitchell – Legal issues

In 2016, Jason Mitchell was investigated after allegedly assaulting an 18-year-old woman.

And in May 2019, he was accused of misconduct which resulted in him getting dropped from numerous projects including The Chi and Desperados. His agent as well and his manager both were reported to have dropped him.

Jason Mitchell – Net worth, Salary

The net worth of Mitchell is estimated at around $2 million. The estimated of his annual salary is under review.

Jason Mitchell – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Jason Mitchell is active on social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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