Joe Cole - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 18, 2022

Joe Cole
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Peaky Blinders (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $45 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 28, 1988 (age 35)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Joseph Michael Cole
Birth Place: Thames, London, England
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Michael Cole
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Jacquest
Siblings: 4

Finn Cole (younger brother)

University: National Youth Theatre
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 76 kg (167.55 lb)
Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Joe Cole?

Joe Cole is an actor by profession and British by nationality. He is best known for his work in Skins as Luke, in Offender as Tommy, in Peaky Blinders as John Shelby, in Secret,  in Their Eyes as Beckwith, and in Green Room as Reece.

Joe Cole – Age, Parents, Siblings

Joe Cole’s birth took place on 28 November 1988 in Kingston upon the Thames, London, England. He was born Joseph Michael Cole to his mother Elizabeth Jacquest and his father Michael Cole.

He is not the only child of his parents and has four siblings, all younger brothers. Actor Finn Cole is a younger brother of his. They were raised in South West London.

young Joe Cole with his grandparents, parents, and younger brother (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Although deep details of his educational history are not known, he did study at National Youth Theatre. His ethnicity is English.

Joe Cole – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Joe Cole has concealed his personal life very well. He has not been known to date anyone and is currently single. He is sans girlfriend, children and as he has never married, divorce is out of context.

On the screen, he is married to his onscreen wife, portrayed by actress Aimee-Ffion Edwards.

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Joe Cole – Career

Before Fame

Cole’s acting career began when he was accepted into the National Youth Theatre. His debut role was in an episode of The Bill as Leo Cooper in 2010. The same year he landed roles in Holby City, Stanley Park, and the short film Assessment.

Joe Cole in Peaky Blinders as John Shelby (BBC)

Films, TV series

Finn Cole also has had roles in Come Fly with Me (2011), Injustice (2011), Skins (2012), The Hour (2012), Playhouse Presents (2013), Peaky Blinders (2013-2017), The Falling (2014).

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Since 2015, Finn Cole has portrayed characters in Secret in Their Eyes (2015), A Prayer Before Dawn (2017), Black Mirror, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018), and Pure (2019).


Cole’s Peaky Blinders co-stars include Charlie Murphy, Ned Dennehy, Harry Kirton, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, etc.

Joe Cole – Awards, Nominations

For his role in the film A Prayer Before Dawn, Joe Cole was awarded 2018’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) for Best Actor.

Joe Cole wins 2018 BIFA (Getty Images)

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Joe Cole – Net Worth, Salary 

Joe Cole’s net worth is estimated at around $45 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review and will be updated soon.

Joe Cole – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

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

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