Lennie James - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Lennie James
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Fear the Walking Dead (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 11, 1965 (age 57)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Lennie Michael James
Birth Place: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Phyllis Mary James
Siblings: 1

Kester James (brother)

University: Ernest Bevin College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Ethnicity: Afro-Trinidadian
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Giselle Glasman
Children: 3

Celine James (daughter)
Georgia James (daughter)
and Romy James (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.67 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Lennie James?

Lennie James is an actor by profession and British by nationality. He is well known for starring as Morgan Jones in The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and in Critical, Save Me, Save Me Too.

Lennie James, Stephen Graham in Save Me (Image: Digital Spy)

Lennie James – Age, Parents, Siblings

Lennie James’ was born on 11 October 1965 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England as Lennie Michael James. His mother’s name is Phyllis Mary James and his father, whose name is unknown, was not involved in his upbringing. Both his parents were Afro-Trinidadian. 

After his mother passed away when he was 10 years old, he and his sibling, brother Kester James chose to live in a children's home instead of moving to the United States to live with relatives.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Lennie James attended Ernest Bevin College. He also studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1988.

His ethnicity is Afro-Trinidadian.

Lennie James – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Lennie James is in a long-term relationship with Giselle Glasman, having dated his girlfriend for years. He and his partner have three children together- daughters Celine James, Georgia James, and Romy James. Although it has not been confirmed that they have married, many online sources call Glasman his wife rather than his partner.

The family resides in Los Angeles, California. The previous relationships and the divorce James are unknown.

Lennie James, Andrew Lincoln (Image: Forbes)

Lennie James – Career

Early Days

James aspired to be a rugby player but deviated to acting. He began his career as an actor in 1988, his debut appearance being on an episode of the TV series Screenplay. This was followed by appearances in other TV series The Orchid House (1991), Out of the Blue (1995-1996), and Cold Feet (1998). He was cast in the 2000 TV film Storm Damage for which he earned a BAFTA TV Award for Best Single Drama nomination. Although he did not win the award, his career did take the right turn.

Films, Series

Over the years Lennie James has starred in the films Les Misérables (1998), Snatch (2000), 24 Hour Party People (2002), Sahara (2005), Outlaw (2007), The Next Three Days (2010), Get on Up (2014), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021), among others.

He is also well known for starring in TV series Jericho (2006-2008), The Prisoner (2009), Hung (2010-2011), The Walking Dead (2010; 2013-2018),  Low Winter Sun (2013), Critical (2015), Fear the Walking Dead (2018-present), Save Me (2018-present).


On the set of Fear the Walking Dead, Lennie James has worked with Alycia Debnam-Carey, Peter Jacobson, Brigitte Kali Canales, Jenna Elfman, and Karen David.

His fellow The Walking Dead cast includes Josh McDermittChristian Serratos, Seth GilliamSteven Yeun, and Khary Payton.

Lennie James – Awards, Nominations

James has won the 2002 Black Filmmakers Magazine (BFM) Film and Television Awards for Best Male Performance in Film and the 2013 Online Film & Television Awards for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He has also been nominated for RTS Television Awards (2013, 2014), Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2016), Saturn Awards (2019), and BAFTA TV Awards (2000).

Lennie James, Garret Dillahunt in Fear the Walking Dead (Image: TV insider)

Lennie James – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of James is estimated to be around $4 million while the figure on his annual salary/income is not known.

Lennie James – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Lennie James is on social media including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with thousands of followers. He, however, rarely posts on these platforms.

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