Jackson Rathbone life and biography

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Jackson Rathbone biography

Date of birth : 1984-12-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Singapore
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-30
Credited as : Actor, musician, The Twilight Saga

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Jackson Rathbone is an American actor and musician. He is perhaps best known for his role as Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga and for playing Sokka in The Last Airbender.

Rathbone was born in Singapore, the son of American parents Randee Lynn (née Brauner) and Monroe Jackson Rathbone IV. His great-grandfather, Monroe Jackson Rathbone II, was the chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey, which later became Exxon; Rathbone is also distantly related to Civil War general Stonewall Jackson. Because of his father's job at Mobil Oil, Rathbone has lived in places ranging from Indonesia to Midland, Texas. He started out in local theater in Midland with the youth actors program "The Pickwick Players", initially doing musical theatre. For his junior and senior years of high school, Rathbone attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, a private school for the arts in Michigan, where he majored in acting. After graduation, he had planned to go to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, but went instead to Los Angeles to experiment with film acting.
Opting for a career in film, Jackson decided to stay in L.A. rather than attend the Royal Scottish Academy. He quickly booked several television commercials, along with substantial roles in TV, the Hallmark telefilm "Close to Home" and the series "The O.C." and "The War at Home" among them. Feature film work followed, in the independent films "Molding Clay" and "Pray for Morning." He next landed a series regular role in the ABC Family series "Beautiful People" he was able to keep up his musical pursuits via the internet while filming in Toronto.

Rathbone was chosen by Girls' Life magazine as "The Hottie" of the month, and was featured in Popstar and ELLEgirl. Usually cast as a leading man, Jackson also enjoys the challenge of character parts, which he had in the features "Big Stan" and "Senior Skip Day."

After having completed the role of Jasper Hale in the runaway hit features "Twilight" and "New Moon," along with the lead in the horror film "Dread," he appeared in guest-starring roles in the series "The Cleaner" and "Criminal Minds." He most recently appeared in the third "Twilight" installment, "Eclipse," again reprising the role of Jasper. He will next appear in the drama "Truckstop."

Jackson has also started a production company with his manager, PatchMo Entertainment, and their first release is entitled "Girlfriend." In his off-time from acting, Jackson writes music. He's performed at The Gardenia in Hollywood and with his band, 100 Monkeys, at clubs like The Mint and The Viper Room around Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver and all over the country. Jackson shares an apartment in L.A. with fellow actor, band member and former Interlochen classmate, Ben Graupner.


2010: The Last Airbender
Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Nominated - Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (with the entire cast);
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse;
No Ordinary Family;
2011: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
2012: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Live at The Foxes Den
Cowgirls N' Angels

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