- His mother was a ballroom dancer; his father was a singer.
- In his youth, he sold black-market merchandise on the streets of London with his father and brother.
- Was a professional diver and member of Britain's national diving team; competed in the 1988 Olympics and finished 12th in the 1992 World Championships.
- Was discovered by Guy Ritchie who saw him in an advertisement for Levi jeans and cast him in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
- His role in The Transporter was written specifically for him by Luc Besson.
- Has voiced characters in video games including Red Faction II and Call of Duty.
- Does many of his own stunts in films.
- 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — Fiancée
- Jack Oscar Statham — Son
- Barry Statham — Father
- Eileen Statham — Mother
- Kelly Brook — Ex-significant Other
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