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Jonathan Majors Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan Michael Majors
Birth Place:
Lompoc, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was raised in Dallas, Texas, after moving there with his mother and siblings when he was 5
  • Grew up in a military household, he and his brother are the only men in his family's generation to haven't served in the armed forces
  • Attended an alternative education program, where he discovered acting, after an altercation with a classmate and a teacher at his public school
  • Lived in his car for awhile after being kicked out of his home due to his problematic behavior
  • Spike Lee offered him the role of David in his film Da 5 Bloods (2020) after a meeting in his office in Brooklyn
  • In 2020, quarantined in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the COVID-19 pandemic after the production of The Harder They Fall was stalled


  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2020Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated


  • Cameron -- Brother
  • Monica -- Sister