Is Jack Black married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Tanya Haden (born on October 11, 1971) who is an American artist, singer and cellist. The couple got engaged in January 2006. They first met during their school life while attending the Crossroads School. They tied their knot on March 14, 2006, and has traveled years of their successful conjugal life. Their wedding ceremony was organized Big Sur, California.
The beautiful couple welcomed their first child as a son named Samuel Jason “Sammy” Black on June 10, 2006, in Los Angeles. They became blessed with their second child named Thomas David Black on May 23, 2008. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal/ relationship facts and biography of Jack Black below:
Who is Jack Black?
Born as Thomas Jacob Black, he is a renowned American actor, musician, comedian and songwriter. According to his bio, Black was born on August 28, 1969, which makes his age be 51 years old as of 2020. He is mostly known for acting in comedy movies and is mainly recognized for his appearances in the movies like Bernie (2011), Goosebumps (2015), High Fidelity (2000), Shallow Hal (2001), The Holiday (2006), the Kung Fu Panda franchise (2008–2016), School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005), ), Gulliver’s Travels (2010), Bernie (2011), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and much more.
He has earned the nomination for the Golden Globe Awards two times. In addition to acting, he has established himself as the lead vocalist for American comedy rock duo named Tenacious D which he formed with musician friend Kyle Gass in 1994. The duo has released famous studio albums like Tenacious D (2001), Rize of the Fenix (2012), The Pick of Destiny (2006) and Post-Apocalypto (2018).
Early Life and Education
The American comedian was born in 1969 and his place of birth is in Santa Monica, California, the United States of America. His parents raised him in Hermosa Beach, California. Talking about Black’s parents, he is the son of mother Judith Love Cohen and father Thomas William Black. His mother used to work for the Hubble Space Telescope and was a satellite engineer by profession. He has an elder brother named Neil Siegel who is a scientist. Regarding his family background, Black’s mother is Jewish whereas his father later converted to Judaism. His childhood period was spent being into the Jewish faith and attended Hebrew school.
When Black reached the age of ten, his parents divorced and started living with his father by moving to Culver City. However, he frequently used to visit his mother. At the age of thirteen, he appeared in the commercial for the Activision game Pitfalll.
He went to a private secondary school, Poseidon School for high school. The school was formed targeting the students who were struggling in the school operated in the traditional system. He excelled in drama while being enrolled at the Crossroads School. He was interested in the entertainment industry and therefore quit his education while being part of UCLA. In the American-British satirical mockumentary film Bob Roberts, Black was selected as the cast member by Tim Robbins who was also the former student at UCLA.
Career and Professional Life
The professional acting career of the American comedian initiated when he was just thirteen years old by acting for the video game Pitfall!. As an adult, he started his acting career by working on prime time television. Initially, he appeared in the shows like Northern Exposure, Life Goes On, Picket Fences, The Golden Palace, Mr. Show and The X-Files.
He appeared in the American science fiction comedy pilot named Heat Vision and Jack which was directed by Ben Stiller. He continued appearing on small roles like Demolition Man, Waterworld, Airborne, Dead Man Walking, The Jackal, Enemy of the State, Mars Attacks! and so on. He also portrayed the role of a security guard in romantic crime film True Romance but his scenes were deleted.
Black made his leading roles only after 2000. First, he appeared as a wild employee in a store for the movie High Fidelity. He made his leading roles in various movies like Nacho Libre, Shallow Hal, Year One, Gulliver’s Travels and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. His role in 2003’s School of Rock made him receive the Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Actor – Musical or Comedy. Black has also contributed his voice for the title role in the computer-animated comedy-action film Kung Fu Panda which successfully made a business over 20 million USD on its opening day. He has also worked for the further series of the movie i.e. Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3.
In October 2011, he was seen in the competitive birdwatching comedy film The Big Year. He received his second Golden Globe nomination for his role in Richard Linklater’s black comedy, Bernie in the category of the Best Actor in a Comedy.
Jack Black is a married man. He celebrated his engagement with his wife Tanya Haden in January 2006. The duo was the students at Crossroads School and met back at a friend’s birthday party after 15 years. On March 14, 2006, the couple celebrated their wedding and has already been blessed with two kids.
The first one was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was named Samuel Jason. The couple was gifted with another son on May 23, 2008, named Thomas David. Talking about his past relationship records, Jack also briefly dated Kathy Griffin, a popular actress and comedian. He was also linked with comedian Laura Kightlinger from 1997 to 2005.
Although he was raised under Jewish faith, he is said to be an atheist. Talking more about his personal facts, Jack’s brother named Howard died at the age of 31 due to AIDS in 1989. He has also struggled with cocaine addiction during his early teenage days.
Moving to his body measurements, Jack stands at an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches. He works hard and always does his best to maintain his physique. He weighs about 111 kilograms. There is no information about Jack’s diet, nutrition and workout schedules.
Salary and Net worth
According to some wiki sites, comedian Jack Black has an estimated net worth of 50 million USD. In addition to such an enormous amount of monetary amounts, he has also made number of awards and nominations in his name.
Wiki and Facts
Jack Black’s bio is available on Wikipedia, IMDb and some other popular wiki sites. Find him on Instagram @jackblack and on Facebook @JackBlack where he has amassed over 3.1 million and 7 million followers respectively.