Jason Segel Biography
Jason Segel is a Critics Lifetime Achievement Award-winning actor, screenwriter, producer, and author. He is widely recognized for his role as Marshall Eriksen in the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” Having active in this entertainment industry since 1998, he also penned six books.
Jason Segel Early Life & Education
Jason Jordan Segel was born on 18, January 1980, in Los Angeles, California. His mother Jillian (Jordan) is a homemaker, and his father Alvin Segel is a lawyer. Jason Jordan is of is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent from his father’s side, and English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry from his mother’s side. He has two siblings named Alison and Adam. He grew up with his parents in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood.
Jason Jordan studied at St. Matthew’s Parish School in Pacific Palisades. At the age of 12, Segel reached his full height, standing 6′ 4″. Later, he described himself as “this weird, gangly kid who was like ET attempting to figure out how his limbs operated.”
During his teen years, Segel began doing movies on his own and formed a passion for puppets. The puppets “were a really helpful solution to not grasping any actors,” he later revealed.
Jason Jordan attended the prestigious Harvard-Westlake School, where Segel used his substantial height, enhancing a member of the basketball team. He found acting in his senior year and was detected by a film casting executive during a performance.
Jason Jordan Career
Instead of going to college, Segel determined to pursue a career as an actor. He began his acting career in the teen comedy film ” Can’t Hardly Wait” where he played Matt, Watermelon Guy in 1998.
Soon, he auditioned for writer-director Judd Apatow, when he was only 18 years old. Apatow cast Segel in a new television series “Freaks and Geeks,” a 1980s high school dramatic comedy. The series opened on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. Eighteen episodes were completed, but the series was canceled after only 12 had aired. He was chosen for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series: Young Ensemble in 2000.
In 2008, he was nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Breakout Male for his role Peter Bretter in the romantic comedy-drama film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” in 2008. The film, which was written by Segel and co-produced by Judd Apatow. He also nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best WTF Moment.
He appeared in the musical comedy film “The Muppets” playing Gary in 2011. In this film, he also served as a writer Jason Segel, where he won the Critics Choice Award for Best Song and nominated for Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
In 2015, Jason Jordan portrayal of the late author David Foster Wallace in the American drama film about writer David Foster Wallace “The End of the Tour.” For his role, he was nominated for five different awards.
- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
- San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead,
- Indiana Film Journalist Association Award for Best Actor
- Seattle Film Festival Award for Best Actor
How I Met Your Mother
From 2005–2014, Jason Segel starred in the American sitcom ” How I Met Your Mother,” which was produced by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. He co-starred with the stars such as Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan and Cristin Milioti.
Jason Segel played as Marshall Eriksen, Josh Radnor (Ted’s) best friend. Marshall marries Lily in season 2, with whom he has been in love since his freshman year of college. They have a child during season 7. Marshall was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
He has an interest in the paranormal phenomenon, and mythical creatures, especially Sasquatch. His dream to be an environmental lawyer disputes with his urgent need for money, such as for his marriage and to grow his children.
Jason Segel as an Author
As a writer, he has published six books named Nightmares, Nightmares!( 2014), The Sleepwalker Tonic ( 2015), Nightmares! The Lost Lullabye ( 2016), The Lost Lullaby ( 2016), Everything You Need to Know About NIGHTMARES! and How to Defeat Them:,( 2017) Otherworld ( 2017).
Jason Segel Current Work
His recent film “The Discovery” is a British-American romantic science fiction film, where he played Will Harbor. The film was the world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017.
Jason Segel Personal Life
Jason has been linked with many divas. In 2001 he was in a relationship with actress Linda Cardellini. The two meet on the set of “Freaks and Geeks,” and from there the couple shared six years long relationship. However, their relationship ended in 2007.
Then, the rumors fuel the fire when he was caught with actress Drew Barrymore in 2008. Their dating rumors began to circulate when the two were snapped kissing in public places.
But the rumors became a false when he was spotted with Chloe Sevigny in 2009. From 2012 to 2013, her was an affair with Michelle Williams. In 2013 he dated to Australian actress Bojana Novakovic.
Jason then hooked up with Lindsay Lohan on December 5, 2009. The Same year he was also linked with English actress Michelle Ryan.
Currently, Jason is dating with a photographer, Alexis Mixter since December 2014. The couple is appearing together in award functions.
Jason Segel Net Worth
Jason Segel has gained name and fame in the entertainment industry, which shows his popularity and devotion towards his work. The 6′ 4″ Jason Segel has a fantastic net worth of $ 30 million. He is also active on social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram.