Justin Theroux is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. Let’ see some interesting facts and trivia about him!
1.He was born on August 10, 1971.
2. Theroux was born in Washington, D.C.
3. His mother, Phyllis Grissim-Theroux, is a journalist and author who worked for The Washington Post, and his father, Eugene Theroux, is a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie in Washington.
4. Justin Theroux is the nephew of the travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux, novelist and poet Alexander Theroux, author Peter Theroux, and novelist and educator Joseph Theroux;
5.He is the cousin of British journalists and documentary filmmakers Louis and Marcel Theroux. His father is of half French Canadian and half Italian descent.
6. Through his mother, Theroux is a great-great-grandson of financier, banker and railroad magnate H.B. Hollins, and of music critic and author Gustav Kobbé.
7. Theroux attended Lafayette Elementary School, Annunciation School, and The Field School.
8. He first started acting while in high school at the Buxton School, in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
9. He graduated from Bennington College in 1993 with a B.A. in visual arts and drama.
10. Justin Theroux made his film debut in 1996 in Mary Harron’s I Shot Andy Warhol.
11. He has also performed in more serious films such as American Psycho.
12. He appeared in the film versions of the cult television shows Strangers With Candy and Michael Mann’s Miami Vice.
13. He starred in David Lynch’s films Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire.
14. In 2006, he directed his first film, Dedication, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
15. Justin Theroux wrote the screenplay for the 2010 film Iron Man 2. Following Theroux’s work on Tropic Thunder, actor Robert Downey, Jr. recommended Theroux as a screenwriter to the film’s director, Jon Favreau.
16. Justin Theroux returned to acting in the film Your Highness (2011), as Leezar, an evil wizard who kidnaps a princess.
17. He starred in the 2012 comedy Wanderlust, playing the leader of a hippie commune.
18. By August 2012, Theroux was hired to direct and rewrite the script for the comedy film Swear to God.
19. Justin Theroux co-wrote the sequel Zoolander 2 (2016), and reprised his role, Evil DJ, in the film.
20. Theroux was in a relationship with stylist Heidi Bivens for 14 years until 2011.
21. Justin Theroux began dating actress Jennifer Aniston in 2011, after working together on the film Wanderlust.