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Michael Jace Biography

Michael Jace
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Birth Sign: Virgo
  • Name: Michael Jace
  • Birth Name: Michael Andrew Jace
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
  • Ethnicity: South African
  • Profession: Actor and convicted murderer
  • Net Worth: $400 thousand
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: April Jace (m. 2003), Jennifer Bitterman (m. 1995)
  • Children: Jordan Jace
  • Divorce: April Jace (div.2014), Jennifer Bitterman (div.2002)
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Synopsis

Michael Jace is a former American actor and convicted murderer. He is well known for portraying as Los Angeles Police Officer Julien Lowe in the American crime drama television series The Shield, starring Michael Chiklis, Glenn Close, Catherine Dent, Reed Diamond, Paula Garces, Walton Goggins and more.

Early life and education

Michael Jace was born as Michael Andrew Jace on July 13, 1962, in Paterson, New Jersey, US. He belongs to South African ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Career

Michael Jace is best known for his movies The Shield (2002), Forrest Gump (1994) and Planet of the Apes (2001).

Michael has also appeared in the American science fiction thriller film Strange Days as a bodyguard to a corrupt record executive.  

In the year 2000, Michael appeared in the American sports comedy film The Replacements as prison inmate-turned-football player along with Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau, Brooke Langton, and Jack Warden.

Michael appeared in the HBO television series Law & Order and Cold Case. He also appeared in the FOX TV movies Michael Jordan: An American Hero as Jordan.

Personal Life

Michael Jace has married twice and is divorced with his first wife. Jace married his first wife, Jennifer Bitterman on October 21, 1995. Bitterman filed for divorce in 1997 citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for divorce. However, the divorce was finalized in 2002. They have a son, Jordan Jace together.

The reason behind their divorce was later known to be domestic violence. A close friend of Bitterman revealed that she had witnessed violent incident several times between the couple.

Jace married for the second time to April Denise Laune on June 3, 2003. However, Shield actor shot and killed his wife April on May 19, 2014, at their home in LA.

His former wife, April Jace was an American master track and field athlete. He has two children both sons named Nehemiah and Celeb from April.

According to the police, Jace called the police after shooting his wife and confessed:

I shot my wife.

Shield actor killed his wife in front of their two children right after she came from the baseball practice. April wanted the divorce from Jace which is known to be the reason for her murder as Jace thought that she was having an affair and cheating him.

Michael Jace was charged guilty of second-degree murder of his wife on May 22 and was handed a 40-years prison. After the decision by the judge, Jace said:

There is absolutely no justification for my actions on that night. I am profoundly sorry for the pain that I've caused everyone.

However, he claimed that he had no any intention to kill her and was a sudden incident which was caused because of his high temper.

Net worth

Michael Jace filed for the bankruptcy in 2013 and claimed that he is in $500 thousand debt. His annual income is $80 thousand. He had $411 thousand at home during the murder of his wife.

Michael’s net worth is expected to be around -$400 thousand.