Jackson Douglas Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 May, 2021
Facts of Jackson Douglas
Date of Birth: 1969 , May-22
Age: 52 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jackson Douglas
Birth Name Jackson Frederick Douglas
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Kent, Washington, USA
Profession Actor, Director, Writer
Net Worth $1.5 million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown
Children 2
Divorce Alex Borstein (m. 1999 - div. November 9, 2017)
Education Kentridge High School, Washington State University
Online Presence Twitter
Movies The Guilt Trip
TV Show Providence; Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane; MADtv; Grounded for Life; Gilmore Girls; Family Guy
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Widely famous for playing Jackson Belleville in The WB/CW comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls (2000- 2007), American actor Jackson Douglas' acting skill indeed has been his introductory. Aside from on-screen works, the Washinton-born is famous as the ex-husband of 3-time Primetime Emmy Award winnner Alex Borstein. The former duo, who welcomed 2 children,  were married for nearly 2 decades before they divorced in late 2017.

When was Jackson Douglas born? Age, Early Life, and Education

Jackson Douglas was born Jackson Frederick Douglas on May 22, 1969, in Kent, Washinton, the United States. As of May 2021, Douglas is 52 years old.

After graduation from Kent-based Kentridge High School in 1988, the MADtv actor enrolled at the Washington State University in Pullman to study broadcasting.

Acting Career Breakthrough From 'Gilmore Girls'

Jackson Douglas made his professional on-screen debut in the late-'90s with appearances on TV shows like Providence and Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane. He was also featured on The CW/Fox sketch comedy show MADtv from 2000 to 2001.

In 2000, Douglas had his breakthrough role in The WB/CW comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls starring Lauren GrahamAlexis BledelKeiko Agena, Scott Patterson, and others.

There he portrayed Jackson Belleville, the husband of Melissa McCarthy's character Sookie St. James, for57 episodes until 2007. Ironically, the character of Sookie was set to be played by his then-wife Alex Borstein before the part went to McCarthy.

Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville on Gilmore Girls SOURCE: Bustle

Moreover, from 2001 to 2012, he occasionally voiced various characters in the animated sitcom Family Guy -- a show which also featured his then-wife Alex Borstein as one of the leads, Lois Griffin. His most recent on-screen appearances were in Guardian (2015, short) and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016, TV mini-series). 

Aside from being an actor, Jackson Douglas has credits as a director & producer. Having directed the film For Christ's Sake (2010) and a few episodes of Bunheads (2012-13), the American actor served as consulting producer of Deal with It (2014).

Father of Two Children with Ex-Wife Alex Borstein

Jackson Douglas was previously married for eighteen years to the American actress, writer, comedian, singer, and producer, Alex Borstein.

Borstein, the 3-time Emmy winner is known for a great many things, including voicing Lois Griffin on Seth MacFarlane's animated adult sitcom Family Guy on Fox and as Susie Myerson in the Amazon Prime period comedy-drama series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 

Jackson Douglas and his ex-wife Alex Borstein SOURCE: People.com

They met while both were studying at the ACME Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles. Douglas proposed to her during the taping of a comedy skit on MADtv. Their marriage was held sometime in 1999.

They went on to have two children together: son Barnaby Borstein Douglas, born on September 8, 2008; and daughter Henrietta Borstein Douglas, born on October 1, 2012.     

Douglas filed for divorce in October 2014 and the proceedings were finalized on November 9, 2017.

Since their divorce, both parties have remained low-key about their relationship update.

What is Jackson Douglas' Net Worth in 2021?

Jackson Douglas is believed to hold a net worth of around $1.5 million as of 2021

The actor-writer-director is most known for playing Jackson Belleville on Gilmore Girls and has appeared on the sketch comedy show MADtv and the animated sitcom Family Guy. Not to mention that his income source is the career in the showbiz industry. 

But a hefty chunk of money also came from his divorce with now ex-wife Alex Borstein. Reportedly, the divorce documents stated that the duo would share multiple bank accounts equally (total balance of $5.2 million). One of their accounts was for their children. Moreover, they shared joined ownership of a New York apartment worth $1.2 million while not being liable to pay any spousal or child support.

Currently, Alex Borstein owns a net worth of $24 million.