James Gunn Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Aug, 2021
Facts of James Gunn
Date of Birth: 1970 , August-5
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name James Gunn
Birth Name James Gunn
Father James F. Gunn
Nationality American
Birth Place/City St. Louis, Missouri
Ethnicity White
Profession Screenwriter
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $ 20 million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown Light
Married Yes
Married to Jenna Fischer (m. 20002008)
Children N/A
Divorce Yes
Education Columbia University in New York.
Awards Saturn Award
Movies The Belko Experiment
Sisters Beth Gunn
Siblings Brian Gunn, Patrick Gunn, Sean Gunn, Matt Gunn
Books The Toy Collector, More
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James Francis Gunn Jr. who is professionally known as James Gunn is a well-known American filmmaker and musician who has written scripts for The Specials, Tromeo and Juliet, Scooby-Doo, Slither, and others. He even has written and directed Super, Guardians of the Galaxy and its volumes, and others.

Early Life, Family, And Siblings

James Gunn was born on 5th August 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Gunn's father, James F. Gunn, works as a partner and corporate attorney in the law firm, Thompson Coburn.

He spent most of his childhood with his siblings, Sean Gunn, Matt Gunn, Brian Gunn, Patrick Gunn, and Beth Gunn. Sean is an actor, Matt is a political writer, and Patrick is a former VP of Artisan Entertainment. James is of white ethnicity and American nationality.

Professional Career

James is the band member of the band The Icons which is an alt-rock, gothic rock, and new wave group. He has written and produced the movie Scooby-Doo, James Gunn PG Porn, Slither and more.

He has directed and acted in movies like Super, Melvin Goes to Dinner and more. He is famous for his work in Guardians of the Galaxy. 

In conclusion, James has written, directed, and produced numerous movies, short films, and television series like The Specials, Dawn of the Dead, Super, The Belko Experiment, Avengers: Infinity War, The Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy and its volumes, Sparky & Mikaela, Himanzee!, The Tromaville Café, and many others.

His acting credit includes in Tromeo and Juliet, The Ghouls, The Specials, Super, LolliLove, Melvin Goes to Dinner, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, Guard of the Galaxy, and others.

Net Worth, Salary, Earnings, And Sources Of Income

The multi-talented personality has definitely collected a high figure of money from his involvement in different fields. As of 2020, his net worth is $50 million, whereas a couple of years before, his worth was $20 million. He has a huge salary coming out of his acting, musical, directing and screenwriting career.

Gunn has garnered a lot of fame and respect to date for his exceptional skills in all the areas he has laid his hands upon.

Personal Life; Marriage, Divorce, And Dating Life

James does not have a long dating history. He is very much focused on his work and rarely opens up about his personal life in the media.

Gunn is reluctant on speaking about his personal life in front of the public. He is not seen with many women in public. Gunn has never spoken so much about his past relations and affair. He is currently single.

However, James Gunn was married to wife Jenna Fischer. Fischer is a well-known American actress best known for her performance in You, Me and the Apocalypse.

Gunn and Fischer got married on 7th October 2000. The couple met in the St. Louis area through Gunn's brother Sean. Sean and Fischer were costars and very close. The couple stayed together for 7 long years. Then on 5th September 2007, they announced that they were separating.

The couple went on to have a divorce later the year. He then began dating violinist Mia Matsumiya. Then after their separation, he started dating Melissa Stetten. In 2015, there were rumors that he had an affair with actress and director Jennifer Holland.


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