Jason Mitchell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Apr, 2018
Facts of Jason Mitchell
Date of Birth: 1987 , January-5
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Jason Mitchell
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Ethnicity Black American
Profession Acting
Net Worth $1 million
Famous for Major Crimes, The Chi, and Straight Outta Compton,  
Affair with Mary J. Blige
Girlfriend Mary J. Blige
Awards African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor and African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble.
Movies Kong: Skull Island and The Disaster Artist
TV Show Major Crimes and The Chi  
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Widely recognized for his portrayal of The Godfather of Gangsta rap, Eazy-E, in a 2015 American biographical movie Straight Outta Compton, Jason Mitchell is a highly appreciated American actor. The actor has won several awards including African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor and African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble for his significant role in the movie.

Mitchell has also appeared in a number of commercially successful movies, including Texas Killing Fields, Kong: Skull Island, and The Disaster Artist as well. He is also featured in Major Crimes and The Chi.

Early Life And Career Of Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell was born on January 5, 1987, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. His mother was an army veteran. Thus, he spent his early childhood days growing up in various places of US. He belongs to American nationality and ethnicity wise, he is Black American. He graduated from the Alcee Fortier High School.

Film Career

Mitchell started his acting career portraying the minor role in a 2011 crime movie Texas Killing Fields. The following year, he grabbed the role of Walter in the movie Contraband which became commercially hit. 

CAPTION: Jason Mitchell is an American actor SOURCE: bet.com

Mitchell has also featured in Dragon Eyes and Broken City. His breakthrough performance was in 2015 when he portrayed the role of The Godfather of Gangsta rap, Eazy-E, in an American biographical film Straight Outta Compton. The movie made a whopping box office collection also.  

Mitchell’s other work includes Kong: Skull Island, The Disaster Artist, Detroit, and Tyrel. He has also played the character of Eddie in an upcoming action film, SuperFly directed by Director X.

Television Career

The actor landed on his first TV role in 2015 playing in an American television police procedural series Major Crimes. He later featured in Freedom Fighters: The Ray. He has been portraying Brandon in drama series The Chi since 2018. 

Jason Mitchell's Awards And Achievements

Jason Mitchell received a number of prestigious awards and nominations in various categories for his incredible performance in a 2015 movie Straight Outta Compton, including African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor and African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble.

In 2017, Mitchell earned accolades including Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor and Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Performance for his iconic character Ronsel Jackson in the film Mudbound.

Jason Mitchell’s Net Worth

Mitchell has earned a good amount of money from his career which according to some reputable online sources is more than $1 million. He is also a proud owner of Land Rover, worth around $47,000. 

Here is the list of Mitchell's successful movies:

Movies  Budget  Box Office  IMDb Rating  Cast Members 
Contraband (2012)  $25 million  $90.3 million  6.5 Kate Beckinsale
Ben Foster
Giovanni Ribisi
Straight Outta Compton (2015)  $50 million  $201.6 million  7.9 O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Corey Hawkins
Paul Giamatti
Kong: Skull Island (2017)  $185 million  $566.7 million  6.7 Tom Hiddleston
Samuel L. Jackson
John Goodman
Brie Larson
The Disaster Artist (2017)  $10 million  $29.6 million   7.6 Alison Brie
Ari Graynor
Josh Hutcherson

Jason Mitchell’s Personal Life

The former Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell is dating Mary J. Blige. The couple started dating in 2017. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. The duo first met during the filming of MudBound, in May 2016.

CAPTION: Jason Mitchell and his girlfriend Mary J. Blige SOURCE: Its Urban

Mary filed divorce from husband Kendu Isaacs in July 2016, however, the divorced has not been finalized yet.   

Jason Mitchell's Controversy And Rumor

In August 2016, Mitchell was accused of assaulting an 18-year-old girl. The girl named Emily Marquez told that Mitchell tried to kiss on her neck and when she refused, he got angry and grabbed her wrist. She further added:

"He grabbed my wrist really hard, really tight, I got scared ... so I smacked him," she said. "I was walking the other way so he grabbed my hair and dragged me down to the floor."

She even threatened Mitchell to take legal actions against him. She said:

"I'm definitely getting a lawyer. I want the truth to be out there."

Mitchell, on the other hand, did not comment on the incident directly but tweeted several times hinting the incident. 

n an interview with Breakfast Club Power, Mitchell talked about his role in the movie Straight Outta Compton

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