Jonathan Majors is an American actor, gained recognition for his role in the independent feature film The Last Black Man in San Francisco after completing his Master of Fine Arts in acting at Yale University.
Age- 34 years
Height- 6 feet
Weight- 65 kg
Full name-Jonathan Michael Majors
Born- 7 September 1989
Birthplace- Lompoc, California, United States
Winfred Majors and Terri are the parents of Jonathan Majors. Born in Santa Barbara County, California, he spent his formative years residing on the Vandenberg military base with his mother, a pastor, along with his older sister and younger brother. His father, Winfred Majors, served in the US Air Force during this period.
Majors have been romantically involved with actress Meagan Good.
Majors have a daughter and, in August 2021, initiated a relationship with British dancer Grace Jabbari, whom he met on the set of the film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania while in London. However, the couple parted ways in March 2023 amidst a string of reported incidents related to domestic violence during their time together.
Jonathan Majors and Michael b Jordan
Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan share a close friendship. Despite humble upbringings, with Jordan from Newark, New Jersey, and Majors from Dallas, Texas, both harbored aspirations of achieving success in Hollywood. Their strong bond has persevered through the challenges they faced on their journeys to stardom.
Dipset rapper Cam’Ron has once again stirred controversy on social media, this time targeting Creed III stars Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan. In a recent post, Cam’Ron shared black and white photos of the actors with a caption suggesting a reason for not watching Creed. Many interpreted his words as an attempt to mock the close friendship between Majors and Jordan, and commenters criticized his insensitivity. The playful photos, originally featured in a story by The New York Times, had previously faced homophobic reactions rejecting the idea of two Black male actors displaying affection.
Majors have recounted a challenging childhood marked by the presence of drug dealers and criminals as neighbors, many of whom wore ankle monitors upon release from prison. During his teenage years, he faced legal issues with an arrest for shoplifting, got suspended from high school due to a fight, and experienced homelessness, living in his car while juggling two jobs after being ousted from his home. Seeking refuge in the world of theater, Majors discovered a “safe space” that provided solace. His entry into acting was inspired by watching Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Ledger’s depiction, mirroring the moralistic dualities of the criminals Majors grew up around, deeply resonated with him, motivating Majors to become an actor and inspire others, much like Ledger had inspired him.
While still a student at Yale, Majors landed his inaugural onscreen role in the ABC miniseries When We Rise. In this series, he portrayed real-life gay activist Ken Jones and engaged in research for the role by meeting with Jones personally. In 2019, Majors gained widespread recognition for his role in Joe Talbot’s highly acclaimed independent feature film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, earning him an Independent Spirit Award nomination. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019, and was released by A24 in the United States on June 7, 2019. Former President Barack Obama even ranked it among the best films of 2019. Majors received accolades for his performance, with critics lauding it as a “mournful heartbreaker” by Manohla Dargis of The New York Times, and Rolling Stone describing his portrayal as “both deeply sensitive and charmingly left-of-center.” Additionally, Majors appeared in three other film releases in 2019: Captive State, Gully, and Jungleland.
Jonathan Majors, Marvel films
In 2020, Majors played significant roles in Spike Lee’s war drama film Da 5 Bloods, alongside Chadwick Boseman and Delroy Lindo, and in the HBO television series Lovecraft Country, where his portrayal of Atticus Freeman received acclaim, with Vogue hailing him as “the emotional core of the show.” He made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Disney+ series Loki as “He Who Remains.” The following year, Majors starred as the lead in Jeymes Samuel’s directorial debut, The Harder They Fall, featuring an ensemble cast including Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, and Delroy Lindo.
In 2023, Majors took on roles in Magazine Dreams and co-starred with Michael B. Jordan in Creed III. He portrayed Kang the Conqueror and various character variants in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Loki season 2. Before the verdict, he was slated to appear in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
However, on December 18, 2023, following his conviction for harassment and assault, Marvel Studios announced their decision to sever ties with Majors.
Jonathan Majors arrested
On March 25, 2023, Majors faced charges of assault, strangulation, and harassment following a domestic dispute with a thirty-year-old woman, who sustained minor injuries to her head and neck, as reported by the NYPD. He was released from custody that day, with his spokesperson denying the allegations, asserting Majors’ innocence, and expressing anticipation for clearing his name.
The next day, on March 26, Majors was arraigned in the New York City Criminal Court, facing charges including assault, attempted assault, harassment, and aggravated harassment. His attorney, Priya Chaudhry, disclosed two written statements from the woman recanting the allegations. On March 30, Chaudhry released text messages from the woman, where she expressed regret for the arrest and took responsibility for the altercation, stating it was not an attack.
In the aftermath, Grace Jabbari, identified as Majors’ ex-girlfriend, was granted a temporary order of protection against him by a judge for a court date on May 9. Security footage, later admitted as evidence, purportedly shows Jabbari unharmed, countering the prosecution’s claim that she appeared visibly upset and sought help from strangers to get home.
Following the incident, the United States Army suspended recruiting commercials featuring Majors, stating, “While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.” Weeks later, Majors was dropped by Entertainment 360 and the Lede Company. His involvement in the adaptation of The Man in My Basement was terminated, and he was removed from the Texas Rangers ad campaign. Majors’ invitation to the 2023 Met Gala was rescinded, and Disney removed Magazine Dreams, a film starring Majors, from its release schedule on October 27, 2023.
On November 29, 2023, Majors pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and harassment charges as his assault trial commenced. On December 5, Jabbari testified supporting the prosecution’s claim of assault, presenting evidence in court. On December 11, a witness, Chloe Zoller, testified that Jabbari appeared visibly upset but observed no injuries. Another video surfaced of Majors yelling at his ex-girlfriend, making comparisons to historical figures. On December 13, the judge allowed the release of key evidence, including CCTV footage of the alleged assault and the two running across several blocks in New York City.
Jonathan Majors, Found Guilty in Assault Case
The jury determined that Majors, renowned for portraying Kang in Marvel films, assaulted British choreographer Grace Jabbari during a confrontation in March. Jabbari testified that she suffered a fractured finger, bruising, a cut behind her ear, and intense pain.
Majors, could face up to a year in jail and has been removed from leading roles in upcoming Marvel movies. The six-member jury reached their verdict on Monday after three days of deliberation. Majors, upon hearing the decision in court, displayed minimal reaction, pursing his lips and looking downward.
Post-verdict, a Marvel spokesperson announced that Majors would not be involved in future projects with the studio. The incident occurred in a car in New York when Jabbari discovered a text message on Majors’ phone from another woman expressing a desire to kiss him.
According to prosecutors, Majors forcibly tried to regain possession of his phone, grabbing Jabbari, twisting her arm, and striking her in the head. Jabbari described the impact as a “hard blow” across her head. The jury found Majors guilty of assault by recklessly causing physical injury and harassment, but did not convict him on charges of aggravated harassment and assault with intent to cause physical harm.
The prosecution characterized the assault as a continuation of Majors’ pattern of attempting to control his girlfriend through physical and emotional abuse, presenting voice recordings and text messages as evidence during the trial.
“I’m a monster. A horrible man. Not capable of love,” the actor sent in a text in September 2022 while threatening to kill himself.
Jonathan Majors, Net Worth
Jonathan’s estimated net worth is valued at $7 million.