Jason Statham. biography
Jason Statham was born on September 12, 1967, in Derbyshire, England, and got his start in the entertainment industry as a model after he was discovered by the agency Sports Promotions in 1992. While modeling for the clothing brand French Connection, Jason was introduced to director Guy Ritchie who was in need of con artist for his upcoming film. Once Ritchie learned of his experience as a black market hustler, Jason made his acting debut as Bacon in the action-packed flick Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).
Impressed by his first on-screen performance, Richie attached Jason to his next action film Snatch (2000) alongside Brad Pitt, which grossed over $80 million worldwide and helped land Jason additional roles in the 2001 action thrillers Ghosts of Mars and The One.
In 2002, Jason got his big break as Frank Martin in the crime thriller The Transporter and gained additional popularity for his martial art skills in The Italian Job (2003) and Cellular (2004). In 2005, he reprised his role in Transporter 2 before tapping into his dramatic side in London alongside Jessica Beil. The glorified stuntman then reunited with Ritchie in his crime drama Revolver before starring in the action flick Chaos.
Jason continued to establish himself as action superstar with popular performances in Crank (2006), War (2007) alongside Jet Li, The Bank Job (2008), Death Race (2008), Transporter 3 (2008) and Crank: High Voltage (2009).
In 2010, Jason joined forces with Hollywood's most prominent action heroes, Jet Lie and Sylvester Stallone, in the adventure thriller The Expendables prior to playing a hit man in 2011 crime thriller The Mechanic. That same year, Jason assumed the lead role in the action thrillers Blitz and Killer Elite alongside Robert De Niro and Clive Owen.
Jason's most recent action thrillers include, Safe (2012), The Expendables 2 (2012), Parker (2013), Hummingbird (2013), Homefront (2013) with James Franco and Winona Ryder, Heat (2013) and The Expendables 3 (release date unknown).
Jason Statham Girlfriend & Dating History Timeline
1997 - 2004
Jason dated actress Kelly Brook for seven years before ending things in 2004. According to rumors, the relationship came to an end when Kelly dumped Jason for her Survival Island co-star Billy Zane.
2005 - 2006
Following his seven-year romance with Kelly Brook, Jason briefly dated singer, actress Sophie Monk.
April 2010 - Present
Rumors that Jason and Victoria's Secret supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley were dating began circulating in April 2010, after the two were spotted getting nice-and-friendly at the Coachella Music Festival in that same year.