Effortlessly funny, silly, and down-to-earth. Jason Segel made his career in Hollywood because he’s himself. Jason, who is an uncomplicated guy by nature, found it easy at the beginning of his acting career to play roles that required a modest, sometimes naive romantic personality.
Jason Segel Biography
Jason Segel was born on January 18, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, the son of Jewish father Alvin Segel, a lawyer, and his mother Jillian Segel, a mother who stayed at home. Jason is the second son of a family of three, with a younger sister Alison and an older brother Adam.
He attended the private St. Matthew’s Episcopal Parishish School and then moved to Harvard-Westlake School where he made a name for himself as a talented basketball player. With an impressive body frame and a height of 1.80 m, he was an integral part of the boys’ basketball team that became CIF State Champion in 1996/1997. His dunking skills earned him the nickname Dr. Dunk.
His foray into acting came with his role as Nick Andopolis in the short-lived NBC comedy-drama series Freaks and Geeks. The series proved successful and he was given recurring roles in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Neil Jansen. He played Marshall Eriksen in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Jason continued his string of impressive successes in the film “I Love You, Man”, in which he played the role of a groom who is about to get married but has no best friend as best man. In the comedy “Bad Teacher” he played beside Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz.
In 2011, Jason Segel received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, and he also won the Critics Choice Award for Best Song for the Muppets.
It is fair to say that Jason has a chequered history with women behind him. Although he prefers to keep his love life very secret, his tendency to date other celebrities has not helped his quest for secrecy. Jason dated actress Linda Cardellini for six years. They started in March 2001 after they met on set. The two were co-stars in Dead Man on Campus (1998) and Freaks and Geeks (1999). After playing as couples on set, they extended their romance into real life. They separated in January 2007.
The separation had such a profound effect on Jason that it inspired the film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008), which was written by himself and co-produced by Judd Apatow. Since 2012 Jason has been dating Heath Ledger’s former partner, actress Michelle Williams. Michelle, who was just recovering from Heath’s tragic death, found short-lived comfort in the lovable Jason.
After Jason and Michelle separated in 2013, he had a relationship with Michelle Trachtenberg. Jason is currently dating photographer Alexis Minter. She is the sister of the actress Whitney Minter.
As always, nobody really had any idea who Jason Segel was dating until he announced that they were in a relationship at Sean Penn’s charity event Help Haiti in Los Angeles in January 2016. Before the fundraiser, they had been seen together in a few places. The first time they performed together was at the Independent Spirit Awards, which was held in Santa Monica, California. They also performed together on the red carpet of the Academy Awards. Jason is not married.
Jason Segel Weight Loss
Everyone who saw Jason Segel in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Humour Man, Bye Bye Benjamin” will testify that he was on the heavy side.
Jason was asked by Universal Pictures president Ron Meyer to lose weight in order to be eligible for the role in the film Sex Tape starring Cameron Diaz. He also appeared in the film The Five-Year Engagement looking slim.
His bosses at Universal Studios sent a trainer to the set and made sure that he trained twice a day. The trainer also had the job of supervising sail’s feeding habits.
In a typical joker style, Jason found creative ways to satisfy his raging appetite on the set. When he saw that he was to play the role of the cook in some scenes of the film, he persuaded his co-stars to delay their lines so that the scenes were repeated so that he could start eating again.
Jason Segel Net Worth
Jason Segel is a Hollywood aristocrat, he has starred in highly lucrative films including Despicable Me, Bad Teacher, This is 40, The End of the Tour, I Love You, Man, Forgotten Sarah Marshall, The Five Year Engagement, The Discovery, Come Sunday. He has a net worth of $8 million
Jason’s sail is 6 ft 4 inches tall.