Oliver Jackson-Cohen is an English actor and model who became the star of NBC’s short-lived Emerald City series, which premiered in January 2017 and ended in May 2017.
Jackson Cohen has been around for quite some time after starting his acting career in 2002. He is known for films like What’s Your Number? (2011), The Raven (2012) and Despite the Falling Snow (2016). On the small screen he had remarkable roles in “Dracula” and “Man in Orange Shirt”, where he appeared as a gay man.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen Bio, Net Worth
Oliver Jackson-Cohen was born on 24 October 1986 in Westminster, London, by the famous British fashion designer Betty Jackson and the French-Israeli David Cohen, who is his mother’s business partner. As a result of his French descent, Oliver attended the French school Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London.
During his school days Oliver developed a passion for acting. In 2002, at the age of 15, Oliver gave his first television appearance in Hollyoaks. His parents advised him to work part-time and find another career path.
Oliver put his university studies on ice to attend the acting school of the Malisa Theatre Academy in New York, where he studied with Michael Luggio. On weekdays, Oliver visited the Youngblood Theatre Company.
While auditioning for film roles, Oliver began washing vases for a florist for money. He cleaned the waxes used to preserve the flowers, which he did for 4 months. “It wasn’t great, but if you are, you’ll do anything,” Oliver said in an interview after the glory.
Since his TV debut in 2002, Oliver had no other role until he was a guest on the ITV series “The Time of Your Life” in 2007. His first regular role was in the BBC adaptation of Lark Rise to Candleford. Oliver made his feature film debut in the romantic comedy “Going the Distance” (2010).
Oliver said Daily Mail in 2013;
“When I started acting, everyone told me to get a backup in case it didn’t work out; if there was something else I could have done, I would have done it. Acting should never be your chosen path if you can help it.”
“Acting gives me an adrenalin rush I don’t get from anything else,” Oliver said in another occasion.
Oliver played in remarkable movies like Faster (2010) with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “What’s Your Number?”, “The Raven” and others. He played Prince William in the web series “Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After”. He also had guest roles in “The Great Fire” and “The Secret River”.
Thanks to these gigs, Oliver Jackson-Cohen’s net assets are estimated at $3 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen Married, Wife: Jessica De Gouw
Although he has a few gay roles on the screen, Oliver’s sexual orientation is perfect. Anyway, he never denied the gay rumors. However, it’s a fact that he’s engaged to his Dracula co-star Jessica De Gouw.
When Oliver spoke of his idea of marriage in an interview, he quoted his parents as an example and said;
“They (his parents) have been together for 29 years and share the same values. I really want to lead this kind of marriage myself.”
Jessica De Gouw is an Australian actress, best known for the role of Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress in the television series Arrow. She was born on 15 February 1988 in Perth, Western Australia.
Jessica moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to improve her chances of a successful acting career. After her arrow role, she received a role in Dracula in 2013. Shortly after playing in Dracula with Oliver, they both started dating.
Both stars have since gone to their social media accounts to show their love for each other. On Oliver’s birthday in 2016, Jessica wrote: “Happy dirty 30 to one of the best ever. Never. In the world. 🍾 @ojacksoncohen”
Equally, on Jessica’s birthday in 2017, Oliver posted; “Happy Birthday to this Special One. Life wouldn’t be the same without you kid ❤💣🎂👑 @jaydegee”
Oliver Jackson-Cohen Body Measurements
Oliver’s Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m). His wife to be Jessica stands at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall.