Birth: 10-08-1971, Washington, DC, US

Justin Theroux is an American actor, director, and screenwriter.Theroux was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from The Field School.

 

His mother, Phyllis, is a journalist and author, and his father, Eugene Theroux, is a corporate lawyer of French Canadian descent. Justin Theroux is the nephew of the travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux, novelist and poet Alexander Theroux, and novelist and educator Joseph Theroux; he is the cousin of British journalists and documentary film makers Louis Theroux and Marcel Theroux.

 

Theroux made his film debut in 1996, in Mary Harron's I Shot Andy Warhol. Since then, he has performed both on Broadway, starring in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme; in numerous off-Broadway productions; and in comedy films such as Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Baxter, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Broken Hearts Club, and Zoolander.

 

He has also performed in more serious films such as American Psycho. He appeared in the film versions of the cult television shows Strangers With Candy and Michael Mann's Miami Vice. Theroux starred in David Lynch's films Inland Empire and Mulholland Drive.

 

In 2006, he directed his first film, Dedication, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Theroux also had roles in two other films at the festival, Broken English and The Ten, in which he played Jesus Christ alongside Gretchen Mol.

 

Theroux wrote the screenplay for the 2010 film Iron Man 2. Following Theroux's work on Tropic Thunder, actor Robert Downey, Jr. recommended Theroux as a screenwriter to the film's director, Jon Favreau.

 

Theroux returned to acting in the film Your Highness as Leezar, an evil wizard who kidnaps a princess.

 

Since May 2011, Theroux has been in a relationship with his Wanderlust co-star, Jennifer Aniston. They currently live together in the Hollywood Hills.