Who is Jeremy Allen White?
If you were a fan of the Showtime comedy drama series “Shameless”, which was broadcast from 2011 until 2021, you are certainly familiar with the character of Phillip ‘Lip’ Gallagher, a straight-A student, who possesses above-average intelligence and excellent mechanical skills. However, if you ever wondered who the actor who portrays this character is, let us tell you more about Jeremy Allen White.
Jeremy is a dancer and actor with over 25 credits to his name, and besides the mentioned role, he’s perhaps known best for starring in movies such as “The Speed of Life”, “Afterschool”, and “The Rental”, while to the television audience, he’s known for his role as Joseph Shrier in the series “Homecoming”.
Early life and education
Jeremy Allen White was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 18 February 1991, in Brooklyn, New York City USA; he holds American nationality although he comes from a family of Ukrainian, German, Dutch, English, Scottish and Irish descent.
He was raised by his parents, whose names he hasn’t shared, although he once spoke about them saying that they both moved from their home countries to New York to pursue careers in acting. They eventually met, performed together, subsequently married, but then ended their acting careers and obtained jobs that would help them to better provide for their new family.
Jeremy has a younger sister but her name remains unrevealed to the public. He had an interest in dancing from an early age, and prior to his wish to become an actor, he excelled in ballet, jazz and tap dance, however, growing up, he decided that acting was something he enjoyed more.
He attended The Professional Performing Arts School (middle and high school in Manhattan, New York City), and upon matriculating in 2009, he didn’t enroll in college, but at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which he attended for six months.
Roles in series
Jeremy made his acting debut portraying Jack Phelps in the series “Conviction” in 2006, and in the following years guest-starred in two episodes of the series “Law & Order” in 2007 and ‘08, and then two years later, he was seen in an episode of the series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, before he was cast to play Lip Gallagher in “Shameless”, also starring Ethan Cutkosky, Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy.
The series had 69 award nominations, and won 16, including four Primetime Emmys, while Jeremy was nominated for the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and the Online Film & Television Association (OFTA) Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, both in 2014.
Concurrently with his role in “Shameless”, Jeremy was seen as Joseph Shrier in the mystery thriller drama series “Homecoming”, a performance which brought him a nomination for the International Online Cinema (INOCA) Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series, in 2019.
Roles in movies
Jeremy made his first big-screen appearance portraying Young Clive in the 2006 movie “Beautiful Ohio”, and then in the following year, he was cast to play Sammer in “The Speed of Life”, followed by his role as Dave in “Afterschool” in 2008.
The same year, Jeremy starred in the short movie “The Fourth”, and was next seen in another short movie entitled “Gloria & Eric” in 2009, before he was cast to play Charlie in “Twelve”, in 2010, followed by his roles in “The Time Being” (2012), “Movie 43” and “Bad Turn Worse (2013), and “Rob the Mob” (2014).
Next, Jeremy played Elliot in the 2018 movie “After Everything”, and then two years later, he was cast to play Josh in “The Rental”, followed by his role as Freddy in “Viena and the Fantomes” in the same year. His most recent movie role was in the 2021 crime thriller “The Birthday Cake”, also starring Val Kilmer and Ewan McGregor, while he will be seen starring in the new drama based on the novel “You Can’t Win” written by Jack Black and directed by Robinson Devor, which is currently in post-production.
Love life and relationships
Jeremy hasn’t been the subject of any rumors and controversies concerning his love life and his sexual orientation; it’s widely known that he was in a long-term relationship with the actress Emma Greenwell, who is perhaps known best for her role as Mandy Milkovich in “Shameless”. The two were together from 2011 until 2017, but after they broke up, neither Jeremy nor Mandy have spoken about the reason for their split.
In the following year, it was rumored that Jeremy was in a secret relationship with at that time an unknown person, however, eventually it was discovered that he’d started dating Addison Timlin.
She was born on 29 June 1991, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and is also an actress with over 35 acting credits, perhaps known best for her role as Sasha Bingam in the series “Californication”.
Jeremy and Addison married on 18 October 2019 in an intimate courthouse wedding; their witnesses were Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson, and the special guest was their daughter, Ezer Billy, who was born in October 2018, while their second daughter, Dolores Wild was born in December 2020. Fans of this couple can keep track of their lives and enjoy their joint photos on Addison’s Instagram, since she posts pictures almost daily featuring their daughters and themselves.
As of May 2022, the family of four resides in their home in Beverly Hills, California.
Age, height, and net worth
Jeremy’s age is 31; he has light brown hair and blue eyes, weighs around 145lbs (67kgs), and is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) tall.
According to sources, for his acting in the series “Shameless”, Jeremy was paid around $25,000 per episode, while he’s also earned a decent amount starring in numerous series and movies, so as of May 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $8 million.