The English model and actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen is probably best known for his roles in the Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House”, and the ABC show “The Secret River.”
Age Early Life, and Education Background
Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen hails from Westminster, London, England, and was born under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 24 October 1986, which makes him 36 years old as of 2022. He is the son of the fashion designer, Betty Jackson, and her late husband and former business partner, David Cohen. He was raised alongside his sister, Pascale Jackson Cohen, and is of Jewish and Egyptian roots on his father’s side, and French and English roots through his mother’s. He practices the Judaism religion.
Oliver attended Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle and later joined Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, New York City, when he failed to make it into a drama school in London. However, he didn’t complete his studies and left acting school after four months later when he landed a job. He later attended several acting schools including the Youngblood Theater Company and Malisa Theater Academy, and was classmates with the skilled acting teacher, Michael Luggio, in the latter.
Facts and Hobbies
In 2017, Oliver revealed on Instagram that he was previously diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of his violent and harsh childhood experiences.
He is a big fan of films and TV series and his favorite entertainers are Emmanuelle Beart, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Scarlett Johansson.
His favorite brands are Commes des Garcons and Dior.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 1, 2020
Oliver was previously managed by United Agents Ltd., which is situated in London, England, the American literary and talent agency William Endeavor Entertainment located in California, USA, and the UK-based talent agency Hamilton Hodell.
He likes working out, but has admitted that it’s never fun bulking up in preparation for an appearance in an action movie and then having to lose the weight for another role.
The British actor has admitted that he’s terrified of horses, but does know how to ride them.
2002 – 2010
Oliver made his TV debut with the guest role of Jean-Pierre in the British soap opera, “Hollyoaks” in 2002. He was later cast as Marcus in the ITV series, “The Time of Your Life” in 2007, and in the same year, he was selected for the recurring role of Phillip White in eight episodes of the BBC drama “Lark Rise to Candleford,” which was based on the eponymous semi-autographical novels by Flora Thompson. In 2007 he was cast as Colm in the mini-series “The Bonekickers”, then took a brief break, and was next seen in the Nanette Burstein-directed comedy-drama film “Going the Distance” in 2010. In the same year, he shared the screen with Dwane Johnson, Maggie Grace, and Billy Bob Thornton in the action thriller “Faster,” which had a box-office collection of over $35 million against a budget of $24 million.
2011 – 2020
In 2011, Jackson-Cohen was cast for a starring role in the comedy web series “Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After” and shared the screen with Allison Williams. In the same year, he landed the role of Eddie Vogel in the Chris Evans and Anna Faris-starring comedy “What’s Your Number?” 2012 saw Oliver appearing in eight episodes of the mini-series “World Without End” followed by six episodes in the British drama “Mr. Selfridge” in 2013, and 10 episodes of the horror drama miniseries “Dracula” in 2013 and 2014 – The latter aired on BBC One and Netflix and starred Claes Bang, Dolly Wells and Morfydd Clark.
In 2014, Oliver was cast as William Thornhill in the Australian ABC TV drama, “The Secret River”, based on a 2005 eponymous novel by Kate Grenville and starred Lachy Hulme, Sarah Snook and Trevor Jamieson. In 2016, he was cast as Misha in the British film “Despite the Falling Snow”, and subsequently appeared in two series – “Emerald City” and “Man in an Orange Shirt” in 2017.
2018 saw Oliver landing the starring role of Luke Crain in 10 episodes of the acclaimed American supernatural horror “The Haunting of Hill House”, appearing alongside Robert Longstreet, Olive Abercrombie, and Victoria Pedretti. He later appeared in the AACTA Award-winning horror film “The Invisible Man,” adapted from H.G. Wells’ 1897 novel of the same name.
Oliver recently appeared in the films “The Lost Daughter” in 2021 and “Mr. Malcolm’s List” in 2022. He also appeared as James Ellis in eight episodes of Veronica West’s thriller mini-series in 2022, and will star in Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming series “Wilderness” in 2023.
Awards and Nominations
In 2015, he was nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema and TV Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama for his role in “The Secret River.” His role in the 2018 series, “The Haunting of Hill House” saw him receiving an International Online Cinema Award in 2019, and he shared an Online Film & Television Association (OFTA) Award nomination with the cast of the series in the same year.
Finally, Oliver scooped the 2021 Seattle Film Critics Award for Best Villain for his role in “The Invisible Man”, and the same year was nominated for a 2021 Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) Award for Best Motion Capture/ Special Effects Performance in the same film.
Social Media Presence
Oliver is highly active on both Instagram (@ojacksoncohen) with over 425,000 fans, and also on Twitter, followed by over 40,000 fans. He has an official Facebook account that has around 25,000 fans.
Despite playing gay roles in several projects such as “The Invisible Man,” which has led to many questioning his sexuality, Oliver has confirmed that he’s straight. He’s engaged to his “Dracula” co-star, the Australian actress, Jessica De Gouw, and previously cited his parents as an ideal example when he was asked during an interview about his idea of perfect marriage – he said ‘they (his parents) have been together for 29 years and share the same values. I really want to have this kind of wedding myself.’ His fiancé is famously known for her role as The Huntress/ Helena Bertinelli the famous Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, and Emily Bett Rickards-starring drama “Arrow.” The duo began dating after they met on the sets of the 2013 horror series “Dracula.” They are fond of sharing their photos and attending celebrity events together on their respective social media accounts – Jessica formerly wrote ‘Happy Dirty 30 to one of the best there’s ever been. Already. In the world.’ He now lives in London.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Jackson-Cohen has a set of blue eyes and dark brown hair. He weighs approximately 170lbs (77kgs) and stands at an impressive height of 6ft 3ins (1.90m).
Oliver is a successful celebrity who has earned a good sum from his acting endeavors. His net worth is approximately $3 million as of 202, while his fiancé, Jessica is worth around $2 million.