Lennie James was born in South London to Trinidadian parents. His mother, Phyllis Mary James, died when he was 12. Lennie and his older brother went into a council children’s home. When he was 16 he was fostered with a social worker who had two older children, and they remain very close. Within a year Lennie began writing plays.
Lennie has become a highly respected actor in movies (including: “Elephant Juice“, “Lost in Space“, “Les Miserables“, “Among Giants“, “Snatch“, “The Martins”, “Lucky Break”, “24 Hour Party People” and “Sahara“), TV shows (including: : “Born With Two Mothers”, “Frances Tuesday”, “Family Business”, “Without You” and “Buried”. “Undercover Heart” “Cold Feet”, “Out of the Blue”, “Comics”, “A Touch of Frost”, “Civvies”), and theater ( “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, “Macbeth”, “This is a Chair”, “Pericles” & “The Coup” and “A Raisin In The Sun”).
Name: Lennie James
Date of Birth: 11 October 1965
Place of Birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Place of Residence: Los Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Education: Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Height: 5’9 25”/176 cm
Weight: 154 lbs/70 kilo
Shoe size: 12
Dress size: 14
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark brown
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Relationships: Giselle Glasman, his longtime partner
Children: They three daughters together: Romy (born 1990) and twins Celine and Georgia (born 1994)
Awards and Honors:
- 2001-BAFTA TV Award, Best Single Drama, Nominated
- 2010 – Method Fest, Best Ensemble Cast, Won
- 2013-OFTA Television Award, Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Won
- 2013-RTS Television Award, Best Actor – Male, Nominated
- 2014-RTS Television Award, Best Actor, Nominated
- 2016-Chainsaw Award, Best TV Supporting Actor, Nominated
Hobbies and Interests: Reading
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Food: Curried goat
Favorite perfume: Gucci
Favorite Music: Roachford
Favorite Book: Beloved
Favorite Sports: Box, football
Favorite Movie: Wonderful Life, The Sweet Smell of Success
Favorite TV Show: Ill Street Blues
- Acted in the first play when he was 16 and wrote first play when he was 17.
- James also works as a mentor to black inner-city kids, and says he rejects the importance people attach to fame and celebrity.
- When he was a child he wanted to be Daredevil, the blind superhero.
- His mom died when he was 10, and he and his brother went to live in a children’s home.
- First job worked as a freezer boy in Bejams the frozen-food retailer, in Wandsworth. James was 15 and his job was to stay in the warehouse, which was ice cold, and constantly fill up carts full of frozen stuff, to be taken to the shop floor by people who were allowed into the warm.
- Lennie is the chief cook pro his entire family & has owned up a keenness for the mouthwatering Caribbean cuisine.
- Lennie is an avid admirer of the football team, Tottenham Hotspur.
- Both of his mom & dad are Afro Trinidadian originally from the Trinidad & Tobago.
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