James Roday is an American actor who is popular for portraying the character of observant consultant detective Shawn Spencer on the TV series ‘Psych’. James is mainly an actor but also works as a screenwriter and a director. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of James Roday in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
The American actor, James Roday, was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 4, 1976. His full name is James David Rodriguez. James has Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. His father, Jaime Jim Rodriguez, worked in American air force. He was also a catering manager of Taco Cabana. His mother, Irene Rodriguez, is probably a homemaker. Speaking of his education, James did his early education at his home town San Antonio from Taft High School. After completing his high school from here, he enrolled at New York University where he majored in theater and art.
James Roday is a young dashing actor, link-ups and random relationships are not a big deal for him. However, he never opens up his love relationships. His seven-year-long relationship with his Psych co-star Maggie Lawson garnered a huge publicity. Sadly, the couple broke up in 2014. At present, he claims to be single.
Career, Award, and Nominations
James was interested in acting since his childhood. After completing his graduation with a degree in theater & art, he appeared in various theatrical productions. With these productions, he also started his directing career. After making a lot of efforts, he finally made his big screen debut in 1999 with the film ‘Coming Soon’. The film received a positive response and this helped James to give a push to his career. For next 2-3 years, he appeared in 5-7 films and TV series but none of them could really garner the publicity for him. In 2003, he starred in the film ‘Rolling Kansas’ and it was a smash hit at the box-office. Since then, he has been regularly appearing in the films.
Though he hasn’t a long career, he has won many awards and nominations. He has received the nominations for Satellite Award, EWwy Award, and ALMA Award. Other than several award nominations, he has won Imagen Award and Annual Tinmys Award for the best actor category.
Net worth & Earnings
James Roday is actively involved in 3 professions. As an actor, he has achieved a great success. It is also his major source of income. Other than this, songwriting and directing have also made some good amount of money for him. So, after accumulating his present earning from all the sources, the versatile actor is estimated to have a remarkable net worth of $5 million. His net worth will surely increase in upcoming years as several projects are lined up for him. He also owns a theatre named ‘El Centro Theater’ which is under renovation at present.
James Roday has been ranked in People’s 100 most beautiful people. With the fact, you can assume how good-looking he is. His attractiveness coupled with the exceptional talents is probably the secret of his unbelievable success. In such a short span of time, he has achieved really a good success in Hollywood.