Stephan James biography

Stephan James

Date of Birth: December 16, 1993

Canadian-grown talent Stephan James was born in Toronto. He began his acting career with a two-season stint on Degrassi: The Next Generation. After leaving Degrassi, Stephan earned recurring roles on various Canadian television shows, including How To Be Indie, My Babysitter's a Vampire and The Listener.

Stephan then made his first feature film debut in the Canadian drama Home Again (2012), for which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

The following year, Stephan got his big Hollywood break when he was cast in Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated civil rights drama Selma (2014). Next was a guest starring role in the CBC mini-series The Book of Negroes (2015). That same year, Stephan was named as one of the Toronto International Film Festival's (TIFF) Rising Stars.

Stephan can be seen as Olympic track and field star Jesse Owens in the upcoming biopic Race (2016) alongside Jason Sudeikis.


Lost After Dark (2014)
When the Game Stands Tall(2014)
The Dependables (2014)
Perfect Sisters(2014)
The Gabby Douglas Story(2014)
Home Again(2012)
12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

Stephan James Filmography


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