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If you were a fan of One Tree Hill, then you will most definitely know James Lafferty. However, if you somehow missed out on one of the greatest teen dramas of all times, then introductions are in order. James Lafferty is an American actor as well as a budding producer and director. He has starred in several TV series and movies including One Tree Hill where he played one of the main protagonists, Nathan Scott. His portrayal of the role fetched him numerous accolades and has ensured that he will remain evergreen in the memories of the viewing public.

James Lafferty Bio (Age)

James Martin Lafferty was born on the 25th of July 1985 in the city of Hemet, California. His father’s name is Jeffrey while his mother’s name is Angelica. He also has a brother named Stuart. The actor spent his formative years in California and attended Hemet High School. As a high schooler, Lafferty was both athletically and artistically inclined. On the artistic side, he took part in several school plays wherein he honed his acting skills. On the sports side, he was (and still is) an avid basketballer and played on his school’s team. His exploits on the courts fetched him several accolades as well as praises from his coaches. Lafferty graduated high school in 2003. He briefly studied at California State University before delving into acting.


James Lafferty commenced his career as a child (age 12) appearing in the TV movie, Annabelle’s Wish. After that, he landed minor parts/guest roles in several movies and TV series including Get Real (1999), Emeril (2001), Boston Public (2001), Once and Again (2001 – 2002) and A Season on the Brink (2002) and Boys on the Run (2003). It must be noted that during this period, Lafferty was still an active high school student. The young man, however, did not allow this early taste of success to detract him from his academic commitments.

After years of playing minor parts and guest roles, James Lafferty got a well-deserved breakthrough in 2003 when he was cast as Nathan Scott on the CW teen drama, One Tree Hill. One Tree Hill revolved around the drama in the lives of two half-brothers, Nathan and Lucas. Both are initially fierce competitors but later bond together. The show ran from 2003 to 2012 (nine seasons) and Lafferty was a regular all throughout its run. His apt portrayal of Nathan Scott fetched him several awards nominations. It also contributed to the show’s legacy as one of the greatest teen dramas of all times.

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Wife or Girlfriend

James Lafferty has never been married neither does he have a child. This, however, does not mean that the actor is a eunuch as he has been involved in several well-publicised relationships. A look at Lafferty’s dating history will reveal that he reportedly dated a lady named Rachael Wilson from January 2005 to September 2006. Wilson was a student at University of North Carolina Wilmington, one of the principal shooting locations for One Tree Hill.

Lafferty also dated his One Tree Hill co-star, Sophia Bush. Their relationship commenced in October 2008 and they broke up after a year together. After this break-up, the California native found love again with another One Tree Hill alum, Shantel VanSanten. The relationship lasted from June 2009 to May 2010. Lafferty’s last known relationship was with Eve Hewson. Hewson is an Irish actress as well as the daughter of legendary U2 singer, Bono. This relationship commenced in 2010 and lasted for five years before they split up in 2015.


James Lafferty was a teenage heartthrob back in the day and he still retains the natural goods looks, as well as the sexy physique, which drove many girls crazy. The actor is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighs 94 kg or 207lbs. His hair colour is black while his eye colour is blue. Other additional measurements are biceps – 15 inches, chest size – 40 inches and waist – 32 inches.

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Net Worth

James Lafferty has a net worth estimated at $5 million and his wealth largely stems from his acting career. Since his breakout on One Tree Hill, the California native has featured in several TV series as well as a few movies. They include S. Darko (2009), The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011), Lost on Purpose (2013), Oculus (2014), Crisis (2014), Underground (2016), Everyone is Doing Great (2017), Small Town Crime, (2017) The Haunting of Hill House (2018), and Waffle Street (2018).

In Waffle Street, Lafferty played the lead role of James Adams – a hedge fund manager who loses his job following the 2008 financial crisis. Adams subsequently becomes disillusioned with the dishonesty of his former job and finds work as a server in a diner. He thereafter encounters several colleagues, including an old man, who teaches him life-changing lessons. Waffle Street was an indie production and is based on a real-life story. The movie won several awards and accolades including best narrative feature at the 2015 Hollywood Film Festival.

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