Who is Jonah Hauer-King?
Jonah Andre Hauer-King was born in Westminster, London, England, on 30 May 1995 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds both British and American nationality. He’s an actor and a model, who’s probably known best for his portrayal of Laurie Laurence in the 2017 drama mini-series “Little Women”, which starred Maya Hawke, Kathryn Newton and Dylan Baker, and follows the lives of four sisters during the American Civil War. The series won three of the 10 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Jonah was raised in Westminster alongside his sister Margot Hauer-King, who’s now an accounts manager and is in a relationship with the British actor Josh O’Connor. His parents are Jeremy King who’s a British restaurateur, and Debra Hauer who’s an American therapist and a theatre producer.
Jonah grew up being interested in sports, excelling at soccer and playing for his elementary school, high school and later university’s team. He took part in various activities while attending Eton College, as he appeared in plays, sang with the school’s band, and practiced creative writing.
Upon matriculating in 2013, he enrolled at St. John’s College, Cambridge from which he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in theology and religious studies in 2018.
Roles in movies
Jonah made his debut film appearance in 2014 with his portrayal of AC in the short drama “The Maiden”, and the following years saw him star in various shorts, such as the 2014 musical drama “Blue”, the 2015 drama “Holding on for a Good Time”, and the 2016 comedy “Regardez”.
His first appearance in a feature film was his portrayal of Frank Rice in the 2016 comedy drama “Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer”, directed by Benjamin Caron and Rob Ashford, and which starred Kenneth Branagh, Phil Dunster and Yasmin Harrison; it follows John Osborne and his interest in dancing.
The following year saw him play Luke Hammond in the drama “The Last Photograph”, but which failed to attract any attention. In 2018, Jonah portrayed David, one of the lead characters in the drama “Postcards from London”, written and directed by Steve McLean, and which also starred Harris Dickinson and Alessandro Cimadamore. It follows a young man who’s working as an escort in London, and was nominated for a Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Feature Film Competition. The same year saw him play Winchester in the comedy “Old Boys”, and Andrius in the historical romantic drama “Ashes in the Snow”.
In 2019, he was cast to star as Lucas alongside Ashley Judd and Edward James Olmos in the adventure family drama “A Dog’s Way Home”, written by three people, directed by Charles Martin Smith, and which follows a dog that travels 400 miles to find its owner in Colorado.
Two of Jonah’s most recent roles in movies have been in the 2019 musical mystery drama “The Song of Names”, which won seven of the 16 awards for which it was nominated, and the 2019 romantic crime mystery “Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar”. He has just recently finished shooting for the upcoming drama “Once Upon a Time in Staten Island”, while he’s currently shooting the adventure family fantasy “The Little Mermaid”.
Roles in TV series
Jonah has appeared in only three TV series, including “Little Women”. The year 2017 saw him portray Paul Wilcox in two episodes of the critically acclaimed romantic mini-series “Howards End”, which starred Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell and Philippa Coulthard, and follows three families the Wilcoxes, the Schlegeis and the Basts, living in England in the 20th century – and the series won one of the 12 awards for which it was nominated.
In 2019, Jonah played the lead character Harry Chase in seven episodes of the war drama “World on Fire”, created by Peter Bowker, and which also starred Julia Brown and Helen Hunt. It follows the lives of various people who have been affected by World War II – the series was nominated for five awards.
Jonah has been credited with singing the song “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen” in an episode of the 2017 mini-series “Little Women”, and in 2018 he wrote and performed the song “Lover (Muse)” in the movie “Postcards from London”.
In 2019, he made a guest appearance in the talk-shows “The One Show” and “Sunday Brunch”.
Love life and girlfriend
Jonah’s amongst the most secretive of actors, as he hasn’t spoken of any girls (or boys) whom he has perhaps been with, however, there are rumors circulating the internet regarding his current relationship status, as well as his sexual orientation.
Many of his fans believe that he’s today dating the American actress and model Maya Hawke, who’s probably known best for her role in the mini-series “Little Women”, which is also how the two met.
They have since been seen spending time together on various occasions, and have even posed for a magazine together, however, neither has confirmed that they are in a relationship.
Some of Jonah’s fans believe that he’s gay, and that this is why he hasn’t spoken of the girls whom he has been with, but this hasn’t been confirmed either. As of May 2021, he seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jonah likes to travel, and has been all around Europe visiting his favorite countries France, Italy and Switzerland. He’s also been to New York and California in the US, but seems to prefer travelling in Europe. Jonah likes to stay at natural locations, and doesn’t seem to be a fan of overcrowded cities.
He likes to watch stand-up comedians perform, and his two favorites are the late Robin Williams, and Chris Rock.
Jonah’s a dog-lover but doesn’t have a pet dog because he often travels, and believes he’d lack time to take proper care of it.
He’s physically active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week.
In his spare time which is mostly late at night, Jonah enjoys watching movies starring his favorite actor and actress Jim Carrey and Sandra Bullock, such as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”, “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Ocean’s 8”.
Age, height and net worth
Jonah’s age is 25. He has short brown hair and green eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).
As of May 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $600,000.