Who is Jonah Hauer-King?
Jonah Andre Hauer-King was born on 30 May 1995, in Westminster, London, England, and is an actor, best known for his work in films such as “A Dog’s Way Home” and “The Last Photography”. He was also in the TV miniseries “Little Women”, an adaptation of the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott.
The Wealth of Jonah Hauer-King
As of early-2020, Jonah Hauer-King’s net worth is estimated to be over $600,000, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2014, and has been making waves in Hollywood apart from his work in the UK.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Jonah’s interest in acting was ingrained at a young age, as his mother worked as a therapist who also had a sideline as a theatre producer. His father, on the other hand, focused on business and was a restaurateur based in London. He is of American descent from his mother which led him to have citizenship in two countries. He also has Jewish heritage, as his grandparents from his father’s side were originally from Warsaw, Poland, who left that country when World War 2 started.
He attended Eton College, which is considered by many as one of the most prestigious schools in the world.
It dates its history back to 1440 and its founding by King Henry VI, and is one of the few remaining boys’ boarding-only schools in the country. During his time there, he gained his first professional acting job in the production of “Punk Rock” held at the Lyric Belfast. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at St. John’s College, Cambridge where he took up a degree in religious studies and theology. While studying, he also took up acting roles, and had to juggle his studies with his blooming career.
While in school Hauer-King participated in several short films that didn’t take up much of his time.
After graduating, he focused on getting more roles in front of the camera and landed one of his most prominent parts in “The Last Photograph”, in which he played Luke Hammond. The film follows the story of a man who is looking for a photograph of his son which has been lost – the photography was taken shortly before his death in 1988, as he was one of the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing which killed over 240 people.
During the same year, he worked on the television miniseries “Howards End”, which is based on the EM Forster novel of the same name.
He also gained acclaim for his performance in the television adaptation of “Little Women” in which he played Laurie Laurence, with Emily Watson and Angela Lansbury, and which attracted a lot of praise. The following year he made another feature film appearance in “Postcards from London”, which is inspired by the work of David Wojnarowicz, and is a follow-up to “Postcards from America”, telling the story of a teenager who becomes involved in the life of gay escorts after escaping his life in a rural town.
Continued Acting Work
During the same year, Jonah gained another film role in “Ashes in the Snow”, set during World War II and based on the Ruta Sepetys novel called “Between Shades of Gray” – a New York Times bestselling novel. Other stars in the film include Bel Powley, Lisa Loven Kongsli, and Aiste Dirziute, which focuses on a family sent to a labor camp during World War II.
In 2019, he was cast as Max Mallowan in the television movie “Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar”. It tells the story of a writer who becomes involved in a murder case in Iraq when she was participating in an archeological dig.
The writer in question is Agatha Christie, who would later rise to fame as a writer of crime novels. He also had a string of films during this year including “A Dog’s Way Home” alongside Ashley Judd and Bryce Dallas Howard, marking his first work in Hollywood.
Other projects Jonah had in the year include “The Song of Names”, which starred Clive Owen and Tim Roth, and tells the story of friends whose lives have been changed because of World War II. In the film, he played a younger version of Dovidl, played by Owen.
He was also cast in one of his most prominent roles on television in the BBC production called “World on Fire”, a series set once more in World War II, telling the story of people who become involved in the war from various parts of the world, including Germans, French, Polish, British and American citizens; a second series is set to be filmed, featuring a very prominent cast including such as Sean Bean, Helen Hunt, Blake Harrison, Brian J. Smith, and Zofia Wichlacz.
He was also cast in the film “Once Upon a Time in Staten Island”, which will see him work with Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale.
The film is set in 1982 and while few details about its plot are known, the film is now in post-production, set to be released sometime in 2020. He was also announced to play Prince Eric in the live-action remake of the Disney film “The Little Mermaid”. A lot of people have noted that he looks like the real-life version of the prince.
Jonah is single and he doesn’t often talk about romances. He has two older sisters, one of whom also works in a production company as an artistic director. He also loves cereal in particular, and enjoys the varied types of cereals in the US is one of his favorite things about the country. He is a feminist and has participated in several events in support of women such as the London Women’s March.