• Gained recognition after starring as Riley Poole in the 2004 action adventure mystery movie “National Treasure”
• Partly raised in Fort Lauderdale and attended West Bloomfield High School and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
• Appeared in films such as “Gigli” (2003), “The Hangover” (2009), “Holly Rollers” (2010), “The Hangover Part III” (2013) and “Against the Clock” (2019).
• Appearances in TV series such as “Teachers” (2006), “The New Normal” (2012-2013), “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” (2016) and “The Good Fight” (2018).
• Married to Lia Smith with two children and an estimated net worth of $22 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 21, 1978
SpouseLia Smith
FactGraduated from West Bloomfield in 1996.

Who is Justin Bartha? Wiki, Bio

Justin Lee Bartha was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, on 21 July 1978 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, who gained recognition after he starred as Riley Poole in the action adventure mystery movie “National Treasure” in 2004, alongside Nicholas Cage and Diane Kruger. The movie is about a historian in search of the legendary Templar Treasure, which he has to find before the bad guys. The film won one award and was nominated for nine others.

Childhood and education

Justin and his older brother Jeffrey were partly raised in Fort Lauderdale, as their family moved to West Bloomfield in Michigan when Justin turned eight.

His mother Betty was teaching at a local high school, while his father Stephen was a real estate developer.

Justin became interested in acting while attending West Bloomfield High School, and was a member of the school’s drama club and appeared in most of the plays performed there, as well as some at a local theatre. He was also physically active as he was on the school’s football team and also played tennis and soccer. Upon matriculation in 1996, he enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in filmmaking and theatre in 2000.

Roles in movies

Justin made his debut film appearance (uncredited) in 1998, when he portrayed a Clubgoer in the drama “54”, while the following five years saw him appear in two short films – “Tag” and “Carnival Sun” – and the comedy movie “Gigli” which starred Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez and Al Pacino – although it starred some of the most famous actors of the day, it was a failure, ranking as one of the worst movies of the year 2003.

After  “National Treasure”, he played the supporting character Jasper Bernard in the romantic comedy film “Trust the Man” in 2005, before appearing in the romantic comedy movie “Failure to Launch” which starred Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker, and which was nominated for five awards.

Justin Bartha

Justin reprised his role as Riley in the sequel “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” in 2007, before making a cameo appearance in the romantic comedy drama movie “New York, I Love You” in 2008. He was invited in 2009 to star alongside Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in the critically acclaimed comedy movie “The Hangover” which won 13 awards including a Golden Globe, while he also appeared in the Franco-Canadian romantic comedy movie “Jusqu’à toi” which he also produced, and the romantic comedy “The Rebound” in the same year.

Justin portrayed the main character Yosef Zimmerman in the independent crime drama movie “Holly Rollers” in 2010, which also starred Jesse Eisenberg and Ari Graynor and which is about a teenager who is talked into selling Ecstasy on the streets of Brooklyn. In 2011, Justin reprised his role as Doug in “The Hangover Part II”, while he also starred in “The Hangover Part III” in 2013, and in the same year portrayed one of the lead characters – Stiv Bators – in the drama musical “CBGB”. In 2016 he played Kelly in the drama film “White Girl” which starred Morgan Saylor and Brian Marc, before being invited to star in the drama movie “Sticky Notes” and to play the supporting character Howard Weitzman in the biographical drama thriller movie “Driven” in 2018.

Some of Justin’s latest roles in movies have been in the thriller movie “Against the Clock” in 2019 which received very poor reviews, and in the upcoming action thriller movie “Sweet Girl” which is set to be released in early 2021.

Appearances in TV series and theatre plays

Justin made his debut TV series appearance in 2006 when he was invited to portray the lead character Jeff Cahill in the sitcom “Teachers”, which also starred Sarah Shahi, Kali Rocha and Sarah Alexander, but which was cancelled after only six episodes. In 2009, he voiced Jack Werner in the History Channel series “World War II in HD”, which won two awards and was nominated for two others.

In 2012 and 2013 Justin played the lead character David Sawyer in the sitcom “The New Normal”, which also starred Andrew Rannelis and Georgia King, and which follows a single mother who becomes a surrogate for two gay men. Some of Justin’s latest appearances in TV series have been in the sitcom “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” in which he portrayed the main character Josh Barrett in 2016, the legal web series “The Good Fight” as the lead character Colin Morrello in 2018, and the educational comedy series “Drunk History” in which he appeared as Thomas H. Ince in the episode “Drunk Mystery II” in 2019.

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He made his debut Broadway play appearance in 2010 in the comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” at the Music Box Theatre, and then in 2011 Justin portrayed Charlie in “All New People” at the Second Stage Theatre, and Vinny in the off-Broadway play “Asuncion” performed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. In 2013, he starred as Ben in “The Sunshine Boys” performed at Ahmanson Theatre and later at Center Theatre Group, while his latest appearance in a play has been on Broadway in “Permission” at MCC Theatre, in which he starred as Eric.

Love life and marriage with Lia Smith

In 2005 Justin dated Stephanie Sieber for several months, then in 2006 began dating Lydia Hearst, who is a famous American model, actress, and blogger – they dated for over a year before splitting ways in late 2007.

In 2010, Justin started seeing Ashley Olsen who is a famous American fashion designer, author, and an actress among other things. They became engaged in 2011, but inexplicably split shortly afterwards.

Justin met Lia Smith in 2012 at a local gym, and they started dating a week later, and on 4 January 2014 they married in a small ceremony held in Oahu, Hawaii. On 13 April 2014, they welcome their daughter Asa Charlotte, while their second daughter Ruby followed on 16 April 2016. The family of four is currently living at their home in Los Angeles, California – there are no rumors or controversies surrounding Justin and Lia’s marriage.

Lia was born in 1984 in the USA, and attended Scripps College for women from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematical economics in 2006.

She received a free Pilates class while attending college, and Lia liked it so much that she became a Certified Pilates Instructor in May 2010. In October, she founded B The Method which is a sequence of carefully chosen exercises which aim to lengthen and strengthen your muscles with the help of a stability ball. She is currently serving as B The Method’s creative director.

Hobbies and other interests

Justin is very close to his friends and family and always finds time for them, but has stated during an interview that he is not that open to meeting new people and dedicating his free time to them, of which he has very little. He grew up being a huge fan of the American director and actor Woody Allen and his ex-partner Mia Farrow, and was very excited when he got an opportunity to meet them.

Justin is keen on watching old movies, and some of his favorites are “After the Promise”, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, while some of his favorite actors and actresses of today are Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise and Emma Watson. He is keen on reading, and his favorites are history books as well as romantic ones such as “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank who was killed by the Nazis during World War II, and “The Guns of August” by Barbara W. Tuchman which is about World War I. Justin has several training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body and he enjoys eating good food and tasting various cuisines.

Appearance and net worth

Justin is 41 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $22 million.

General Info

Full NameJustin Bartha
Date Of BirthJuly 21, 1978
Height1.73 m
Weight152 pounds
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor
EducationWest Bloomfield High School, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts


SpouseLia Smith
ChildrenAsa Charlotte Bartha
ParentsBetty Bartha, Stephen Bartha
SiblingsJeffrey Bartha


MoviesThe Hangover, The Hangover Part III, The Hangover Part II, The Rebound, Failure to Launch, White Girl, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Gigli, Holy Rollers, New York, I Love You, National Treasure, CBGB, Trust the Man, Jusqu'à toi, Dark Horse, Sticky Notes, Brahmin Bulls, Headlock, The Station
TV ShowsThe New Normal, WWII in HD, Teachers

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1I did theater a lot when I was a kid. Then I went to acting school in New York. I did a lot of behind the scenes in college. I wanted to learn while I had the time. I studied theatre and film in different capacities.
2Mia Farrow was the person I was really excited about getting to know, because Woody Allen is one of my heroes and, just by proxy, I was a huge fan of hers.
3When I first started acting in movies - as probably a lot of naive young actors do - I made a list of directors that I wanted to work with and sent it to my agent at the time.
4I love watching old movies, reading and having some good meals. I have a very close group of friends and family. I try to spend time with the ones that I love and work as hard as possible.
5For me, I've always wanted to do theater, so I gravitate toward it.
6I do have rituals. I'm a fairly superstitious person.
7I have never actually watched Glee (2009). I have heard it is just fantastic.
8I have yet to meet a person whose favorite movie is Gigli (2003), but I hope to meet them one day and give them a hug.
9It is good to get an all round experience especially when you have never been on a movie set.
10It's always nice to have people love the things that you do.
11It's not often as an actor you get to be involved with a project that seems to be on the right side of history.
12When you're talking about pure form, theater is a wonderful outlet.
13Everyone loves the seventies because that's when movies were character-based, and you saw great characters and you saw very interesting filmmaking. There are interesting movies being made now, but it's harder and harder to make them.


1Endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election of the United States.
2Engaged to fitness instructor Lia Smith.
3His parents are both from Jewish families (their families moved to the U.S. from Austria, Germany, Russia, and Poland).
4Born in Fort Lauderdale.
5Father, Stephen, is a real estate developer.
6Mother, Betty, is a teacher.
7One brother, Jeffrey.
8Graduated from West Bloomfield in 1996.
9Attended Camp Walden in Cheboygan, Michigan for 5 years as a child.
10Began film career as a production assistant on the movie, Analyze This (1999).
11He first acted in the short film, Tag (1999), in 1999.
12The movie, National Treasure (2004), where he played "Riley Poole", launched his acting career in 2004.
13Boyfriend of Ashley Olsen [July 22, 2009].
14Attended the same metro-Detroit high school as actor/producers Brandon T. Jackson and Sam Logan Khaleghi.
15He studied acting at New York University.
16He is from West Bloomfield, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) and graduated from West Bloomfield High School in 1996.




Headlock2016completedPeter Hobbs
Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life2016TV SeriesJosh Barrett
Sticky Notes2016Bryan
White Girl2016Kelly
CBGB2013Stiv Bators
Brahmin Bulls2013Alex
The Hangover Part III2013Doug
The New Normal2012-2013TV SeriesDavid Sawyer
Dark Horse2011Richard
The Hangover Part II2011Doug
Maltin on Movies2010TV Series
Holy Rollers2010Yosef Zimmerman
The Rebound2009Aram Finklestein
Jusqu'à toi2009Jack
The Hangover2009Doug
The Station2009TV MovieEric
New York, I Love You2008Justin (segment "Randy Balsmeyer")
National Treasure: Book of Secrets2007Riley Poole
Teachers.2006TV SeriesJeff Cahill
Failure to Launch2006Ace
Trust the Man2005Jasper Bernard
National Treasure2004Riley Poole
Strip Search2004TV Movie
Carnival Sun2003ShortBrian
Tag1999ShortKip Woffard
541998Clubgoer (uncredited)


Here Comes the Night2013executive producer
Jusqu'à toi2009executive producer
Highs and Lows2003Short executive producer / producer


Highs and Lows2003Short


Highs and Lows2003Short writer


Highs and Lows2003Short


Gigli2003performer: "Baby Got Back"


Analyze This1999office production aide


Awake2007special thanks


The Chew2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
CNN Newsroom2014TV Series
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Jerry Bruckheimer2013TV MovieHimself
Domingo Legal2013TV SeriesHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Pânico na TV2013TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hollywood Fast Lane2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Last Call with Carson Daly2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Through the Mind's Eye of Colleen Atwood2013ShortHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
The Unauthorized Documentary, Hangover Part II2011DocumentaryHimself
2011 MTV Movie Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Mike & Mike2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio2011TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHimself
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Lend Me a Tenor
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself
Today2010TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Clip Presenter
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
WWII in HD2009TV Mini-Series documentaryJack Werner
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Deep Inside2009TV SeriesHimself
NT2: Set in History2008Video documentary shortHimself
NT2: Crafting the Presidents' Book2008Video documentary shortHimself
NT2: Creating the London Chase2008Video documentary shortHimself
NT2: Evolution of a Golden City2008Video documentary shortHimself
NT2: Inside the Library of Congress2008Video documentary shortHimself
NT2: On Location2008Video documentary shortHimself
NT2: Underground Action2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHimself
National Treasure: Exploding Charlotte2005Video shortHimself
National Treasure: On the Set of American History2005Video shortHimself
'National Treasure' on Location2005Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Estrenos Críticos2011TV SeriesDoug


Nominated Awards

2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Hangover (2009)
2003Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorGigli (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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