Who is James Reid?
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, James Reid is a multifaceted artist, who is better known as an actor and singer. He caught the spotlight after winning the Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 and then went on to act in films and television series. His biggest breakthrough came in the year 2014 when she was cast in the role of Cross Sandford in the film Diary ng Panget. Besides that, he has appeared in the Philippine TV series such as Good Vibes (2011), On the Wings of Love (2015–16), and Till I Met You (2016–17).
His film credits include parts in Talk Back and You’re Dead (2014), Para sa Hopeless Romantic (2015), This Time (2016) and Miss Granny (2018). Furthermore, he has released three albums so far in his career including James Reid (2013), Reid Alert (2015), and Palm Dreams (2017).
James Reid was born on the 11th of May 1993, in Sydney, Australia. He is currently 26 years old.
|Birth Name||Robert James Marquinez Reid|
|Date of Birth||May 11, 1993|
|Place of Birth||Sydney, Australia|
|Age||26 years old|
|Profession||Actor, Singer, Dancer, Model|
|Ethnicity||Filipino, Australian, English, Scottish|
Family and Education
James Reid is the son of Robert Malcolm Reid, an Australian and Marcela Calicdan, who is a Filipino. He has seven siblings: four brothers and three sisters. He’s of Australian, Scottish and English descent on his father’s side while he’s a Filipino on his mother’s side.
His parents divorced when he was only two years old and lived in Australia with his father. At 15 years old, he and his father moved to the Philippines due to financial constraints.
For his education, he attended Makati Science High School, and then transferred to Karabar High School Distance Education Centre, an Australian distance-learning center located in Karabar, New South Wales, Australia.
James Reid Love Life
Speaking about James’s romantic life, he was in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend and actress Nadine Lustre. Nadine is a Filipino actress known best for having appeared in Diary ng Panget, On the Wings of Love and the romantic comedy Till I Met You.
They met on the sets of “Diary ng Panget” in 2014 and they began dating in 2016. The couple called it splits in January 2020.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 8 inches|
Centimeters – 173 cm
Meters – 1.73 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 66 kg|
Pounds – 146 lbs
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Athletic physique|
James Reid was just 17 years old when he entered the show business with Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010, the Philippine version of the reality show Big Brother. He won the reality show at the end of the day which eventually led to a career as an actor and singer.
As an actor, he guested on an episode of the Philippine drama series Maynila in 2011.
That same year, James made his acting debut as Paul Ruiz in the short film, On Thin Ice.
Three years later in 2014, he got his first major role as Cross Sandford in the rom-com, Diary ng Panget. Directed by Andoy Ranay, the film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Denny R that had Nadine Lustre, Yassi Pressman, and Andre Paras starring in the leading roles.
James Reid released his eponymous debut studio album on September 4, 2013, on Viva Records. His second and third albums, Reid Alert and Palm Dreams, were released in February 2015 and July 2017, respectively.
James Reid Favorite Things
- Food – Foie Gras
- Summer Song – “Australia Street” by Sticky Fingers
- Music Genre – R&B
James Reid Net Worth
Through all his accomplishments as an actor and singer, James Reid has accumulated a net worth of $2 million, as of 2020. Besides acting and singing, he is also a celebrity endorser having been the face of several brands.
Reid on Social Media
James Reid is one of the most followed celebrities on social media in the Philippines. He can be found on Instagram @james, where he’s got over 6 million followers. James’s official Facebook page has managed to pull over 2.8 million followers. He also has a YouTube channel, which has over 87,000 people subscribed to it.
James Reid Facts
He got interested in music at a very young age. As a matter of fact, his mother was a small-time singer that mighty have influenced him in his early years.
James cites Chris Brown as the biggest musical influence in his early years.
In 2012, he signed with Viva Artists Agency. His father is his manager now and takes care of all his managerial activities.
He is an occasional co-host of the television shows, ASAP and It’s Showtime.
James was supposed to star in the superhero film in late 2018, which was based on the Filipino comic book character ‘Pedro Penduko’ but dropped out of the project after sustaining a spinal injury.