Jeffrey Donovan : Biography
Jeffrey Donovan was born on May 11, 1968. He is an American actor for film, television and stage and producer. He is most known for his portrayal of Michael Western on the famous American cable TV series Burn Notice. He portrayed the character for six years from 2007 until its end in 2007. To add to his film credits, he has done a notable work in the movies like Believe in Me, Changeling, Come Early Morning and Hitch. He is actively involved in various film and television projects which will be coming out soon in the near future.
He was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States and was raised by his mother along with his two brothers. To receive his high school education, he went to Amesbury High School. During that time, he was mentored by Patricia Hoyt, his teacher, who also helped him to get a scholarship that enabled him to participate in a summer program to improve his acting skills. Then, he went to Bridgewater State University and later transferred to University of Massachusetts Amherst. He graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater. He has a Master in Fine Arts degree from Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Acting Program at the New York University. During an interview he revealed that he was born to a very poor family of a single mother. He has Irish and American ethnicity and an American nationality.
He received his first lead role in the American remake of the British television series Touching Evil, in 2004. Before that, he had appearances on TV shows like Monk, CSI: Miami, Witchblade, Homicide: Life on Street, and Spin City. In 2007, he was cast as the lead Michael Westen in Burn Notice. He portrayed the role until the end of the series on September 2013. He was paid a salary of $200 thousand per episode on the series. His directorial debut too came with on an episode of Burn Notice. He later directed the prequel film, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe. He has done a notable work in the theater too. He performed on the stage for roles in A View from the Brigde, Hamlet, Inspector Calls. His Off-Broadway credits include Toys in the Attic, Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, On the Waterfront, The Glory of Living, among others.
Talking about his personal life, he was in a relationship with Kathryn Kovarik. The relationship lasted long but did not move forward and they finally decided to separate while Kathryn was still his girlfriend. After that, he got engaged to Michelle Woods in August 2011. They tied the knot on August 25, 2012. His wife is a model. The couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl, Claire, on 18 December 2012. He was arrested on July 12, 2009 for allegedly driving under influence. He currently lives in his home in Los Angeles, California. The couple is still much in love and is living a happy married life. He is trained in martial arts and has a black belt in Karate. He has also studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu and aikido. In his free time, he enjoys golf and gardening.
The handsome actor has recieved fame and fortune from the entertainment industry. He is said to have an estimated net worth of $10 million which he earned through his hard work over the years. He recently celebrated his 46th birthday and stands tall at the height of 6 feet. His great acting ability and the matching good looks has garnered him a large number of fans and followers. More information on him is available in his detailed and recent bio in the Wiki and the IMDb website. He can also be found in his Twitter account which he uses quite often posting tweets and photos.