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James Lesure- Bio, net worth, lifestyle

Who is James Lesure?

James Lesure is a popular and well-respected TV actor in Hollywood. Known for his role of Mel Ellis in the show For Your Love, James Lesure has had an impressive three-decade-long television career. In addition to this, some other well-known performances of James Lesure include Las Vegas, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, and Good Girls.

Quick facts

Full name James Lesure
Birthday 21st September 1979
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
Nicknames Not available
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s name Unknown
Mother’s name Unknown
Siblings Unknown
Height 6 feet 2 inches
Weight 68 kg
College University of Southern California
Marital status Unmarried
Eyes color Black
Children None
Nationality American
Ethnicity Unavailable
Profession Actor
Net worth $5 million

James Lesure early life, parents, and upbringing

James was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He had a normal childhood and a good upbringing.

Apart from this, details about James’s parents and his siblings are currently unavailable.

James Lesure birthday

Lesure was born on 21st September 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

James Lesure horoscope

People born between August 23 and September 22 have the horoscope Virgo. Virgos are known to be hardworking, creative, reliable, and kind. However, sometimes they can be a little too self-critical, stubborn, and timid.

Nationality and ethnicity

James Lesure belongs to American nationality. However, there is no information regarding his ethnicity yet.

Educational background

Initially, James gained his early education from Stevie White Middle School in Carson, California, USA. After attending Stevie White Middle School, he transferred to Carson High School. James was also the captain of his high school’s foosball team. He never considered being an actor as a child, but instead, he was interested in sports.

After graduating from high school, James joined the US Air Force Academy due to his passion for sports. Nevertheless, he dropped out after some time. He then joined the University of Southern California to complete his undergraduate education. He majored in theatre and attended the USC School of Dramatic Arts. As a theatre student, Lesure was a part of many plays such as Hair and The Island.

After finishing his studies at the University of Southern California, James Lesure went to England and attended the University of Kent. Due to his interest in sports, Lesure also gained boxing training to became an amateur boxer.

James Lesure

Height, weight, and appearance

James Lesure stands tall at six feet and two inches. He weighs a total of 68 kilograms. James is bald and has black-colored eyes. He is of average build and has a well-maintained body.

Interests and hobbies

Lesure is not only passionate about his acting career but also has other varied interests. He is a huge basketball fan and enjoys watching many other sports. In fact, when he was younger, Lesure used to participate in amateur boxing matches. His favorite players are Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett. James is also a fan of karaoke and enjoys singing in his free time.

In addition, Lesure is also a philanthropist who likes to contribute to different charities and organizations from time to time. He has been long involved with the promotion and funding of sickle cell disease education in the USA.

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Relationships and dating history

James Lesure is unmarried and is currently single. Previously he was in a relationship with Paz Vega and Laura Boyle.

Relationship with Laura Boyle

Laura Boyle and James Lesure were together from 2005. They were spotted together several times, and the relationship between them seemed to be going well until one day, they decided to call it quits. The reason behind their breakup was not revealed to the public, and the breakup seemed to be amicable.

Laura is an American actress and producer. She was born on 24th March 1970 and is nine years older than James Lesure. She has worked in the television series Twin Peaks and The Practice. In fact, she even got nominated for Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her fantastic performance in The Practice.

Boyle was previously married to John Patrick Dee III. She also dated Kyle MacLachlan, David Spade, and Jack Nicholson. Nicholson and Boyle were involved in a car crash that the paparazzi captured. Laura is currently married to Donald Ray Thomas II, a real estate investor.

Relationship with Paz Vega

Paz Vega and James Lesure started seeing each other after his breakup with Laura Boyle. Vega and Lesure were in a long-term relationship, but they chose to part ways after many years together.

Paz Vega’s full name is María de la Paz Campos Trigos. She was born on 2nd January 1976. Vega is mostly popular for her work in Spanish movies. Some of her films are Sex and Lucia, Spanglish, 10 Items or Less, All Roads Lead to Rome, Acts of Vengeance, and Rambo: Last Blood.

Paz has been awarded multiple awards for her incredible film and television performances. She is currently married to Orson Salazar, with whom she has three children.

James Lesure children

James Lesure has no children, biological or adopted.

James Lesure career

Theatre career

After obtaining his theatre degree from the University of Southern California, James Lesure started his theatre journey. He played the role of Macduff in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The play was produced by a professional theater company based out of LA.

TV career

James Lesure landed his first-ever television role in The OJ Simpson Story in the year 1995. sure played the role of a cop in the show. After this, he landed many small roles in popular shows such as Space: Above and Beyond, Seinfeld, Mad About You, and NYPD Blue.

His first break came in 1998 when he played the role of Mel Giles on the NBC/ The WB series For Your Love. The show was originally aired by NBC and got canceled after eight episodes. However, The WB picked it up, and the series ran on the network for four years. The show revolved around three couples who try to help each other on how to with the opposite sex.

After the cancellation of For Your Love, Lesure played the role of Mike Cannon in the hit series Las Vegas. The show aired for five seasons from 2003 to 2008.

Lesure continued to work on the small screen and gave many memorable performances in shows like Alias, Half & Half, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Lipstick Jungle, The New Adventures of Old Christine, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Uncle Buck, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Salvation, Divorce, and Blue Bloods.

In the present, James Lesure stars in the American drama television series Rebel alongside Katey Sagal, John Corbett, and Andy Garcia.

Movie career

After an illustrious TV career, James Lesure ventured into the movie world, and in 2006, he appeared in the movie The Package. He played an ex-convict, Bounce, who wanted to earn a massive sum of money by burying a mysterious package in the desert.

Likewise, Lesure appeared in the movies Loveless in Los Angeles and The Ring Two in supporting roles. As he continues his Film and TV work, James Lesure is rumored to begin working as a producer.

James Lesure and Matthew Perry

James is often associated with actor Matthew Perry. Matthew and James starred together in the short-lived American sitcom Mr. Sunshine. Perry was also the co-creator of the show, which got canceled in 2011 due to low ratings.

Matthew Perry is most popularly known for his portrayal of Chandler Bing in the superhit NBC sitcom Friends. The Canadian-American actor has also worked as a screenwriter and playwright in the past. Perry’s film credits include Fools Rush In, Almost Heroes, The Whole Nine Yards, and 17 Again.

In the past, Matthew Perry dealt with Vicodin addiction and even completed a 28-day program to overcome it in 1997. Similarly, Perry has struggled with methadone, amphetamines, and alcohol addiction in the past. Matthew is currently sober and recently got engaged to Molly Hurwitz, a literary manager. James Lesure and Matthew Perry reportedly shared a good relationship during their time together on Mr. Sunshine.

Awards and recognitions

James Lesure has received a lot of accolades for his incredible work throughout his three-decade-long acting career. James got nominated for the Vision Award in 2014 for his performance in the TV series Men at Work.

Furthermore, the NBA Entertainment League honored him with the title of Most Valuable Player in 2006. Owing to his contributions to sickle cell disease education and research, James was awarded the Distinguished Support Award by the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California in 2006.

Net worth, income, and lifestyle

James Lesure’s estimated net worth is approximately $5 million. His annual salary ranges between $19,000 to $200,000, which he earns for his work in films and TV shows. Lesure, who currently lives in his Los Angeles home, leads quite a lavish lifestyle that most can only dream of.

James Lesure social media


Lesure has quite an active presence on Instagram under the username “realjameslesure.” The account only has a total of five posts to date, and 411 others follow James.


An official page dedicated to James Lesure exists on Facebook, which aims towards providing fans updates and news related to the actor. 3.4k people follow the page.


Joined in May 2012, James Lesure’s Twitter account is followed by 5,968 others, and the actor himself follows 19 other accounts. His Twitter username is “JamesLesure.”


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