Who is Nathan Andersen?

Sometimes a life of a celebrity is all about inspiring others. They inspire others in ways that can sometimes even change the outlook of the world for some people. One such celebrity whose life and struggles can burn a flame of inspiration in many people’s life is Nathan Andersen. What he has achieved and gone through in his life is a story worth reading for anybody.

Nathan Andersen Biography

However, Andersen initially got famous because of his spouse A.J Cook, a Canadian actress famous for her role in ‘Criminal Minds’ as J.J. Nevertheless, their love started even before they were famous. Eventually, the pair was in the spotlight when A.J. starred in the hit 2005 show.

So, let’s find out more about how Nathan and A.J. met, the struggles that Andersen faced, and why his life is inspirational.

Quick facts

Full nameNathan Andersen
BirthdayMay 25, 1978
BirthplaceUtah Valley, U.S.A
Age44 years old
Known asNath, Nathan, Andy
CollegeUtah Valley College (UTC)
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Producer, Director
Zodiac signGemini
Father’s nameN/A
Mother’s nameN/A
SiblingsWesley Andersen
Height6 feet 3 inches
Weight95 kg (Approx.)
Body measurementsN/A
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBlack
Shoe size11 ( U.S )
Marital statusMarried
SpouseA.J Cook
ChildrenMekhai Allan Andersen, Phoenix Sky Andersen
HobbiesRock Climbing, Skiing, Hiking, Exercising, Travelling
Net worthUSD 4 million

early life, family, and education

Nathan Andersen was born on May 25, 1978, in Utah Valley, United States. He is currently 44 years old, and he spent most of his life in the valley, enjoying surrounding mountains, and grew up having an adventurous life.

Furthermore, Nathan attended Utah Valley College (UTC), where he studied filmmaking. It was also here where he met the love of his life, A.J Cook.  

Nathan Andersen and Actress A. J. Cook

Although Andersen has never revealed the name of his parents, we know that both his parents were athletes and thrill-seekers. His father was an athlete in his youth who became an international entrepreneur in the later years, and his mother was a skier.

Undoubtedly, Nathan’s life was filled with adventure and sports because of his active parents. Additionally, Nathan has mentioned that his mother would take him and his brother Wesley Andersen skiing since they were little kids.

The Andersen brothers later started their clothing brand named ‘Walter Sky,’ which is currently their primary source of income.

Nathan Andersen body measurements

An adventure lover and a fitness freak, Nathan Andersen has a body to die for even at 43. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 95 kg.

His full black beard and well-built body contribute to his macho persona. Additionally, his dark hair complements his brown eyes. However, he likes to keep his head shaved.  

relationships & personal life

While studying film at Utah Valley College, Nathan met A.J. and started dating. Their dating soon turned into marriage after two years. It was August 3, 2001, when the pair tied their knot, and it is clear that their relationship is both loving and happy because of their two-decade-long marriage.

Not only this but the couple is also blessed with two kids. The first-born Mekhai Allan Andersen was in 2008, seven years after their marriage, and their second kid, Phoenix Sky Andersen, was born in 2015.

Nathan Andersen with his family

Additionally, both Mekhai and Phoenix have appeared in the T.V. series Criminal Minds with their mother, A.J Cook. Furthermore, they share an excellent relationship with their dad as well. Nathan Andersen likes to take his kids on hikes and other adventures with him, and we can see many pictures of him with his kids on his social media accounts.  

Moreover, talking about his wife, A.J Cook, she is a popular actress in the hit T.V. show ‘Criminal Minds’ from 2005 to 2020. A.J is also a loving mother and wife of the Andersen family, and the pair are seen as one of the most adorable couples in the Hollywood industry.

Nathan Andersen beats Cancer

Yes, Nathan Andersen was diagnosed with cancer. However, in 2019, according to the social media posts from both Andersen and Cook, we now know that he is cancer-free.

It is a fact that beating cancer is not an easy task; one needs determination and willpower to overcome such a struggle in life. Kudos to Nathan; however, his wife, A.J Cook, is also due to credit in this matter.

Even Andersen himself has admitted that his wife was the supporting pillar during those days of hardships. A.J. was able to manage her work and family and was capable of handling the pressure and sorrow of having her husband struggle to survive.

Andersen’s love for adventure

Aforementioned, Nathan Andersen has always been an adventure lover. Ever since his childhood, he has roamed around and collected things.

The perks of being born to an athletic family are that you can involve in a lot of sporting and adventurous activities. Additionally, his grandfather and uncle were also a part of endowing love for adventure in young Nathan.

While his mother taught him climbing and repelling, his grandfather taught him night fishing, and his uncle taught him rock hunting and polishing. At one point in Nathan’s life, he wanted to pursue a career in rock climbing.

His love for adventure and thrill is still imminent as Andersen and Cook own a 90 acres property in Utah, where Nathan, along with his sons, like to roam around, rock climb, and chill out.

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In addition to this, Nathan Andersen also possesses survival skills. He used these skills while he lived in the Hawaiian jungle after his college.

During this time, he faced terrible events like floods and other natural calamities. Adding more pain to his sorrow were being robbed and shot at during his stay in the jungle.

However, Nathan says that he is blessed to have faced such circumstances, which made him appreciate the little things in life. These were also the times that inspired him to establish his clothing brand, which is best suited for adventures and touring.

Nathan Andersen’s professional life

Nathan Andersen entertainment industry

Being a student in filmmaking, it was evident that Nathan Andersen would want to join the entertainment industry. But things did not turn out the way that he expected them to do.

After a short period of producing movies and series, Andersen realized that his heart was in business and entrepreneurship. So, he left the entertainment business and ventured on to invest in different businesses.

However, he has scored twenty-one credits for various short movies, amongst which the most well-known is ‘My Lucky Charm’ (2007), ‘Violet Kiss’ (2010), and ‘In This House’ (2013).

Nathan Andersen business and entrepreneurship

Initially, Nathan invested time and money in a start-up with his friend, and he continued in the same organization for almost a decade. Nonetheless, Andersen always had a dream of starting his clothing brand.

So, he discussed his plans with his brother Wesley, and they both started the company named ‘Walter Sky.’ The company is named after the middle names of their youngest children.

‘Walter Sky’ is Nathan’s dream project because he is an adventurer and nature enthusiast; he always wanted tactile but flexible and breathable garments. Although it was a risk to indulge in that sort of clothing industry at that time, the Andersen brothers did it and now a multi-million clothing company.

Nathan is currently both the co-founder and designer of the company. Despite the no’s that he faced during the company’s initial days, ‘Walter Sky’ is currently popular amongst fashion enthusiasts and adventure lovers as a minimalistic and durable clothing brand.


Nathan Andersen has remained far from any controversies. He is a successful businessperson and a loving family man.

Andersen’s hard work and survival from cancer are praised by many. Alongside this, he is considered a friendly, responsible, and very likable man.

Nathan Andersen with his wife A.J Cook

net worth 

With his clothing brand ever-growing and with his numerous other business ventures, it is evident that Nathan Andersen has accumulated a massive sum of money. Along with this, he is also involved in adventures and activities through which he earns some income.

Therefore, all of his hard work, creativity, and perseverance have contributed to a tremendous net worth of USD 4 million. Although, we do not know how much he earns through his hobbies.

social media

Twitter and Instagram are blessed with Andersen’s posts. He is a regular user of these two social media platforms and has a considerable following in both of them.

Andersen has over 36.3 thousand followers on Instagram, where he posts pictures and videos mostly of his adventures or his family members. However, he recently deleted his Twitter account, which had over 2100 tweets for reasons unknown.

The links to his social media accounts are as follows:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathanandy