• Jesse Bradford Watrouse was born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1979.
• He has an estimated net worth of over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting.
• He began appearing in commercials and films as a child and was encouraged by his parents to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
• He has starred in numerous films and television projects, including “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Bring It On”.
• He has been romantically linked to a variety of high-profile names, including Diane Gaeta Marshall and rapper Azealia Banks.

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Short Info

Net Worththree million dollars
Date Of BirthMay 28, 1979
FactHe took French in high school but Spanish in college.

Who is Jesse Bradford?

Jesse Bradford Watrouse was born on 28 May 1979, in Norwalk, Connecticut USA, and is an actor, known from appearing in numerous films throughout his career, beginning when he was a child. Some of his projects have included “Flags of Our Fathers”, “The Adventures of Yellow Dog”, and “Bring It On”.

The Wealth of Jess Bradford

How rich is Jesse Bradford? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s also been involved in numerous television projects over the course of his career, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Jesse is the only child of actors Curtis Watrouse and Terry Porter, who mainly worked on commercials as well as soap operas; his cousin is writer and poet Sarah Messer. At a very young age, he was already exposed to the world of acting, appearing in a Q-Tip commercial when he was just eight years old.

He was strongly encouraged by his parents to try his hand at a modelling and acting career. This led him to his first appearance, as the son of Robert De Niro in the film “Falling In Love”. He attended Brien McMahon High School and during his time there, he described himself as a geology nerd. He was voted as Homecoming King and was captain of the school’s tennis team. He was also voted favorite actor and best looking despite not being a part of the school’s drama club. After matriculating, he then enrolled into Columbia University where he studied for a degree in film, graduating in 2002.


Acting Career

While studying, Bradford already had numerous acting roles beginning in the 1990s, with well-reviewed films including “Presumed Innocent”, starring Harrison Ford and based on the novel of the same name by Scott Turow. Throughout the decade he was given more projects, including the drama film “King of the Hill” directed by Steven Soderbergh, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or during the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Another notable project was “Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog”, an adventure film and known to be the last film of director Phillip Borsos.

As the years passed, Bradford transitioned to more adult roles beginning with “Romeo + Juliet” in 1996, which is a romantic crime film and a modernization of the William Shakespeare tragedy of the same name, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. He was then cast as the love interest of Kirsten Dunst in the film “Bring it On”, which is the first of five “Bring It On” films, however, all of the latter films were straight to video sequels, which they didn’t star in. He moved on to other projects in the 2000s.

Later Career

In 2002, Jesse had the lead role in two films – “Swimfan” which is a psychological thriller film starring him alongside Erika Christensen, and the science action film “Clockstoppers” which also starred Paula Garces and French Stewart, produced by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Pictures. During the fifth season of the show “The West Wing”, he had a minor role as White House intern Ryan Pierce, playing the character for a total of nine episodes. His next major project would be in 2006’s “Flags of Our Fathers”, playing the character Rene Gagnon in the film based on the book of the same name written by James Bradley, which revolves around the story of the Battle of Iwo Jima and was directed by Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood.

In 2009, Jesse was then cast in the film “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”, which is also based on a best-selling book, by Tucker Max. A few of his latest projects include the courtroom series “Outlaw” of which he was a cast member, and appearances in a few episodes of “Code Black”.

Aside from acting work, he is an investor in the nightclub called The Plumm, which is located in Manhattan.

Personal Life

For his personal life, it is known that Bradford married country singer Julie Roberts in 2005, and they have two sons, but finally divorced in 2017. He’s also been linked romantically to numerous high-profile names, including actress Diane Gaeta Marshall and Priscilla Valles. He also briefly dated Elisha Cuthbert after the duo starred in the film “My Sassy Girl”. In 2014, he was reported to be in a relationship with glamour model Nikki Leigh but it eventually ended. The following year, he confirmed that he was in a relationship with rapper Azealia Banks, who is also a singer, actress, and songwriter.

General Info

Full NameJesse Bradford
Net Worththree million dollars
Date Of BirthMay 28, 1979
Height1.73 m
ProfessionGuitarist, Actor, Model
EducationColumbia University, Brien McMahon High School


ParentsTerry Porter, Curtis Watrouse


AwardsYoung Hollywood Award for Exciting New Face - Male
MoviesBring It On, Swimfan, Flags of Our Fathers, Clockstoppers, My Sassy Girl, Hackers, Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Romeo + Juliet, 10 Rules for Sleeping Around, The Echo, Eulogy, Speedway Junky, Presumed Innocent, The Power of Few, Table for Three, A Sold...
TV ShowsGuys with Kids, Outlaw, 20 Questions

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1[on Clint Eastwood's directorial efficiency] I heard rumors that he really does two takes, but I had a friend who was going into a Clint Eastwood movie, I wouldn't say he does two takes - I would say he does one. The average is probably two, but the number of times we only did one was overwhelming. It's kind of cool because, as an actor, it forces you to be on your game. With this movie, I learned really quickly to be very clear on what I thought were the most important aspects of the scene and how I wanted those aspects to come off, and then practice how I was going to make sure they did, because if I only got one shot, I didn't want to be the guy who was always asking for another take. I didn't want to waste my bullets in that department.
2I love being around kids; they're honest and refreshing, and I love teaching them new things.
3Everyone always told me I was fated to be in front of the camera.


1Jesse's paternal grandfather, Curtiss Baldwin Watrouse, was from a family that has lived in New England since the 1600s (they were of English descent, and the surname was originally spelled "Waterhouse"). Jesse's paternal grandmother, Florence Louise Bradford, was from Hackney, London, England.
2Is earning a film degree at Columbia University. [July 2002]
3Graduated from Columbia University with a degree in film (2002)
4Was cast member in Presumed Innocent (1990) as a child with two other future The West Wing (1999) cast members: John Spencer and Bradley Whitford.
5Shares his name with two fictional female characters. One played by Lara Flynn Boyle in the 1987 mini-series Amerika (1987), and the other one played by Olivia Hussey in the horror film Black Christmas (1974).
6Is an only child.
7He is an accomplished guitarist.
8Jesse is ambidextrous. His right hand is dominant, but he can use either.
9Homecoming king at his high school.
10He took French in high school but Spanish in college.
11Made his first television appearance as an infant in a Q-tip commercial.




Table for Three2009Ryan
W.2008/IFraternity President
The Echo2008/IBobby Reynolds
My Sassy Girl2008Charlie Bellow
Twenty Questions2006TV MovieJackson Lynch
Flags of Our Fathers2006Rene Gagnon
Happy Endings2005Nicky
Eulogy2004Ryan Carmichael
The West Wing2003-2004TV SeriesRyan Pierce
Swimfan2002Ben Cronin
Clockstoppers2002Zak Gibbs
According to Spencer2001Spencer
Dancing at the Blue Iguana2000Jorge
Bring It On2000Cliff Pantone
Cherry Falls2000Rod Harper (as Jesse Watrouse)
Speedway Junky1999Johnny
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries1998Billy Willis, Age 14
Romeo + Juliet1996Balthasar
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog1995Angus McCormick
King of the Hill1993Aaron
Tribeca1993TV SeriesJosh
The Boy Who Cried Bitch1991Mike Love
The Boys1991TV MovieWalter Farmer Jr
My Blue Heaven1990/IJamie
Presumed Innocent1990Nat Sabich
Prancer1989Boy #1
Classified Love1986TV MovieAnthony
Falling in Love1984Joe Raftis
Dead Awake2016post-production
The California No2016post-productionColton
The Year of Spectacular Men2016post-production
Love2016TV SeriesCarl
Teachers2016TV SeriesJacob
Code Black2016TV SeriesGordon Heshman
Badge of Honor2015Mike Gallo
Sequestered2014TV SeriesDanny Ferman
10 Rules for Sleeping Around2013Vince Johnson
Guys with Kids2012-2013TV SeriesChris
The Power of Few2013Dom
Marvel One-Shot: Item 472012Video shortBennie Pollock
Other People's Kids2011TV MovieAdam
Son of Morning2011David the Agent
You're a Wolf2011ShortTyler
Outlaw2010TV SeriesEddie Franks
Perfect Life2010Jack Parsons
The Eastmans2009TV MovieDr. Seth Eastman
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell2009Drew


Co-op of the Damned2012TV Series 1 episode


Electroland2007Documentary short associate producer


The West Wing2004TV Series performer - 1 episode


Bunker2014/IShort special thanks
The Superiors2011Short special thanks


Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Three's a Crowd2009Video documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shootout2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer (segment "Primer")
2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Film '722002TV SeriesHimself
Swimfan: The Girlfriend from Hell2002Video documentary shortHimself / Ben Cronin
Young Hollywood Awards2001TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2001Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsExciting New Face - Male

Nominated Awards

1996Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Leading Actor - Feature FilmFar from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
1994CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorKing of the Hill (1993)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture DramaKing of the Hill (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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