Meet Jeremy Allen White, Hollywood’s newest heartthrob. Fresh off an Emmy award and second Golden Globe win for his work on The Bear, the 32-year-old is also the chiseled face (and body) of Calvin Klein’s latest racy underwear ad campaign. Boasting a stellar portfolio of movies and TV shows such as Shameless, Jeremy Allen White is top of the world, and his soaring net worth is proof positive of his great new heights.
Last week, underwear label Calvin Klein dropped their Spring 2024 ad campaign to widespread public approval. Featuring a musclebound White, the cheeky advertisement brought the audience along for a stroll in New York City, then up to deserted rooftops mysteriously (and romantically) framed by rays of soft sunlight. There, White strips down to the snuggest of tighty whities, engages in some light exercise, then reclines on an auburn corduroy sofa that has now become the envy of women the world over.
Less than a day later, the campaign – and thirst traps featuring White’s chiseled abs – had exploded all over social media, propelling him to untold heights of popularity. And though those envious of White’s newfound TikTok fame may decry him for his height (he stands at a respectable 170 cm), fans are adamant that he is, by all accounts, a ‘short’ king worthy of all the hype.
A New Yorker in truth and at heart
When the blue-eyed and shaggy-haired Jeremy Allen White was born to Eloise Ziegler and Richard White on February 17th 1991, the world had no idea he would soon become an on-screen sensation with a soaring net worth to boot. His parents, who between them boasted North Carolina, Ukranian, English, German, Scottish, Northern Irish, and distant Dutch blood, had moved to New York City to pursue acting – thus ensuring very little resistance when a 13-year-old White expressed interest in the craft.
The Brooklyn native had initially trained as a dancer, excelling in tap, jazz, and ballet; all this would change in middle school, when he decided to set aside his fancy footwork to pursue a career in acting. Speaking to GQ of his time in high school, White recalls, “I was so obnoxious.” And maybe he was, a little, in the way all headstrong teenagers tend to be. He goes on to share that he wanted to drop out of high school to act, but his parents insisted on him graduating. The compromise was a part-time internship at a casting agency, which served to further fuel his passions.
Yet, for all the support of his parents, White’s path to success was not without its challenges; like so many blunt New York natives, he plays his role in life with an unshakeable steadfastness and a burning desire to be true to himself. One might argue that he is unapologetically Aquarian, choosing the beaten path and yet carving out a niche for himself with stylish ease. That’s not to say he didn’t do the work – White briefly attended the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts for six months, and then La Guardia Arts, where he honed his talent for acting. The one notable impression to emerge of his time at both?
He didn’t like it.
The best movies and TV shows starring Jeremy Allen White
White would eventually graduate from the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood, a fully-fledged teenager who believed it was best to do things ‘his way’. And so he did, by landing his first acting roles in Conviction (2006) and Beautiful Ohio (2006). Like many other young actors of his time, he also cycled through the guest star roster of Law & Order, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Eventually, Jeremy Allen White scored his breakout role of Lip Gallagher on the hit TV series Shameless, which ran a decade from 2011 to 2021. For his work on the show, he received a 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Throughout his time on Shameless, Jeremy Allen White also took on several other roles, most notably in short movies Chasing You (2017) and Cornflower (2018), and TV series Homecoming (2018), where he starred in four episodes. Most recently, he made waves as Chef Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto in The Bear (2022-present), for which he attended the Institute of Culinary Education in Pasadena to prepare. And while he struggled in culinary school, he has nonetheless emerged victorious on-screen.
For his role in The Bear, White has received two Golden Globe Awards (2023 and 2024) for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards (2023 and 2024) for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (2023), and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2024). And with awards season now in full swing, Jeremy Allen White’s stars are shining brighter than ever.
Jeremy Allen White in relationships, his ex wife, and his rumoured ties with Selena Gomez
On April 14th 2019, Jeremy Allen White and actress Addison Timlin announced their engagement. The couple, who had been childhood sweethearts, tied the knot on October 18th 2019, and share two daughters, Ezer Billie White, born October 20th 2018, and Dolores Wild White, born December 12th 2020. The relationship would meet its untimely end in May of 2023, when Timlin filed for divorce.
Reports suggest that it was an abundance of trust issues and ‘a lot of lows’ that led to the demise of the marriage, though the dust appears to have settled on an amicable arrangement between the pair.
Following his divorce, Jeremy Allen White and his now-ex wife have agreed to share custody of their daughters. According to reports, White, whose battles with alcoholism surfaced amid custody proceedings, has agreed to daily alcohol testing before seeing his girls. He is also required to attend individual therapy once a week, and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings twice a week.
While neither party attempted to confirm nor deny the rumours, Gomez would take to TikTok for her tongue-in-cheek response. Her subtle, and yet feisty clapback was shared in a video posted to trending audio: “You ever heard a rumour about yourself and actually wanted to hear more, like d—m, what did I do next?”
However, that all seems to be a moot point. Both stars have since moved on, with Gomez recently confirming her relationship with Benny Blanco. And while White has long been linked to Spanish singer Rosalía, recent reports suggest they have taken their relationship to the next stage, with the duo spotted sharing an intimate kiss in Los Angeles.
What is Jeremy Allen White’s net worth?
For his work on The Bear, Jeremy Allen White was paid a salary of around USD 250,000 to USD 350,000 per episode. Considering the rising popularity of both him and the show, this figure is expected to go up for Season 3, which has already been announced; according to unverified reports, White is set to receive USD 750,000 per episode for Season 3.
While little is known of White’s salary for Shameless, a good estimate is co-star Emmy Rossum’s tidy sum of USD 350,000 per episode. In all, Jeremy Allen White’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 8 million, a sum expected to rise to great new heights as he continues to awe and stun audiences with upcoming performances in The Iron Claw (2023) and Fingernails (2023).
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
– How much is Jeremy Allen White’s net worth?
Jeremy Allen White’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 8 million.
– How much is Jeremy Allen White’s salary?
Jeremy Allen White was reportedly paid a salary of around USD 250,000 – USD 350,000 per episode on The Bear. This sum is expected to rise given the actor and the show’s popularity in recent days.
– Is Jeremy Allen White married?
Jeremy Allen White was once married to now ex-wife actress Addison Timlin. The couple divorced in May 2023, and he is now linked to Spanish singer Rosalía.
– Which is the best TV show by Jeremy Allen White?
For his work on Shameless, Jeremy Allen White was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. And for his work on The Bear, White took home two Golden Globe Awards (2023 and 2024) for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards (2023 and 2024) for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (2023), and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2023).
– What is Jeremy Allen White’s height?
Jeremy Allen White stands at a height of 1.7 m, which translates to 170 cm or around 5′ 6″.