Almost all viewers of the TNT television series, Animal Kingdom, have commented on how actor Finn Cole, who plays the character Joshua “J” Cody on the show, has slowly grown on them. The young actor first appeared to be on the fringes of the show in the earlier seasons but has since taken the mantle of being the main character and a fan favourite. Read on to find out all there is to know about his career and other facts.
Who is Finn Cole and How Old is He?
Finn Cole was born Finlay Lewis Cole on the 9th of November 1995 in the Southwest London area of Kingston, England. Exact details on the identity and profession of his parents are not known, however, his father is known to have worked on boats. He has a total of four brothers, of which one is British Academy Television Award nominee, actor Joe Cole.
Information regarding aspects of Cole’s early life, including where he attended secondary school, is not public knowledge. He is however later known to have enrolled at Esher College before going ahead to pursue an acting career. His big brother played a big part in him getting his break as he reportedly helped him secure his first audition.
Following the assistance provided by his brother, Finn Cole made his debut as an extra in the action film Offender (2012). Two years after that, he was able to land a main cast role in Peaky Blinders (2014-present), a show which his brother also features in. In 2015, he played Eric Birling in the thriller TV film An Inspector Calls, and then Ollie Tedman in two episodes of Inspector Lewis.
Having only appeared in British productions, Cole was able to move into the American market by landing what is unarguably his best-known role to date, as Joshua “J” Cody, in the drama series Animal Kingdom (2016-present).
As mentioned above, Finn Cole comes from a large family that consists of five sons. His father is known to have made a living by working on boats while his eldest brother Joe is who helped him secure his first acting job.
Joe, whose birth name is Joseph Michael Cole, was born on the 28th of November, 1988. He began his acting career after he was accepted into the National Youth Theatre. His first notable role was in a one-night show in the West End in the late 2000s. In 2010, he landed roles in British television series like the police procedural series The Bill and the medical drama series Holby City. He further bagged roles on stage at the Bush Theatre’s sell-out School Season.
In the following years, Joe appeared in episodes of Come Fly with Me (2011), Injustice (2011), The Thick of It (2012), and Skins (2012). On the film front, he appeared in Now Is Good (2012), Offender (2012), A Long Way Down (2014), Green Room (2015), and Secret in Their Eyes (2015) which starred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts. In recent time, some of his more notable roles include his role as John Shelby in Peaky Blinders (2013-2017) and as Billy Waller in the biographical war film Thank You for Your Service (2017).
For his performance in the film A Prayer Before Dawn (2017), Finn Cole’s big brother, who went on to add writer to his list of professions after penning a comedy series with English comedian and actor Matt Lucas, earned a BIFA – British Independent Film Award BIFA for Best Actor.
How Tall is Finn Cole?
Finn Cole stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm) while his brother Joe stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.78 m). Other information regarding his body weight, shoe size, and body measurements are not available. It is only known that he has a pair of green eyes and brown hair.
Other Facts about the Actor
- Social Media Presence
Finn Cole is quite active on social media as he has accounts on both Instagram and Twitter, except Facebook. He has over three hundred and fifty thousand followers on the photo-sharing platform while his Twitter account has over seventy-four thousand followers.
- Net Worth
There are conflicting reports as to what exactly Cole’s net worth might be. One publication has put the figure at $500 thousand while another has set it to be around $2 million. Whatever the case is, the actor appears to be doing very well for himself as he looks to continue to build off what he has achieved so far.