When it comes to talent, Jonathan Sadowski cannot be found wanting in that aspect. He describes himself as an actor, a writer, and a producer who knows his onion. From the way he dives head-on into each role he plays and his performance throughout his career, it is obvious that the actor is success hungry as his fame continues to rise.
Born on the 23rd of November, 1979, to a Polish father and Italian mother, Jonathan spent his formative years in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States, before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue his dream in the entertainment industry. Having been in the acting scene for long, most people might assume that Jonathan is yet to make it big as an actor because he is yet to win any major award or nomination. But considering where he is coming from, he has sure come a long way and has the potential to grow even bigger.
What Inspired The Actor To Start His Career
Jonathan’s high school days turned out to be a defining period for him as his part in his school’s production of The Phantom of the Opera inspired him to pursue acting as a professional career. This ignited passion followed him to college at the University of Illinois, where he studied Theater and acquired a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, majoring in directing and playwriting.
Upon graduation, he began to seek for acting roles. But the beginning was rough as he lost out of several auditions, while the roles he was able to get paid too little to sustain his life. So he had to do other jobs to support himself. According to the actor, he worked as a bartender before landing his first big role.
How Jonathan Sadowski Got Famous, Despite The Tough Start
In many professions, the hardest part is getting your foot in the door. Once you are in, all you have to do is maintain a level of hard work and professionalism, and you are set for decades as a member of that industry. Although Hollywood shares a similar requirement, it does not guarantee a long career. Jonathan’s first work was an episode of NCIS in 2003, playing Lt. Norski in the show’s episode – High Seas.
It was his solitary credit in the year, and Jonathan had to wait till the following year for his next credits, appearing in The Division and LAX. The slow start to his career seemed to end in 2004 as he got his first recurring role in American Dreams, playing the character of Jefferson in five episodes. Although 2005 was a solitary credit year for him, it was his first feature-length project, although it was a TV Movie.
Jonathan Sadowski’s first silver screen project came in 2006 through She’s the Man, where he played a character of Paul. Since then, the actor has been appearing consistently in television shows, and sometimes, in films. He has appeared in Chuck, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Entourage, Sirens, and one of his most notable roles yet, as Josh Kaminski in Young & Hungry.
These Are His Best Works So Far
Jonathan has featured in nine (9) films and seventeen (17) television shows in his career as of 2020. He has had some major and minor roles, which have allowed him to showcase his talent. Some of his best works include Live Free or Die Hard (2007), where he was featured as Trey. The movie, which features A-listers like Bruce Willis and Justin Long to mention a few, is the 4th installment in the Die Hard movie series.
With a budget of $110 million, the movie grossed over $388 million and also got mostly positive reviews from critics with an 82% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The actor played a major role in the sitcom Young & Hungry, which aired on ABC Family from 2014 to 2018. He featured as the young tech entrepreneur Josh Kaminski who is a self-made millionaire. This is one of the roles that established Jonathan’s career as an actor.
While critics reviews and opinions about the show have been generally mixed, the series has been well received by fans and has garnered impressive followership over the years. It has been nominated by the Teen Choice and People’s Choice Awards as Choice Summer TV Show and Favourite Cable TV Comedy from 2014 to 2017. One of his earliest roles in Hollywood is playing Paul Antonio, a gay hairstylist in the 2006 rom-com She’s the Man.
Following the movie’s success in the box office, Jonathan Sadowski, due to the influence of his role, continues to lend his voice to the plight of the gay community. Some of his other works include a minor role in Friday the 13th (2009), which was a box office success. In Chernobyl Diaries (2012), he had a major role as Paul Watson, and the movie grossed a total of $37.2 million against a budget of $1 million, despite its negative reviews by critics.
Additionally, this talented actor is one to watch out for in the movie industry. He doesn’t intend to confine himself to acting as he has written some screenplays and TV shows, which he is working on producing and directing.
How Much is the Actor’s Net Worth In 2020?
For someone who started as a bartender alongside writing screenplays and hunting for roles, Jonathan has done quite well for himself. He once revealed in an interview that he was so broke at one point in his life that he couldn’t afford car insurance. He had to make do with one forged by his mom and living in constant fear of being caught.
Despite appearing in some minor roles earlier, his big break came in 2005 after he pitched a script co-written by him and Ben Branstrader to producer J.C. Spink. He was said to have signed them on the spot, and things changed quickly for Jonathan. Presently, his net worth has been estimated at $4 million, all of which he earned from his career as an actor and writer.
Meet The Woman In Jonathan Sadowski’s Life
Jonathan Sadowski has been dating stylist and fashionista, Melissa Lynn Woodbury, since 2010. He finally proposed to her on the 5th of June 2015 in the apartment of his Young & Hungry co-star Emily Osment.
Melissa works as a professional stylist but is also a passionate thrifter and traveler. She is passionate about what she does and has styled several clients for music videos, red carpets, television appearances, advertising campaigns, and various editorial shoots and look books. She has worked across various platforms and industries for several clients.
It is not known how Jonathan Sadowski and his beloved wife-to-be met, but it appears they started dating sometime in 2010. Although the two are yet to make any official announcement about a possible wedding date, with both facing harsh backlash for not sealing it over the years, their love, on the other hand, continues to wax stronger. The loving duo is fond of sharing ‘loved up’ pictures of themselves on their social media accounts, especially Instagram.