|Real Name:||Jack Matfin Bell|
|Birthday:||July 29, 2013|
|Occupation:||Son of Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood|
Jack Matfin Bell is a celebrity kid. But he is also widely popular because of his parents’ custody battle. He is the only biological child of Hollywood actors Jamie Bell and his former wife Evan Rachel Wood. Jamie would go on to remarry and have other kids, but Jack is his only child with Evan.
English actor Jamie Bell rose to fame for his role in the comedy-drama movie Billy Elliot. American actress Evan Rachel Wood got popular for her appearance in Westworld, but also for roles like Across the Universe, Frozen II, Thirteen, and many more.
As the son of successful and famous parents, Jack Bell is always in the media spotlight. How much do we know about his childhood? What happened to the marriage of his parents? And who has custody? Let’s find out.
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Who Is His Celebrity Father?
People recognize Jack as the son of British actor Jamie Bell. Born Andrew James Matfin Bell in March 1986, he is an English actor and dancer. Jamie rose to prominence for his debut role in Billy Elliot in 2000. That role earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, becoming one of the youngest winners.
Over the years, James Bell has also appeared in The Adventures of Tintin, Fantastic Four, King Kong, Jumper, Rocketman, and more.
Born in Billingham, Teesside, England, he grew up with his mother Eileen Matfin, and elder sister Kathryn. His father left the family when Jamie was born. Accompanying his sister in ballet lessons, Jamie got interested in dance.
In 1999, his acting career took off as he was selected from a field of more than 2,000 boys to portray Billy Elliot. His performance earned him widespread acclaim, and at the time, the 14-year-old Jamie won numerous awards.
He continued appearing in good movies in the 2000s and got another big role in 2009. He was cast in the title role for the motion capture film The Adventures of Tintin. In that movie, he appeared alongside great actors like Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig.
From 2014 to 2017, he portrayed Abraham Woodhull in Turn: Washington’s Spies. And then in 2015, he portrayed the Thing in the Fantastic Four reboot. Sadly, that movie is known as one of the worst comic book movies ever made to this day.
In 2005, he began dating American actress Evan Rachel Wood after they met at the Sundance Film Festival. They dated only for a year and then got back together in 2011. They got married in October 2012 and welcomed their son Jack in July 2013. Sadly, one year later, they announced their separation. Jamie would then go on to date his Fantastic Four co-star Kate Mara.
Who Is His Celebrity Mother?
Now let’s talk about Jack’s famous mother. Born in 1987, Evan Wood is an American actress, singer, and activist. Similar to Jack’s father, she has earned a couple of awards. For example, she has three Primetime Emmy Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations. And she has won a Critics Choice Television Award.
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, she grew up in an entertainment family. Her mother Sara Lynn Moore is an actress, director, and acting coach. And her father, Ira David Wood III, is an actor, theater director, and playwright.
Growing up, the famous actress was actively involved in Theatre in the Park. She appeared in a musical comedy adaption of A Christmas Carol, produced by her father. That was in 1987 when she was just a few months old.
Wood attended Cary Elementary School in Cary, North Carolina. It was then she starred in the production of The Little Mermaid. Following the divorce of her parents, Evan moved in with her mother and went to Los Angeles. There, she would continue growing her acting career.
In the 1990s, she appeared in several television series like American Gothic, Once and Again, and then Digging to China.
Since 2008, she has appeared in mainstream movies like The Wrestler, Whatever Works, The Ides of March, and more. Evan returned to television for roles in television series like True Blood and Westworld. For her role as Dolores Abernathy in HBO’s Westworld, she won a Critics Choice Award.
In 2011, she publicly disclosed that she is bisexual and rekindled her relationship with Jamie Bell. And as we saw before, that relationship was a short one.
Now let’s talk about Jack Matfin Bell, the celebrity child of Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell. Both of his parents are in the entertainment industry, making him a media favorite.
Jack was born on July 29, 2013, in the United States of America. He has yet to be 10 years old as of May 2023. When he was born, Evan took maternity leave, before coming back to filming 10 Things I Hate About Life.
He is American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. Even his grandparents are in the entertainment industry. His parents are not together anymore, and at one point, they were involved in a nasty custody case.
Does He Have Siblings?
Jack Matfin Bell is the only child of Jamie and Evan. So, he doesn’t have siblings from their marriage. Yet, he has half-siblings from his father’s second marriage.
In 2015, Jamie Bell began dating Kate Mara, another actress he met on the set of Fantastic Four. They welcomed their daughter in 2019 and their baby boy in November 2022. Yet, the names of their children are kept a secret.
So, that would make Jack the oldest in the family.
Nasty Custody Battle
In the past few years, Jack Matfin Bell’s custody battle was a nasty one. Who has custody of the boy? Jamie and Evan were co-parenting him after their divorce in 2017.
Yet, in 2020, they got involved in a nasty custody battle. Bell said his ex-wife intentionally deprived him of the contract with his son moving to Nashville from Los Angeles. Evan, on her part, said she wanted to protect Jack from her ex-fiance, Marilyn Manson who threatened to sodomize the child.
The rocker denied the claims and then sued Wood for defamation claiming she fabricated her stories. In the custody battle declaration, the American actress said, “I am a key witness in pending criminal investigation. In connection with the investigation, I allege that I was a victim of torture, rape, and pedophilic grooming by an internationally known public figure”.
She also said that her former husband Jamie Bell had known for years that she planned to raise Jack outside of Los Angeles. She clarified, “I have not kept Jack from Jamie, who has the means and opportunity to visit Jack whenever he wishes. I have conveyed to Jamie my very real and deep concerns regarding my and Jack’s safety should we take up residence in Los Angeles”.
Is He On Social Media?
Jack is too young to be on social media. His parents, however, are quite active. After all, they are among the better-known celebrities in the acting world. You can find a couple of Instagram fan pages linked to his name. Yet, Jamie makes his opinions known on Twitter.
Evan, on the other hand, is more active on Instagram, where she has close to 1 million followers.
Jack is still a young boy. He has yet to turn 10 years of age. You cannot talk about earnings, salary, or net worth at this point.
He lives off his parents’ money. Luckily, his dad Jamie has a net worth of $11 million. And his mother, whom he lives with, has a net worth of $8 million.
Given that both his parents are in their 30s, their wealth will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Jack’s life is well taken care of by his parents.