Jim Jefferies Biography and Wiki
Geoff James Nugent professionally known as Jim Jefferies, is a renowned Australian comedian, actor, and writer. Jefferies created and starred in the American FX sitcom Legit (2013-2014) and the Comedy Central late-night show The Jim Jefferies Show (2017-2019).
Jefferies has had quite an amazing career. Jim started his stand-up comedy after dropping out of university and began performing stand-up with one-liners. Jefferies became popular when he was attacked onstage while performing at the Manchester Comedy Festival.
In 2009 Jim became popular in the United States 2009 after the release of his debut HBO special/Swear to God. Jefferies has performed at various festivals including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Hust for Laughs, and Glastonbury Festival among others.
Jim’s comedy series Legit premiered on 17 January 2013 on FX and was canceled after two seasons. On June 6, 2017, The Jim Jefferies Show premiered and ended on 19 November 2019. Moreover, Jefferies co-hosted the podcast Jim and Eddie Talkin’ Shit with his fellow comedian Eddie Ifft.
Jim Jefferies Age and Birthday
Jefferies was born on February 14, 1977, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Jim is 46 years old.
Jim Jefferies Height
Jefferies stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m).
Jim Jefferies Nationality
Jefferies holds dual Australian and American nationality and citizenship. Jim became a naturalized American citizen in 2018.
Jim Jefferies Parents and Siblings
Jefferies was born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His mother was a substitute teacher and his father was a cabinet maker and maintenance worker. Moreover, his father was from Roma, Queensland. Also, Jefferies has two older brothers: Scott, an investment banker, and Daniel, an inspector in the New South Wales Police Force’s Public Order and Riot Squad.
Jim Jefferies Wife and Children
Jefferies was previously in a relationship with actress Kate Luyben and they a son named Hank Jefferies who was born in 2012. In September 2020, Jim married Tasie Lawrence and in 2021 they welcomed their son, Charlie.
Jim Jefferies Education
Jefferies moved to Perth to study musical theatre and classical music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts althought he never graduated.
Jim Jefferies Movies and Television Shows
- Me and My Mated vs the Zombie Apocalypse (2014)
- Punching Henry (2016)
- Killing Hasselhoff (2017)
- Extinct (2021)
- The Last Chancers (2004)
- Comedy Cuts (2007)
- Jim Jefferies: Contraband (2009)
- Jim Jefferies Alcoholocaust (2010)
- Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
- Tainted Love (2013)
- Legit (2014)
- Bad Judge (2014)
- The Librarians (2014)
- Not Safe with Nikki Glaser (2016)
- The Jim Jefferies (2019)
- Jim Jefferie: Intolerant (2020)
- History of Swear Words (2021)
- Jim Jefferies: High & Dry (2023)
Jim Jefferies Net Worth
Jefferies is a stand-up comedia, actor and writer. He has an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2023.