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James Van Der Beek is known as an American actor. He is most famous for his role as Dawson Leery in the WB teen series Dawson's Creek.

Background and Age

James David Van Der Beek was born on March 8, 1977 in Cheshire, CT. At 15 years old, he requested that his mom take him to Las Vegas, Nevada to get an agent and attempt professional acting. He made his professional introduction in the New York debut of Edward Albee's play Finding the Sun at the Signature Theater Company in which he assumed the role of Fergus. Both he and the production got great feedback from the audience.

Married, Wife and Kids

James was married to actress Heather McComb from 2003 to 2009. He then married business specialist Kimberly Brook in August 2010. They have five children together.

In November 2019, after James Van Der Beek shared the news that his better half, Kimberly Van Der Beek, endured a miscarriage, the actor's lady took to Instagram to thank their fans for their help. She said she was obliged to everybody for the entirety of the adoration. She said she didn't have the foggiest idea of how she was going to start to react to everything. Kimberly then affirmed that they lost their infant kid and that she nearly lost her life during the process. She additionally said she would share subtleties of what occurred in the crisis room at some other point. James broke the news on an episode of Dancing With the Stars.

Career and Net Worth

At 17 years old, while still in high school, James performed in the musical Shenandoah at the Goodspeed Opera House and made his feature film debut with a small part as a bully in the teen film 1995 film Angus. The next year, he shot a little role in the indie film I Love You, I Love You Not. In 1997, Van Der Beek tried out for three TV pilots and won the title role in Dawson's Creek. In 1999, he featured in the high schooler football drama sports film Varsity Blues, which held the No. 1 spot at the U.S. film industry for its initial two weeks, a role for which he won a MTV Movie Award. He was chosen as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World and, around the same time, appeared in a few different movies which include Texas Rangers, Scary Movie, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Date modified: Jun 22, 2020
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