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Bio For: Jai Courtney
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JAI COURTNEY (Kyle Reese) has quickly become one of Hollywood's most highly sought after actors.

In 2014 he co-starred in three films. In March he was seen in box office hit "Divergent," alongside Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet. The film, directed by Neil Burger, is an adaptation of the hit sci-fi novel of the same name.

In October he co-starred with Joel Edgerton and Tom Wilkinson in "Felony." Jai plays a young police detective who suspects Edgerton's character is lying about a crime he's committed and gradually builds a criminal case against him. The film had its World Premiere in 2013 at the Toronto Film Festival.

In December Jai co-starred in "Unbroken," directed by Angelina Jolie. The Universal film is based on the unbreakable spirit of Louis Zamperini, the former Olympic track prodigy who endured unimaginable hardship as a WWII POW at the hands of Japanese prison guards. Jai plays Cup, a WWII veteran pilot who gets caught in tenacious midair gunfight alongside Zamperini.

In 2015 Jai co-stars in "The Water Diviner," Russell Crowe's feature directorial debut about an Australian man who travels to Turkey to attempt to locate the bodies of his three sons, who were killed there during WWI. Jai portrays Lt. Col. Cyril Hughes, who is tasked with organizing the effort to identify the tens of thousands of soldiers killed at Gallipoli.

In March he will be seen in "Insurgent," the second film in the Divergent trilogy and in 2016 he will be seen in the highly anticipated comic book movie Suicide Squad.

Jai was born and raised in the northwest region of Sydney, where he developed an early interest in acting. He participated in a state sponsored drama program for young people, which led him to audition for the National Institute of Dramatic Art after high school. In 2004 he joined the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) a well-respected institution in Perth, from where he graduated in 2008.

Following graduation, Jai quickly landed guest-star roles on two hit Australian shows, "Packed to the Rafters" and "All Saints," and later that year he won a Theatre Critics Award for Best Newcomer for his performance in "The Turning" at the Perth Theatre Company.

In 2009 Jai landed the sought after role of Varro in the international Starz hit television series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." The character of Varro became the closest confidante to Spartacus until his death in the tenth episode. Fans of the show created an uproar over Varro's death, and to this day continue to lament about it on the many Spartacus fan sites and blogs.

After "Spartacus," Jai was cast in the Paramount film "Jack Reacher," alongside Tom Cruise and Werner Herzog.

After Jack Reacher, Jai starred alongside Bruce Willis in "A Good Day to Die Hard." The fourth installment of the Die Hard franchise opened in February 2013. The film made over $300 million worldwide.

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THE WATER DIVINER (R) On Video: 7/28/2015 At Theaters: 4/24/2015
DIVERGENT (PG-13) On Video: 8/5/2014 At Theaters: 3/21/2014
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R) On Video: 6/4/2013 At Theaters: 2/14/2013
TERMINATOR GENISYS (PG-13) At Theaters: 7/1/2015
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