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Bio For: Jai Courtney
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JAI COURTNEY (Lt. Colonel Cyril Hughes) has emerged as one of today's most sought-after actors. He was recently seen in Angelina Jolie's acclaimed true-life drama "Unbroken." In 2014, he starred with Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet in the box office hit "Divergent," the film adaptation of the sci-fi bestseller of the same name. He reprises his role in "Insurgent," the second film in the trilogy, which is currently in worldwide release.


Upcoming, Courtney will star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the sci-fi actioner "Terminator: Genisys," opening this summer. He then joins "Suicide Squad," the action adventure based on the DC Comic, in which he stars with Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie, under the direction of David Ayer.


Courtney was born and raised in the northwest region of Sydney, Australia, where he participated in a state-sponsored drama program for young people. In 2004, he joined Perth's widely respected Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. After graduating in 2008, Courtney quickly landed guest-starring roles on two hit Australian television shows, "Packed to the Rafters" and "All Saints." Later that year, he won a Theatre Critics Award for Best Newcomer for his performance in "The Turning" at the Perth Theatre Company. He more recently returned to the PTC to star in their production of "Of Mice and Men."

In 2009, Courtney landed the role of Varro in Starz's hit series "Spartacus: War of the Damned." His character became the closest confidante to Spartacus until Varro's death in the 10th episode, which caused an uproar among the show's fans.


Courtney made his major feature film debut in the 2012 actioner "Jack Reacher," alongside Tom Cruise. The following year, he starred with Bruce Willis in "A Good Day to Die Hard," which grossed more than $300 million worldwide, and the independent film "Felony," with Joel Edgerton and Tom Wilkinson which had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


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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
THE WATER DIVINER (R) At Theaters: 4/24/2015
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