J. Michael Finley was raised in his birthplace along with his siblings and friends. He joined Lebanon High School, where he completed his secondary education. After that, he attended Roosevelt University, where he studied musical theatre. He also joined Chicago College of Performing Arts and completed his graduation.
Shortly after his graduation, Finley began working as a carpenter at Roosevelt University. Later, he joined Marriott Theatre and began his acting career. After that, he featured in one of the leading opera companies Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Finley came into limelight after he appeared in an American drama movie, I Can Only Imagine, which was directed by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin. The co-stars of this movie are Madeline Carroll, Cloris Leachman, Dennis Quaid, and Priscilla Shirer. The total budget for this movie is $7 million and grossed $6.2 million at the box office.
Finley is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He married his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Doran after dating her for sometimes. He lives a happily married life with his wife and there are no rumors of their divorce. The couple has not opened about their children. Currently, he lives in New York along with his spouse.
As an actor, Finley earns a tremendous amount of money from his professional acting career. His salary is estimated to be $54,828. However, his net worth is under review. By looking at his career, we can assume that his earning will surely increase in the upcoming days.