James Roday is an American actor who is well known for his appearance in the movie, Psych as the fake psychic and detective Shawn Spencer known for his uncannily accurate photographic memory.
James Roday's early life and education
James Roday was born on April 4, 1976, as James David Rodriguez in San Antonio, Texas, US. James was born to parents, father Jaime 'Jim' Rodriguez and his mother Irene Rodriguez. His father is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant and was the regional catering manager of the Taco Cabana, an American fast restaurant chain specializing in Mexican Cuisine.
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His father was of Mexican descent while his mother was of an English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Roday obtained a bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Drama from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1997.
During his childhood days, he was a high-school quarterback but, later he left sports to focus more on acting. During that time, he used to perform in a band, Dogberry.
James Roday's acting career
The 42 years' old actor started his career through the stage drama and starred in the various theatrical production that included, Three Sisters, A Respectable Wedding, and several others.
Later, in 1999, Roday debuted on the big screen through his movie, Coming Soon where he starred alongside the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds as Chad. The actor has so far appeared in as much as 30 movies. His most recent TV sitcom is A Million Little Things in which he is a series regular. He portrayed the role of Gary Mendez in the show.
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Along with films, he has also appeared on numerous TV series. His first series debut was in 2006 from Psych, where James got the lead role of Shawn Spencer. Shawn was a freelancing consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department. Apart from his, he has also appeared in other television works such as Miss Match, Rosewood, and Blood Drive.
But, this is not all from James. He is not only an actor but, is also a director, producer, and a screenwriter. Some of his directed movies and shows are Psych, Gravy, Psych: The Movie, The Resident, and Treehouse.
James Roday's awards
For his extraordinary talent in and contribution to the entertainment industry, James has been honored a number of times. He was nominated for the Outstanding Actor by NCLR ALMA Awards for his role in comedy series, Psych. He was also listed in the People Magazine's 100 most beautiful people in 2007 that immensely raised his image in Hollywood.
James Roday's personal life
James Roday is not a married man nor he is in any kind of love relationships. He is currently single but some years ago, the star was in a dating relationship with his fellow Psych co-star, Maggie Lawson.
James and his girlfriend Maggie Lawson started their relationship in 2006 but, ended it seven years later in 2014. The pair had no rumors of extra affairs or separation but, before getting married to each other, they broke up.
James Roday's net worth
Roday has earned a good amount of money in his career. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $3 million. According to tabloids, James earned around $60K per episode while filming the TV series Psych. So, he should have earned a lot in his later professional career.
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