Actor Biography
Name: Monroe Jackson Rathbone

Nick Name(s): Jay

Date of Birth: December 21st 1984

Height: 5’ 9 1/2”

Hair:
Light Brown

Eye Color: Blue-Green

Fun Fact:
Like the good Texan he is, Jackson's favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Hometown(s): Singapore; Maydan and Jakarta, Indonesia; London; Connecticut; California; Norway; Midland, Texas

Career: Jackson’s acting career began involvement in the local community theatre when he was accepted into the youth actors program, The Pickwick Players. In high school he attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy. There he grew to appreciate classical theatre and flourished in Shakespearean plays-he performed in the Southwest Shakespeare Festival as Ferdinand in The Tempest. Originally planning to attend The Royal Scottish Academy after high school graduation, he first tried a summer in Los Angeles, California. He never left, and Jackson hit up the television screen and some smaller movies until his break through debut in Twilight. His next appearances include S. Darko, Dread, and New Moon.

About Them: Monroe Jackson Rathbone was born in Singapore but has had the fortune to live all around the world. In his off-time from acting, Jackson continues to write music with Alex, performing at small open-mic nights and bookings. The two joined forces with other music producers in LA and San Diego to form Prolifik Productions and soon had a professional music studio built in their own living room. In what little free time he has, Jackson loves to watch and study movies, as well as listening to and studying music, which he has been doing most of his life. A folk and blues artist himself, he enjoys such musical talents as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, and Steppin’ In It. Jackson enjoys playing his guitar and other musical instruments such as the harmonica. As an actor, Jackson looks to Johnny Depp as a sort of hero-his ability to transcend genres and being known as an actor first and celebrity second is what inspires Jackson to continue on with his dreams. He is close friends with Twilight co-star Ashley Greene and pro skateboarder/actor, Frank Miranda. Jackson once had an ear piercing at the age of 16 and a tongue piercing at 18 but both are gone now. He has one tattoo, is terrified of spiders, and Jackson is colorblind.

Quick Quote: "I got my butt kicked a few times by my sisters. But I grew up so southern that my father would say, 'You take it like a man.' And I'd be like, 'Oh, what? I'm 5!' But it was interesting. My dad always taught me to treat my girlfriends the way I wanted my sisters to be treated by their boyfriends. They always taught me a really wonderful level of respect that's not common these days."

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