James Lafferty Height, Net Worth, Relationship (Biography)

James Lafferty is an actor based in America. He is also a director and a producer.

He is most widely known for his role of Nathan Scott on CW TV’s hit drama series ‘One Tree Hill.’

Early Life

James Lafferty was born on 25th July of 1985 in Hemet, California, USA. He was born to father Jeffrey Lafferty owner of a local construction company and mother Angelica. He also has a younger brother  Stuart Lafferty.

His brother is also an actor.


James Lafferty went to  Hemet High School. While he was in high school, James played basketball for the school team. He graduated his high school in 2003.

Later on, he attended the California State University, Long Beach.

At the age of 18, he got cast in One Tree Hill which resulted in him moving to  Wilmington, North Carolina.

Early Career

James Lafferty made his debut on the small screen at the age of 12 in 1997. He played a voice in television film  Annabelle’s Wish.


As an actor

Since his debut in ‘Annabelle’s Wish,’ Lafferty has appeared in television shows which include Boston Public and Once and Again.

Later in 2002, he also played the title role in the movie  ‘ A Season on the Brink.’ The film is based on a basketball team of the Indiana University from 1985 to 1986.

James Lafferty got his breakthrough role as Nathan Scott in 2003. His role as Nathan in a drama show ‘One Tree Hill’ is considered his best work to date.

In the series, he plays the role of a star basketball player with his half-brother Lucas Scott played by Chad Michael Murray.

James Lafferty even directed four episodes of the series later on.

Lafferty was also cast in movie S. Darko. The movie is a sequel to movie Donnie Darko. The movie, however,  gained a lot of negative reviews after its released in May of 2009.

In 2013, Lafferty also played the role of ‘Mr. Nash’ in a crime thriller show of NBC ‘Crisis’. The role later made him land as  Jimmy Adams in movie ‘ Waffle Street.’

He also had a recurring role in the 1st season of ‘Underground.’ It is a slave drama series.

As a director

James Lafferty directed four episodes of series ‘One Tree Hill’ later on. He also has a recurring role in the 9th and the final 10th season.

James Lafferty also directed an episode of ‘The Royals’ which is a drama series in August of 2015. He directed an episode of season 2.

Later on, he also directed some more episodes of the drama series during the 3rd season.

Awards and Nomination

James Lafferty has been nominated four times in years 2004, 2005 and 2010 for Teen Choice Awards. He was nominated for his role of Nathan Scott on One Tree Hill, but he has not yet won any awards.

Personal Life

James Lafferty has a very athletic build. He has a height of 1.85m (6ft 2 in) and weighs 209 pounds (94kg).  Lafferty’s chest is 40 in wide with a 32-inch wide waist. His bicep is also 15in.

His most distinctive features are his blue eyes.

James Lafferty is now an ardent basketball player. During the  2008 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, he played on the team of New Orleans. The team won with 51-50 against the Hornets. Celebrities like Ne-Yo,  Seth Gilliam, and Master P. played alongside with him.

James currently resides in LA, California.


James Lafferty started dating his One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush from May of  2008.

Unfortunately, the relationship did no last very long. The pair broke up after a year.

Social Reach

James Lafferty has a total of 859 thousand followers on his official Instagram and 572 thousand followers on his official Twitter page (@ThisIsLafferty).  The actor cum director also has more than 40 thousand followers and likes on his official Facebook Fan Page.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of actor cum director James Lafferty is $5 million. He earned the sum through his career as an actor and director.




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