Thomas Elliott Jane III, best known as Tom Jane, is an American actor. Jane is a versatile performer, capable of tackling different genres and bringing them to life on the big screen. He is also a director and producer. He has earned a number of accolades throughout his career. He is also a well-known voice actor.
During his early years, Jane worked in small roles in television shows and films. He gained prominence after his performance as Mickey Mantle in Billy Crystal’s TV movie 61*. He also received critical acclaim for his role in the South African film Stander. After that, he began to take on leading roles in films such as Boogie Nights, Thursday and The Thin Red Line.
In addition to acting, he has also directed several films. His first directorial effort was the 2009 thriller Dark Country, which stars Ving Rhames as a detective. The same year, he starred in the crime film Give ‘Em Hell, Malone.
Jane was born on February 22, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He is the son of Cynthia Jane, an antique dealer, and Thomas Elliott Jr., who was a genetic engineer. He is of Irish, Scottish, German, and Native American descent. He attended the Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School but dropped out at age 17 to pursue a career in acting. He married actress Aysha Hauer, daughter of Rutger Hauer, in 1989 and divorced her in 1995. He later dated actress Patricia Arquette and they have a daughter together.