Jim Jefferies - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 2, 2022

Jim Jefferies
Profession: YouTuber, Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Comedian
Best Known For: The Jim Jefferies Show (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $12 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 14, 1977 (age 47)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Geoff James Nugent
Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 2

Daniel Nugent (brother)
Scott Nugent (brother)

University: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Ethnicity: Irish
Nationality: Australian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Taise Lawrence
Children: 1

Hank Jefferies (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jim Jefferies?

Jim Jefferies is another must-know comedian, who has made his way into Hollywood. From his funny jokes to cute looks and smiles, he has charmed us all!

Jim Jefferies Age, Parents, Siblings

Jim Jefferies’ birth took place on 14 February 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His birth name/full name is Geoff James Nugent. There is no information as to his parents’ names but we do know that his father worked as a cabinetmaker and maintenance worker while his mother was a substitute teacher. 

He was raised by his parents alongside his two siblings- brothers Daniel Nugent and Scott Nugent.

young Jim Jefferies (Image:  Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Jim Jefferies completed his schooling in Sydney where he also grew up. He then moved to Perth and attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. After graduating with his degree, he moved to Sydney and later to the United Kingdom.

His ethnicity is Irish.

Jim Jefferies Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Jefferies was in a relationship with actress Kate Luyben. Although they are not married, they do have a son together named Hank Jefferies, born on November 7, 2012. The pair eventually went separate ways.

He began dating actress Taise Lawrence. The couple eventually married in September 2020.

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Source: Getty Images (Jim Jefferies and wife Taise Lawrence)

Jim Jefferies Career

Early career

Jefferies first started small and slowly grew into it. His stand-up was short-form jokes, which he later enlarged to hour-long sets. He had a bad experience in 2007 when he was attacked onstage while performing at the Manchester Comedy Store.

Finally, in 2009, he had his breakthrough moment came. He was cast in the HBO special, I Swear to God, opening doors for him and furthering his career.

Albums, TV shows, Films

Jefferies’ stand-up special/albums include Hell Bound (2008), Contraband (2008), I Swear to God (2009), Alcoholocaust (2010), Fully Functional (2012), Bare (2014),  Freedumb (2016), This Is Me Now (2018). This Is Me Now aired on Netflix as well. He also hosted Jim and Eddie Talkin' Shit podcast but had to quit due to his busy schedule.

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Over the years he has starred in The Last Chancers (2004)Comedy Cuts (2007), Tainted Love (2013), Legit, Bad Judge, The Librarians, and Not Safe with Nikki Glaser (2016). In addition, he is the host, creator, writer, and executive producer of The Jim Jefferies Show, which premiered on March 3, 2017.

The terrific Television host has starred in movies too-  Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse (2014), Punching Henry (2016), and Killing Hasselhoff (2017). 

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Jim Jefferies Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Jefferies is estimated at around $12 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Jim Jefferies Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Jim Jefferies is followed by thousands of followers. He also has an official website - jimjefferies.com.

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