He is a talented actor, best known for playing the role of Michael Westen in the television series Burn Notice. Till now he has starred in films such as Hitch, Come Early Morning, Believe in Me and Changeling. He played Robert F. Kennedy in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar. He studied aikido for over six years and Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has over 20 years of experience in martial arts.
Early Life and Education of Jeffrey Donovan
Jeffrey Donovan was born on May 11, 1968, in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the U.S. to Nancy Matthews. He is American and belongs to the White-American ethnicity. He was raised along with his two brothers, Michael and Sean.
Donovan attended Amesbury High School where he was mentored by teacher Patricia Hoyt who helped him to start a drama club. Later, he got a private scholarship which enables him to participate in a summer program.
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Then he attended the Bridgewater State College before moved to the University of Massachusetts Amherst and grabbed his bachelor degree in drama. He was a commercial driver at UMass Transit Service and he operated passenger buses as part of the PVTA.
Donovan completed his master degree from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.
Jeffrey Donovan Career
Jeffrey Donovan started his acting career since 1995. He worked on both TV series and movies. He has appeared in several TV series including CSI: Miami, Spin City, Monk, Millennium, Witchblade, The Pretender, Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order.
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In 2004, he got his first break in the American remake of the British TV series, Touching Evil. He starring in Burn Notice from 2007 to 2013. He also enrolled in directing he directed a prequel film, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe. The series has lasted for seven seasons and nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Donovan has performed in the various theatre productions such as Hamlet, A View from the Bridge, An Inspector Calls, Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight, The Glory of Living, Toys in the Attic, On the Waterfront and many more.
Jeffrey Donovan Personal Life
Jeffrey Donovan is a married man, he tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Michelle Woods on August 25, 2012. The couple has a daughter, Clarie Donovan who was born in December 2012.
Jeffrey Donovan Net Worth
Jeffrey Donovan holds an estimated net worth of $10 million. He earns $135k per episode from his appearances in the TV series.
Jeffrey Donovan Affairs
First Affair with Ellen Muth
She is the first girlfriend of Donovan, who by profession is an actress. The two dated in the year 2004.
Second Affair with Moon Bloodgood
The gorgeous American actress and model, Moon is one of Donovan's girlfriends whom he dated in the year 2009.