Who is Jason Bateman?
Jason Bateman is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his role as Michael Bluth in the Fox/Netflix sitcom “Arrested Development” and as Marty Bryde in the Netflix crime drama series “Ozark”.
Jason Bateman’s full name is Jason Kent Bateman. He was born on January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York, United States. He is 53 years old as of December 2022.
Jason Bateman’s parents
Jason Bateman was born to Bruce Kent Bateman (father) and Victoria Elizabeth Bateman (mother). Jason was four years old when his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and then later to California, United States.
About Jason Bateman’s father – Bruce Kent Bateman
Bruce Kent Bateman was a film director and producer popularly known as the father of Jason Bateman. He produced several movies in the late 1960s and 1970s. He was the producer for Earling films in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. In 1971, Bruce Bateman was the director and screenwriter for the film “The Headless Eyes”.
He also acted in the film “Credit” in 1976 and directed, produced and wrote, “The Land of No Return” in 1981. Bruce Bateman got married to Victoria Elizabeth Bateman (Jason Bateman’s mother) and they have two children together.
About Jason Bateman’s mother – Victoria Elizabeth Bateman
Victoria Elizabeth Bateman was born on September 11, 1941, in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. She is 81 years old as of December 2022. Unlike her husband and children, Victoria Bateman did not pursue a career in film. However, she worked as a flight attendant for the now-defunct American airline Pan Am for over thirty years. She got married to Bruce Kent Bateman (Jason Bateman’s father) and they have two children.
Jason Bateman’s siblings
Jason Bateman was raised by his parents as the last of two children. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, the actor has three older half-siblings but no information is known about them.
a. Justine Bateman
Justine Bateman is the older sister of Jason Bateman. She is an American writer, director, and producer. She was born on February 19, 1966, in Rye, New York, United States. She is 56 years old as of December 2022. She is known for her work in movies like Family Ties, Satisfaction, Men Behaving Badly, The TV Set, Desperate Housewives, and Californication.
Justine Bateman is currently married to Mark Fluent, the Managing Director and Head of Western US Real Estate for Deutsche Bank. Together, they have two children named Gianetta Fluent and Duke Kenneth Fluent.
Jason Bateman’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (December 2022), Jason Bateman is happily married to his wife Amanda Anka. The couple got married in 2001 and their union is blessed with two children named Francesca and Maple Bateman.
List of Jason Bateman’s girlfriends
Reports have it that Jason Bateman has had only two publicly known relationships. Below is a list of the women Jason Bateman has dated in the past. The list also includes his wife, Amanda Anka.
- Jason Bateman was in a relationship with Alexondra Lee in 1997.
- Jason Bateman got married to Amanda Anka in 2001.
About Jason Bateman’s relationship with Alexondra Lee
Alexondra Lee is an American actress, dancer, and producer. She was born on February 8, 1975, in Pennsylvania, United States. She is 47 years old as of December 2022.
According to reports, Jason Bateman and Alexondra Lee dated from January to September 1997. The pair did not get much attention back then as they hid their relationship and didn’t make public appearances either. Interestingly, neither of them likes to talk about the relationship in interviews.
About Jason Bateman’s marriage to Amanda Anka
Amanda Anka is the current wife of Jason Bateman. She is an American actress and producer known for her work in projects like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1992), “Taxi” (2004), and “Lost Highway” (1997). Anka was born on December 10, 1968, in New York, United States. She is 53 years old as of December 2022. Amanda Anka is the daughter of popular Canadian-American actor and musician Paul Anka.
Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka met in 1987 at a Los Angeles Kings hockey game when they were still teenagers. In an interview with GQ in March 2013, Amanda Anka explained that she and Jason Bateman didn’t date at the time they met because she wasn’t into him. According to reports, the couple finally started dating in 1997 after knowing each other for a full decade. They tied the knot in July 2001 and welcomed their first child Francesca Nora Bateman in October 2006. In February 2012, the couple welcomed their second child Maple Sylvie Bateman.
Jason Bateman spoke about his marriage to Amanda Anka in an interview with the Daily Telegraph in 2014. He said:
I wanted to marry somebody who wasn’t someone. I had to be in a particular mood to want to be around. With close friends, you can be with them no matter what mood you’re in. I just waited until I found a girl that really was that in my life. Amanda is and that’s why it feels so effortless. It gets better every single year.
Jason Bateman’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (December 2022), Jason Bateman is the father of two children. Bateman’s two daughters are named Francesca Nora Bateman and Maple Sylvie Bateman.
About Jason Bateman’s children
a. Francesca Nora Bateman
Francesca Nora Bateman is the oldest daughter of Jason Bateman. She was born on October 28, 2006, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 16 years old as of December 2022. There is no other information about her.
b. Maple Sylvie Bateman
Maple Sylvie Bateman is the youngest daughter of Jason Bateman and his wife Amanda Anka. She was born on February 10, 2012, in Los Angeles, United States. She is 10 years old as of December 2022. Maple Bateman garnered a lot of media attention after waving at the camera during her father’s virtual appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She has always accompanied her father to events and filming locations since she was a kid.