Jamie Bell Profile
Birth Date: March 14, 1986
Birth Place: Billingham, Stockton on Tees, UK
Claim to fame: As Billy Elliot in "Billy Elliot" (2000)
Height: 5' 7"
Sister: Cathryn (older)
Relation: Evan Rachel Wood (actress)
When he met Stephen Daldry, director of Billy Elliot (2000), Jamie adopted him as his father. Once the word about his dancing got out, he was harassed, but this only made him more determined to prove that dancing wasn't just for girls. He has proven a lot by landing the title role of Billy Elliot (2000), winning the role in an audition that included more than 2,000 boys from the northeast of England. His ensuing performance certainly justified the selection since he has not only won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world, he has also been nominated for and won a number of awards, including a Best Newcomer Award and then a Best Male Performance at the BAFTA awards.