Who is Courtenay Chatman?
Courtenay Chatman was born in the USA on 13 January 1978 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She’s probably known best for being the ex-wife of Michael Jai White, a famous American actor and film director.
Early life and education
Courtenay was raised in the US by her parents, about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was a doctor, and that her mother was a nurse. Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most of Courtenay’s fans believe her to be an only child.
She grew up looking up to her parents, and wanting to become a nurse herself.
Courtenay attended a local high school, and was into various activities during her four years there, including acting with the school’s drama club, singing, and playing a couple of sports including soccer and volleyball. Upon matriculating in 1996, she enrolled at college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2000.
Courtenay hasn’t shared many details concerning her career, but it’s known that she has been working as an obstetrician and gynecologist for more than a decade now.
Love life and marriage with Michael Jai White
Courtenay is highly secretive when it comes to her love life, but it’s still widely known that she was married to Michael Jai White. The two exchanged vows on 6 August 2005, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members, having been in a relationship for two years prior to their wedding. On 8 December 2008, she gave birth to their daughter Morgan Michelle White, but in 2011, Michael and Courtenay divorced for unknown reasons.
Courtenay hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, however, it’s known that Michael has been with a couple of other women.
When he started dating Courtenay, he already had two sons from a former relationship. He subsequently became engaged to the American actress Gillian Iliana White in February 2014, and they married in July 2015 in Thailand.
As of December 2021, Courtenay seems to be single, was married to Michael Jai White, and has a daughter with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Courtenay likes to travel, and during her marriage with Michael, she kept him company during many of his red carpet events, which were organized around the US; Courtenay has also been to various European countries, and her dream travel destination is Berlin in Germany.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Meet Joe Black”, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls” and “Dear John”.
Courtenay is physically highly active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure; she also does yoga on a daily basis.
She’s a fashionista, as she’s trying to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends, so she’s a bit of a shopaholic, and goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.
Courtenay’s a cat-lover, and has two pet cats.
Age, height and net worth
Courtenay’s age is 43. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000, while her former husband Michael’s net worth is reputedly over $3.5 million.
Who is Michael Jai White?
Michael Jai White was born in Brooklyn, New York City USA, on 10 November 1967 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality. He has appeared in close to 100 movies and TV series, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of the main character Black Dynamite, in the eponymous 2009 action comedy movie. It was written and directed by Scott Sanders, also starred Arsenio Hall and Tommy Davidson, and follows the action star Black Dynamite who became popular in the ‘70s, and whose life was changed when his brother was murdered. The movie won one of the five awards for which it was nominated.
Michael was raised in Brooklyn as an only child by his parents, about whom nothing’s known as he respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father was a martial artist, and that this was why Michael started practicing Jujutsu when he was four years old. He has since been involved in martial arts ever since, and has learned nine different styles. Michael attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1985 didn’t enroll at college, but found work to financially support himself.
Michael worked various jobs for the following decade, prior to launching his career in the film industry.
He gained recognition with his portrayal of Mike Tyson in the 1995 movie “Tyson”; a couple of his following notable performances were in the 1997 superhero movie “Spawn”, the 1999 science fiction action movie “Universal Soldier: The Return” and the 2004 neo western martial arts movie “Kill Bill: Volume 2”.
Michael played Gambol in the 2008 action crime movie “The Dark Knight”, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and which starred Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart. It follows the fight between Batman and Joker, and the movie won 161 awards, including two Oscars for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Heath Ledger) and Best Achievement in Sound Editing (Richard King), while it was nominated for 163 other awards.
In 2011, Michael both directed and starred in the martial arts movie “Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown”, while a couple of his following notable performances were in the 2015 action thriller movie “Chain of Command”, the 2016 horror film “The Crooked Man” and the 2017 action thriller film “S. W. A. T: Under Siege”.
Most recently, in 2021, Michael played Outlaw Johnny Black in the eponymous action western comedy, which he also wrote and produced. It follows Johnny Black who’s determined to kill Brett Clayton, the man responsible for his father’s death.
Michael has been nominated for five awards for his acting skills; these include two Image Awards, two Black Reel Awards and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award.