Who is Thomas David Black?
Thomas David Black Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Thomas David Black was born on 23 May 2008 under the Gemini zodiac sign, in Los Angeles, California USA. He is the second child of his parents, and has an older brother Samuel Jason Black. Raised in the Jewish faith, Thomas doesn’t like being in the media too much, and for now remains known only as the son of famous parents.
His main interest is playing video games and having fun with his brother and father – the trio has launched the YouTube channel Jablinski Games on which they already have around five million followers.
Jack Black and Tanya Haden Love Story
Jack and Tanya met while attending Crossroads School, but Jack didn’t didn’t have the nerve to ask her out, and shied away from her until some 15 years later, when they met again at a mutual friend’s birthday party. The two became engaged in January 2006 and on 14 March the same year, the couple married in a private ceremony in Big Sur, California USA.
Thomas David Black’s Father, John Black Biography
Thomas Jacob ‘Jack’ Black was born on 28 August 1969, in Santa Monica, California USA, the son of Thomas William Black and Judith Love Cohen, both satellite engineers – his mother worked on the science ground station for the Hubble Space Telescope.
Raised Jewish, Jack lived with his father in Culver City from age ten when his parents divorced. He went to Poseidon School, a private secondary school designed for students who had problems following the traditional school curriculum.
He later attended the Crossroads School, where he discovered his knack for acting, and after matriculation enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), however, he quit his studies in his sophomore year to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
He had minor roles in the late ‘80s – his first film role was as Roger Davis in the film “Bob Roberts”, starring Tim Robbins who wrote and directed the film, Giancarlo Esposito and Alan Rickman. He built his portfolio in the ‘90s by appearing in such films as “Airborne” (1993), then the Academy Award-winning “Dead Man Walking”, starring Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn and Robert Prosky, while in 1996 he appeared in Tim Burton’s award-winning sci-fi comedy film “Mars Attacks!”.
From the start of the new millennium, Black was cast in more prominent roles, including the leading role in the film “High Fidelity”, which he considers his breakthrough performance. This appearance was quickly followed by several other popular roles, including the part of Hal in the film “Shallow Hal” (2001), then as Dewey Finn in the comedy-drama film “School of Rock” (2003), while in 2005 he had one of his most successful roles ,as obsessed filmmaker Carl Denham in Peter Jackson’s remake of “King Kong”, and in 2006 he was the Mexican Luchador Nacho Libre in the film of the same name.
Since the mid- 2000s, Jack Black hasn’t had that many successful prominent roles, except for that of Bernie Tiede in the award-winning comedy-crime film “Bernie”, and appearances in “Jumanji” sequels, including “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017), and “Jumanji: The Next Level” in 2019.
In addition to his prominent career as an actor, Jack Black is an accomplished musician. Together with his friend Kyle Gass, he launched the comedy hard rock duo Tenacious D; the comedy duo has released four studio albums – “Tenacious D” (2001), which achieved platinum status in the US, then “The Pick of Destiny” (2006), “Rize of the Fenix” (2012), and “Post-Apocalypto” (2018).
As a part of the band, he has wrote and produced the film “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny”.
As of late 2021, Jack Black’s net worth has been estimated to be around $50 million, earned through his career as an actor and musician.
Jack has openly spoken about his cocaine addiction, saying that he started using it at the age of 14, looking for a way out of the rough company he’d fallen in with.
Thomas David’s Mother, Tanya Haden
Tanya Haden was born on 11 October 1971, in New York City, USA, the daughter of jazz bassist Charlie Haden and his first wife Ellen Haden, nee David.
Actor Jack Black (R) and his wife Tanya Haden attend the Film Independent at LACMA international premiere of "Jellyfish Eyes"
Tanya is one of triplet daughters, with Petra and Rachel, and has an older brother Josh, born in 1968.
After matriculation from Crossroads High School, she enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts from which she obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree, majoring in experimental animation.
She has pursued music and is an acclaimed cellist, working with a number of bands such as Let’s Go Sailing, then Silversun Pickups, Sea Wolf, and The Warlocks.
Moreover, together with her sisters, she’s a member of the band The Haden Triplets, and so far the trio has released two studio albums – “The Haden Triplets” (2014), and “The Family Songbook” (2020).
To speak further of her accomplishments, Tanya is a visual artist, and has created the Imaginary Bear puppet show. Moreover, she has exhibited in several shows, and her drawings reached the Las Cienegas Projects in 2010, while in 2015 she held a one-artist exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery.
Although she is best known as the wife of Jack Black, Tanya has become famous in her own right and has her own net worth, which according to sources, has been estimated at around $3 million as of early 2021.