50 years old (Born on September 18, 1973)
American, Actor; He is famous from Cyclops on X-Men and X2.Is the only actor from the X-Men films who not only stayed on in the third film, after the departure of director Bryan Singer, but also worked with Singer on his subsequent project, Superman Returns (2006). He wore lifts for most of his scenes in the X-Men movies, because his character Cyclops is supposed to be 6` 3" compared to a 5` 3" Wolverine. In actuality, Marsden is under 6 feet tall, slightly shorter than Famke Janssen (as his love interest, (Jean Grey) and approximately 4 inches inches shorter than Hugh Jackman (who played Wolverine). He has two sisters: Jennifer - age 24 and Elizabeth - age 12, as at 2004. Jennifer lives in Studio City, California and Elizabeth in Manhattan, Kansas. Lost out to Edward Norton for a role in Primal Fear (1996). Also has two brothers, Jeff and Robbie.
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Fun Facts About James Marsden
His father is a Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University.
Attended Oklahoma State University
Turned down the lead role in 54 (1998). Ryan Phillippe later got the role.
Joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity while at Oklahoma State.
Attended Oklahoma State University.
Has worked 4 times with actress Rebecca Romijn: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), The Alibi (2006), and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
In 1991, while vacationing with his family in Hawaii, he met actor Kirk Cameron and his actress sister Candace Cameron Bure; the Camerons invited Marsden to visit in L.A. and thus began his career.
Son Jack was born on February 1, 2001, in Los Angeles weighing 7 lbs., 14 oz.
Graduated from Putnam City North High School (located in Oklahoma City) class of 1991.
An accomplished singer.
Is commonly confused as being the brother of actor Jason Marsden. Although the two are not related, they are actually good friends and their respective wives have been friends since they were six.
Daughter, Mary James Marsden, born on 10 August 2005.