Jonathan Lipnicki is an actor who first became famous as a child. He shot to fame after having roles in films such as ‘Jerry Maguire’ and ‘Stuart Little’. As an adult, his career was quiet for a while, but he is now getting more roles and is rising back to prominence. Therefore, you are likely to see more of him in the near future. Although he is a relatively well-known celebrity, there are probably many things that you do not know about this actor. Here are ten interesting facts about Jonathan Lipnicki.
1. He Is Ranked in Several Lists
Due to his work as a child actor, Jonathan Lipnicki is ranked on several lists that relate to that period of his life. He is in 13th position on the VH1 list of the ‘100 Greatest Kid Stars’ and at number 8 on E’s Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up.
2. He is a Fan of Tom Cruise
One of the actors that Jonathan Lipnicki admires the most is Tom Cruise and he has said in interviews that Cruise is very talented and extremely inspirational. The pair worked together on the film ‘Jerry Maguire’ when Lipnicki was a child actor. Lipnicki said that his favorite film starring Cruise is ‘Top Gun’.
3. He Has Battled Depression
Throughout his life, Jonathan Lipnicki has battled severe anxiety and depression on many occasions. He has talked openly about receiving long-term treatment for these issues in many of his interviews.
4. He Was Classmates with Other Future Celebrities
When he was growing up, Jonathan Lipnicki attended Agoura High School in Los Angeles County, California. This is the same school that was attended by several other future celebrities. These included Adrianna Costa, Brad Delson, Shane Stanley and Mike Shinoda.
5. He Enjoys Martial Arts
Outside of his career, Jonathan Lipnicki is a fan of Mixed Martial Arts. This is something in which he has had an interest since he was just nine years of age. At the moment, he practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Alan Zborovsky.
6. He Dated Becca Mason on Celebs Go Dating
In 2018, Jonathan Lipnicki was one of the celebrities in ‘Celebs Go Dating’. In this series, he was instantly attracted to Brit Becca Mason. After the series, he even flew her from Britain to his home in Los Angeles, so they could spend some time together away from the cameras. However, Mason revealed on her social media pages that they were no longer dating in March 2018.
7. He Has an Estimated Personal Net Worth of $5 Million
According to various estimates online, Jonathan Lipnicki now has a personal net worth of approximately $5 million. He has earned this money through his roles in film and television. As his career is currently undergoing a resurgence, it is likely that this is a figure that will rise over the coming years.
8. He Was Bullied at School
Most people would assume that being famous would make you popular at school. However, Jonathan Lipnicki had exactly the opposite experience. He says that he was bullied at school because of his role in the film ‘Jerry Maguire’. As an adult, he says that he has also been bullied online and that this is something he has had to learn how to deal with.
9. He Had a Restraining Order Taken Out Against an Ex
In 2011, it was reported that Jonathan Lipnicki had to take out a restraining order against a woman he had dated. He had dated an actress called Amber Watson who was 20 at that time. It was alleged that following their split, she went to his home and entered his bedroom without the actor’s permission before trying pin him to his bed. She was ordered not to get any closer than 100 yards from the actor or his home.
10. A Trip to Israel Changed His Life
Jonathan Lipnicki practices the Jewish faith, so he was delighted when he had the opportunity to spend ten days in Israel. He believes that the trip reaffirmed his faith and opened his eyes to a range of international issues. He saw it as a chance to learn about other people’s experiences and cultures and it changed his whole perspective on life. He also credits this trip with helping him to mature and focus on moving forward with his career.