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Jack Dafoe-The Untold Facts About Willem Dafoe’s Son

Jack Dafoe is an environmentalist and socialist who work for the betterment of nature. Moreover, the environmentalist rose to the media limelight due to his high-profile father, Willem Dafoe. Willem is a well-renowned American actor who has also been in the 2021 block-buster movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home as Green Goblin. The actor has featured in numerous movies and TV series and for his career accomplishment, Dafoe has received four Oscar Award nominations as well.

In fact, the father and son duo is quite famous among the audiences and also shares quite a good bond among themselves. Besides, what about Jack Dafoe’s mother? Jack is always seen with his father, so many might wonder who is Jack’s mom. Are his parents still together?

Furthermore, what about his own love life? Is Jack dating someone in 2022? Apart from his love and dating life, as mentioned earlier Jack shares a good bond with his actor father, so it is obvious that the queries related if the star kid has also followed in the same career footsteps. Let’s explore every major fact about William Dafoe’s son, Jack Dafoe!

How Old Is Jack Dafoe? His Parents And Birth Details

Willem Dafoe’s son Jack Dafoe was born in 1982, in America. As of 2022, Jack is 40 years old. He is the only son of Jack Dafoe and American director of experimental theater, Elizabeth LeCompte.

Talking about his ethnicity, the star kid belongs to a mixed ethnic background as his father belongs of French and German descent & his mother is a native American.

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Yung Jack Dafoe with his father Willem Dafoe

On other hand, his father Willem Dafoe was born on 22nd July 1955 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. He is one of eight children of his parents, Muriel Isabel and Dr. Willem Alfred Dafoe. He attended Appleton East High School and later completed his graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Jack’s College

He completed his graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. In 2012, Dafoe achieved his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He there later also served as an article editor for the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law.

Who is Jack Dafoe’s Biological Mother?

Jack Dafoe’s mother is Elizabeth LeCompte who was born on April 28, 1944, in New Jersey, America. She is 78 years old as of 2022. She attended Skidmore College and completed her graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Arts.

LeCompte is a founding member of The Wooster Group and director of experimental theater. With the group, Elizabeth has composed, designed, and directed over 40 works for theater, dance, film, and video.

Back in 1975, LeCompte also starred in Sakonnet Point. Besides her work in theater, the director has also experience of teaching at various elite institutes like The Art Institute Of Chicago, Connecticut College, Columbia Univesity, and Northeastern University.

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Elizabeth LeCompte is an American director of experimental theater, dance, and media.

For her career achievement, LeCompte has received various honors and accolades throughout her life. She won the National Endowment for the Arts Distinguished Artists Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater. In 2016, the director received  Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.

Relationship of Jack Dafoe’s Parents: Are They Still Together?

As earlier mentioned, Jack is the only son of Willem Dafoe and Elizabeth LeCompte. Although the couple didn’t get married, they remained together for almost two decades. When Willem was interviewed by The Guardian, the actor clarified the reason behind not getting married even after being together for 27 years. He said,

 we never married because her marriage represented ownership, and I respected that. But after a while, I was more interested in getting married than she was.

Dafoe further added that he wanted to be with Elizabeth but without marriage, it wasn’t possible for him.

Increasingly I found it’s not so good going around saying: “I’m with this person but I’m not married to them.” It’s confusing, to you and other people. If you’re traveling around a lot, you have to make a decision about whether you’re going to be monogamous.

Later, after being separated from his son’s mother Elizabeth, Willem met his wife-to-be, Giada Colagrande in Rome back in 2004 and married in 2005. They are together since then.

On other hand, LeCompte completely lived her life privately since then and is not seen in any of the media appearances. She currently lives in New York, America.

What Does Jack Dafoe Do For A living?

The star kids are quite often likely to use their parent’s stardom to get build their careers. However, that’s not the case in the context of Jack Dafoe. He never followed the career path of his father, rather decided to be an environmentalist and work for the betterment of nature.

The 40-year-old Dafoe is busy fighting social issues, saving the environment and researching new ways to improve healthcare systems. He has also worked in New York Apollo Alliance as a senior policy and researcher and the host of the organization. He currently works as a clerk for the Palau Supreme Court.

Before joining the Palau Judiciary, the star kid worked as a Law Clerk to the Honorable D. Brock Hornby for the U.S. District Court of Maine for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Jack Is Close To His Father Willem Dafoe

Many of the kids want to get away from their parents as quickly as they turn 18. However, Jack never went anywhere instead spent his teenage and adulthood phases with his father, Willem. That probably shows how close the father and son duo really are.

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Game of Throne actor, Willem Dafoe with his son Jack Dafoe

Even though Jack doesn’t belong to the acting business, he along with his father attends various Hollywood events and functions. Back in 2001, the father-son duo attended 73rd Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, California. Similarly, the duo was spotted at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California. They together attended the 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards that day.

Is Jack Dafoe Married in 2022?

Yes, Jack is a married man who is in a marital relationship with an American musician named Alejandra O’Leary. Although much about their first meeting and marriage details are yet to be revealed, the couple has been married for a long long time. They also shared a son named Tom together. Their son was born in 2016.

Jack Dafoe and her wife, Alejandra O'Leary along with their son, Tom
Jack shares a son named, Tom with musician Alejandra O’Leary

Jack’s wife Alejandra O’Leary is a musician who just released her sixth musical album, Sunlight in 2009. Apart from her musical career, O’Leary is teaching English composition at Palau Community College.

Back in 2009, while talking with The Guardian, Dafoe said,

I have a son who’s in his 20s now. I’ve never given him advice about women.  I think it would be too oppressive for his old man to give him that kind of advice. He’s got to find his own way; I can’t help him

He further jokingly added,

I teach by example. Although I’ve probably been a very bad example

In fact, the couple lives their life low-key even after having such a high-class family background. It seems that they don’t want to get any of the media attention and fame like Jack’s father, Willem.

How Rich Is Willem Dafoe’s Son?

Well, the star kid is lavishly living his life. He is the son of a widely renowned actor and is involved in many professions. So, it is obvious that Jack has quite good earnings. As of 2022, Jack has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

On the other hand, Jack’s father is one of the richest actors in America. He has an estimated net worth of $52 million as of 2022. The actor has earned a fortune from his acting career.