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James Ransone

James Ransone III is known as an American actor. He is most famous for playing Ziggy Sobotka in the HBO crime drama series, The Wire.

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Background and Age

James Finley Ransone III was born on June 2, 1979 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born to Joyce and James Finley Ransone II. In 1993, Ransone started going to the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, a magnet school in Baltimore where he studied theater and afterward expressive arts. He graduated in 1997 and proceeded to Manhattan, New York where he studied at the School of Visual Arts for one year.

Career and Net Worth

James Ransone started his acting career in the mid 2000s. He featured in an episode of the lawful drama series, Law and Order in 2001 and was cast in the 2001 film, The American Astronaut. He played an irate youngster, Tate, who ruthlessly executed his grandparents in the drama film Ken Park in 2002. Ransone was in the 2006's Spike Lee heist chiller Inside Man and on TV, he had a repetitive role in the crime drama series, The Wire as Ziggy Sobotka, composed by author and TV writer, David Simon. He rejoined with the writer in Generation Kill as Cpl. Josh Ray Person and also appeared in Simon's other HBO show, Treme in 2011.

Ransone had a repetitive role in the comedy series How to Make It in America in 2010. He appeared in the AMC drama series Low Winter Sun (2013) after his role in the drama film Starlet and thriller Sinister in 2012. He returned for the Sinister spin-off in 2015. In June 2014, he joined the cast of the Western film In a Valley of Violence (2016) and co-featured in the comedy-drama film Tangerine the next year.

He co-featured in the riddle spine chiller film Gemini (2017) nearby Zoe Kravitz and John Cho, the 2018 blood and gore movie Family Blood with Ajiona Alexus, and the science fiction thrill ride flick Captive State in 2019. In September 2019, the horror It: Chapter Two was released in theaters. In the film, Ransone was cast as Eddie Kaspbrak.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Before Ransone joined the cast of the HBO series, Namibia, he was engaged with a five-year relationship. In spite of the fact that he professed to have cherished her without a doubt, his drum dependence put a strain on their relationship. As indicated by Ransone, she got tired of his problems and eventually chose to leave.


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Last Modified: Sep 14 2020
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