Christian Contreras is Jodie Whittaker’s husband, and they have a daughter together. Here are some facts about the actor that you perhaps don’t know.
Who is Christian Contreras?
You probably have heard of Christian Contreras if you know Jodie Whittaker. Whittaker has appeared in many movies but lives an extremely private life. Contreras is Whittaker’s husband and not much is known about him except that he is a husband and an actor. Some celebrities, especially actors, prefer to keep their lives private to avoid controversies and negative media attention. Tabloids are every celebrity’s nightmare, as they are always looking for negative juicy stories. Whittaker and her husband are part of those celebrities who don’t want attention. Christian Contreras is an actor born in Belize. His parents raised him there and, while growing up, he used to play soccer with the kids in Belize. Contreras’s parents thought their son would become a soccer star and part of the National Soccer Team. Little did they know that Contreras would not be a soccer star but an actor. Contreras attended the University of North Carolina and holds a BA in English. He also studied acting at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he graduated with another BA. Apart from acting, Contreras is a screenwriter, and the Royal Court Theatre chose him through its critical mass program.
Facts About Christian Contreras.
He was in the Same Acting School as His Wife
Contreras met Whittaker in a drama school and they even shared a stage together. They dated briefly and secretly. After a while, they got married in Arizona in a very colorful wedding attended by family and friends.
He has a Daughter
He has been the husband of actress Jodie Whittaker since 2008 and they are still going strong. Whittaker and her husband keep it low profile and they had their first baby in 2015. The baby is a girl and she is two years old now. His wife identifies herself as a feminist.
His Wife Adores Him
Contreras’s wife is very proud of him. In an interview, she revealed that she married him because he was charming and handsome. She further pointed out that their wedding was one of her top days and also showed her ring saying she wouldn’t deny that she is married to Contreras.
His Wife is a Good Actress
Contreras’s wife is an amazing actress. She is known for her role in the crime drama “Broadchurch,” “Doctor Who,” and the movie “Attack the Black,” a low budget sci-fi thriller. She has also starred in other movies since 2006.
His Wife’s Nephew Died at Age Three
Contreras’s wife has a nephew called Harry Whittaker who had Down syndrome. Harry appeared as Leo Goskirk in “Emmerdale” with the same condition. He died in 2014 at the age of three.
He Hasn’t Landed Big Roles
Contreras’s career didn’t launch as well as his wife’s, and up until now, he’s only been getting some minor roles.
Jodie Whittaker’s Husband Plays the Guard
He appeared in “Zero Dark Thirty” as a guard. “Zero Dark Thirty” was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. It tells the story of the greatest manhunt in US history, the search for Osama Bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader who made orchestrated the 9/11 bombing. After the attack, the agencies start looking for the terror group leader. Eventually, they discover his compound in Pakistan and conduct a military raid. Bin Laden is killed as a result, almost one year after 9/11. Contreras doesn’t play a supporting role in the movie and only makes one appearance. Nevertheless, better a half loaf than none. Actors begin from one appearance roles. Some critics said that the movie was a pro-torture propaganda. A CIA agent also said that the movie gave a false impression. Regardless of their views, the movie grossed well and got nominated for many awards.
He also Stars in Snowden
Contreras also makes a minor appearance in “Snowden” as a psychiatrist. “Snowden” was directed by Oliver Stone. The movie narrates Snowden’s experience. He meets a documentarian in Hong Kong to discuss releasing crucial information about NSA’s illegal mass surveillance. Snowden joins the Special Forces and gets injured. He then joins the NSA and then leaves before joining CIA. The movie ends with him giving the information he found to the press. The rest of the leaks are published the next day. He is then smuggled out of Hong Kong through Moscow so that he can return to the US. However, the US government revokes his passport and he has to remain in Moscow. Again, Contreras didn’t play a major role in this movie. The movie didn’t perform well and neither did it gross well. Its budget was higher than its gross. The movie also received some negative reviews.
Contreras as Lee Palmer
Another movie that Christian Contreras makes a short appearance in is “The Infiltrator,” where he stars as Lee Palmer. The movie was directed by Brad Furman and is based on an autobiography by Robert Mazur also called “The Infiltrator.” Mazur was a special agent who went undercover as a corrupt businessman to expose Pablo Escobar’s money-laundering scheme. The movie won a few awards.
His Net Worth
From the many minor roles that he has played, Christian Contreras has a net worth of $20 million, according to Net Worth Post. Jodie Whittaker is wealthier than her husband with a net worth of $254 million. It’s believed that Whittaker is the highest paid actress.
Life is full of surprises and you might find Contreras having at least a supporting role in a movie next year. Regardless of his career success, he is lucky to have a woman who appreciates him and a daughter to love.