Monroe Jackson Rathbone V (created December 14, 1984) is an American actor and musician. He’s famous for his character as Jasper Hale in “The Twilight Saga” and for playing Sokka in “The Last Airbender”. After being in Los Angeles to get a brief time, Rathbone was cast in Disney 411, where he interviewed up and coming personas like Hilary Duff and the sister duo Aly & AJ. In 2005, he got the part of Nicholas Fiske in ABC Family’s original series Beautiful People. In a 2008 interview, he said it was his first leading role and was his most challenging part to fit into. Rathbone also played a part in Criminal heads as Adam and Amanda. In 2008, he played Jasper Hale in the movie Twilight, on the basis of the bestselling novel by Stephenie Meyer. Along with that particular character, he won kudos for his performance as a serial killer on Criminal Minds. Rathbone played the part of Sokka in The Last Airbender, a 2010 movie on the basis of the animated series. Rathbone appeared in a episode of No Ordinary Family on November 9, 2010. In November 2010, it had been reported he were cast in the Warner Premiere and Dolphin Entertainment actions web-series Aim High alongside Aimee Teegarden. The show where he impersonates Nick Green, a high school junior who is just beginning a brand new school year as among the nation ‘s 64 exceptionally trained teen operatives, premiered on October 18, 2011 on Facebook being the first “societal series” ever created. In May 2011, Rathbone started shooting Live at the Foxes Den, a movie where he plays the lead character of attorney Bobby Kelly. Rathbone has a production firm, PatchMo Entertainment, as well as a record company, Happy Jack Records.
Is a descendant of Richard Rich who was Lord Chancellor under King Henry Viii and is also a descendant of Nicholas Hebert who was the apothecary to Catherine De Medici who was the Queen of France.
Became a father for the 2nd time at age 31 when his wife Sheila Hafsadi gave birth to their daughter Presley Bowie Rathbone on May 31, 2016.
He has German, English, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of French, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, Dutch, and Spanish, ancestry (he is of 1/128th Spanish descent). Several of his family lines have been in Louisiana for many generations.
Has a tattoo of a ketchup bottle because: "I love ketchup," he explains. "I got a lot of flack for it growing up from my family. My dad would always say 'You want a little burger with that ketchup?' I hate that joke.".
Dyed his hair blonde for his role as Jasper Hale in the Twilight (2008) saga. His natural hair color is brown.
His first kiss was at age 13 while seeing Titanic (1997) at the movies.
Became a father for the 1st time at age 27 when his girlfriend (now wife) Sheila Hafsadi gave birth to their son Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI on July 5, 2012.
Had his tongue pierced from the time he was age 18 until he was age 20.
On 6 February 2012, it was announced that he was expecting his first child with girlfriend, former burlesque dancer, Sheila Hafsadi. The two met in Florida in the summer of 2011.
He is colorblind.
Is one of four children. He has two older sisters, Kelly and Ryann and one younger sister, Brittney.
His older sister Kelly is an internationally-renowned ceramic artist and sculptor.
Relative of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Confederate General from West Virginia.
Played with his former band, 100 Monkeys, at the opening reception for his sister Kelly's art exhibit in Dallas, Texas in May of 2009.
Before they appeared together in Twilight (2008), Jackson, Cam Gigandet and Nikki Reed had guest starring roles in an episode of the popular teen drama, The O.C. (2003) during the show's third season.