One of the most prominent artists, songwriters, and actors of the past two decades, Joe Jonas has risen to the kind of stardom most other celebrities dream of. Initially part of a family triple-act, Joe later detached from the Jonas Brothers to pursue his personal goals and dreams. Today, Jonas enjoys commercial success working with some of the top names in Hollywood.
A Musical Birth
Born on August 15, 1989, in Casa Grande, Arizona, Joe Jonas entered the world into a musical family. His father, Paul, is a songwriter and talented musical performer, as is his mother also. This impacted Joe from an early age, and alongside his brothers, Joe displayed a birth-given talent for performance, with music and singing at the forefront. Before he was known to the world, Joe had even appeared on Broadway in a role for talented director Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème.
Joe and the Jonas Brothers
In 2005, Columbia Records signed the Jonas Brothers act to their label, with Joe alongside his brother Kevin and Nick. Before their first album was released, the brothers appeared numerous times on the Disney Channel’s many soundtracks. Finally, their first album, It’s About Time, was released in 2006 but wasn’t the commercial success everyone hoped for. Neither was the second. But when they left Columbia, the Jonas Brothers’ third album was a huge success, with more to follow.
Working with the Best
After their third album release, Jonas Brothers, the band and Joe began working with some of the biggest talents in the music and film industry. The brothers appeared on the smash hit TV show Hannah Montana alongside Mile Cyrus and worked with the likes of singer Kelly Clarkson, the one and only Backstreet Boys, and American TV sitcom legend Jesse McCartney.
Working with such talented and famous names afforded Joe Jonas many opportunities to hone his craft over time. And in 2008, after many hit singles and live performances, Joe branched out into acting for Camp Rock, produced by Disney, and appeared in multiple music videos.
Expanding His Career
Most of Joe Jonas’ professional gigs are focused on music in some way. As well as gaining experience making his own music videos, Joe also collaborated with other artists, such as Vampire Weekend, where he acted alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. He’s also appeared in TV shows such as Hot in Cleveland and starred in a sequel to Camp Rock. Joe has since recorded a solo album, worked with Britney Spears, and appeared as a guest judge on American Idol.
The Jonas Brothers 2.0
Following the split from his brothers in 2011 for a solo album, everyone thought it was the end of the Jonas Brothers. But in 2019, it was announced that the band would get back together, and Joe thrived. Critical and chart success with further albums were to follow. Joe has since gotten parts in movies, more TV shows and starred as a guest judge for talent shows such as Australian Idol. This appearance earned him enough to purchase an $11 million mansion in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, who he married in 2019.