Joe Cole

Quick Facts

Birth Date November 28,1985
Full Name Joseph Michael Cole
Birth Name Joseph Michael Cole
Profession Actor
Nationality English
Ethnicity White
Birth City Kingston upon Thames, London, England
Birth Country United Kingdom
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Sagittarius
Marital Status Single
Height 180 cm
Weight 75 kg
Sibilings Five brothers including Finn Cole
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If you’ve been watching famous British Period Crime TV series, Peaky Blinders, then you’re familiar with Joe Cole who played John Shelby’s role. An English actor, Joe has appeared on several shows including Luke in Skins, Tommy in Convict, Reece in Green Room and Billy Moore in A Prayer Before Dawn.

The TV star was born on 28 November 1988 as Joseph Michael Cole in Kingston upon Thames, London, England, United Kingdom. So far, he holds English citizenship and belongs to the white ethnicity. Moreover, he is the fourth among five brothers. His younger brother is Finn Cole, whom he starred alongside in TV Show, Peaky Blinders.


Jermaine Cole was born on the 28th January 1985, in Frankfurt, Germany. He was born on a military base, as his father is a former soldier for the U.S. Army. His mother worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

When Cole was 12 years old, he began rapping. His mother also bought him a music sampler for Christmas, which inspired him to also start producing. J Cole graduated from St. John’s University in 2007 with a degree in communications and business; however, he didn’t receive his degree until 2015.

Leads a Single Life

Joe Cole is a single man. In 2018, he won the Best Actor award for his role as Billy Moore in A Prayer Before Dawn. As of right now, he is enjoying being single to the fullest and is looking for a perfect life partner because he is a caring believer.

Picture of Woodshock star Joe Cole having a good time on vacation
Source: @theotherjoecole on Instagram

Like most famous people, Cole always tries to keep his personal life and love life out of the spotlight.

Joe can also be seen taking lots of pictures with different women, including his co-stars, at different events and gatherings. But as of this date, none of them is known to be his girlfriend. So, the Peaky Blinders actor is single and not in a relationship.


By 14 years old, Cole had notebooks filled with songs, lyrics and ideas. He was also heavily into the producing side of things, but only had enough equipment to make sample beats. His mother purchased more equipment for him, to help him become better at producing; and a couple of years later he was posting songs on forums online.

Jermaine released his debut mixtape in 2007, titled ‘The Come Up’, followed up by ‘The Warm Up’ two years later. This time, his work was noticed by many, and he got an opportunity to collaborate on a track with Jay-Z. In 2010, he started popping up on many artist’s songs, such as the likes of Drake and Wale, and was then signed to Jay-Z’s record label, Roc Nation.

From there, J Cole went on to release multiple albums, perform at his own shows, and start making a lot of money. As of October 2022, J Cole’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.

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Peaky Blinders’ Reason for Leaving (TV Show)

In fact, Peaky Blinders’ fifth season, which started on August 25, 2019, just ended on September 22, 2019. Joe Cole plays John Shelby, the third-youngest Shelby brother, in Peaky Blinders from the first to the fourth season. Packy Lee also plays John Shelby.

The 31-year-old actor decided to leave the crime drama in 2017 after three seasons. He talked about why he was leaving. He told Digital Spy that he left the show to do other acting jobs and was just busy with other things.

Picture of Joe Cole as John Shelby from the BBC show Peaky Blinders (2019)
Digital Spy is a source.

He went on to say, “I wouldn’t have been able to do Black Mirror. I’m trying to make a lot of movies.” I thought it was time for me to leave and let other people’s parts grow. As per express, “I thought it was time to pass the baton on.”

Cole has been in many projects since he left Peaky Blinders. In the same way, many famous actors have played different roles in the BBC drama Peaky Blinders. For example, Alexander Siddig played Ruben Oliver in the third season, Annabelle Wallis played Grace Burgess, Anya Taylor-Joy played Gina Gray, Kate Phillips played Linda Shelby, Paul Anderson played Arthur Shelby Jr., and so on.

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How much money does Joe Cole have?

Joe Cole has worked in the media for a long time and makes a good amount of money. As of early 2022, his acting career has made him a staggering $1 million, which is a lot of money.

Pictured on a red carpet are Joe Cole and Finn Cole.
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Joe is also known for his roles as Charlie in the Channel 4 comedy-drama series Pure (2019) and Frank in the four-episode Black Mirror season Hang the DJ (2017). He also worked on the movies Juliet, Woodshock, and Happy New Year, Colin Burstead. So, it is certain that Cole could make $12.93 per hour for each of his roles.

The Hour, It’s Heavy, Gangs of London, and Injustice are just a few of the shows that came before it.