Jonathan Van Ness Biography, Age, Partner, Podcast, Gay of Thrones, Queer Eye, Tour, Instagram, Net Worth and Shows

Jonathan Van Ness Biography | Jonathan Van Ness Wiki

Jonathan Van Ness is an American hairdresser, podcaster, and television personality from Quincy, Illinois, U.S. The Aveda Institute alumna is widely known for his role as the grooming expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye.

Ness is also popular for his work on the web series parody Gay of Thrones. He has also gained much popularity as a host on the podcast, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness.  Van Ness attended the University of Arizona, majoring in political science. At Arizona, he became addicted to drugs, letting his grades fall and losing his cheerleading scholarship.

He then dropped out after one semester to pursue hairstyling. He trained at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. Van Ness worked in Arizona for five years after graduating and later moved to Los Angeles, California in 2009. In Los Angeles, he found a job as a personal assistant at Sally Hershberger Salon. Van Ness and Monique Northrop founded MoJoHair and Stile Salon, both in Los Angeles. They founded them at Arte Salon in New York City.

In a 2019 interview with The New York Times, Jonathan revealed a history of drug addiction issues, childhood sexual abuse and also his HIV-positive diagnosis at age 25. “I’ve had nightmares every night for the past three months because I’m scared to be this vulnerable with people,” he said. “There are issues that need to be talked about.” He shared the news ahead of the release of his memoir Over The Top released on 24 September 2019. In the memoir, Van Ness shares that he tested positive for HIV when he was 25, after fainting while working on a client’s hair, the Times reports.

Jonathan Van Ness Age

Ness was born on 28 March 1987 in Quincy, Illinois, U.S. Ness is non-binary and prefers the gender pro-nouns he, him and his. H e has also indicated that he is okay being referred to with she/her or they/them as well.

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Jonathan Van Ness Family

Ness was born to Mary Winters and his father is Jon Van Ness. He was brought up in Quincy, Ill., a small port city along the Mississippi River, where he was a self-described “little baby queen” unafraid to embrace his femininity.

Her mother’s family owns Quincy Media, a media company that operates 16 television stations in Illinois, Wisconsin and elsewhere, and also two local newspapers. His mother is the company’s vice president, her father worked in sales. Jonathan’s parents divorced when he was 5, and his mother remarried four years later. His stepfather later died.

Jonathan Van Ness Partner | Jonathan Van Ness Dating

Jonathan has been openly gay throughout his life. Hence, he experienced bullying and received death threats. In response to all that, he used humor as a coping mechanism and relied on a small group of close friends for support. Ness debuted his new boyfriend, Wilco Froneman, on Instagram in September 2018.

Jonathan Van Ness Single

After several months of dating, Van Ness announced their split on Instagram. He wrote: “She taught me love, she taught me patience, how she handles pain, that s—s amazing. I’ve loved and I’ve lost but that’s not what I see because look what I found ain’t no need for searching, rounding out my 2018 with a very gorg THANK U NEXT. #selflove.”

Antoni Porowski Jonathan Van Ness | Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni | Jonathan Van Ness Antoni Porowski

On 4th July 2019, Jonathan’s castmate on Queer Eye Antoni Porowski shared a snap of the two kissing. This sent the internet into a meltdown. Porowski captioned: “I guess Amurica’s birthday’s our anniversary, babe”. This prompted fans to ask whether the duo is dating.

Several days after the post, Ness shared that the entire thing was a prank. He also wrote on his own Instagram account: “It was all Antoni’s idea, but maybe someday we will fall in love @antoni #notacouplebutitwasfunright.”

Jonathan Van Ness Podcast

Van Ness has hosted the weekly podcast Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness since 2015. It is a weekly exploration of all the things Ness is curious about. Jonathan and experts in their respective fields come on a journey as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun. The podcast took off upon the airing of the first Queer Eye episode.

Jonathan Van Ness Stand Up

Ness discovered his passion for stand-up around the same time that Queer Eye became a media phenomenon in early 2018. Low-key sets at shows by comedian friends throughout that year led to his debut tour.

It was recorded for the web docuseries Hotels.comedy Presents 10 Nights With Jonathan Van Ness. Since then, Van Ness loved being on stage so much. Ness hits the road for his first round of full-fledged and fully hilarious comedy performances.

Jonathan Van Ness Tour | Jonathan Van Ness Road To Beijing

In 2019, Van Ness launched his first international comedy tour, Road to Beijing. The tour is named as a cheeky tribute to his idol Michelle Kwan and his own figure-skating Olympic dreams. Road to Beijing brings Ness’ wild and wholly unique brand of humor to audiences in the U.S., the U.K., and Ireland. As he says, “I’m gonna stand up or cry trying.”

Jonathan Van Ness Gay of Thrones

Van’s concept for Gay of Thrones started while he was coloring his client, Erin Gibson’s (of Throwing Shade fame) hair. Jonathan’s spirited recap of the most recent episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” sparked an idea.

Since season three of the series, Van Ness played catch-up by busting out memorable nicknames for the characters in Westeros. The nicknames included “Blonde Cher” (Cersei Lannister), “Dog the Bounty Hunter” (The Hound), “Baby Barack Obama” (Grey Worm) and Christina Aguilera (Daenerys).

Jonathan was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series in 2018 for Gay of Thrones.

Jonathan Van Ness Queer Eye

Van Ness joined Queer Eye, a reboot of the Bravo series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The Netflix original series features a new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert; Tan France, fashion expert; Karamo Brown, culture expert; Bobby Berk, design expert; and Jonathan as a grooming expert.

The Fab Five sets out to positively impact people in need of lifestyle makeovers. The series was initially released on 7 February 2018 and released for a fourth season on July 19, 2019.

Jonathan Van Ness Book

Over The TopIn 2019, Van Ness released his book Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love. The book uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today.

Ness shares never-before-told secrets and reveal sides of himself that the public has never seen.

Jonathan Van Ness Elizabeth Warren

On 25 September 2019, Jonathan announced his endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for president in 2020 based upon healthcare being a human right.

Van Ness shared how he ended up paying $3500 in order to replace the medication. Jonathan tweeted, ‘The moment I knew I was endorsing @ewarren was last month when I misplaced my HIV meds. It cost $3500 to replace them out of pocket with ‘amazing’ platinum level insurance. Healthcare shouldn’t be for-profit ever, it’s a human right’.

The presidential hopeful then called the Queer Eye star and thanked him for endorsing her in the upcoming Democratic primary.

Warren went ahead tweeting, Thank you for your support, @jvn! Shoulder to shoulder, we’re going to fight for #MedicareForAll. No one should be able to make a profit off of denying people health care—and together, we’ll win.

Jonathan Van Ness Tickets

You can buy tickets to Jonathan’s concerts on his official website jonathanvanness.com.
His concerts include:

  • SEP 19
    THU
    SONY CENTRE
    TORONTO, ON
  • SEP 20
    FRI
    LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
    LAS VEGAS, NV
  • OCT 16
    WED
    THE OLYMPIA THEATRE*
    DUBLIN, IRE
  • OCT 17
    THU
    02 APOLLO*
    MANCHESTER, UK
  • 2ND SHOW ADDED!
    OCT 18
    FRI
    EVENTIM APOLLO*
    LONDON, UK
  • OCT 19
    SAT
    SEC ARMADILLO*
    GLASGOW, UK
  • 2ND SHOW ADDED!
    NOV 6
    WED
    STATE THEATRE
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • 2ND SHOW ADDED!
    NOV 7
    THU
    THE FILLMORE
    DETROIT, MI
  • 2ND SHOW ADDED!
    NOV 8
    FRI
    THE ORPHEUM THEATRE
    BOSTON, MA
  • NOV 9
    SAT
    THE PARAMOUNT
    HUNTINGTON, NY
  • NOV 20
    WED
    OVENS AUDITORIUM*
    CHARLOTTE, NC
  • 2ND SHOW ADDED!
    NOV 21
    THU
    TABERNACLE*
    ATLANTA, GA
  • NOV 22
    FRI
    THE FILMORE MIAMI BEACH*
    MIAMI, FL
  • 2ND SHOW ADDED!
    NOV 23
    SAT
    DR. PHILLIPS CENTER*
    ORLANDO, FL
  • DEC 5
    THU
    ACL LIVE*
    AUSTIN, TX
  • DEC 6
    FRI
    PAVALION*
    IRVING, TX

AT TOYOTA MUSIC FACTORY

  • DEC 7
    SAT
    REVENTION MUSIC CENTER*
    HOUSTON, TX
  • DEC 8
    SAT
    MAJESTIC THEATRE*
    SAN ANTONIO, TX
  • FEB 16
    SUN
    THE CIVIC
    AUCKLAND, NZ
  • FEB 18
    TUE
    TOWN HALL
    CHRISTCHURCH, NZ
  • FEB 20
    THU
    BCEC GREAT HALL
    BRISBANE, QLD
  • FEB 21
    FRI
    AEC THEATRE
    ADELAIDE, SA
  • FEB 22
    SAT
    PLENARY THEATRE
    MELBOURNE, VIC
  • FEB 25
    TUE
    RIVERSIDE THEATRE
    PERTH, WA
  • FEB 28
    FRI
    FIRST STATE SUPER THEATRE
    SYDNEY, NSW

Jonathan Van Ness Net Worth

The hairdresser, television personality, and podcaster has earned greatly through his career. He has a net worth of $2 million.

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