Many fans came to know Jonathan Majors through his Marvel character Kang the Conqueror, though the actor was dropped by the studio in late 2023 following his conviction on two misdemeanor counts of assault and harassment against ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari. (He was acquitted of two other counts.)
Amid the troubling headlines, fans have wanted to learn more about Jonathan's family — namely, his daughter. Here's what we know.
Who is Jonathan Majors's daughter?
Jonathan has a daughter named Ella, who reportedly lives in Atlanta with her mother. Although the actor has never publicly revealed who Ella's mother is, what we do know is that Ella was born before Jonathan attended Yale Drama School (he would graduate with an MFA in acting in 2016, so we can presume that Ella was born sometime in 2013).
In January 2024, in his first interview following his guilty verdict, Jonathan tearfully told Good Morning America's Linsey Davis, "I haven't seen my daughter in a long time, and a lot of it has to do with this situation."
Jonathan Majors has spoken a lot about his daughter, Ella.
Back in 2020, Jonathan spoke to People magazine about the importance he placed on his daughter's education, saying, "I have a 7-year-old who’s mixed race. She has to understand that it’s actually not ‘Black history’ — it’s American history. The way it’s taught now, it's honestly the Jim Crow system of separate but equal. We’ll give it one month, 12 pages in the history book … we’ll talk about Harriet Tubman, Rosa Park, MLK, then we’ll give you a little quiz about it. And that’s it."
Per an interview with W magazine in 2020, Ella's mother called Jonathan after George Floyd was killed in 2020, telling Jonathan that Ella was frustrated "because her hair won’t fall down — her hair goes up."
In order to assuage his daughter's fears and frustrations, Jonathan told Ella, "You have a crown. That’s why your hair goes up. Your hair, your crown, came from daddy, came from his mama, came from his father, came from his sister. Sometimes that crown can get you in trouble in this world, and it’s not right. And some people want to take that crown from you."
Jonathan recalled, "I've never seen my daughter starstruck ... She's like, 'Nice to see you, too' to Paul Rudd and I lost my mind. I was like 'What did you say? Oh my god.'"