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Monroe Jackson Rathbone V (born December 14, 1984) is an American actor who appears in all five movies of the series as Jasper Hale. He is known for his role as Nicholas Fiske, on the ABC family drama Beautiful People. He has had guest roles in The OC, which his Twilight co-stars Nikki Reed and Cam Gigandet also starred in, and Close to Home. He has also been in movies, such as Molding Clay, Pray for Morning and Travis and Henry. He did extensive work for Disney 411, interviewing up-and-coming personalities like Hilary Duff. He also starred as Sokka in the film adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Early life


Rathbone was born in Singapore and has lived in places ranging from Indonesia to Midland, Norway and Texas. He started out in local theatre in Midland with the youth actors program "The Pickwick Players" initially doing musical theatre. For his junior and senior years of high school, Rathbone attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, a private school for the arts in Michigan, where he majored in acting. After graduation, he had planned to go to the Royal Scottish Academy, but went instead to Los Angeles to experiment with the big screen. He immediately signed onto Disney 411, and had a leading role in the ABC family drama Beautiful People, which premiered in fall 2005.

When not busy pursuing a TV/film career, Rathbone also enjoys music, writing and producing. He performs in a band, called 100 Monkeys, with two friends that he met at Interlochen Arts Academy.

In late 2008 he was approached for the role of Sokka in M. Night Shymalan's The Last Airbender. Rathbone had been a fan of the show and the character Sokka, and was looking forward to "something a bit more funnier, a little less serious than Jasper".[1]

Rathbone maintains close friendships with his Twilight co-stars Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Ashley Greene, whom he knew before shooting.

In 2012, Rathbone and girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi announced they will be having a baby boy in early July.

In March of 2012, Rathbone announced over Twitter his leaving the group 100 Monkeys.

He and his girlfriend, Sheila, welcomed a healthy baby boy on July 5, 2012, whom Jackson had named Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI.[2] On September 29, 2013, he married Sheila, and they welcomed a daughter named Presley Bowie Rathbone on May 31st, 2016. On December 31st, 2019, they welcomed their third child: a son named Felix Valleau Rathbone.


Year Film Role Notes
2005 River's End Jimmy
Close to Home Scott Fields TV
2006 Pray for Morning Connor
The O.C. Justin TV
Beautiful People Nicholas Fiske TV
2007 The Valley of Light Travis
The War at Home Dylan TV; co-work with Rami Malek.
Big Stan Robbie the Hippie
2008 Senior Skip Day Snippy
Hurt Conrad Coltrane
Young Again Ethan
Twilight Jasper Hale
2009 DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse Jehosefat
S. Darko Jeremy
Criminal Minds Adam/Amanda TV
Dread Stephen Grace
New Moon Jasper Hale
2010 The Last Airbender Sokka
Eclipse Jasper Hale
2011 Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Jasper Hale
2011-2013 Aim High Nick Web series
2012 Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Jasper Hale
Cowgirls n' Angels Justin Wood
Live at the Foxes Den Bobby Kelly
2013 White Collar Nate Osbourne TV series, episode "Shoot The Moon"
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Jesse James TV series, episode "The Great Train Stoppery"
The Magic Bracelet Geoff Short film
Live at the Foxes Den Bobby Kelly
2014 The Concerto Eddie Conway
2015 The Dead Men Jacob


  • He is on Team Edward, saying, "Edward, hands down. Jacob's a good guy, but Ed's my brother, so... I'm biased."
  • Rathbone's favorite book from the Twilight Saga is Eclipse.


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