Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan McDonald Van Ness, also commonly referred to by his initials, JVN, is an American hairdresser, podcast host, activist, actor, author, and television personality.

Jonathan Van Ness is an American hairdresser, podcaster, and television personality. Van Ness is best known for her role as the grooming expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye. He is openly gay and revealed in 2019 interview that he tested positive for HIV at the age of 25. He has over 4.5 million followers on his

What is Jonathan Van Ness Famous For?

  • The grooming expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye.


Where was Jonathan Van Ness Born?

Jonathan Van Ness was born on 28 March 1987. His birth place is in Quincy, Illinois in the United States. He holds American nationality. He is descendant of the Oakley family and is the 6th generation of the family that owns broadcast and conglomerate Quincy media. His mother, Mary Oakley Winter is the vice president of the company. Information about his father is not available. His zodiac sign in Aries.

He attended the Quincy Senior High School, where he was the first non-female cheerleader. He continued cheerleading in college as well. He attended the University of Arizona on a cheerleading scholarship. He was majoring in political science at Arizona. However, he fell into drug addiction, leading his grades to fall. Thus, he lost his cheerleading scholarship. Van Ness subsequently dropped out of Arizona. He dropped out to pursue hairstyling.

He trained at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. After graduating from Aveda, he worked for 5 years in Arizona.



He moved to Los Angeles, California in 2009 to pursue his career.

At California, he found a job as a personal assistant at Sally Hershberger Salon.

He co-founded MoJoHair and Stile Salon with Monique Northrop at Arte Salon in New York City. He works there as well.

Erin Gibson, who worked for the comedy syndicate Funny or Die, asked Van Ness to perform his recap of Game of Thrones episode Funny or Die.

It later became the Gay of Thrones web series.

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


He was also the series regular in the I Love the New Millennium sequel, I Love the 2000s.

He is the host of the weekly podcast Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness. He hosted his podcast since 2015 until the airing of the first Queer Eye episode.

He currently stars as the grooming expert on the Netflix revival of Queer Eye since 2018.

He competed in a bake-off competition reality series, Nailed It! in 2018.

He was a contestant on the Lip Sync Battle in 2019.

He currently splits work time between Los Angeles and New York City.


Who is Jonathan Van Ness Married To?

Jonathan Van Ness is openly gay. He experienced bullying throughout his school life. He also received death threats. He used humor as a coping mechanism to support him through difficult times. He has a chronic skin condition known as psoriasis. He helps his clients about skincare due to his own skin condition.

He revealed in a 2019 interview with The New York Times that he was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 35. He also revealed that he was the victim of sexual abuse as a child.

Though he is openly gay, he has kept his personal life away from the limelight. There’s no information about who’s Van Ness dating. He lives in Los Angeles, California.


What are Jonathan Van Ness Body Measurements?

Jonathan Van Ness stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a body weight of 165 lbs i.e. 75 kg. He has a slim body build. He has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He usually keeps his hair long. He also keeps his mustache.


What is Jonathan Van Ness Net Worth?

Jonathan Van Ness earns form his career in the entertainment industry. He is a television personality. He is a hairdresser and owns saloons. His major income comes from his hairdressing skills. His net worth is estimated at $2 million.

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