James Lafferty is an American actor, director and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Nathan Scott on The CW television series One Tree Hill.
James Martin Lafferty was born on July 25, 1985 in Hemet, California. His parents are Jeff and Angie Lafferty, who own a local construction company. He has a younger brother, actor Stuart Lafferty. At age ten, he received his first acting role in his school’s play. He attended Hemet High School until 2003. He played basketball in high school. In 2003 Lafferty found his breakout role when he won the role of Nathan Scott on The WB Teen Drama television series One Tree Hill. The series centers on two estranged half-brothers, Nathan and Lucas Scott ( Chad Michael Murray ), who are put on the same basketball team, jeopardizing Nathan’s position as the star player.
He is an avid basketball fan and even hosts charity basketball events. He currently lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.