Luke Timothy Grimes (born January 21, 1984) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the acclaimed film American Sniper and the Fifty Shades film series and the drama series Yellowstone (2018–present).
Luke Timothy Grimes
January 21, 1984
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
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Luke Grimes Career
Grimes appeared in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, War Eagle, Arkansas, and Murder of the High School President, which received a limited release in March 2009. He also appeared in the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters as Ryan Lafferty, the illegitimate son of the show’s family patriarch William Walker. Starting with Season 4, they became a series regular.
He starred alongside Haley Bennett and Mary Steenburgen in the 2010 FX film pilot, Outlaw Country. Grimes played a cowboy named Eli Larkin. The series was not picked up by FX, but the pilot aired as a television film on 23 August 2012. In 2012, he appeared in the Liam Neeson thriller Taken 2 as the boyfriend of Neeson’s daughter.
Grimes also portrayed James in True Blood for six episodes during the show’s sixth season, but later left the show. Reports indicated that she quit because she refused to participate in gay-kissing or sex scenes or to play a character that was attracted to men. Grimes’ publicist claimed that he went on to pursue other opportunities. Nevertheless, sources say that the writers and cast members were “astonished and annoyed” by the decision.
Grimes played United States Navy SEAL Mark Lee, who was killed in action in 2006’s American Sniper (2014). He played Christian Grey’s brother Elliot in the film Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), and its sequels, Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018).
Grimes played Todd Belkin in Freeheld alongside Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Elliot Page, and Michael Shannon. Peter Soulet has directed this independent feature film, which is based on a true story.
Since 2018, she has starred in the Paramount Network drama series Yellowstone alongside Kevin Costner.
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Luke Grimes Personal Life
As for his personal life, it is known that Grimes has been in a relationship since 201 with actress Gillian Zinser, best known for being part of the television series “90210” in the role of Ivy Sullivan. He also mentioned that he grew up in a religious family but is not a fan of organized religion. He also does not tend to overthink or invest too much in the future. He also noted that it was unusual for him to star with Bruce Willis, as he was used to seeing him on the big screen as he grew up.
Luke Grimes Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Grimes began her acting career with the 2006 film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, followed by War Eagle, Arkansas, and the assassination of the high school president. He entered the mainstream after playing Ryan Lafferty in the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters, where he became a series regular in the fourth season.
Since 2010, Grimes has bagged roles in several films, including Outlaw Country, Taken 2, True Blood, American Sniper and Shangri-La Suite. He gained further recognition after playing Christian Grey’s brother Elliot in the film Fifty Shades of Grey, and its sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
Since 2018, Grimes has been starring alongside Kevin Costner in the Paramount Network drama series Yellowstone. His primary source of income is his acting in television movies and series. However, he is yet to achieve mainstream success and has got only a few leading roles. As of 2020, Grimes has an estimated net worth of around $500 thousand.
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Some FACTS About Luke Grimes
- One of the first auditions in Hollywood was for the title role in the 2005 CBS biopic Elvis, which eventually went to Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
- Grew up in a devoutly religious family in Dayton, OH, where his father is a Pentecostal minister; learned to play drums in church
- Shared the Best Supporting Actor award with costar Dan McCabe for War Eagle, Arkansas, at the 2008 Breckenridge Festival of Film
- Actors Jason Ritter and Scott Porter were in competition for the popular role of Ryan Lafferty on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters.
- In 2007, began playing drums for the rock band Michels Foley, who released their first album, Whirlwind, in 2008.