Alden Ehrenreich

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Alden Ehrenreich
Zoë Worth & Alden Ehrenreich on the set of "Running Wild".jpg
Ehrenreich (right) with actress Zöe Worth
Born Alden Caleb Ehrenreich
(1989-11-22) November 22, 1989 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Alden Caleb Ehrenreich (born November 22, 1989) is an American actor.[1] He has starred in the independent film Tetro (2009), and played the lead in the 2013 fantasy Beautiful Creatures. Ehrenreich also starred in the films Blue Jasmine (2013) with Cate Blanchett, and Stoker (2013) with Nicole Kidman. He will have a lead role in Warren Beatty's upcoming untitled project (2015).

Early life[edit]

Ehrenreich was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Sari, an interior designer, and Mark Ehrenreich. His stepfather, Harry, is an orthodontist.[1][2] His family is Jewish, and he was raised in Reconstructionist Judaism.[3] Ehrenreich began acting at the Palisades Elementary School in Pacific Palisades, California, and continued doing so at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California.[4]


Ehrenreich was discovered at a friend's bat mitzvah reception by Steven Spielberg, when Spielberg saw a short comedy movie featuring Ehrenreich. Ehrenreich has described the comedic performance he gave in the movie as: "I ran around as a skinny little punk, trying on girls' clothes and eating dirt." The meeting with Spielberg led to acting roles on television shows.[5]

In 2007, Ehrenreich auditioned and won the role of Bennie Tetrocini in Francis Ford Coppola's movie Tetro. Coppola requested Ehrenreich read a passage from The Catcher in the Rye for his main audition.[1]

Ehrenreich attended New York University majoring in theatre starting in 2008, but did not finish his degree to pursue acting.[1][6] In 2009, he founded the theatre and film company, The Collectin, with Zoe Worth.

In April 2012, he replaced Jack O'Connell in the role of Ethan Wate in Warner Bros.' fantasy-drama Beautiful Creatures; the film was released in February 2013.[7]

On September 2, 2014, Variety reported that Ehrenreich would be joining the cast of the Coen brothers' newest film, Hail, Caesar!, starring alongside Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill among others.[8]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Supernatural Ben Collins Episode 1.02: "Wendigo"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sven Episode 7.02: "Built to Kill, Part 2"
2008 Switcheroo! Dan Short film
2009 Tetro Bennie
2009 Greased Ben Short film
2010 Somewhere Actor at Party Uncredited
2010 Ten Fingers Harry Short film
2011 Twixt Flamingo
2011 A Dentist Alan Goldenberg Short film
2013 Beautiful Creatures Ethan Wate Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romance
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock (with Alice Englert)
2013 Stoker Whip Taylor
2013 Blue Jasmine Danny
2015 Running Wild Eli
2015 Untitled Warren Beatty project Frank Forbes Post-production
2016 Hail, Caesar! Filming


  1. ^ a b c d Martin, Michael (May 1, 2010). "Alden Ehrenreich". Interview Magazine. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ Keeps, David A. (December 1, 2005). "Tradition, but with a twist". Hartford Courant. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kvell Corner". Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation. January–February 2008. Retrieved May 27, 2010. Mazel Tov to Alden Ehrenreich, son of Sari Ehrenreich, who was "discovered by Steven Spielberg" 
  4. ^ "Pacific Palisades – Palisadian-Post". Palisades Post. June 11, 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ Hill, Logan. "Francis Ford Coppola's New Star Alden Ehrenreich on Not 'Trickling Up' Vulture". Paste Magazine. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "DA Man Exclusive: Alden Ehrenreich". Daman. December 12, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Barton, Steve (April 11, 2012). "Jack O'Connell Out; Alden Ehrenreich In for Beautiful Creatures". Dread Central. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Alden Ehrenreich Joins Cast of Coen Brothers' 'Hail Caesar!' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. September 2, 2014. 

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