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Peters at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
January 20, 1987 |
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
|Partner(s)||Emma Roberts (2012–present)|
Peters was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Julie and Phil Peters, a Vice President of Administration for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. He was raised in a Roman Catholic household in Ballwin, Missouri.
On his second audition, Peters was chosen by producer Michael Picchiottino for the role of Adam in Clipping Adam. The role earned him a Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor award, Jury Award for Best Actor at the Eclipse Film Festival, Best Young Actor at the Down Under International Film Festival, and Best Breakthrough Performance at the Phoenix Film Festival. He performed in numerous television commercials for Sony PlayStation, Progressive Insurance, Moviefone, Sour Patch Kids, Papa John's Pizza, and Kellogg. He appeared in the MGM film Sleepover, the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future, and the ABC series The Days. He landed a role in the ABC sci-fi thriller series Invasion, and had supporting roles in films such as Gardens of the Night, An American Crime, Kick-Ass, Never Back Down (and Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown), and guest roles on The Mentalist, House, Monk, The Office, In Plain Sight, and Parenthood. He has also starred in several theater plays, including playing Fagin in a production of Oliver Twist at the Met Theater.
Peters' breakthrough role was teenage sociopath murderer Tate Langdon in the first season of the FX series American Horror Story. He also starred in the second season as Kit Walker, a man wrongly accused of killing his wife. He currently stars as Kyle Spencer, a frat boy who is killed and brought back to life as a "Frankenstein's monster" type of creature, in the show's third season. Peters will portray Quicksilver in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Peters dated Alexandra Breckenridge long before they became cast-mates in American Horror Story. He is currently dating Emma Roberts. In July 2013, Roberts was arrested for domestic violence against Peters. She was released hours later, as Peters decided not to press charges.
|2004||Clipping Adam||Adam Sheppard|
|2004||Sleepover||Russel "SpongeBob" Hayes|
|2007||An American Crime||Ricky Hobbs|
|2008||Gardens of the Night||Brian / Rachel|
|2008||Never Back Down||Max Cooperman|
|2011||Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown||Max Cooperman|
|2011||The Good Doctor||Donny Nixon|
|2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver|
|2004||The Days||Cooper Day||6 episodes|
|2004–2005||Phil of the Future||Seth Wosmer||5 episodes|
|2005–2006||Invasion||Jesse Varon||21 episodes|
|2008||Dirt||Craig Hope||Episode: "God Bless the Child"|
|2008||Without a Trace||Craig Baskin||Episode: "A Bend in the Road"|
|2008||Monk||Eric Tavela||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Genius"|
|2008||House||Oliver||Episode: "Last Resort"|
|2008–2009||One Tree Hill||Jack Daniels||6 episodes|
|2009||Ghost Whisperer||Dylan||Episode: "Excessive Forces"|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Charlie Hillridge||Episode: "Mosley Lane"|
|2010||The Mentalist||Oliver McDaniel||Episode: "18-5-4"|
|2010||The Office||Luke Cooper||Episode: "Nepotism"|
|2011||Parenthood||Brandon||Episode: "New Plan"|
|2011||In Plain Sight||Joey Roston / Joey Wilson||Episode: "Crazy Like a Witness"|
|2011||American Horror Story: Murder House||Tate Langdon||12 episodes|
|2012–2013||American Horror Story: Asylum||Kit Walker||13 episodes|
|2013–2014||American Horror Story: Coven||Kyle Spencer||8 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Phoenix Film Festival||Best Breakthrough Performance||Clipping Adam||Won|
|2005||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||Sleepover||Nominated|
|2012||Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||American Horror Story: Asylum||Nominated|
- "Young Grand Blanc Township actor Evan Peters finds full-time acting work | MLive.com". Blog.mlive.com. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- Sean Faris and Evan Peters Interviews - Sleepover
- Evan Peters to play Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” | Variety
- "Emma Roberts 'arrested for domestic violence on boyfriend Evan Peters after leaving actor with a bloody nose and a bite mark' | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- "Emma Roberts arrested for domestic violence in Canada". USA Today. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
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