Jared Allman (born June 8, 1984) is an American born Actor.
June 8, 1984 |
Wichita Falls, Texas
|Alma mater||Tusculum College|
|Years active||2004 - Present|
|Notable work(s)||"Scenes from a Gay Marriage" "More Scenes from a Gay Marriage" "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: Nashville"|
Early and personal life
Allman’s father was in the Air Force during his early childhood, and as a result, he and his family relocated often. They eventually settled on a farm in Tennessee when Allman was 12. Allman comments, “I would always dream about getting away from the farm. I didn’t want to work in a sewing factory and do the whole family and kids thing.”
During his time at Tusculum, Allman came out to his family when he was 22. “It was almost life and death for me. I felt very isolated, alone, and empty. Like anyone who feels those feelings you start thinking the unthinkable,” he said in an interview with The Advocate. Following college graduation, Allman’s first job was in the music business doing merchandise for a variety of touring artists. He later worked with WME talent agency in Nashville before leaving his position to pursue a career as an actor.
Jared Allman's easy, southern charm and killer, good looks are just two of the reasons his film career continues to rise. A favorite of indie director, Matt Riddlehoover, Allman has garnered acclaim with leading roles in the filmmaker's recent titles, West Hollywood Motel and Scenes from a Gay Marriage—both of which played to rave reviews on the film festival circuit. Look for Allman reprising his role as "Joe" in the sequel, More Scenes from a Gay Marriage, due out later this year. Allman has rounded out his 2014 co-starring in the feature film, Les Wolf, and the upcoming short film, King Simon, from director Richard Norman.
In the TV world, Allman has appeared in several country music videos and docu-series on the Travel Channel and Disney Channel. He made his biggest small-screen splash as a key player in season two of the Sundance Channel's reality series, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: Nashville—the highest-rated original series in the network's history.
Allman relocated to Atlanta in 2012 following a year-long stint working at WME's office in Nashville. An East Tennessee native, Allman is also in the final stages of turning his unique life story into a memoir, Kinda Good at Everything: Growing Up Southern, Mormon, and Gay.