Kellan Christopher Lutz (born March 15, 1985) is an American model and actor. He is best known for playing Emmett Cullen in (2008–2012), and has since played The Twilight Saga film series Poseidon in the 2011 film , Immortals Tarzan in the 2013 animated film , and Tarzan Hercules in the 2014 film The Legend of Hercules.
Early life [ edit ]
Lutz was born in
Dickinson, North Dakota, the son of Karla (née Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz. [1 ] He has one sister and six brothers. [2 ] Both of his grandfathers were of German ancestry, while his paternal grandmother was of German and English ancestry, and his maternal grandmother is of English and German ancestry. [1 ] Lutz grew up in the Midwest and Arizona, [3 ] and graduated from [1 ] Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, before deciding to pursue an acting career. [1 ] He attended [4 ] Chapman University to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.
Lutz has had recurring roles on
and Model Citizens (2004) , and smaller roles in episodes of The Comeback (2005) , The Bold and the Beautiful , CSI: NY , Summerland , Six Feet Under , and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation . He was also in the films Heroes (2006), Stick It , and Accepted (2006) (2008). Additionally, Lutz has performed on the California stage and was the host of Prom Night Bravo's . He also appeared in the 2006 commercial for Blow Out Hilary Duff's fragrance With Love... Hilary Duff, and in the 2007 music video for her single, " With Love". In 2008, he appeared in another music video, [5 ] Hinder's " Without You". In the same year, Lutz also appeared in the miniseries [6 ] , based on the book by Generation Kill Evan Wright and had a starring role in the film Deep Winter.
Lutz's big break came when he played
Emmett Cullen in the film adaptations of the (2008) saga by Twilight Stephenie Meyer and reprised his role for the sequel, (2009). The Twilight Saga: New Moon [7 ] He also appeared as George Evans in the [8 ] spinoff (2009) on 90210 The CW. Lutz also appeared the 2010 remake [9 ] as Dean, "a well-liked, well-off high school jock", in April 2010. A Nightmare on Elm Street He reprised his role as [10 ] Emmet Cullen in the third installment of the Twilight saga, (2010). He appeared as the feisty The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Poseidon, God of the Sea in (2011). Immortals Lutz reunited with his [11 ] Twilight co-star and close friend, Ashley Greene, in the film (2011). A Warrior's Heart He was considered for the lead role in [12 ] (2011), but eventually lost out to Conan the Barbarian Jason Momoa. He also reunited with his [13 ] Immortals co-star Mickey Rourke in the action film Java Heat (2013), which was in Indonesia. In 2012, Lutz was one of the candidates for the lead role in the film [14 ] , a role that ultimately went to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Jeremy Renner. Lutz starred in the epic [15 ] (2014), but the film was a critical and commercial failure. The Legend of Hercules
Lutz is signed with
Ford Models. He is one of the models featured in the 2010 [16 ] Calvin Klein X underwear campaign. [17 ]
In 2012, Lutz made a special guest appearance on the TV Show
, as himself, where he pretended to be related to the character 30 Rock J.D. Lutz, who is played by actor John Lutz.
Charity work [ edit ]
Lutz supports the animal charity
PETA and stars in a video supporting the adoption of animals instead of buying them. He is also a supporter of West African primate conservation charity [18 ] Ape Action Africa, and used the Dublin premiere of the film Tarzan to raise funds for the charity's work to save endangered gorillas and chimpanzees. [19 ]
He is also a supporter of rebuilding efforts in
New Orleans, in particular with the St. Bernard Project. [20 ]
Lutz endorsed the documentary film
, which focuses on the declawing of exotic and domesticated cats in America. The Paw Project [21 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Lutz enjoys numerous outdoors and fitness activities.
He also has a passion for horror films, and prefers to perform his own stunts when making films. [22 ] He is a devout Christian. [23 ] [24 ]
Lutz was in a relationship with actress
Kayla Ewell from September 2006 to July 2008. [25 ] He dated [26 ] 90210 co-star AnnaLynne McCord on and off from January 2009 to May 2011. [27 ] [28 ] [29 ]
In August 2011, Lutz began dating Australian actress
Sharni Vinson. They split up in May 2013 after almost two years of dating. [30 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Valley Peaks Kyle McBride
Music videos [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ Kellan Lutz Triva at imdb July 28, 2014
^ Radish, Christina (August 8, 2008). "Kellan Lutz And His High Profile Projects". MediaBlvd . Retrieved . August 18, 2008
^ Elliot, Stuart (December 18, 2006). "Woman of a Scent". The New York Times . Retrieved . May 4, 2008
^ Carroll, Larry (November 4, 2008). ". Twilight Tuesday: Kellan Lutz Talks "Hinder" Video, "Coolest Guy Ever" Emmett Cullen" MTV . Retrieved . December 17, 2008
^ Carroll, Larry (March 13, 2008). ". Twilight Film's First Family Revealed: Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser Lead Cullen Clan" MTV . Retrieved . February 21, 2008
^ Carroll, Larry (March 9, 2009). ". Twilight Actor Kellan Lutz Talks New Moon Casting Rumors" MTV . Retrieved . March 12, 2009
^ ". 90210 Adds Vixen, Lacrosse Jock"
^ Vary, Adam (April 23, 2009). ". 'Twilight' star Kellan Lutz in final talks to join 'A Nightmare on Elm Street '" . Entertainment Weekly Time . Retrieved . May 3, 2009
^ Dave McNary (March 22, 2010). "Kellan Lutz is one of Relativity's 'Gods. '" Variety . Retrieved . March 24, 2010
^ Carroll, Larry (December 19, 2008). ". Twilight Siblings Ashley Greene And Kellan Lutz Reunite As Love Interests In Warrior" MTV . Retrieved . December 19, 2008
^ New Moon Actor Kellan Lutz Confirms Conan Consideration
^ "As budding film location, RI eyes further tourism boon". November 15, 2011.
^ "Could Some Twilight Kids Be Heading to the Forest for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters?". DreadCentral.
^ "Kellan Lutz". MODELS.com.
^ "X Mark Your Spot". March 26, 2010.
^ "Kellan Lutz". Peta Tv . Retrieved . 2011-12-31
^ "TARZAN - Interview with lead actor Kellan Lutz". Movies.ie. 29 April 2014 . Retrieved . 5 May 2014
^ "Kellan Lutz And The St. Bernard Project In New Orleans-Gossip Teen". Gossipteen.com. 2010-08-31 . Retrieved . 2011-12-31
^ Singer, Lisa (2013-09-23). "Twilight Star's Purr-fect New Cause For Cats". Global Animal . Retrieved . 2013-10-01
^ "Official Kellan Lutz Website".
^ Tom Blunt (2008-06-10). "Twilight's Kellan Lutz Likes Making Movies His Mom Can't Watch". AMC . Retrieved . 2009-01-26
^ "Kellan Lutz talks losing his virginity". USA Today . Retrieved . July 28, 2014
^ "‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Kayla Ewell Dishes on Kellan & R-Pattz - OK! Magazine". OK! Magazine.
^ "AnnaLynne Mccord and Kellan Lutz have split after nearly two years of dating". Mail Online.
^ "Kellan Lutz Confirms AnnaLynne McCord Split (Again)". Celebuzz.
^ Lily Harrison (May 10, 2013). "First Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, Now Kellan Lutz: Is It Breakup Season in Young Hollywood?". E! News . Retrieved . May 11, 2013
^ Stransky, Tanner (August 9, 2010). "2010 Teen Choice Awards winners announced". Entertainment Weekly. Time . Retrieved . July 13, 2013
^ "Winners of "Teen Choice 2011" Announced". Teen Choice Awards. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011 . Retrieved . July 13, 2013
^ Mandell, Zack (July 23, 2012). "2012 Teen Choice Awards: The Show & the Winners". Yahoo! Voices . Retrieved . July 13, 2013
^ "Teen Choice Awards 2013: Second Wave Of Nominations Announced". . July 1, 2013 The Huffington Post . Retrieved . July 13, 2013
^ "Teen Choice Awards Nominees For 2014 Announced". The Huffington Post. June 18, 2014 . Retrieved . June 18, 2014
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