|Born||Luke Timothy Grimes
January 21, 1984
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Life and career
Grimes was born in Dayton, Ohio, the youngest of four children of Angie (Barker) and the Rev. Randy Grimes. Luke graduated from Dayton Christian High School in 2002. He moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Grimes has appeared in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, War Eagle, Arkansas, and Assassination of a 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 William Walker, patriarch of the show's family. Beginning with Season 4, he became a series regular.
He starred in the 2010 FX movie pilet, "Outlaw Country", with Haley Bennett and Mary Steenburgen. Grimes played a cowboy named Eli Larkin. The series was not picked up by FX, but the pilot aired on August 23, 2012 as a television movie. In 2012, he appeared in the Liam Neeson thriller Taken 2 as Neeson's daughter's boyfriend.
He also portrayed James in True Blood for six episodes during the shows sixth season. He was replaced in the series seventh and final season reportedly after he was made aware of his characters bi-sexual storyline.
Grimes just wrapped playing the role of 'Todd Belkin' in 'Freeheld' opposite Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Ellen Page and Michael Shannon. Peter Sollett directed this independent feature film.
|2006||All the Boys Love Mandy Lane||Jake|
|2007||War Eagle, Arkansas||Enoch|
|2008||Assassination of a High School President||Marlon Piazza|
|2010||Shit Year||Harvey West|
|The Light in the Night||Boy||short film|
|2012||Outlaw Country||Eli Larken||TV movie|
|2014||American Sniper||Marc Lee|
|2015||Fifty Shades of Grey||Elliott Grey|
|2009–2010||Brothers & Sisters||Ryan Lafferty||35 episodes|
|2013||True Blood||James||6 episodes|
- Mitovich, Matt (October 20, 2008). "Ryan Game Over: Brothers & Sisters Casts New Offspring". TV Guide. Retrieved January 12, 2009.
- Abrams, Natalie (July 6, 2010). "Luke Grimes, Haley Bennett Head for Outlaw Country". TV Guide. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
- Armitage, Hugh (November 9, 2011). "Luke Grimes cast in Liam Neeson's 'Taken 2'". Digital Spy. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
- Grimes, Luke. ""True Blood loses James actor Luke Grimes". Kyle Hembree. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
- Fleming, Mike (October 25, 2013). "Another Grey Casting In ‘Fifty Shades’". Deadline.com. PMC. Retrieved October 25, 2013.