Stephen Amell

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Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell 2014 Phoenix Comicon 1 (cropped).jpg
Amell at the 2014 Phoenix Comicon
Born (1981-05-08) May 8, 1981 (age 33)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Cassandra Jean (m. 2012)
Children 1
Relatives Robbie Amell (cousin)

Stephen Amell (born May 8, 1981) is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen/The Arrow in The CW series Arrow.

Career[edit]

Amell at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International

Amell, credited as Steve Amell, appeared in three episodes of the fourth season of Queer as Folk as the Liberty Ride spinning instructor in 2004. Amell played Adam in the first season of the television series Dante's Cove; he was replaced in the second season by Jon Fleming. In 2007, Amell won a Gemini Award for his guest-starring role on ReGenesis.[1] The same year he was also nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Ensemble Cast Category for Rent-a-Goalie.[2]

He had recurring roles in the TV series Da Kink in My Hair and Heartland. On December 3, 2010 Amell joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries as werewolf 'Brady' for season 2.[3]

Amell starred as Joran van der Sloot in the Lifetime film Justice for Natalee Holloway which originally aired in May 2011.[4]

In January of 2011, it was announced that Liam McIntyre had won the role of Spartacus. Amell along with Aiden Turner were among the other top three contenders for the part.[5]

On October 2, 2011, season 3 of HBO's series Hung premiered with Amell starring as busboy-turned-prostitute Jason, a younger rival "ho" to Thomas Jane's Ray Drecker.[1] He also appeared as Jim in the fourth season of 90210.[6]

Amell announced on October 28, 2011 that he had just finished filming the Christmas episode of New Girl with Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield. He touches on the experience of filming his first "network half hour comedy" in an interview with Daemon's TV.[6] On November 9, 2011 Amell was announced for the recurring role of Scottie, a paramedic on ABC's primetime medical drama Private Practice.[7]

In January 2012, Amell was cast as the title character in the The CW series Arrow, a re-imagining of the comic-book character Green Arrow.[4] In June 2012, Amell was cast to play as Wynn Delaney in Believe Pictures' film adaptation of Janette Oke's Canadian West series of novels When Calls the Heart, which premiered on the Hallmark Channel on October 19, 2013.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario. His cousin is actor Robbie Amell.[10] Amell married actress and model Cassandra Jean on December 25, 2012 in a private ceremony in the Caribbean[11] and for a second time in New Orleans on May 26, 2013.[12] The couple have a daughter born in October 2013.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Amell speaking at the 2013 WonderCon in Anaheim, California in 2013.

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 House Next Door, TheThe House Next Door Buddy Harrelson Television film
2007 Tracey Fragments, TheThe Tracey Fragments Detective
Closing the Ring Teddy Gordon
2009 Screamers: The Hunting Guy Direct-to-video
2010 Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice, TheThe Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice Philip Seaver Television film
2011 Justice for Natalee Holloway Joran van der Sloot Television film
Stay with Me Travis Short film
2013 When Calls the Heart Wynn Delaney Television film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Queer as Folk Spinning instructor 2 episodes
2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation Doorman Episode: "Ghost in the Machine: Part 2"
2005 Missing Ian Harrington Episode: "Paper Anniversary"
2005 Tilt Bellboy Episode: "Rivered"
2005 Beautiful People Jason 5 episodes
2005 Dante's Cove Adam 2 episodes
2006–2008 Rent-a-Goalie Billy 18 episodes
2007 ReGenesis Craig Riddlemeyer 2 episodes
2007–2012 Heartland Nick Harwell 6 episodes
2007–2009 'Da Kink in My Hair Matthew 4 episodes
2009 Flashpoint Peter Henderson Episode: "Exit Wounds"
2010 Blue Mountain State Travis 2 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Peter Truitt Episode: "Sleepless in Miami"
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Marine Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Weaver Episode: "Bounty"
2011 Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries Brady (werewolf) season 2 Episodes 13 - 14
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation A.J. Gust Episode: "73 Seconds"
2011 Hung Jason 10 episodes
2011 90210 Jim 2 episodes
2011–2012 New Girl Kyle 2 episodes
2012 Private Practice Scott Becker 7 episodes
2012–present Arrow Oliver Queen/The Arrow Main Cast
2014–present The Flash Episode: "Pilot"
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us Green Arrow[14] Voice

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2007 Gemini Award[15] Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series ReGenesis Won
2007 Gemini Award[15] Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series Rent-a-Goalie Nominated
2008 Gemini Award[15] Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series Rent-a-Goalie Nominated
2012 IGN Awards[16] Best TV Hero Arrow Nominated
2013 NewNowNext Award[17] Cause You're Hot Arrow Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Award[18] Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Arrow Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Award[18] Choice TV Breakout Star Arrow Nominated
2014 IGN Awards[19] Best TV Hero Arrow 2nd place
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Arrow Nominated
2014 Leo Awards[20] Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Arrow Pending
2014 Constellation Awards[21] Best Male Performance in a 2013 Science Fiction Television Episode Arrow Pending
2014 Young Hollywood Awards[22] Super Superhero Arrow Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bill Harris (September 29, 2011). "Amell has big role on 'Hung'". London Free Press. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ nurun.com (October 25, 2007). "Winning ensemble; Rent-a-Goalie star vows to le... | Entertainment | Welland Tribune". Wellandtribune.ca. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kristin Dos Santos and Jennifer Arrow (December 3, 2010). "Casting Scoop: Meet the Newest Vampire Diaries Hottie!". E! Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Sean O'Neal (January 31, 2012). "Here is the guy who will play Green Arrow for The CW". AV Club. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ Hibberd, James. "Liam McIntyre is the new Spartacus". Entertainment Weekly. 
  6. ^ a b Americ Ngwije (October 28, 2011). "Exclusive Interview: HUNG's Stephen Amell Opens Up About Jason's Trouble With Women, Fun Sex Scenes & Larry David". Daemon's TV. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Lesley Goldberg (November 9, 2011). "'Private Practice' Taps 'Hung' Star for Recurring Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Official Facebook For When Calls The Heart". Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Believe Pictures Official Website". Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Bierly, Mandi (September 16, 2013). "Invasion of the Amells: A Q&A with The CW's best bloodline". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Stephen Amell Marries Cassandra Jean In The Caribbean". Huffington Post. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Arrow's Stephen Amell Marries for a Second Time". People.com. May 27, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Stephen Amell Welcomes Daughter Mavi Alexandra". celebritybabies.people.com. October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Stephen Amell Adds "Arrow" To "Injustice" Roster". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c Stephen Amell - Awards - IMDb
  16. ^ Best TV Hero - Best of 2012 - IGN
  17. ^ 2013 NewNowNext Awards | Vote for Everything New, Now and Next in Pop Culture | LogoTV
  18. ^ a b 2013 Teen Choice Awards nominees - Zap2it | News & Features
  19. ^ Best TV Hero - IGN's Best of 2013 - IGN
  20. ^ Leo Awards, Nominees 2014
  21. ^ The Constellation Awards - A Canadian Award for Excellence in Film & Television Science Fiction
  22. ^ Nominees | Young Hollywood Awards

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