Stephen Amell

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Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell WonderCon 2013.jpg
Stephen Amell at Wonder Comic Con in 2013
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 who is best known for portraying Oliver Queen / Arrow in the CW hit series Arrow.

Personal life[edit]

Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the cousin of actor Robbie Amell.[1]

He married American actress and model Cassandra Jean on December 25, 2012 in a private ceremony in the Caribbean,[2] and for a second time in New Orleans on May 26, 2013.[3] The couple has a daughter born in 2013.[4]


Amell at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International

Amell appeared in two 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.[5] The same year he was also nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Ensemble Cast Category for Rent-a-Goalie.[6]

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.[7]

Amell starred as Joran van der Sloot in the Lifetime film Justice for Natalee Holloway which originally aired in May 2011.[8]

In January of 2011, it was announced that Liam McIntyre had won the role of Spartacus in the Starz original series Spartacus: Vengeance. Amell along with Aiden Turner were among the other top three contenders for the part.[9]

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.[5] He also appeared as Jim in the fourth season of 90210.[10]

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.[10] On November 9, 2011 Amell was announced for the recurring role of Scottie, a paramedic on ABC's Private Practice.[11]

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.[8]

On November 6, 2014, Amell joined comedy Whatever Makes You Happy based on the novel-of-the-same-name by William Sutcliffe. He will co-star alongside Susan Sarandon and Allison Janney with filming commencing in June 2015.[12][13]



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


Amell on the set of Arrow in September 2014
Year Title Role Episode details
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 2 episodes
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation A.J. Gust Episode: "73 Seconds"
2011 Hung Jason Lead role; 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 / Arrow Lead; 69 episodes
2014–present The Flash Oliver Queen / Arrow 2 episodes
2015 Dudes Being Dudes in Wine Country Himself Web Series

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us Green Arrow (Arrow skin) Voice
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Green Arrow, Arrow Voice

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2007 Gemini Award[14] Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series ReGenesis Won
2007 Gemini Award[14] Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series Rent-a-Goalie Nominated
2008 Gemini Award[14] Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series Rent-a-Goalie Nominated
2012 IGN Awards[15] Best TV Hero Arrow Nominated
2013 NewNowNext Award[16] Cause You're Hot Arrow Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Award[17] Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Arrow Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Award[17] Choice TV Breakout Star Arrow Nominated
2014 IGN Awards[18] Best TV Hero Arrow 2nd place
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Arrow Nominated
2014 Leo Awards[19] Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Arrow Nominated
2014 Constellation Awards[20] Best Male Performance in a 2013 Science Fiction Television Episode Arrow Nominated
2014 Young Hollywood Awards[21] Super Superhero Arrow Nominated

Stephen Amell's face printed on F*ck Cancer campaign T-shirts


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Amell Marries Cassandra Jean In The Caribbean". Huffington Post. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Arrow's Stephen Amell Marries for a Second Time". May 27, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stephen Amell Welcomes Daughter Mavi Alexandra". October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Bill Harris (September 29, 2011). "Amell has big role on 'Hung'". London Free Press. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ (October 25, 2007). "Winning ensemble; Rent-a-Goalie star vows to le... | Entertainment | Welland Tribune". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kristin Dos Santos and Jennifer Arrow (December 3, 2010). "Casting Scoop: Meet the Newest Vampire Diaries Hottie!". E! Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Hibberd, James. "Liam McIntyre is the new Spartacus". Entertainment Weekly. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ Lesley Goldberg (November 9, 2011). "'Private Practice' Taps 'Hung' Star for Recurring Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  12. ^ Pamela McClintock. "AFM: Susan Sarandon, Stephen Amell Circling 'Whatever Makes You Happy'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  13. ^ "Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney & Stephen Amell Join Whatever Makes You Happy". 
  14. ^ a b c Stephen Amell - Awards - IMDb
  15. ^ Best TV Hero - Best of 2012 - IGN
  16. ^ 2013 NewNowNext Awards | Vote for Everything New, Now and Next in Pop Culture | LogoTV
  17. ^ a b 2013 Teen Choice Awards nominees - Zap2it | News & Features
  18. ^ Best TV Hero - IGN's Best of 2013 - IGN
  19. ^ Leo Awards, Nominees 2014
  20. ^ The Constellation Awards - A Canadian Award for Excellence in Film & Television Science Fiction
  21. ^ Nominees | Young Hollywood Awards

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