Steven R. McQueen

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Steven R. McQueen
Steven R. McQueen by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Born Steven Chadwick McQueen
(1988-07-13) July 13, 1988 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 2005–present
Notable work Piranha 3D
The Vampire Diaries
Parent(s) Chad McQueen
Stacia Robitaille
Relatives Steve McQueen (grandfather)
Neile Adams (grandmother)
Luc Robitaille (stepfather)
Enrique Iglesias (cousin)

Steven R. McQueen (born Steven Chadwick McQueen; July 13, 1988)[1] is an American actor and model, known for his role as Jeremy Gilbert in The CW show The Vampire Diaries.[2]

Early life[edit]

McQueen was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Stacey Toten[1] (Stacia Robitaille) and actor/producer Chad McQueen.[3] His paternal grandparents were actor Steve McQueen and Filipina actress Neile Adams.[4] Neile Adams' niece is Filipino-Spanish socialite Isabel Preysler, mother of Enrique Iglesias, making McQueen and Iglesias second cousins.[5] His stepfather, Luc Robitaille, is a retired NHL hall of famer.[3] McQueen has two younger half siblings, Chase and Madison McQueen, from his father's remarriage, as well as a half brother, Jessarae Robitaille, from his mother's remarriage. McQueen uses the name 'Steven R. McQueen', professionally, the 'R' referring to his stepfather's surname of Robitaille.[2]

He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.[6]

Career[edit]

McQueen in 2012

In 2005, McQueen made his acting debut appearing in an episode of the short lived Sci-Fi CBS television series Threshold. He has since made guest appearances on television shows such as Without a Trace, CSI: Miami and Numb3rs. One of his most notable roles to date was a recurring role for seven episodes as Kyle Hunter on the final season of The WB television series Everwood. In January 2008 he played the villainous role of Derek Beauguard on the Disney Channel Original Movie Minutemen which was Steven's first film role.

In February 2009, Steven was cast as the role of the rebellious Jeremy Gilbert on The CW supernatural drama television series The Vampire Diaries based on the book series of the same name. The series premiere proved successful with the series reaching record breaking ratings for the network and acclaim from critics as the series progressed. The role went on to be what is considered as Steven's breakout role. Steven starred as the protagonist of the 3D horror comedy film Piranha 3D as the role of Jake Forestor in the remake of the 1978 film of the same name. The film, which received mixed to positive reviews from critics, went on to make $83,188,165 worldwide.

Personal life[edit]

McQueen dated actress Chelsea Kane from 2007 until 2009; they reconciled in May 2010 but broke up again in June 2010. He later briefly dated his The Vampire Diaries co-star Candice Accola. McQueen dated The Vampire Diaries's former production assistant turned actress Hillary Harley from 2011 until 2013. In November 2013 McQueen began dating model Dylan Penn, however the relationship ended in February 2014. McQueen had a brief relationship with model Olivia Pickren from June to September 2014. He is now in a relationship with Kat Graham since December 2014.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

McQueen in July 2010
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Club Soda The Kid Short Film
2008 Minutemen Derek Beaugard Disney Channel Original Movie
2008 American Breakdown The Kid Short Film
2010 Piranha 3D Jake Forester Main Role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Threshold Jordan Peters Episode: "Blood of the Children"
2005–06 Everwood Kyle Hunter 7 episodes
2008 Numb3rs Craig Ezra Episode: "Atomic No. 33"
2008 Without a Trace Will Duncan Episode: "True/False"
2008 CSI: Miami Keith Walsh Episode: "Gone Baby Gone"
2009–Present Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries Jeremy Gilbert Lead Role

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2006 Beverly Hills Film Festival Best Male Performance Club Soda Won
2011 Youth Rock Awards Rockin TV Actor The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer Male The Vampire Diaries Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Steven Chadwick McQueen was born on July 13, 1988 in Los Angeles County, California.". Californiabirthindex.org. Retrieved 2015-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b Schneider, Michael (February 27, 2009). "CW casts 'Melrose Place,' 'Vampire'". Variety. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Steven R. McQueen: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  4. ^ Bentley, Jean (January 28, 2010). "'Vampire Diaries' Star Steven R. McQueen Dishes On Dude-Bonding Roadtrips And Filming In Atlanta". MTV Networks. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Enrique Iglesias and Steven R. McQueen are second cousins". geni.com. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "BELLO INTERVIEW STEVEN R. MCQUEEN". Bellomag.com. Retrieved 2015-02-15. 

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