Strait at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of City Island
March 23, 1986 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, model, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Lynn Collins (2007–present)|
Early life and modeling
Strait was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York. His ancestry is English, Dutch, and Italian. He attended Village Community School, Xavier High School and took classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. During his teen years, Strait modeled for several magazines, including: L'uomo Vogue, Spoon magazine, Details, Surface, Hollister Co., and Pop magazine, and worked with photographers Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, and Ellen von Unwerth. Weber featured Strait in his 2001 book, All-American: Short Stories.
Strait began taking acting lessons at the age of eleven. In the sixth grade, he began to take performing classes at the Village Community School. Although forced into it at first, he found a passion for acting after he performed live for the first time. He has worked at both the Stella Adler Acting Studio and the Black Nexxus Acting Studio in New York City.
In 2004, he moved to California to pursue a career in acting. After his first audition, he received an acting job, and in 2005, he appeared in his first movie, Sky High, where he played a teenage superhero named Warren Peace. He covered The Fixx song "One Thing Leads to Another" for the film's soundtrack.
His next movie starring role was in Undiscovered, about young singers and actors in the entertainment industry who want to become stars. In 2006 he starred as Caleb Danvers in The Covenant, a horror/thriller film which opened on September 8, 2006. Strait appeared opposite Camilla Belle in 10,000 BC, a film about prehistoric Earth, released in March 2008. He played a young mammoth hunter, D'Leh, as he travels through unknown lands on a quest to rescue his people from slavery.
In November 2010, he appeared as a guest star on NBC's TV show Chase, where he played Jackson Cooper, a fugitive with a dark past who manipulates his teenage girlfriend with promises of freedom from her father and a life filled with romance and adventure.
Starting in 2012, Strait co-starred on the Starz series Magic City, which centered on Miami mobsters and other characters from Miami Beach in the late 1950s. Strait plays the son of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, Ike Evans.
Steve has signed to Lakeshore Records and is scheduled to record and release a full length solo album.
Strait also sang seven songs on the Undiscovered soundtrack:
|"This Is Living"|
|"Never Said Anything"|
|"Smart in a Stupid Way" (with Ashlee Simpson)|
|2005||Sky High||Warren Peace|
|2006||The Covenant||Caleb Danvers|
|2009||City Island||Tony Nardella|
|2012–2013||Magic City||Stevie Evans|
- "Steven Strait". models.com.
- "Steven Strait: Strait to the Top" by Sean Bickerton, ModelSwim.com, May 14, 2003, retrieved August 6, 2005
- The Tribe's Myspace page
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