Boyd Holbrook

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Boyd Holbrook
Boyd Holbrook Very Good Girls Premiere (cropped).jpg
Holbrook at the premier of Very Good Girls in January 2013
Born Robert Boyd Holbrook
circa 1981 (age 34–35)
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Modeling information
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Hair color Blonde[1]
Eye color Blue[1]

Robert Boyd Holbrook[2] (born circa 1981)[2] is an American actor and fashion model.

Early life[edit]

Boyd Holbrook was born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, the son of Ellen and Don Holbrook.[2]


Holbrook was discovered while working part-time as a carpenter for a theatre in Kentucky.[2][3] He signed with Elite Models in 2001. He has worked for other agencies such as Wilhelmina Models.[citation needed] Holbrook has been a model for such designers and labels as Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versus, Hugo Boss, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Moschino, Marc Jacobs, DSquared².[citation needed]

Holbrook and model Omahyra Mota were the subjects of photographer Ellen Von Unwerth Paris gallery exhibition "Omahyra & Boyd" and the 2005 book of that title from Exhibitions International (ISBN 2-914171-20-X).[4][5]

He released a short series of poems through the website, accompanied by illustrations by Jamie Strachan.[6]

From modeling and traveling throughout Europe and Asia, he raised enough money and studied film in NYU [7] where he received a SCPS Certificate in 16mm Film (photography, lighting and editing writing). Holbrook also audited classes at Columbia University on screen writing and film history. He has since produced five short films.[citation needed]

Holbrook studied acting in William Esper Studio,[citation needed] and completed the prestigious two year Meisner Program as well as Shane Ann Younts - Voice and Speech 2 Year Program.[1] It was in 2007 when he sent a screenplay to director Gus Van Sant, who was impressed enough to give him the role of Denton Smith for the movie Milk.[8] His prior acting work includes a role in the "Allison" music video for Permanent Me alongside model Tiah Eckhardt.[9]

Holbrook is also a photographer who has done work for David Armstrong. He is also a sculptor, and exhibited his work in his first art show, "Iscariot", in RARE gallery in Chelsea, New York from April 19 to May 17, 2008.[10]

Holbrook portrays DEA agent Steve Murphy in the Netflix series Narcos.

Personal life[edit]

Holbrook has dated actress Elizabeth Olsen.[11]



Year Film Role Notes
2008 Milk Denton Smith Credited as Robert Boyd Holbrook
2011 Higher Ground Teenage Ethan Miller
2011 The Oranges Circle Uncredited[citation needed]
2011 The Reunion Douglas Cleary
2011 Moving Takahashi Craig Short film
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle Luke Ford
2013 The Host Kyle O'Shea
2013 Out of the Furnace Tattooed Guy
2014 The Skeleton Twins Billy
2014 Little Accidents Amos Jenkins
2014 Very Good Girls David Avery
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones Peter Kristo
2014 Gone Girl Jeff
2015 Run All Night Danny Maguire
2015 Jane Got a Gun Vic Post-production
2016 Cardboard Boxer Post-production
2016 Weightless Post-production
2016 Morgan Filming
2016 The Free World


Year Film Role Notes
2009 The Unusuals Punk 1 episode: "42"
2009 The Beautiful Life: TBL Gabriel 1 episode: "Pilot"
2010 Tough Trade Jackson Tucker TV Movie
2011 The Big C Mykailo 6 episodes
2012 Hatfields & McCoys William "Cap" Hatfield TV Miniseries
3 episodes
2013 Behind the Candelabra Cary James HBO Film
2015 Narcos Steve Murphy Main cast

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome Ref.
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer The Host Won [12]
2014 Milano International Film Festival Awards Best Actor Little Accidents Nominated [13]


  1. ^ a b c d Boyd Holbrook Resume. Archived from the original on February 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Deaton, Jarrid (February 18, 2009). "Stage Presence". The Floyd County Times (Kentucky). Retrieved March 13, 2014. ...Holbrook, 28... 
  3. ^ An Evening of Scenes - Boyd Holbrook
  4. ^ McFadden, William, ed. (n.d.). "Omahyra & Boyd". Ellen Von Unwerth (retrospective site). Archived from the original on February 21, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Kamel Mennour Presents Ellen Von Unwerth: Hot things - digital prints". n.d. Archived from the original on August 14, 2005. 
  6. ^ Interview - Boyd Holbrook
  7. ^ Slash Interview with Boyd & Omahyra
  8. ^ I-D Magazine - Boyd Holbrook Interview
  9. ^ Permanent Me - "Allison" music video feat. Boyd Holbrook
  10. ^ RARE gallery show - Iscariot by Boyd Holbrook
  11. ^ "Boyd Holbrook on Film". Interview. 2014. Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2016. 
  12. ^
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