Dominic Sherwood

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Dominic Sherwood
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Born Dominic Anthony Sherwood
(1990-02-06) 6 February 1990 (age 28)
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
  • Actor
  • Model
Years active 2010–present

Dominic Anthony "Dom" Sherwood (born 6 February 1990) is an English actor and model, known for his role as Christian Ozera in the teen vampire film Vampire Academy, and his role as Jace Herondale/Lightwood on the Freeform and Netflix fantasy series Shadowhunters.

Early life[edit]

Sherwood was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.[1] He attended Oakwood Park Grammar School in Maidstone for his secondary school education. After studying drama and theatre in Maidstone and Sevenoaks, he left to work abroad, starting in Kenya and working for six months before moving to London.[citation needed]


Sherwood's first acting role came in 2010, with his appearance as Jack Simmons in the third season of The Cut.[2] The following year, he guest starred as a waiter named Tom in the Sadie J episode "Cherylistic". In 2012, he had a small role in the drama film Not Fade Away as a young Mick Jagger.[citation needed] He landed his first notable role in 2014, as Christian Ozera in the satirical horror film Vampire Academy, based on the novel by Richelle Mead.[3]

In February 2015, he became known for his appearance in Taylor Swift's music video for her single "Style", which was directed by Kyle Newman.[4] On 20 April 2015, it was announced he was chosen to play Jace Herondale in the Freeform fantasy drama series Shadowhunters, an adaptation of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments book series.[5] He also co-starred alongside Ed Westwick and Jeremy Sumpter in the thriller film Billionaire Ransom,[6] and will appear in the horror-thriller romance film The Other with Drea de Matteo and Cary Elwes.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Sherwood was in a relationship with actress Sarah Hyland[8] in February 2015, when they met on the set of Vampire Academy. The relationship ended in 2017.[9]

Sherwood has sectoral heterochromia; one of his eyes is blue, whilst the other is half blue-half brown.[10]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Not Fade Away Mick Jagger
2014 Vampire Academy Christian Ozera
2016 Billionaire Ransom James Herrick
2017 Don't Sleep Zach Bradford
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Cut Jack Simmons Recurring role; 11 episodes
2011 Sadie J Tom Episode: "Cherylistic"
2013 Mayday Louis Episode: "1.3"
2016–present Shadowhunters Jace Herondale Main role
2016 Modern Family James Episode: "Crazy Train"
Music video roles
Year Title Artist
2013 "I Want You to Know" Tchengiz
2015 "Style" Taylor Swift
2017 "Au Revoir" Katie Welch


  1. ^ "Personal Details for Dominic Anthony Sherwood, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"". FamilySearch. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Cut - Jack Simmons". BBC.
  3. ^ Patten, Dominic (18 May 2013). "'Vampire Academy' Adds 'Modern Family's' Sarah Hyland, Gabriel Byrne & More To Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
  4. ^ Harris, Kristin (13 February 2015). "Meet The Ridiculously Hot Actor From Taylor Swift's "Style" Video". BuzzFeed.
  5. ^ Ge, Linda (20 April 2015). "ABC Family's 'Shawdowhunters' casts 'Vampire Academy' star Dominic Sherwood". TheWrap.
  6. ^ Hopewell, John (14 May 2014). "Ed Westwick, Dominic Sherwood Join Jim Gillespie's 'Take Down' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (5 January 2015). "Dominic Sherwood, Jill Hennessy to Star in Horror Movie 'The Other'". Variety.
  8. ^ "Sarah Hyland, Dominic Sherwood celebrate two-year anniversary". UPI. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  9. ^ Gomez, Patrick (18 August 2017). "Sarah Hyland & Boyfriend Dominic Sherwood Split After 2 Years of Dating". People. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  10. ^ Ryder, Taryn (13 February 2015). "7 Things to Know About Taylor Swift's 'Style' Hottie Dominic Sherwood". Yahoo! News.

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