Lincoln Younes

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Lincoln Younes
Lincoln Younes 2013.jpg
Lincoln Younes at the premiere of The Heat in 2013.
Born (1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 25)
Canberra, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Lincoln Younes (born 31 January 1992) is an Australian actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Romeo Kovac in Tangle and Casey Braxton in the long-running soap Home and Away. He has also appeared in Hiding and Love Child as Chris Vesty.

Early and personal life[edit]

Lincoln Younes was born in Canberra, but grew up in Bendigo, Victoria.[1] He is half Lebanese.[2] Younes attended Flora Hill Secondary College.[3] After playing soccer for 14 years, Younes initially chose to pursue a sporting career. However, he later realised he preferred acting when he starred in a school production of Peter Pan.[4] He was accepted onto a one-year weekend course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).[4] He started an Arts and Law degree at Melbourne University, but he decided to defer after six months.[4] Younes has been in a relationship with Mako: Island of Secrets actress Amy Ruffle since 2012.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2009, Younes made his debut in acting when he guest starred in an episode of the crime drama City Homicide as Tyler Drew.[5] After attending his first audition, Younes was cast as Romeo Kovac in the Showcase drama series Tangle.[6] Younes commented that the show was "the best training ground I could have had and I am really appreciative of the chance to do it."[6] In 2013, Younes won the ASTRA Award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his portrayal of Romeo.[7] Younes also appears in the feature film The Wedding Party, along with Josh Lawson and Isabel Lucas. The film was shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival.[6]

In 2011, Younes successfully auditioned for the role of Casey Braxton in the soap opera Home and Away.[3] He relocated to Sydney for filming.[3] Of his character, Younes said "Casey's come from the wrong side of the tracks. He's come to a new place and is trying establish himself on the straight and narrow, while his brothers are doing anything but that."[3] In 2014, Younes won the Inside Soap Award for Best Daytime Star for his portrayal of Casey.[8] Younes was nominated for Cleo's "Bachelor of the Year" in 2013.[9]

In June 2014, it was confirmed that Younes had left Home and Away after three and a half years and he had filmed his final scenes in May. It was also announced that he had joined the cast of the Nine Network's drama Love Child as Chris Vesty.[10][11] Younes will also appear in the upcoming ABC miniseries Hiding, which centres on a family forced to enter into a witness protection program.[12] Mitchell is described as, "Handsome, dry, laid back surfer-boy. Mitch is the funny one: the one who calls it as he sees it. His needs are simple: the sea, some tunes, a few good mates, and girlfriend Kelly. That's pretty much the entire catalogue of Mitchell Quigg's wants, needs and desires - until his world is rearranged. After it's all ripped away from him, Mitchell is left in shock. Pulverized, at seventeen, nothing will ever be the same."[13] Younes appears in the 2016 black-comedy film Down Under.[14] He has since appeared as a Jewish male model, Lucacz, in the play "The Homosexuals, Or 'Faggots'" written by Declan Greene.[15][16]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 City Homicide Tyler Drew Episode: "The First Stone"
2009– 2012 Tangle Romeo Kovac 3 seasons • 2013 ASTRA Award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor
2009 Locker Tim Kelly Short film
2010 The Wedding Party Todd
2011– 2014 Home and Away Casey Braxton Seasons 24–27 • 2013 Inside Soap Award for Best Daytime Star
2015– Love Child Chris Vesty
2015 Hiding Mitchell Quig/Mitchell Swift Miniseries
2016 Down Under Hassim

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bub, Adam (9 June 2015). "Love Child's Lincoln Younes on being raised by a single mum: 'She's one of the most incredible people I've ever met'". The Fix. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  2. ^ lincolnyounes1 (4 October 2013). "it's an Arabic surname! I'm half Lebanese, half Aussie!" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 November 2016 – via Twitter. 
  3. ^ a b c d Houston, Melinda (17 February 2011). "Bendigo's Lincoln Younes rolls into Summer Bay". Bendigo Advertiser. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Lincoln Younes". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Case, Rod (17 February 2011). "Young Bendigo stars set fine example". Bendigo Weekly. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Pedler, Chris (17 February 2011). "Bendigo's Lincoln Younes gets his big break". Bendigo Weekly. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Winners of 11th ASTRA Awards announced" (PDF). Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Cregan, Michael (1 October 2014). "The winners of the Inside Soap Awards 2014". Inside Soap. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Top 50 profile – Lincoln Younes". Cleo. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lincoln Younes is leaving Home and Away and moving to Love Child". The Daily Telegraph. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lincoln Younes" (PDF). United Management. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Groves, Don (8 August 2014). "Cast comes out of Hiding". If Magazine. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ Maddox, Garry (17 June 2016). "Why Down Under is a must-see comedy about the Cronulla Riots". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  15. ^ http://malthousetheatre.com.au/whats-on/the-homosexuals-or-faggots
  16. ^ https://dailyreview.com.au/homosexuals-faggots-malthouse-melbourne/56160/

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