Luke Grimes

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Luke Grimes
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Grimes in 2017
Born Luke Timothy Grimes
(1984-01-21) January 21, 1984 (age 33)
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Luke Timothy Grimes (born January 21, 1984) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the films American Sniper, and the Fifty Shades of Grey series.

Life and career[edit]

Grimes was born in Dayton, Ohio, the youngest of four children of Angie (Barker) and the Rev. Randy Grimes. Grimes graduated from Dayton Christian High School in 2002. He moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Grimes has appeared in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, War Eagle, Arkansas, and Assassination of a High School President, which received a limited release in March 2009. He also appeared in the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters, as Ryan Lafferty, the illegitimate son of William Walker, patriarch of the show's family. Beginning with Season 4, he became a series regular.[1]

He starred in the 2010 FX movie pilot, "Outlaw Country", with Haley Bennett and Mary Steenburgen. Grimes played a cowboy named Eli Larkin.[2] The series was not picked up by FX, but the pilot aired on August 23, 2012 as a television movie. In 2012, he appeared in the Liam Neeson thriller Taken 2 as Neeson's daughter's boyfriend.[3]

Grimes played United States Navy SEAL Marc Lee, who was killed in action in 2006, in American Sniper (2014). He played Christian Grey's brother, Elliot, in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).[4]

Grimes played Todd Belkin in Freeheld opposite Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Ellen Page and Michael Shannon. Peter Sollett directed this independent feature film, which is based on a true story.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Jake
2007 War Eagle, Arkansas Enoch
2008 Assassination of a High School President Marlon Piazza
2010 Shit Year Harvey West
2011 The Wait Ben
The Light in the Night Boy short film
2012 Outlaw Country Eli Larken TV movie
Taken 2 Jamie
2013 Stars Evan
Squatters Michael Silverman
2014 American Sniper Marc Lee
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Elliott Grey
Freeheld Todd Belkin
Forever Charlie
2016 The Magnificent Seven Teddy Q
2016 Shangri-La Suite Jack
2017 Fifty Shades Darker Elliott Grey
2018 Fifty Shades Freed Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Brothers & Sisters Ryan Lafferty 35 episodes
2013 True Blood James 6 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitovich, Matt (October 20, 2008). "Ryan Game Over: Brothers & Sisters Casts New Offspring". TV Guide. Retrieved January 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ Abrams, Natalie (July 6, 2010). "Luke Grimes, Haley Bennett Head for Outlaw Country". TV Guide. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ Armitage, Hugh (November 9, 2011). "Luke Grimes cast in Liam Neeson's 'Taken 2'". Digital Spy. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (October 25, 2013). "Another Grey Casting In 'Fifty Shades'". Deadline.com. PMC. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 

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