Rome Flynn

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Rome Flynn
Born
Rome Trumain Ceno Flynn

(1991-11-25) November 25, 1991 (age 27)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Model
  • Musician
Years active2014–present
Known forZende on The Bold and the Beautiful and Gabriel Maddox in “How To Get Away With Murder”
Notable work
Children1

Rome Trumain Flynn (born November 25, 1991) is an American actor, model and musician. He is best known for his portrayal of Zende Forrester Dominguez on the CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful for which he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.[1] He also portrays law student Gabriel Maddox in the ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born Rome Trumain Flynn in Springfield, Illinois. Flynn is of Afro-Cuban and Irish heritage.[3][4][5] Flynn has six siblings.[6] Flynn graduated from Lanphier High School in 2010.[7]

He played basketball in high school for which he received a scholarship to college. Before moving to Los Angeles, Flynn worked as a high fashion and runway model in Chicago. Flynn also sings and plays the guitar.[5] Flynn attended Benedictine University on a basketball scholarship until he was discovered by a talent scout.[8] He developed his talent as part of his social media personality.[9]

Career[edit]

Flynn managed to get himself on the radar of casting directors by building up his social media following. In the spring of 2014, Flynn was cast in the television movie Drumline: A New Beat, the sequel to the 2002 film Drumline.[5] Flynn was on set filming when his daughter was born.[10]

In May 2015, Flynn joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in the role of Zende.[11][12][13] In November 2016, Flynn announced that he had been cast in the film adaptation of Gretchen McNeil's novel TEN opposite China Anne McClain.[14]

In 2017, Flynn guest starred in episodes of the CBS crime dramas NCIS: New Orleans and MacGyver.[15][16] Flynn later joined the cast of OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots.[17] On August 17, 2017, Flynn announced on social media that he had chosen to leave The Bold and the Beautiful after two years with the series.[18]

In 2018, after appearing in the fourth season finale of How to Get Away with Murder as Gabriel Maddox, Flynn was upped to a series regular for the fifth season.[19] In the series, Flynn is a law student in a class taught by Professor Annalise Keating, portrayed by Viola Davis.

Personal life[edit]

Flynn has a daughter Kimiko (born December 12, 2014). In 2015, Kimiko appeared with Flynn in Christmas theme photo shoot for CBS Soaps In Depth.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Drumline: A New Beat Leon Television film
Two-a-Days Quarterback Short film
2015–17 The Bold and the Beautiful Zende Forrester Dominguez Series regular: June 29, 2015 – September 8, 2017
2017 Ten: Murder Island TJ Television film
NCIS: New Orleans Jonathan Rudd Episode: "Knockout"
MacGyver Kalei Episode: "Flashlight"
2018 The Haves and the Have Nots RK Series regular
How to Get Away with Murder Gabriel Maddox (Guest) Season 4, (Main) Season 5-Present
A Madea Family Funeral Jesse Post-production
The Thinning: New World Order Jack Post-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2018
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rome Flynn Wins Outstanding Younger Actor Daytime Emmy". Daytime Confidential. Confidential Media, Inc. April 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Rome Flynn filmography". IMDB.
  3. ^ "Bold & Beautiful". TV Plus (South Africa): 55. 7 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Rome Flynn". The Bold and the Beautiful Cast. The Bold and the Beautiful. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Helmes, Amy (December 14, 2015). "Dream Weaver". Feature Interview. CBS Soaps in Depth. Bauer Media Group. 19 (50): 34–37.
  6. ^ "Skin in the Game". Up-Close & Personal. CBS Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. 20 (12): 44. March 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "Rome Flynn's (Springfield, IL) Basketball Stats". MaxPreps. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "Can't Hold Back". Up Close & Personal. CBS Soaps in Depth. Bauer Media Group. 19 (36): 45. September 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Practice Makes Perfect". Up-Close & Personal. CBS Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. 20 (40): 54. October 3, 2016.
  10. ^ Stacy, Tom (June 20, 2016). "Daddy's Little Girl". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. 41 (25): 54–57.
  11. ^ Logan, Michael (May 12, 2015). "The Bold and the Beautiful Recruits Drumline Star Rome Flynn". TV Insider. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  12. ^ "B&B CASTS NEW ZENDE". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  13. ^ Clifford, Kambra (May 12, 2015). "Zende Forrester returning to ruffle Nicole's feathers". Soap Central. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  14. ^ Eades, Chris (November 30, 2016). "THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Rome Flynn Stars in New Movie — Get the Exciting Details!". CBS Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  15. ^ "B&B's Rome Flynn Guests On NCIS: NEW ORLEANS". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. March 29, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  16. ^ "Zende on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL — Relive His Entire Dramatic History!". CBS Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. May 9, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  17. ^ Bowe, Jillian (August 17, 2017). "Rome Flynn Exits The Bold and the Beautiful". Daytime Confidential. Confidential Media, Inc. (SAY Media). Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  18. ^ "B&B's Rome Flynn Out". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 7, 2018). "'How To Get Away With Murder': Rome Flynn Upped To Series Regular For Season 5". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  20. ^ "Christmas Cuties". Wrap It Up. CBS Soaps in Depth. Bauer Media Group. 19 (52): 56–57. December 28, 2015.

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