Steven Strait

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Steven Strait
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Strait at the 2016 Fan Expo Canada
Born (1986-03-23) March 23, 1986 (age 36)
New York City, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2001–present
(m. 2007; div. 2013)

Steven Strait (born March 23, 1986) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for starring in the adventure film Sky High (2005) and the science fiction series The Expanse (2015–2022).

Early life[edit]

Strait was born and raised in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, the son of Jean (née Viscione) and Richard Dyer Strait.[1] His ancestry is Dutch and Italian.[2] He attended Village Community School, Xavier High School and took classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.


During his teen years, Strait modeled for several magazines, including L'uomo Vogue, Spoon magazine, Details, Surface, Hollister Co., and Pop magazine, and worked with photographers Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, and Ellen von Unwerth.

Strait began taking acting lessons at the age of eleven. In the sixth grade, he began to take performing classes at the Village Community School. Although forced into it at first, he found a passion for acting after he performed live for the first time. He has worked at both the Stella Adler Acting Studio and the Black Nexxus Acting Studio in New York City.

In 2004, he moved to California to pursue a career in acting. After his first audition, he received an acting job, and in 2005, he appeared in his first film, Sky High, where he played a teenage superhero named Warren Peace.[3] He covered The Fixx's song "One Thing Leads to Another" for the film's soundtrack.

Strait at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of City Island

His next film starring role was in Undiscovered, about young singers and actors in the entertainment industry who want to become stars. In 2006, he starred as Caleb Danvers in the supernatural thriller film The Covenant, which opened on September 8.[4] Strait appeared opposite Camilla Belle in 10,000 BC, a film about prehistoric Earth, released in March 2008. He played a young mammoth hunter, D'Leh, as he travels through unknown lands on a quest to rescue his people from slavery.[5]

Strait appeared in the 2008 film Stop-Loss as Michael Colson. In 2009, he played Tony, the son of Andy Garcia's character, in the film City Island.[6]

In November 2010, he guest starred on the NBC series Chase as Jackson Cooper, a fugitive with a dark past who manipulates his teenage girlfriend with promises of freedom from her father and a life filled with romance and adventure.

From 2012 to 2013, Strait co-starred on the Starz series Magic City, which centered on Miami mobsters and other characters from Miami Beach in the late 1950s. Strait played the son of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, Ike Evans.[7]

In 2012, Strait played Freddy in the sci-fi thriller After. The story centered on two bus crash survivors who wake to discover that they are the only people left in their small town.[8][9]

In 2014, Strait was cast in the lead role of James "Jim" Holden in the science fiction series The Expanse, which began airing in December 2015 on SyFy. After two seasons, The Expanse began filming the third season on July 12, 2017. The third season aired in 2018 on SyFy;[10][11] it was to be the show's final season, but due to overwhelming fan support the show was picked up by Amazon for three more seasons.


Strait has signed to Lakeshore Records and is scheduled to record and release a full-length solo album.[12] He also contributed seven songs to the Undiscovered soundtrack.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Strait was married to actress Lynn Collins on December 23, 2007. The couple divorced in 2013.[14]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Sky High Warren Peace
2005 Undiscovered Luke Falcon
2006 The Covenant Caleb Danvers
2008 10,000 BC D'Leh
2008 Stop-Loss Michael Colson
2009 City Island Tony Nardella
2012 After Freddy
2013 Sleeping with the Fishes Dominic Sebastiani
2014 Hot Jones
2016 Extra Credit and Arthur Darks Arthur Darks
2019 Life Like Henry
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Third Watch Teenage Bobby Episode: "Requiem for a Bantamweight"
2010 HMS Jonathan David Unsold CW pilot
2010 Chase Jackson Cooper Episode: "Crazy Love"
2012–13 Magic City Steven "Stevie" Evans Main role; 16 episodes
2014 Revenge Brooks Episodes: "Struggle", "Disgrace"
2015–2022 The Expanse James Holden Main role; 62 Episodes and also producer


  1. ^ Xavier High School. "March 2010 Alumnews". Issuu.
  2. ^ "Steven Strait". Archived from the original on January 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "INT: Strait / Stan". August 10, 2006.
  4. ^ Jeff Vice (September 9, 2006). "Film review: Covenant, The". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "10,000 BC: Emmerich's hardest film yet". CNN.
  6. ^ "City Island". RTÉ.ie. July 22, 2010. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012.
  7. ^ "Magic City Official Site - STARZ". Archived from the original on April 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "Steven Strait Talks AFTER and MAGIC CITY Season 2". Collider. September 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "After (2012)". Dread Central. August 30, 2012.
  10. ^ Eisner, Breck (July 12, 2017). "A small tradition for me is to raise a flag over the set on first shoot day. Today was day 1 of season 3 #TheExpanse". Twitter. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "What's Shooting?". ACTRA Toronto. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "The Tribe". Myspace.
  13. ^ "Undiscovered – Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  14. ^ Gelt, Jessica (September 9, 2009). "Supper Club, where dining is a class act". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 4, 2011. Other sun-soaked Hollywood guests included actress Lynn Collins ('True Blood' and 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine') and her husband, actor Steven Strait....

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