Luke Grimes Wiki Biography, wife/girlfriend/gay, net worth, age

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Brief information

Net value $500,000
Date of Birth January 21, 1984

Who is Luke Grimes?

Born under the air sign of Aquarius on January 21, 1984, in Dayton, Ohio, Luke Timothy Grimes is a 35-year-old American actor, with multiple leading roles to his credit in films and television series. Since his first appearance in 2006’s ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’, Luke has impressed fans and critics alike with his versatility and ability to take on tough roles. He has the ability to play lead roles, as well as significant supporting characters, and even auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen for the first film in the “Twilight” trilogy in 2010, but lost to Robert Pattisson, who because famous because of his performance in the whole saga.

Early Childhood and Education: Growing up in Ohio

Luke was born into the American family of Randy Grimes, a reverend in a Pentecostal church; this form of evangelical Protestantism values ​​baptism as a ritual, as well as purity of spirit. There is no information about his mother, Angie Baker. Luke has three older siblings. Since his family was very religious, he didn’t socialize much during his childhood, spending a lot of time in religious camps. In an interview with Blag magazine he said: ‘I was sheltered as a child so I quickly realized what I didn’t want to do and how much I didn’t want to live. It helped me mature and clarify my priorities. Besides religion, his parents also placed great emphasis on education – an outstanding student, Luke enrolled in Dayton Christian High School in May 2002. Subsequently, he decided he wanted to be an actor; acting was a means of expression for Luke, so the logical solution was to move to New York, where he enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting. In 2004, he graduated from the famous art conservatory, ready to conquer the industry.

Career Beginnings: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and More

In 2006, Luke finally made his big screen debut, starring as Jake in ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ – the film was critically acclaimed and considered one of the best titles in the horror genre. While Jake played a relatively big role, it took another movie for him to become more famous, and in 2007 he played the lead role in “War Eagle, Arkansas”, which allowed him to show his acting skills in a more demanding role. With the success of his first two parts, Luke then landed roles in ‘Assassination of a High School President’ and ‘Shit Year’, before getting his first real break. In “Brothers & Sisters,” he took on the role of Ryan Lafferty for a total of 35 episodes, his first role on a major television show, and recognized him as a true star.

Luke Grimes

Continued success: True Blood and Fifty Shades of Gray

After 2010, Luke was already an established actor, so he managed to continue his string of successful performances. ‘The Light in the Night’ was followed by ‘Outlaw Country’ and the hit action flick ’96 Hours: Istanbul’ – critics especially loved her chemistry with Liam Neeson during the hostage crisis depicted in the film. Because of this quality performance, in 2013 he was cast as James Kent in six episodes of “True Blood”. A year later, Luke made everyone happy with his performance as Marc Lee in the hit movie “American Sniper.” In 2015, he had perhaps the biggest role of his career, playing Elliot Gray’s older brother in the erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey.” 2016 was a particularly busy year, as he appeared in works such as “Manhattan Undying”, “The Magnificent Seven” and “Shangri-La Suite”.

Recent works, completing the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, Yellowstone and more

Grimes was so successful in his portrayal of Elliot Gray that he was invited to reprise the role in the second and third films of the trilogy, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed”. In 2018 he starred as Kayce Dutton in the hit TV series ‘Yellowstone’, and as of mid-2019 Luke has had roles in several films in post-production, so we’ll be seeing him more in the years coming.

Personal life: Is Luke Grimes gay? Does he have a girlfriend?

No, Luke Grimes is not gay; Interestingly, it caused a lot of controversy, especially when there were rumors that he didn’t want to continue playing his character in “True Blood” because he had to shoot gay sex scenes. He has been in a relationship with Gillian Zinser since 2011; the two didn’t reveal any plans to get married or have children, which apparently surprised many fans. Luke is an agnostic and has repeatedly stated that he “doesn’t like organized religion”. When he’s not busy playing, Luke enjoys drumming with his friends, who have formed an alt-country band together.

Measurements: How tall is Luke Grimes?

Luke Grimes is 183cm tall. His weight and other measurements are unknown, while his hair and eyes are dark brown.

What is the net worth of Luke Grimes?

According to multiple credible sources, Luke Grimes has an approximate net worth of $500,000, as of mid-2019, accumulated by working tirelessly and always looking for new challenges that would help him become a better actor. Considering he’s only 35, we could see Luke’s net worth increase for the foreseeable future.

General informations

Full name Luke Grimes
Net value $500,000
Date of Birth January 21, 1984
Height 1.83m
Occupation Actor
Education American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Nationality American


Parents Angie Barker, Randy Grimes


Movies Fifty Shades Of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, The Magnificent Seven, American Sniper, Take 2, Freeheld, Fifty Shades Freed, All The Boys Like Mandy Lane, High School President Assassination, Squatters, Shitty Year, War Eagle , Arkansas, Outlaw Country, Forever, Manhattan Undying, L’Attente

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# Quotation
1 I’m not really a fan of organized religion.
2 I don’t invest too much in the future.
3 It’s really strange to be close to an icon like Bruce Willis. You’re used to seeing it on a 50 foot high screen. To think, ‘Hmm, I’m taller than you’ is just weird.




Title Year Status Character
fifty shades lighter 2018 post production Elliot Gray
fifty shades darker 2017 Elliot Gray
Shangri La Suite 2016 Jack
The Magnificent Seven 2016 Teddy Q
immortal manhattan 2016 Max
Still 2015/II Charly
Full ownership 2015 Todd Belkin
Fifty shades of Grey 2015 Elliot Gray
American sniper 2014 Mark Lee
Squatters 2014 Video Michael
Dark around the stars 2013 Eva
true blood 2013 TV series james
Waiting 2013/I Well
Taken 2 2012 Jamie
outlaw country 2012 TV movie i.e. Larkin
The light in the night 2011 Short Boy
Brothers Sisters 2009-2010 TV series Ryan Lafferty/Luke Grimes
shitty year 2010 Harvey West
Assassination of a high school president 2008 Marlon Square
War Eagle, Arkansas 2007 Enoch
All the boys love Mandy Lane 2006 James


Title Year Status Character
shitty year 2010 Performer: “Smile For No One”


Awards won

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Film
2008 The best of the festival Breckenridge Film Festival Best Supporting Actor War Eagle, Arkansas (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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